Gamer’s Edition introduces collector’s editions of cult titles beginning with Hotline Miami and Papers, Please
Do you love video games? Do you love collector’s editions? Do you love collector’s editions which have limited runs? Well listen up as Gamer Network has today announced something so awesome, words don’t even comprehend its awesomeness.
Today Gamer Network announced the launch of Gamer’s Edition, a brand new initiative in parntership with veteran collectibles producer Idea Planet, to create premium collector’s editions out of cult games, enabling digital releases and indie titles the chance to launch a physical collector’s edition of their game. More often than not, absolutely fantastic titles like Hotline Miami, Papers, Please, and OlliOlli offer digital deluxe editions, but still that’s nothing you can actually hold. Gamer’s Edition solves that problem once and for all providing enough people want it.
“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,” Gamer Network explains in a press release. “The crowdfunded pre-order system means that production commences only when there are enough orders to cover the manufacturing costs.”
What this means is that by creating each package to order, every Gamer’s Edition can deliver a totaly individual experience and deliver unique items to fans to enable indie game creators the chance to offer collector’s editions to rival those that come with AAA console releases. It also means that it’ll cut the costs required to create collector’s editions as developers will know that every Gamer’s Edition being created already has a home.
To debut Gamer’s Edition, they’re kicking off with two fantastic Collector’s Editions, one for Hotline Miami, another for Papers, Please.
Papers, Please – 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.
“Gamer’s Edition was set up to create awesome collector’s editions for games that previously couldn’t deliver them”, said Jon Hicks, Head of Gamer’s Edition. “We realised that digitally-distributed indie games were taking up almost as much of our gaming time as the megabucks triple-A stuff, but they didn’t have much in the way of cooler toys or accessories because the developers don’t have the time or the resources to create them”.
To grab yourself one of these awesome Gamer’s Edition, head on over to the website for more information.