humble gamesHumble Bundle brand editorial team, introduced Humble Games Showcase to a public audience, sharing information about their slate for 2023 and beyond.
During the showcase, the team said it was doubling down on the company’s dedication to high-quality indie games that deliver accessible yet deeply original experiences for gamers around the world.
Fans around the world were treated to the reveals of six new titles, headlined by Dead Mage’s Wizard of Legend 2, which is now the intellectual property of Humble Games, and Bossa Studios’ Lost Skies, one of the biggest and most ambitious indie games. . publisher’s titles to date. In addition to this, the team revealed new game updates to previously announced titles and a surprise release of the game.
“We are incredibly excited for gamers to get their hands on our recently announced lineup as we continue to focus on supporting our development partners in bringing their creative visions to life and helping them make their games the best they can be,” he said. Mark. Nash, Humble’s vice president of global publishing, in a statement. “2022 was another very successful year for us, adding several more critically acclaimed and award-winning titles such as Signalis, Ghost Song and Prodeus to our growing portfolio. Our future lineup is proof of our continued investment in supporting our development partners to push the boundaries with their games.”
Expanding on its publishing efforts, Humble Games revealed Wizard of Legend 2, the follow-up to one of its most popular games to date, and announced that it will be the company’s second wholly owned franchise following last year’s announcement of Monaco II.
Humble Games also revealed open world cooperative survival adventure Lost Skies with an exclusive early look at the game brought to you by Bossa Studios.
In addition, Humble Games revealed several more new games, including Breeze in the Clouds, a 2D hand-drawn side-scrolling action game focused on the environment, and the second game published by Humble to come from Humble’s Black Game Developer Fund. .
He also introduced #BLUD, a wacky dungeon crawler game; Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus, a hand-drawn 2D action platformer based on a world of Japanese folklore; and Cataclysm, a fortress-building real-time strategy game set in a dark medieval fantasy realm. Updates for the highly anticipated Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical were also announced along with a surprise release of the first-person metroidvania Supraland: Six Inches Under on PlayStation, Xbox and Game Pass.
Andrew Kauz, Director of Community Development, and Becky Sayers, Head of Content Strategy, organized the online showcase event. Kauz said Humble’s nine games released last year helped it rack up 108 awards and nominations.
Sayers said the company’s flexibility has helped it distinguish itself on behalf of its various partners. It offers developers creative freedom to help bring their visions to life, and tailors its marketing and publishing services based on individual needs, she said.
“We also make sure that they can maintain control of their intellectual property. And this is true regardless of the scale of the game,” Sayers said.
He noted that the line is blurring in gaming, where triple-A games are often compared to higher-budget indie games dubbed triple I.
“You will see us continue to move in that direction with some of the titles that we highlight,” Sayers said.
The event also included an update on Humble’s charitable giving from Kamini Tiwari, Vice President of Social Impact. In 2022, Humble raised a company record $33 million for people and causes in need, benefiting more than ten thousand charities.
Kamini Tiwari, Humble’s vice president of social impact, said during the event that the Humble Bundle has raised more than $33 million for more than 10,000 charities by 2022. And he sent 100% of $3.6 million directly to charities to help with earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria. Humble also created a Stand With Ukraine package that raised over $20 million for charities helping Ukraine.
In addition, Humble Games revealed that Protodroid DeLTA, which will be released on May 25, 2023, will have an Armor Pack Day One DLC, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Girls Make Games Scholarship Fund. More details on Humble’s charitable giving can be found in the recently released 2022 Social Impact Report here. She said Humble is reaching close to $250 million raised for charity to date.
“We couldn’t get there without our global community and content partners all collaborating to help make a difference in the world,” Tiwari said. “One of my favorite things about being a part of Team Humble is seeing our community show up time and time again, to help us make a difference for tons of important causes around the world.”
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