First-Ever Games+Movies “Devolver Double Debut” Humble Bundle:
Get Behind the Scenes in the Merciless World of Competitive Gaming with Professional Gamers in “Good Game” and Take a Psychedelic Audio-tastic Ride with Cosmic DJ
MARCH 6, 2014 — AUSTIN, TX – A mega Games+Movies bundle from Humble Bundle is now available ending March 16, featuring a film and game debut that allows Humble fans a chance to get them first. From independent games publisher and film distributor, Devolver Digital, comes the Devolver Double Debut Bundle (www.humblebundle.com/devolver) which packages five games both classic and new, including the world-debut of the sinisterly brilliant audio adventure, Cosmic DJ. Also premiering is a new documentary profiling the professional gaming lives of the world-renown Evil Geniuses team. Proceeds from the Devolver Double Debut bundle are set to benefit the Brandon Boyer Kicks Cancer’s Ass fund as well as The Film Collaborative. Brandon Boyer is the Independent Games Foundation (IGF) Chairman, founder of videogame culture site Venus Patrol, and co-founder of Austin’s independent game collective JUEGOS RANCHEROS. The Film Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping creators preserve their rights in order to be the main beneficiary of their work.
Grab a bowl of popcorn and get a first-hand look at the high emotional toll professional gaming takes on players in “Good Game” which chronicles life with the Evil Geniuses – one of the world’s most successful professional gaming teams. In the relentless and unforgiving digital gaming realm, the stakes are high and one wrong move could end it all. Also making its world-debut in the Devolver Double Debut Bundle is hypnotic and visually engaging music sequencer, Cosmic DJ. Cosmic DJ invites you into a seductive world of beats, highs and loops as you engineer your own tracks set to an incredibly stylized 3D digital world – whether you are a novice or lifelong musician, Cosmic DJ is one fantastic voyage you won’t want to miss.
“The entire Humble team is thrilled to be working with Devolver Digital on this game and film bundle that includes two world debuts. We’re also excited to give our fans a way to support indie film makers through The Film Collaborative and to help Brandon Boyer during his time of need,” said John Graham, co-founder of Humble Bundle. “Double debut all the way!”
This unique bundle comes via the collaboration between Humble Bundle, Devolver Digital/Devolver Digital Films and VHX, an online direct-to-fan distribution platform built for premium video.
“We’re excited to be working with Devolver and Humble Bundle. This is what modern digital distribution is supposed to look like,” said Jamie Wilkinson, co-founder and CEO of VHX.
Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital said, “Where entertainment is concerned, games have always been at the forefront of digital technology, breaking down the barriers of entry with fast, easy access to a myriad of games across multiple genres. With the help of our fantastic partners at VHX and Humble, Devolver is poised to push films in similar directions by offering unique and engaging cinema to fans via similar distribution platforms that have seen so much success in the games-sphere.”
Included in this stellar bundle:
Fine Independent Cinema
o Good Game (Debut movie via VHX key)
o Austin High (movie via VHX key)
o The Poisoning (movie via VHX key)
o One Couch at a Time (movie via VHX key)
o Mars (movie via VHX key)
Historic and InstaClassic Games
o Cosmic DJ (Debut game DRM Free PC/Mac version)
o Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (game via Steam Key)
o Shadow Warrior Classic Redux (game via Steam Key)
o Marc Ecko’s Getting Up (game via Steam key)
o Defense Technica (game via Steam Key)
For more information on Humble Bundles, please visit www.humblebundle.com.
More information on VHX distribution is at www.vhx.tv/.
To contribute to the Kick Cancer’s Ass Brandon Boyer fund hit up http://www.gofundme.com/brandonnn.
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About the Bundle – Films:
Good Game (http://www.goodgamemovie.com/)
Good Game is an independent documentary from Nine Hour Films that follows a year in the life of the members of Team Evil Geniuses Starcraft 2 division as they compete throughout the United States and the world. Good Game will debut at this year’s SXSW on March 11 in a special screening by Devolver Digital. View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/82424677.
Austin High (http://keepaustinhigh.com/)
Keep Austin Weird is the unofficial saying of this Texas town that’s packed with music, film, fun and of course, weed-loving folks. In this hilarious and sexy stoner adventure, the blazed students and faculty of Austin’s Ladybird High attempt to shake off their slacker demons to stand up for their lifestyle and the eccentric city they love.
The Poisoning (http://www.devolverdigital.com/films/view/the-poisoning)
Three men travel across the country and encounter a hitchhiker that turns their world upside down. A maddening hellride and a race for survival ensue.
The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love – biological, spiritual, and even mechanical – can flourish in all kinds of ways. This romantic comedy is told in the playful style of a graphic novel- using a unique animation process that director Geoff Marslett developed specifically for the film.
One Couch at a Time (http://www.onecouchatatime.com/)
One Couch at a Time is the first full-length feature documentary on the CouchSurfing movement and this emerging Age of Sharing. The film follows protagonist and veteran CouchSurfer, Alexandra Liss, through 21 countries and 6 subcontinents for 7 months using CouchSurfing.org. As we explore our inner and societal limits, this film pushes us to ask ourselves and our peers “what would YOU be willing to share with a stranger?”
About the Bundle – Games:
Cosmic DJ (www.cosmicdjgame.com)
Cosmic DJ from is a quick “pick-up and play” musical experience. It is appropriate for people of any musical competence and is meant to be a fun and new way for people to experience the joy of music creation. Create songs quickly and intuitively and then share them on SoundCloud for the world to hear.
Defense Technica (www.defensetechnica.com)
Defense Technica from developer Kuno Interactive is the next evolution in hardcore tower defense strategy games. Protect the core from an onslaught of unrelenting biomechanical terrors with a powerful range of tower defense units – each with their own upgradable features and methods of attacks.
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (http://www.devolverdigital.com/games/view/duke-nukem-3d)
Needing no preface, Duke Nukem redefined shooters in the 90s with hardcore gameplay action and unrelenting comedy that became an instant video game classic. The Megaton Edition is the definitive edition and includes enhanced versions of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and three unique expansion packs as well as the original version of the classic game.
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux (http://www.3drealms.com/sw/)
Recently remade by Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital to critical and commercial success, the original Shadow Warrior was released in 1997 and was a pinnacle of eastern-themed swordplay in video games at the time. Follow hero Lo Wang as he fights evil with a sharp sword and a sharp tongue. Classic Redux features remastered visuals and two massive expansion packs. Corporations rule every facet of life in a near-future Japan and employ Shadow Warriors, one-man armies of unparalleled skill, to protect their power and forcefully remove all opposition.
Marc Ecko’s Getting Up (http://store.steampowered.com/app/260190/)
Released in 2006, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up redefined what fans expected from video game soundtracks. Play as Trane, a “toy” graffiti artist with the street smarts, athletic prowess and vision to become an “All City King” – the most reputable of all graffiti artists. Along your quest, uncover the mayor’s deep, dark secret and use your fighting talents and high-wire graffiti to expose the city’s leader as a corrupt…
VHX is a digital distribution platform for artists to sell videos from their own websites, directly to their fans. The company was founded in 2011 by Casey Pugh and Jamie Wilkinson and is headquartered in NYC and http://vhx.tv.
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want sales and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them awesome games, eBooks, albums and more at prices they set themselves. Consumers not only pay what they want, but also decide how to allocate their money among the game developers, charity, and a humble tip. Thanks to the generous contributions of bundle buyers, Humble Bundle has raised over $33 million for charity to date.
About The Film Collaborative
The Film Collaborative is a non profit organization dedicated to helping creators preserve their rights in order to be the main beneficiary of their work. We advise and we actively work with filmmakers to distribute their work and educate them on the best opportunities available for gathering an audience and generating income. The Film Collaborative is currently preparing the next edition of the groundbreaking book Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul filled with case studies and in depth information about distributing films and making money in the digital age. The past edition of this book is available for free from sellingyourfilm.com/store/#PDF For more information on our organization, visit www.thefilmcollaborative.org.