Humble Bundle Not Only Selling Games, They Are Now Publishers

The folks behind Humble Bundle and Humble Store are expanding their repertoire of expertise. They are now getting into publishing games, with a few titles already signed. The efforts won’t be strictly on PC, as they are planning to publish various genres of games across PC, consoles and mobile.

Based on their blog post announcement, here’s the first few games set to published by Humble:

A Hat in Time – The perfect ode to old-school 3D platformers, with a hat-swapping spin

HackyZack – A sticker-collecting, precision-platforming, puzzle-stunt game

Ikenfell – A heartwarming turn-based RPG about a school of magic and its troublesome students

Keyboard Sports – A cheeky adventure with Master QWERTY that uses the entire keyboard

No Truce with the Furies – An isometric role playing game that blends cop show antics with a genre busting “fantastic realism” setting, offering absurd new heights of non-combat gameplay for RPG fans

Scorn – Gripping first-person survival horror set in a nightmarish universe

Staxel – Grow your farm, meet the villagers, and join your friends online in building your world

A Hat In Time is a promising little 3D platformer that was Kickstarted years ago, and the Gieger-esque aesthetic of odd forms and sombre tapestry from the horror game Scorn looks promising. Based on the short descriptions, Humble has a pretty decent stable game already.

This is an extension to their Humble Bundle service of selling games pretty cheap (with proceedings that was encouraged to put forward to charity bodies) which help exposing games to bigger audience. “In a time when it’s harder than ever for games to find their audience, publishing feels like the next logical step in the services that we can offer to our developer partners,” said John Polson, Publishing lead at Humble.

More titles that will carry the “presented by Humble Bundle” seal are expected to be revealed at GDC and PAX East soon.

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