Ever been sad that your favourite indie game doesn't get the same tat-treatment as your usual big-name collector's edition? Well, now it can. UK-based Gamer Network is launching crowdfunded collector's editions for cult games like Hotline Miami and Papers, Please, under the name Gamer's Edition.
Here's how it works, according to the announcement:
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.
Two editions have been announced today, and they both sound pretty cool. Papers, Please comes with a Labor Lottery winner's pack with "Arstotkan stamps, inkpad, poster, passport, Immigration Rule Book, paperwork set, Labor Lottery keyring and inspector’s pin badge". Hotline Miami Collection includes both games, "a C90 soundtrack mixtape, comic, Cameo trading cards, 50 Blessings spray paint stencil and custom art card".
It's being run by Jon Hicks of Gamer Network (formerly Official Xbox Magazine), in partnership with collectibles company Idea Planet. Potential purchasers and independent developers alike can find out more here.