Your average bundle deal these days tends to include maybe five or six games, usually distributed on a "pay what you want" basis. Well, how does 33 games from a selection of world-renowned creators for just $15 sound?
That's exactly what the LA Game Space Experimental Game Pack 01 offers. And if you're a fan of some of the video gaming medium's more creative efforts in recent years, you're going to want to check this out.
The 33 games -- 23 of which are available now, the remaining 10 to come when they're finished -- are the the work of a diverse array of developers ranging from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi to members of the teams who worked on Kentucky Route Zero, Skulls of the Shogun, The Unfinished Swan, Hotline Miami and even Adventure Time.
It's honestly hard to tell a lot about the various games on offer from the static screenshots provided on the bundle page, but part of the appeal is likely to be discovering exactly what each game entails, how to play it and, where applicable, what it means. Many of the creators involved have something of a reputation for making games that can be politely described as "a little strange" so you can probably expect at least some of the titles on offer to not necessarily be what they immediately appear to be. There's a nice mix of different art styles, too, ranging from retro pixel art to the latest 3D techniques and incredibly distinctive aesthetics.
The pack of games on offer was originally a Kickstarter reward for the LA Game Space project, an attempt to create a nonprofit center for video game, art, design and research. The campaign successfully and comfortably exceeded its funding goal in December of last year, and the creators have been putting together the games ever since. Brief previews of each can be found on the LA Game Space Tumblr page.
The eventual aim for LA Game Space is to provide four core activities: exhibitions, talks and workshops, resident artists and research labs. The goal is for everyone worldwide, not just LA residents, to be able to participate in the events through a combination of livestreaming and archived recordings. The official site for the project currently just redirects to the bundle page, but keep an eye on the organization's Tumblr and Twitter accounts to find out the latest news.
And be sure to let us know what you think of these intriguing games!
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