Booths at trade shows are expensive. PAX is one of the cheaper expos to get booth space at but it’s still a big cheque to write for smaller developers. That said, Capy Games and Double Fine are hardly the most cash-struck of developers to attend PAX. But they shared a booth anyway.
To celebrate their proximity on the show floor, the two developers launched the Double Fine & Capy Videogame Collection. It’s a bundle of their games on Steam at a discounted price and it gets purchasers access to gems such as Stacking, Costume Quest, Critter Crunch and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.
For those lucky enough to attend PAX East, there was an actual physical, boxed version of the bundle available from the shared booth. That’s not all though, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on the 200-strong limited edition box, you will also have received a 3.5 inch floppy disc containing a totally new game.
Capy Fine Racing is a half-joking racer featuring characters from both developers. Made by Ken Yeung and Vic Nguyen, it’s not intended to be anything more than a bit of fun – they even admit that there’s a good chance not all of the 200 disks will actually work. As a result, they’re actually hoping people do copy that floppy. Those lucky enough to have a disk are being told that it’s totally okay to copy it and give it to others to play. It’s like Shareware is still alive and well.