Shunal DokeNov 27, 2012 14:59:11 IST
A few days ago, Double Fine had kicked off its Euphoria Fortnight Humble Bundle. The voting for the prototypes has now ended and the prototypes have been chosen. The prototypes that were chosen are Hack n' Slash, Spacebase DF-9, The White Birch, Autonomous, and Black Lake.
Those who had paid for the Bundle will be getting the five top-voted prototypes, and the prototypes of Costume Quest and Happy Song. Those who paid a price above the average, which at the time of writing stands at $7.21, will also be getting a bonus prototype - Brazen. Though the voting has stopped, you can still pay for the bundle and get the eight games. Double Fine will also be livestreaming the development process for the prototypes, which is set to start on the Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle page today at 2 p.m. PST, which would be 3:30 a.m. IST.
Originally, there were 23 game ideas that are on display on the Euphoria Fortnight bundle page, and players got to vote to decide which games will get developed. The top four games from the ideas will become prototypes.
The voting for Amnesia Fortnight has closed
Here is the description of Amnesia Fortnight, according to Double Fine: Amnesia Fortnight is the name for Double Fine’s annual prototyping period. They take two weeks off from whatever they’re working on, split the company into small teams, and each team gets two weeks to make a game. They do this to test out new ideas, and to test out new project leaders who feel ready to have a project of their own. Many of the games Double Fine has released in the last few years have come from the Amnesia Fortnight process. As Tim Schafer says, “it’s really a great morale boost for the team, and a highly effective way to develop new game ideas.”
While the Euphoria Fortnight Humble Bundle has started, the Humble Bundle for Android 4 was recently finished. The Humble Bundle for Android 4 sold 167,142 bundles for a total of more than $1 million.
The games in the latest Humble Bundle for Android were Splice, Eufloria, Walking Mars, Crayon Physics Deluxe, and Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP. Paying above the average price – which at the time of writing is $5.97 – will net you the adventure game Machinarium. On buying the games, you get access to all versions of the games for all platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, and in this case, Android. The games are all free from any digital rights management (DRM) so you can make as many copies of the games as you like. Along with the games, you also get the soundtracks for the games.
Earlier this year, the Humble Bundle V had managed to raise $1 million in five hours. The pack included games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent, LIMBO, Psychonauts, Bastion and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. If you buy these games separately through Steam or anywhere else, it would cost you around $110 but Humble Bundle leaves the final price up to you.