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The Humble BlockJam Bundle - PWYW - Humble Store (100% of the proceeds go to charity)

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OK, so this is an interesting concept. What I've taken from this is that Humble have teamed up with Mojang and some other gaming dudes to stream and create games. The bundle is only live for one day w… Read More
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OK, so this is an interesting concept. What I've taken from this is that Humble have teamed up with Mojang and some other gaming dudes to stream and create games. The bundle is only live for one day with the concept being fairly simple.

"Watch the streams! Donate to charity! Play games!"

I'll link the full Mojang press release below.
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[HUKD Deal Editor]#1
THE HUMBLE BLOCKJAM BUNDLE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

Hey!

Exciting news ahead!

We’ve teamed up with a bunch of our developer buddies to create games and raise money for charity. The games will be available to download from Humble Bundle’s snazzy website in exchange for a donation of your choosing. It starts at 3pm today and ends at 7pm CET on Thursday.

The Blockjam will include a few groups of Mojang developers, a chap from Microsoft based in Seattle, Grapefrukt, Ludosity and the wonderboys from Oxeye Game Studio. We’re even putting on an official Mojang livestream that’ll be hosted by three of the greatest Minecraft youTubers of all time - cat-shaped man with the insane chuckle, Stampy; cheery lover of dog art, StacyPlays; and the infectiously enthusiastic and difficult to spell, Sqaishey.

Grapefrukt and Ludosity will be hosting their own streams too. We won’t be upset if you watch their stream instead of ours. Well, I won’t. Can’t speak for Stampy.

https://media.mojang.com/blog-image/a0c8cedf7fcf2d963b6aa60f36ec3cc63d9503df/BLOCKJAM%20HEADER.jpg

100% of the proceeds will go towards Block by Block - an initiative which funds public spaces in poor communities around the world. Members of these communities use Minecraft to help influence the final designs. It’s an amazing thing that we’re extremely proud to be a part of. But over time we’ve discovered that building cool things IRL is actually super expensive, hence the need for donations.

All the games will be DRM free so you don’t need to worry about online logins, subscriptions, or yucky season passes. The system requirements and platform each game appears on are yet to be decided, as is exactly how fun each of the games will be.

https://media.mojang.com/blog-image/fc10251ab63a018b99cd8d2e54bd365875a9a12e/WEBESTREAMIN.JPG

So yes! There is no catch! Watch the streams! Donate to charity! Play games! Woo! Oh, and use #blockjam if you’re going to talk about it on your social medias.

Oh - one last thing - don’t forget to vote if you’re old enough, Americans! Despite its awesomeness, the Blockjam is a terrible excuse for not voting. Mojang will not be responsible for the future of the free world.

Thanks!
#2
4pm today until 6pm Thursday GMT if anyone was wondering :)
#3
heat added,well done op.
#4
No steam keys; Arctic.
1 Like #5
mojang will not be responsible for the future of the free world. I would vote if there was a candidate worth voting for.. and I was American.
#6
so what are the games? i'm confused.
#7
didsburydan
so what are the games? i'm confused.
Whatever they end up making during the event.
3 Likes #8
benji3000
mojang will not be responsible for the future of the free world. I would vote if there was a candidate worth voting for.. and I was American.

To be fair, it's someone no one really wants on one side, and Satan on the other. Not ideal v "Why can't I launch those Nukes?"
1 Like #9
Illusionary
didsburydan
so what are the games? i'm confused.
Whatever they end up making during the event.
I'm still confused
#10
Games take months/years to develop. Spending two days developing multiple games is bound to produce trash.

Edited By: Turret on Nov 08, 2016 18:57: .
1 Like #11
chrisredmayne
Illusionary
didsburydan
so what are the games? i'm confused.
Whatever they end up making during the event.
I'm still confused
Basically during the event, the devs will be coding games, and whoever donates, will get a DRM free copy of the game, the only guarantee is that it will work on Windows.
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #12
chrisredmayne
Illusionary
didsburydan
so what are the games? i'm confused.
Whatever they end up making during the event.
I'm still confused

Not sure why :D But I do apologise if it's not self explanatory from the link provided and/or the information in comment one.

TL:DR - Developers sit down from today (3pm) until Thursday (6pm) making games, when they have finished making the games you get to keep them. Think of it as a very fast version of The Apprentice (although competition isn't a key focus), based on gaming.

The proceeds of the money taken from the Humble Store purchases is then donated (100%) to Block by Block.
suspended#13
"Whatever they make during the event"
Turned ice cold in here all of a sudden and getting colder than zero.....
1 Like #14
Turret
Games take months/years to develop. Spending two days developing multiple games is bound to produce trash.

There may be trash, but these are experienced developers and some good games have come out of past game jams: https://www.gamesparks.com/blog/10-awesome-game-jam-success-stories/
1 Like #15
Worth a punt for a few cents

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