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This Indie Game Makes You Reconsider Putting Your Career Ahead Of Your Family

Developers like Kent Hudson. Last month, Hudson released "The Novelist," his first game as an indie game designer. Business Insider sat down with Hudson to discuss the game at length.<p>"The Novelist" doesn't have the big action set pieces or cinematic cutscenes used to tell stories in most games. …

Cult Computer Game, "Nidhogg," Gets Revamped For Social Gaming Platform

The 8-bit sword adventure by Mark "Messhof" Essen includes an awesome soundtrack by Daedelus<p>In one of The Creators Project's earliest documentaries, we unleashed our inner gamer with Mark "Messhof" Essen, a videogame designer with a soft spot for DIY, low-tech creative sensibilities. We showcased a …

Indie developer accuses King of double standard, alleges game was cloned

Game developer Matthew Cox today accused social game studio King of having double standards in its attempts to trademark the word "candy," because he believes the studio tried to capitalize on the success of <i>Pac-Man</i> in 2009 through the game title <i>Pac-Avoid</i>, and he also alleges the studio copied his …

18 Games You Need To Play In 2014

While there were few stand-out titles in that bunch, the release line-up for 2014 is totally different story.<p>The original creators of both "Call of Duty" and "Halo" are working on brand new properties that are each experimenting with their own combinations of multiplayer and story aspects.<p>There's a …

Creating games with emergent (and sometimes raucous) fan behavior

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of the Power of Play event paid my way to Seattle, where I’m moderating a session. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SEATTLE — When Daniel Cook changed the range of a bullet from 6.5 tiles to 5.5 tiles in his game Realm of the Mad God, fans were outraged. They whined, …

The Novelist: A Story-Driven Game Of Impossible Choices

First things first: Yes, this is a game review — but I'm no gamer. I'm surrounded by them at work and at home, mind you, but I personally haven't played a video game since a brief Tetris obsession in junior high.<p>Which is why I surprised myself by wanting to take a crack at The Novelist, released in …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Shutting The Game Down, Putting Us All Out Of Our Misery

Game creator Dong Nguyen tweeted this at 2 p.m. ET: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore."<p>"It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore."<p>Reading through the rest of Nguyen's tweets, it's pretty …

An introduction to indie game development, part 2 - Xbox One

Do you want to make games? We asked an expert panel of local indie game developers some questions about getting started in the business, and got so …

Four indie games set to strike it big on Android

Indie game development is where many of the most exciting Android games come from nowadays. Sure, we all love big releases from Electronic Arts, …

Lowbrow Indie Gaming Meets Highbrow Art With Jim Munroe

The artist is taking over the Art Gallery of Ontario until April 4th and will throw a Fancy Video Game Party.<p>If you thought art and gaming is so 2006, think again. Toronto-based artist, zine publisher, and video game master Jim Munroe is Toronto’s latest star artist in residence at the Art Gallery …

'Metroidvania' Indie Game forma.8 Announced for PS4, Vita

Hand drawn graphics in 1080p<p>Indie developer MixedBag announced today that its self-described "Metroidvania" sci-fi adventure forma.8 will be coming …