Humble Bundle Announces Publishing Initiative

The folks over at Humble have announced they are starting a publishing initiative to help fund and bring promising games to PC and consoles. Alongside the announcement they also revealed 7 upcoming games that are being published by Humble.

Humble will be evaluating upcoming games for publishing consideration at GDC and PAX East.

With a great lineup featuring multiple games we’re all excited about, you can read the full press-release from the Humble team below.

Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform publishing and funding initiative. The starting lineup includes seven games across a range of genres and styles, for PC, console, and mobile platforms.

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

Publishing Lead John Polson says, “Since Humble’s launch in 2010, we have earned the trust of over 10 million customers across our products. 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.

“All of our games will be ‘presented by Humble Bundle,’ carrying a seal of quality and curation that fans have come to expect. For each aspect of publishing, developers can choose the services they need, making Humble Bundle a truly modern and adaptable publisher.”

Across Humble Bundle’s bundles, Store, Monthly subscription, and other developer services, they offer multiple ways to help devs create buzz and get to market.

Humble Bundle will be evaluating games to publish during GDC and PAX East. Developers can fill out this form if they have a game to present:

Which games are you looking forward to with their new publishing initiative? Let us know in the comments below!