As crowdfunding becomes more… crowded, Kickstarter and its ilk have become almost passe. Pleading for money is not something well-bred gentlemen and lady developers should be doing. Before Kickstarter, how did anyone even make money? I recollect that they usually had to, if they were developers, make and sell some games.
It seems like Croteam remember this too, and with Humble Bundle, the Serious Sam developer has created a strange hybrid crowdfunding, bundle model. For what, you ask? Serious Sam 4. And if you fancy seeing that become a reality, all you need to do is buy some games. Sort of like the olden days, but more bundle-y.
The Serious Sam bundle will be the next Weekly Sale, where you’ll be able to pay anything and get more Serious Sam than any human body, even one amped up on ‘roids, could handle. That’s Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Serious Sam Double D,Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack!, and Serious Sam Public Test 2.
Beat the average, and you’ll also get your hands on Serious Sam 3: BFE Deluxe Edition and Serious Sam 2.
As always, you’ll be able to choose how you split your money up, but everything that goes to Croteam will end up funding the development of Serious Sam 4.
Selling games to make more games? It will never take off.