Shunal DokeNov 23, 2012 12:35:00 IST
Everyone wants to be on the game bundle scene these days. Tim Schafer has kicked off Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle. The main aim of the bundle is to allow fans to pick the games they would want Double Fine to work on next. As with other Humble Bundles, you get to decide how much of your money goes to the developer, charity, or Humble Bundle.
There are 23 game ideas that are on display on the Euphoria Fortnight bundle page, and players vote to decide which games will get developed. The top four games from the ideas will become prototypes. If you pay at least $1, you will get a copy of Costume Quest, a copy of Happy Song, and copies of the four top-voted prototypes. If you pay above the current average, which at the time of writing is $6.86, you will also get a bonus prototype of Double Fine's upcoming game - Brazen. Double Fine will also be live streaming the development process of the four selected prototypes.
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.”
The Euphoria Fortnight Humble Bundle has been released
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.
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