Humble launches own publishing label with solid lineup

It’s still weird to me that the Humble empire was spawned by folks who started out (and quickly returned to) making games about kicking rabbits in the face. Humble is becoming even bigger now, this week announcing the launching of an initiative to fund and publish games. They’ve announced an initial lineup of seven games, including ooh! Scorn! That FPS-adventure where everything’s guts and gristle. The one where Pip chatted with the devs about its look. Grand. I’m glad to hear that’s still coming. The rest of the lineup is interesting and varied too.

The first seven games are:

That’s a good-looking starting line-up they’ve there. They’re looking for more, of course. Most of those games have been in development for a while and some have even crowdfunded before, so I guess Humble are helping them over the line.

Humble started with The Humble Indie Bundle organised by Wolfire Games in 2010, and have grown a whole lot since spinning off into a separate company. They have launched over a hundred bundles with everything from games to comics, opened the Humble Store in 2013, started the Humble Monthly Bundle subscription service in 2015, and in 2016 started dabbling in funding games with small, exclusive ‘Humble Original’ games for Humble Monthly. Heck, Keyboard Sports started as a Humble Original itself.

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

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15 Comments

  1. GameCat says:

    The lack of No Truce with the Furies coverage on RPS main site is infuriating.

    • sickre says:

      Great looking art. Hopefully these are the sort of games we see more of on Steam when the paywall clears away all the junk on there now.

    • buenaventura says:

      I’ve never seen this game before and I am furious! It looks awesome!

  2. robodojo says:

    Yes! Somebody please get on the No Truce with the Furies story beat. Or at least hire a freelancer.

    • Aetylus says:

      Yes please. I’d never heard of it before. Now I have seen the teaser trailer. Forget Planescape… I’m now much more interested in No Truce with the Furies.

      Why hadn’t you told be about it before RPS? Why?! I TRUSTED you!

    • caff says:

      Yes, looks good.

      • The Velour Fog says:

        yes it does

        and I assume it will be in the Monthly when it comes out

      • Turkey says:

        Wow, yeah. It kinda looks like what if Ice-Pick Lodge made a classic RPG.

  3. haldolium says:

    A new mobile bundle, finally.

  4. leeder krenon says:

    Read it as “No Truce with the Furries”.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      I was just gonna write that as well, had to double check. I don’t know if I should feel disappointed, but furies do sound more interesting than furries.

      • Aetylus says:

        Hopefully the game is awesome and successful and they make: NTWTF2: Furies vs Furries.

        • Durgendorf says:

          NTWTF2: Too Truce Too Furriest

          Seriously though, even the blurb above does the game a disservice, making it the least intersting-sounding of the bunch. Given the Mod Britpop stylings in the art I would’ve expected RPS to be all over this.

      • Alberto says:

        Suddendly I remembered playing a flppy disk Fury of the Furries back in my 286 days.

        link to es.wikipedia.org

        And I remember it as Maybe Even Good But I Was 15 Who Knows.