Originally Posted by reflex99
you are looking at it wrong.
You pay whatever you want for the bundle (in this case voxatron), but, if you happen to pay over what the average is, they throw in the other stuff.
Pretty genius marketing tactic if you ask me.
This. This Humble Bundle was initially just Voxatron, and they added the other games the next day. For those of us who got this bundle when it was just Voxatron we also got the two other games without having to beat the average. Even now, you really are just buying Voxatron, and if you happen to spend more then the average you get a couple of bonus games. You still get to choose how much you want to pay for Voxatron.
The whole point of these bundles is to bring attention and money to indie games / charities that otherwise wouldn't get much attention. Even if a person spends $1 on this bundle and each developer gets 10c they are still ahead. They get the 10c that they would never have seen from that buyer, and the potential for that buyer to recommend the game to others.
Word of mouth is incredibly vital for indie developers to get, and it's even better when they make a little bit of money at the same time.