Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight is going to be a little different this year… This year's event will let fans decide which ideas get made into games, with a live stream of the entire process to boot. But the best part is that, when it's all said and done, all of the games made during the vent will be released as a special Humble Bundle. In case you don't know, Amnesia Fortnight is Double Fine's two-week prototyping event where Double Fine developers split into two small teams to brainstorm and develop new and unique titles. The results are often spectacular: previous games created during previous events include Costume Quest, Stacking, Middle Manager of Justice, and Iron Brigade – all very good games by most people's accounting.
Players get started by visiting the Double Fine forums to advocate for or discuss their favorite game ideas. The next step is to stop by the Double Fine Humble Bundle page to vote for their favorite games – it costs a minimum contribution of $1 to vote. After one week the four game concepts with the most votes will be developed into games. The two teams then have two weeks to make their games. 2 Player Productions will film the entire development process as it happens and post videos each day. Once the prototypes are finished, they will be released alongside prototypes of previous Amnesia Fortnight winners Costume Quest and Happy Song.
"We do it to test out new ideas, and to test out new project leaders who feel ready to have a project of their own," said Double Fine founder Tim Schafer. "Many of the games we've released in the last few years have come from the Amnesia Fortnight process. It's really a great morale boost for the team, and a highly effective way to develop new game ideas."