Humble Bundle: German Edition
Humble Bundle has partnered with twelve independent game developers from Germany to showcase some of the best titles in indie game development. On Thursday, June 5th, at 11:00 am PDT, Humble Bundle launches its first-ever Humble Weekly Bundle: German Edition featuring developers like Daedalic Entertainment, Black Forest Games, King Art and others. The promotion also introduces Humble Bundle's first localized website - now in both English and German.
Customers can pay what they want for Beatbuddy: Tale of Guardians, Spirits, The Great Jitters: Pudding Panic, Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, Galaxy on Fire 2, Crazy Machines 2 and The Guild II Collection. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Risen, The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Deluxe Edition and ArcaniA. If customers choose to pay $9 or more, they’ll receive all of the above games plus Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (together with Rise of the Owlverlord) and The Night of the Rabbit Premium Edition.
Customers may choose to how to allocate their contribution and split freely between the game developers, charity and the "humble tip". Charities for this bundle are Doctors without Borders and Make-a-Wish. So far, the Humble Bundle community has helped raise more than $49 million for charity.
The Humble Weekly Bundle: German Edition will run for one week and end Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 11:00 am PDT.
Dieselstormers Gets Funded on Kickstarter
"TAKE THIS, YOU GREEN &§$!"
... shouted Black Forest Games founder Andreas Speer, a giant, barrel-chested man with a black beard. He proceeded to shoot bursts of liquid flame from a makeshift contraption at an assembly of life-size papier-mâché orc figures.
"YOUR ASSES ARE MINE," he continued, digging for a cigar in his black leather combat vest. In the distance, sirens started screaming.
"What are your plans, Mr Speer, now that your pc game Dieselstormers has been successfully funded by the Kickstarter community?" asked a thin voice from behind a corner.
"DELIVER! WHAT ELSE?" shouted Speer, gnawing on the unlit cigar in the corner of his mouth. "I DON'T ALWAYS GET MY GAMES FUNDED, BUT WHEN I DO I DELIVER ON TIME!"
The owner of the thin voice, a skinny PR person clad in fireproof kevlar clothing, emerged from behind the corner. "And when?" he queried meekly.
Speer had finally managed to shoot a jet of flame at his cigar, burning it completely and singeing his own beard in the process. "WE MAKE JULY, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. WE ARE UNSTÖPPABLE NOW!"
He tore his shirt open, revealing a tattoo with gothic letters: “Dieselstormers, out on Steam July 2014 (early access)” it read.
"AND MANY THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY! WITHOUT YOU, WE WOULD BE LIKE... LIKE... A FLAMETHROWER WITHOUT GAS!" Speer howled.
"A MACHINE GUN WITHOUT BULLETS! A GIANT MECHANICAL DEATH MECH WITHOUT GIANT MECHANICAL DEATH LEGS!"
Speer laughed manically, shooting flames in every direction.
The PR person fled, leaving behind a few hastily scribbled notes on burned paper. All that remained is:
... Dieselstormers. Kickstarter success with $50,000 funding.
Great backer community.
Delivery in July on Steam Early Access.
GSTD with Exclusive Kickstarter Crossover
Black Forest Games clashes diesel-machinery with rainbows and jazzy hairdos of the Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams universe in a unique indie crossover featuring their award-winning jump’n’run and the upcoming action arcade game Dieselstormers. This free to download crossover is the next best thing to playing the actual prototype, which is currently available for free on Kickstarter.
Dieselstormers continues to perform very well on the crowdfunding platform. Just a few days after the campaign was launched, more than 600 backers have pledged about USD 25,000. Meaning the project is halfway through reaching its funding goal. The first level - which players can try in the prototype - has been adapted to fit perfectly into the world of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. It’s now available on Steam for free, as well as for the Giana Sisters add-on Rise of the Owlverlord. This isn't the first time Giana fans received additional free content. Last fall, for example, Black Forest Games released a special Halloween level.
“We are well aware that we have to thank our backers and customers for the huge success of Giana Sisters. It’s natural to reward our players with free content from time to time,” says Andreas Speer, Managing Director at Black Forest Games. “The new DLC also enables Giana fans to get an early glimpse at what to expect from our next project, Dieselstormers.”