It wasn’t long ago that we reported that an Irish indie bundle was tentatively in the works. Now, things might just have stepped up a gear with the launch of its official website.
Simply entitled the “Irish Indie Bundle,” the package is now accepting submissions from Irish developers in the hope of making this dream a bona fide reality. The organisers are also accepting logo designs over on their Facebook page. Further public suggestions, including possible charities to which the bundle may contribute, are still welcome at the Facebook page.
As of this writing, the organisers are looking at a submission deadline of 24th August, giving developers an ample amount of time to decide upon and see their creations through to their conclusion. Once all the entries have been put forward, they’re looking at a possible September release window for the bundle to be made available to the public.
If all goes to plan the Irish Indie Bundle will function as a showcase of the considerable creative talent currently lying dormant in Ireland, a nation that’s arguably been ignored as a potential hotbed of gaming innovation. The organisers have a succinct, yet profound message: “Play our games, or else…we’ll be sad.” We can’t say fairer that that.
And perhaps it’s possible that the potential success of indie developers from other nations may hinge on the public reaction to the Irish Indie Bundle. If it’s successful, could it pave the way for other nation-specific bundles in the near future? Perhaps, then, this might not just be a crusade for the recognition of Irish developers on a larger scale, but rather part of a much bigger picture. Either way, we’ve got our eye on this one.
Take a look at the official website here, where you can make submissions and discover more about the ongoing movement.