HUMBLE BUNDLE TO SHOWCASE FIVE UPCOMING INDIE GAMES UNDER ITS NEW PUBLISHING LABEL AT GAMESCOM 2017 AND PAX WEST 2017
Diverse Lineup of Indie Titles to be Published under the “Presented by Humble Bundle” Label to Make Appearances at Leading European and West Coast Gaming Events
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AUGUST 1, 2017) – Humble Bundle, Inc. — a digital retailer of games, ebooks, software and more, where customers can donate to charity through popular pay-what-you-want bundle promotions — is proud to announce its attendance at leading trade shows Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and PAX West in Seattle, Washington. Through its recently launched “Presented by Humble Bundle” multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games, the company will showcase the following four games and one as-of-yet unannounced title:
- A Hat in Time
- No Truce With The Furies
- Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY
“In a relatively short time, Humble Bundle has proven itself as a major player in the highly contested digital retail space, now serving roughly 12 million customers and raising over $98 million for charities,” said John Polson, Humble Bundle publishing lead. “Already astute at helping indies find an audience for their titles through our platform, adding our approachable publishing initiative was a no brainer. We’re thrilled to bring five ‘Presented by Humble Bundle’ games to Gamescom and PAX West – gamers from around the world are in for a treat!”
These four “Presented by Humble Bundle” games will make an appearance at Gamescom and PAX West. A fifth multi-platform title will be announced shortly.
Game: A Hat in Time
Developer: Gears for Breakfast
Platforms: PC, Mac, XBox One and PlayStation 4
Genre: 3D Platformer
Release Date: Fall 2017
Holding the honor of being one of the largest Kickstarter-funded projects of its kind, A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D collect-a-thon platformer in the spirit of beloved genre-based games such as Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and Psychonauts. As Hat Kid, a little girl with a lot of heart, travel through five incredibly diverse and giant open worlds, smack around baddies and unlock sweet new hats with all-new abilities. Enjoy your trip through space and time, and protect the world from the evil Mustache Girl when A Hat in Time releases on PC, Mac and as recently announced on XBox One and PlayStation 4 as well!
Game: No Truce With The Furies
Genre: Isometric RPG
Release Date: TBD 2017
No Truce With The Furies is an isometric police procedural role playing game set within a genre-bent setting where literary fiction meets sci-fi/fantasy. Inspired by titles Planescape: Torment and Kentucky Route Zero, an emergent story is the primary focus. Expect absurd new heights of non-combat as action is handled through quick-witted dialogue which can steer your moral compass in any direction. As a disgraced detective lieutenant, explore a gorgeous seaside city and solve the crimes which lay at its core. Alternatively, peer inside of your mind to examine your own doubts, conflicts and memories. No Truce With The Furies features twenty-four uniquely realistic skills that represent the real human psyche and physique to shape any type of law enforcer — good or bad — that you want.
Release Date: January 2018
Staxel is a voxel-based sandbox farming game where, as the newest resident of a rustic village, players put down roots into a new life as a farmer. Carefully tend to your farm to make it grow, improve your property’s looks and take care of your animals — the more work you put in, the more rewards you’ll receive! Villages are filled with colorful characters with whom you can socialize between online multiplayer sessions with your friends, unlocking rewards to help develop your land into a thriving farmstead. When not farming, enjoy fun hobbies like fishing, catching bugs and cooking! In Staxel, you shape the vast world around you how you see fit, with your creativity being the number one tool for the job!
Game: Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY
Platforms: PC, Mac and Linux
Genre: Keyboard Action Adventure
Release Date: Early 2018
Use every single key and fall in love with your least sexy controller. Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY is a humor-filled adventure with very little actual sports in it, but it’s filled with challenges that only ramp up once started. You play as the young apprentice to Master QWERTY, who sets you off on a visually and audibly stunning adventure to find your inner key — your entire keyboard is your controller! Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY is a significantly expanded version of Keyboard Sports which premiered in the Humble Monthly November 2016 bundle — this new game uses even more keys!
Seeing “Presented by Humble Bundle” Titles at Gamescom 2017:
Humble Bundle will show off these games at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 23 – 26, 2017, located in the consumer area in the Indie Arena Booth (Hall 10.1 A020).
Seeing “Presented by Humble Bundle” Titles During PAX West 2017:
Humble Bundle will show these titles at the Grand Hyatt near the Washington State Convention Center during PAX West, with a limited number of appointments available on September 1 and 2, 2017. If you would like to check out these titles or meet with Humble Bundle to discuss its publishing initiative during PAX West, please reserve your spot here: http://meetme.so/Humble-PAXW.
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $98 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.