Humble Gamesthe Humble Bundle branded publishing team, brought the Humble Games Showcase to a public audience, sharing a preview of their roster for 2023 and beyond.
During the showcase, the team said they are doubling down on the company’s dedication to high-quality indie games that deliver accessible yet deeply original experiences to players around the world.
Fans around the world were treated to the reveal of six new titles, led by Wizard of Legend 2 from Dead Mage, which is now an IP owned by Humble Games, and Lost Skies from Bossa Studios, one of the biggest and the most ambitious independent studios. publisher’s titles to date. On top of that, the team revealed new game updates from previously announced titles and a surprise game launch.
“We are extremely excited for gamers to get their hands on our newly announced lineup as we continue to focus on supporting our development partners to bring their creative visions to life and help them make their games the best they can be.” , said Mark Nash, vice president of global publishing for Humble, in a statement. “2022 has been another very successful year for us, adding several more critically acclaimed and award-winning titles like Signalis, Ghost Song and Prodeus to our growing portfolio. Our future lineup is proof of our continued investment in helping our partners development to push the limits of their games.
Expanding their publishing efforts, Humble Games unveiled Wizard of Legend 2, the sequel to one of its most popular games to date, and announced that it will be the company’s second wholly-owned franchise. after the announcement of Monaco II last year.
Humble Games has also revealed the co-op open-world survival adventure Lost Skies with an exclusive preview of the game brought to you by Bossa Studios.
Additionally, Humble Games unveiled several other new games, including Breeze in the Clouds, a hand-drawn 2D side-scrolling action game focused on environmentalism and Humble’s second upcoming game from Humble’s Black Game Developer. fund.
He also unveiled #BLUD, a goofy dungeon crawler; Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus, a hand-drawn 2D action platformer set in a world of Japanese folklore; and Cataclismo, 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 launch of first-person metroidvania Supraland: Six Inches Under on PlayStation, Xbox and Game Pass.
Community Development Director Andrew Kauz and Content Strategy Manager Becky Sayers hosted 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 stand out on behalf of its various partners. It provides creative freedom for developers to help bring their visions to life, and it tailors its marketing and publishing services to individual needs, she said.
“We also ensure that they can retain control of their intellectual property. And that’s true no matter how big the game,” Sayers said.
She noted that the line blurs in gaming, where triple-A games are often compared to bigger-budget indie games called triple-I.
“You’ll see us continue to move in that direction with some of the titles we’re highlighting,” Sayers said.
The event also included an update on Humble’s charitable giving from Kamini Tiwari, VP of Social Impact. In 2022, Humble raised a company-record $33 million for people and causes in need, benefiting over ten thousand charities.
Kamini Tiwari, vice president of social impact at Humble, said at the event that the Humble Bundle raised more than $33 million for more than 10,000 charities in 2022. And it sent 100% of $3.6 million directly to charities to help with the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Humble has also created a Stand With Ukraine set which has raised over $20 million for charities helping Ukraine.
Additionally, Humble Games revealed that Protodroid DeLTA, which launches on May 25, 2023, will have a Day One DLC armor pack, with 100% of proceeds going 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 has reached nearly $250 million raised for charity to date.
“We wouldn’t be able to do this without our global community and content partners, all of whom are involved to help make a difference in the world,” Tiwari said. “One of my favorite things about being part of the Humble team is seeing our community show up time and time again, helping us make a difference with a ton of important causes around the world.”
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