The GOG team had no idea about this stunt. Check for yourself here: http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/release_botanicula/post8
How is it beneficial for GOG.com to distribute Amanita's games, they way it was handled here? Not at all. Which is the disturbing thing about it.
Machinarium is up for $9.99 which was on countless sales before, with Humble Bundle #2 and #3 among them. About everybody or at least 98% who wanted it, already have it. Not much happening here at all, but nice to have it covered.
Now Botanicula is also up for $9.99, but everybody who wants it can get it for a lot less. Taking Steam as a "do want" in account, it's 50% for three games compared with only the newest game for $9.99 - yes, that is absolutely and without a doubt RIDICULOUS to even think GOG.com will sell a lot of those.....
Anybody can come up with a HumbleBundle username like "Notch", "gog.com" or "Marilyn Monroe". This certainly isn't any prove at all.
Thanks for the link, I didn't know about that.
In that case, I guess that poor communication from Amanita and/or the guys at the Humble Bundle is the cause of this.
Like I said, I agree that this is a problem- I was just trying to point out that it's not as big a problem as most people are making it out to be.
Also, when I said that both gog.com and Amanita benefit from gog.com distributing their games you have to bear in mind that gog.com will have the game available to buy permanently, while the Humble Bundle only runs for two weeks.
Obviously during those two weeks, the Humble Bundle is the best deal (though you do miss out on gog.com's extra content)- however after that, gog.com will be one of, if not the best place to purchase the game from.
Generally speaking, people buy the Humble Bundles because they are insanely cheap. They don't neccessarily know of (or would have decided to buy otherwise) all of the games in each bundle. For example, I already own Machinarium, Samorost 2 (and both of their soundtracks)- however I still bought the Botanicula bundle because I was also interested in Kooky (though I probably wouldn't have bought it otherwise) and want to try out Windosill (which I'd never even heard of before) (and I like being able to redeem my games on Steam).
Games on gog.com, however, are rarely on sale (and if they are they won't go for any less than 40-50% of the price). Generally speaking, people who buy from gog.com are looking for quality games (that they know that they want to buy, rather than the "it's so cheap, I can buy it and it doesn't matter if it's not all that great" attitude of the Humble Bundle) and are willing to pay more (though prices on gog.com are always very reasonable).
Both distribution services bring in (generally speaking) different audiences, with gog.com focusing on quality (lots of sales, over a long period of time) and the Humble Bundles focusing on being cheap (lots of sales over a short period of time), and it makes sense for Amanita to expose their games to as wide an audience as they can.