Give to charity. Get prototyped games. Madness.
By Tim Colwill on November 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm
For two weeks a year, Double Fine Games puts down whatever they’re working on, splits into multiple smaller teams, and works to quickly prototype up a variety of new, random projects.
Games like Costume Quest, Stacking and Middle Manager of Justice have all been spawned from these hectic two week periods, but now, Double Fine are offering you the chance to vote on what they create — and then get the finished product for yourself.
Head on over to the Humble Bundle Amnesia Fortnight Page where, by donating $1 or more to charity, you can get a vote to help choose which of the prototypes will make it. Double Fine will develop the top four ideas into game prototypes once the countdown ends in six days time.
Leading the pack at the moment are Spacebase DF-9 (“Build a space base where aliens can live and work, and watch interesting stories emerge from their simulated lives”), Hack n’ Slash (“A young elf uses her hacking skills to cheat her way through a classic action adventure”), The White Birch (“An ambient platform game in the style of Ico or Journey in which a young girl climbs a tower to escape a dark, hazardous forest”) and Autonomous (“Lost in a new-wave futuristic junk yard world, you must build self-directed automatons from found primitives to both explore and survive the hazardous environment”).
Still don’t understand? Here’s a video of Tim Schafer. It may or may not explain everything, but that’s part of his charm.
Source: Double Fine Humble Bundle