Have you ever wished that one of your favourite cult games had launched as a collector's edition with loads of merchandise and physical goodies? We hear ya. So does Gamer's Edition, a new company that specialises in crowd-funding special editions of niche games for their their dedicated audience.
As such, there'll soon be brand new physical versions of Papers Please and Hotline Miami 2, complete with unique merch, though they won't come cheap.
Each Gamer’s Edition is built around one-of-a-kind collectibles, which are developed in close collaboration with the game’s developers and community and produced to order in one-off production runs. The crowdfunded pre-order system means that production commences only when there are enough orders to cover the manufacturing costs. By creating every package to order, Gamer’s Edition can deliver truly individual items directly to fans and enable independent game creators to offer collector’s editions that rival the biggest console releases. In addition, the platform offers great business value to developers as it avoids the typical production costs associated with releasing a collector’s edition.
Gamer’s Edition launches with the following:
The Gamer’s Edition for this multi-award-winning dystopian document thriller is modelled on the kit the player receives when they win the Labor Lottery in the grim nation of Arstotzka. Each inspector’s case includes a Steam key, Arstotkan stamps, inkpad, poster, passport, Immigration Rule Book, paperwork set, Labor Lottery keyring and inspector’s pin badge. The Papers, Please Gamer’s Edition retails for $70.
Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 double-pack
In celebration of Hotline Miami 2’s release, this special Gamer’s Edition has been created to the exact specification of series creator Dennaton Games, which is designing bespoke packaging elements specifically for Gamer’s Edition. It includes both games on DVD for the first time, presented in custom DVD packaging, along with Steam keys for both games, a C90 soundtrack mixtape, comic, “Cameo” trading cards, 50 Blessings spray paint stencil and custom art card. The Hotline Miami Gamer’s Edition retails for $60.
What games would you like to see get Special Editions -- and with what merchandise?