Pay what you want for an amusingly bizarre collection of indie games created in just a weekend.
The Humble Bundle Mojam 2 has concluded, and for a handful of indie developers, it’s been a busy three days. Minecraft developer Mojang invited five other indie studios to create games based on themes chosen by fans, all in the span of 78 hours. They’ve somehow pulled it off, and now you can check out the fruits of their madness in traditional Humble Bundle style: pay what you want and get all nine games.
Those with a talent for math may have noticed that nine games from six studios is an unexpectedly high turnout. Mojang split its staff into three official teams for the event, but it seems three games in as many days just wasn’t good enough for the Swedish developer: a secret fourth team submitted a surprise entry as well. Mojang’s teams mostly wound up with “nuclear” themes: their entries were titled Nuclear Pizza War, Endless Nuclear Kittens, Battle Frogs, and Nuke the Dinosaurs Blueprint Prototype. The other games in the bundle include Tektonic from Grapefrukt, Space Hunk from Ludosity, 3918 from Oxeye Game Studio, Wasteland Kings from Vlambeer, and Low-light from Wolfire Games.
Though the event is officially over, there’s still time to donate. All proceeds from the Humble Bundle Mojam 2 are split between your choice of two charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Block by Block. Donations will be accepted until March 2, but after that it may be difficult to get your hands on these projects unless their respective teams decide to take them further (which seems to be the case with Nuke the Dinosaurs, as it’s still a work in progress). As of now the jam has raised over $471,000 for charity, and that number is sure to rise until the deal ends on Saturday. The games themselves will be available to download from humblebundle.com “in the near future”: which probably translates to whenever Mojang can put its office (and its employees) back together.