Die-hard Double Fine fans will soon be able to lay their hands on an impressive two-disc special edition of the Amnesia Fortnight.
The Amnesia Fortnight is a two-week exercise in balls-out creativity at Double Fine, during which all regular work comes to a halt while employees divide themselves into small teams and make whatever games they want. It's been a purely internal process in the past but late last year Double Fine teamed with the Humble Bundle folks to invite the public to vote on which of 23 proposed ideas would make it into development.
Five games eventually made the cut - Autonomous, Black Lake, Hack 'n' Slash, Spacebase DF-9 and The White Birch - and have now been collected into a special edition box set that includes prototypes for all five, plus the five-hour documentary filmed by 2 Player Productions, a 15-song soundtrack and "bonus prototypes" for Brazen, Costume Quest and Happy Song.
The Amnesia Fortnight Special Edition will sell for $30, but wait! That's not all! For $45 you can get a sexy slipcase featuring one of the Amnesia Fortnight games, signed by the project lead, or for $70 you can have all five slipcases signed by all five project leads! On the other side of the coin, if you have no interest in discs or boxes and just want to see how Double Fine blew two weeks in December, you can snag the DRM-free digital version, with the soundtrack and the documentary, for $9.99.
But if you're a Double Fine fan and a box fetishist with 30 bucks to kill, this seems like a no-brainer. The Amnesia Fortnight Special Edition is currently available for preorder and the studio warned that "our ability to produce these items depends on our volume of preorders." The boxed edition includes codes for the digital edition that will be delivered right away, however, and if there isn't enough interest to support the box set, all payments will be refunded but you'll be able to keep the downloadable versions anyway.
All the details and links to order the boxed and digital versions of the Amnesia Fortnight Special Edition are up now at doublefine.com.