Over the last five years, Annapurna Interactive has built up a considerable catalogue of independently developed games. This holiday, the publisher is launching a giant box set to commemorate the stellar lineup it has accumulated.
Partnering with iam8bit, two physical PlayStation 4 box sets will go live for pre-order today. The Annapurna collection will gather together eight of its games, listed below:
- Donut County
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
- Outer Wilds
- Sayonara Wild Hearts
- What Remains of Edith Finch
- Telling Lies
The two versions will both have box set designs with their own covers. But iam8bit will have its own exclusive verison of the box set that comes with a foreword from Annapurna Interactive founder Nathan Gary and statements from each of the eight games' developers. The regular collector's edition comes in at $179.99, while iam8bit's will go for $199.99.
The lineup alone is a stellar collection that's fairly emblematic of Annapurna's prominence in the indie publishing scene. Over the years, it's picked up long-running classics like Kentucky Route Zero and the follow-up to a hit indie FMV game, and even been fairly prescient in nabbing GOTY contenders you haven't heard of yet.
Annapurna's still going strong in 2020, with the eraser-based narrative If Found already out an the star-studded time-looping mystery 12 Minutes on the way. It's pretty cool to see all these excellent indies in one big commemorative package, a treatment that's usually reserved for blockbuster releases. Here's to five more years, and hopefully another killer lineup of classics to pick from years from now.