News: A new Humble Bundle has arrived today and it is unlike any that have come before. This Humble Bundle lets you vote on prototypes and Double Fine will create the four highest rated ones.
Tim Schafer and Double Fine have started an all new type of game jam today; a type of game jam that lets anyone who pays $1 vote on twenty-three prototype ideas and the four ideas with the most votes will get made into prototypes by Double Fine. Every year the developers at Double Fine take two weeks off to split into teams and make their own prototypes of whatever they want, which they do in order to test new ideas and the skill of their developers, and this time around they want to include everyone in the process.
All of the prototypes, once they are in development, will be live streamed, plus 2 Player Productions will be filming the process and posting videos of that. If you pay $1, or more, you will get in on this whole process and you will also get two Double Fine prototypes from their previous Amnesia Fortnight sessions. The two previous prototypes they are offering are Happy Song and Costume Quest. Of course, like all previous Humble Bundles some of the proceeds of this will be going to the Child’s Play Charity.
Every single one of the twenty-three prototype ideas has a video and a description. So far, the top four ideas are Spacebase DF-9 (a space building/management game), Hack n’ Slash (a link style game about cheating and hacking), The White Birch (an ambient platformer like Ico or Journey) and Autonomous (a futuristic sand box construction game). Check it all out over on The Amnesia Fornight Humble Bundle page and you have six days to jump in and contribute to the process. Lastly, here is a video with Tim Schafer about the whole thing, enjoy.