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Friday, January 15, 2016

Game Hype: Oxenfree Collector's Edition & Punch Club

-Oxenfree Collector's Edition

Iam8bit and Skybound are betting on Oxenfree, the just released on Steam game about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift, with a collector's edition. It's a little odd it's being shown such love as the game, just came out and is only four hours long for most. Still it looks like a nice little pack to hold over your other gamer friend's heads. Here's what it comes with

  1. A GAME DOWNLOAD CODE for OXENFREE. Select either PC/Mac (via Steam) or Xbox

  2. An OXENFREE COOLER to keep your beverage(s) of choice nice and cold, large enough to store a six-pack

  3. STASH CAN to discretely store your unmentionables, made from an actual, off-the-shelf can (beer for 21+ and soda for customers under 21 years of age)

  4. A CAN INSULATOR referencing locals' favorite watering hole from the game, Seafood Sammy's Happy Shanty  

  5. A roundtrip FERRY TICKET to Edwards Island

  6. REDEADED BEDWETTERS DEMO TAPE - an EP of tracks from Ren's band, the Redheaded Bedwetters. Listen closely, because you might hear something important

  7. A DOWNLOAD CODE for the REDHEADED BEWETTERS DEMO SONGS featured on the cassette. They may have had a little help from OXENFREE composer, SCNTFC

  8. A foldout TOURIST MAP from Edwards Island, mimicking retro game maps from back in the day. The flipside of the map features a poster image of the OXENFREE key art

-How Punch Club had a successful launch by making it a Twitch Plays to launch it.

"When Twitch beat Punch Club an hour before Steam was closing up, and the game went live as the last thing that happened on Friday afternoon, this entirely random launch time/date just happened to be the most perfect we could have hoped for. I wish I could say this was all part of an elaborate plan, but as this timeline shows, it was mostly a good starting idea mixed with dumb luck."