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Indie game award finalists include 'Cuphead' and 'Night in the Woods'

The Independent Games Festival has revealed the finalists for its 2018 awards, and this year there are a few definite favorites. Infinite Fall's relentlessly witty adventure <i>Night in the Woods</i> is on the short list for not just the Seumas McNally grand prize, but also the narrative and visual art …

Cuphead

Check out how Epic Loon takes indie party gaming back to the '90s

We chat with the developers of '90s-tinged couch co-op Epic Loon about what makes their game tick and how it's set for the Switch.<p>When talking to …

Indie Gaming

The Indie Game Jam Proves You Don’t Need Massive Teams to Create Amazing Games

A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Indie Game Jam in NYC (sponsored by Schick Hydro). I knew these events consisted of developers creating games …

IGF Awards’ 2018 nominees point to this year’s games to watch

A mix of 2017’s favorites and 2018’s future hits<p>The nominees for the 20th Annual Independent Game Festival are out, and the list contains a fascinating mix of some of 2017’s best indies — and what could be 2018’s future hits.<p>If you’re curious as to how that’s possible, this is how eligibility for …

Indie Gaming

Top 10 Indie Games to Watch in 2018

2018 will be bringing a ton of new games for us to look out for, including a ton of big budget projects we’ve been waiting some years for (I’m …

The Best Indie Games of 2017

2017 has been a phenomenal year for gaming–there’s no doubt about that. But AAA games like <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> and <i>Horizon: Zero</i> …

Indie Gaming

Pushing Out More Pixels Than Ever Before

Video gaming is still moving forward into one of the best years the industry has had in years. Nintendo has multiple contenders for Game of the Year, …

How is 2018 shaping up for indie games developers on mobile?

2017 was in some ways a rather uneventful year for indie games developers on mobile. Discoverability continues to be a pressing issue that Apple and …

One of 2018’s most exciting indie games looks deceptively simple

Game Is Good and Release Is Summer<p>Modest art, minimal animation, few colors: <i>Baba Is You</i> looks like a bare-bones MS-DOS game, a dusty relic from the early ’80s. But it’s one of the most inventive games I played in 2017, and one of my most anticipated releases of 2018.<p>I won’t spoil its many …

Prototypes

39 Awesome Games to Keep on Your Radar in 2018

There are plenty of great games to look forward to in 2018, but with all the big-name titles to anticipate, it can be easy to let some of the smaller …

2017’s most horrifying and heartfelt indie games

Some of our favorite indie titles of the year<p>In some of 2017’s biggest AAA games, we explored far-off worlds, fought all sorts of battles and stepped into the shoes of radically different people. In fact, this was one of the best years in big-budget games since 2007, the previous high-water mark …

7 indie games you need to check out this month

We take a look at the top indie titles you may have missed in December and point out some games you should play in January.<p>1. Nine Parchments …

12 biggest upcoming games in 2018 on PS4, Xbox, Switch and PC

2017 proved a strong year for gaming, with some incredible titles released, and 2018 is shaping up to be another great year for players.<p>While there …

Mario and Zelda topped Amazon’s 2017 best-selling games list

PlayStation Store credit was the number one (and two) top seller on Amazon, however. Amazon lists the $20 PlayStation Store gift card, which can be …

Top 10 Most Wanted Games of 2018

SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p>UP NEXTJanuary 2018 Xbox One and 360 Free Games with Gold<p>2018 looks to be shaping up to be a great year for gaming! Welcome to …

'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' Review: A Great Game But With A Few Performance Issues

Way back in 1998, the original PlayStation was graced with the first <i>Xenogears</i> game and it was a masterful piece of gaming. Nearly twenty years later, we now have the new <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> on the Nintendo Switch and it is genuinely brilliant.<p><i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> is set within the world of …

Gaming

Daily Deals: Turtle Beach Gaming Headset, 3 Months Xbox Live for Free

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

AoS: Death Battletome - Legions of Nagash Revealed

The Dead won’t remain silent for long – The Legions of Nagash Battletome is coming to Age of Sigmar!<p>We figured those <b>Malign Portents</b> were all pointing …

RPGs

Friday Grab Bag: Tons of Games (Tiny Dungeon 2e, Simple Feng, Futurepunk, M20 Fifth)

Welcome to the first post in 2018!<br>I'm looking forward to new gaming material for this year. We already have some exciting new releases, e.g., <i>Stars</i> …

Board Games

RPG: Be The Hero Midgard Needs

Journey to Midgard–a world that’s familiar, but not too familiar, but not too not familiar.<p>Kobold Press’ Midgard is a world of dark magic that’s …

RPGs

Wounded Veterans Find Peer Support in Virtual Reality Worlds

HONOLULU, Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Injured veterans, along with family and friends, explored new worlds through virtual reality at a …

Virtual Reality

HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018 | Trusted Reviews

<b>HTC has teased a new version of its Vive virtual reality headset will be announced at CES 2018 this Monday.</b><p>In a tweet, the firm’s VR arm promised a …

Virtual Reality

Nina Freeman's Top 10 Games of 2017

Photo by NashCo Photography<i>Nina Freeman is a level designer at Fullbright in Portland, Oregon. They recently released their latest narrative</i> …

Top 10

The Top 10 Indie Games to Watch For in 2018

The Top 10 Indie Games Coming in 2018<p>Indie Games are big business now. Just like Taylor Swift used to be an ‘indie’ artiste, small studios are now …

Blade Runner

Canadian independent video game studios nominated for multiple IGF awards

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the finalists for its 2018 awards ceremony.<p>Among the studios to get multiple nods was Studio MDHR, …

Indie Gaming

The Week in Video Games – January 7, 2018

<b>This week in video games: PUBG will come to every gaming platform, the Switch breaks new sales records, and the App Store makes a lot of cash over</b> …

7 of Skyrim's Best Unanswered Questions

Even though it's been six years since Skyrim's first release, the frozen mountains and forested valleys of Tamriel's northern realm are still …

Daily Deals: Dragon Ball Xenoverse for $10, Akira on Blu-ray

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Parenting Simulator Think Of The Children Releases October 19

Parenting Simulator Think Of The Children Releases October 19<p>/ October 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>Think of the Children</i>, a co-operative …