GA Tech professor Ian Bogost produced a series of “game poems” called A Slow Year as a set of 1K games for the Atari. But now he’s create a super luxe boxed version of the games for sale for $500 a piece.
This strategy for boxed games is an interesting tack. Obviously, A Slow Year is not worth that much (you can get it for $20), but creating a luxury product with thoughtful design and packaging imbues the experience with new life. It’s a good model — look at Radiohead’s recent packaging efforts.
The future of games at retail may be a question mark (as all physical forms of media are), but bespoke projects like this one will always have value.