The MacHeist folks have thrown the covers off to reveal all the Mac software that you’ll get if you purchase the latest bundle for $29. In addition to this insanely good deal on some fantastic software, you’ll be gifting a charity of your choice (from a list provided at the site) with 25% of the proceeds. If all 1.5 million MacHeist members end up purchasing the bundle, that’s a lot of extra cash for the many worthwhile organizations in the charity list.
What do you get for your $30? Well, how about Scrivener, a fantastic bit of writing software, which typically retails at $45, or Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhous ($35) and Jurassic Park ($30), two great games for your Mac. Or even Evernote Premium for one year, which typically runs for $60. If you purchased all the software in the bundle, you’d end up paying around $540 for it. In addition, if a certain number of bundles are sold, three other apps and games, including Bioshock 2 for Mac, will unlock and become available for all purchasers.
When you purchase a bundle with all that great software included, you’ll also be able to choose a charity to benefit, including Action Against Hunger, The Nature Conservancy, American Foundation for AIDS, Save the Children, Friends of the Earth, Global Fund for Women, Direct Relief International, Cancer Research Institute, Humane Society International, and the World Wildlife Fund.
If the past is an indicator of the potential of current MacHeist sales, these charities stand to make a fair bit of change. In 2009, according to TechCrunch, the MacHeist membership was 320,000 users strong. 80,000 bundles were sold at that time. Let’s hope the 1.5 million MacHeist members who have participated in downloading the Mac and iPad puzzle apps will purchase the bundle this time around, raising that much more money for the given charity organizations and breaking MacHeist’s previous record.
Of course, that also means that the developers of the games will get a portion of the proceeds, as will MacHeist itself. Those percentages aren’t listed on the website, but we’ve sent an email to find out the breakdown of payments to each of the parties involved.
You can see the full list of released software at the MacHeist website (affiliate link).