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Report: Indies Will Be Able To Self-Publish On Xbox One [UPDATE]

Microsoft will allow indie developers to self-publish on the Xbox One, according to a new report at <i>Game Informer</i>.<p><b>Update:</b> <i>Microsoft has</i> <i>sent along the</i> …

Kanye Quest 3030 is a free fan-made RPG starring the famous rapper

Kanye Quest 3030 is a fan-made RPG/tribute to the famous rapper and producer Kanye West.<p>Join Kanye as he slips through a wormhole on his lawn only to …

Divekick, Deadly Premonition Greenlit on Steam

Steam gave its official seal of approval to Divekick, Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut, and eight other plucky titles. The titles were voted into …

Microsoft Has One Last Policy Change For The Xbox One, Self-Publishing

Microsoft made headlines last month when they changed nearly every controversial aspect about the Xbox One after a disastrous showing at E3. They eliminated an internet connection requirement and officially lifted all sanctions on the resale of used games, putting the system on equal footing with …

Ouya review

The Ouya's potential is offset by its rough edges.<p>The Ouya occupies a strange place between console familiarity and the weird-Wild West of the mobile market.<p>After a high-profile campaign on Kickstarter and a slight launch delay, the Android-powered Ouya console is finally in select online and brick …

Gun Monkeys dev talks price drop, frustrations of multiplayer creation

<i>Gun Monkeys,</i> a procedurally generated online deathmatch game, is now available at half its price and includes two copies with every purchase — a move to make it "a bit less of a gamble for people" to try, Dan Marshall of Size Five Games told Polygon.<p>Marshall detailed the changes earlier today on …

Pokémon dev's Soriti Horse combines solitaire and horse racing

Pokémon developer Game Freak has revealed its first self-published game as the 3DS eShop offering Soriti Horse, a combination of solitaire and horse …

Ouya - Let's Play LIVE - Eurogamer

Retro/Grade dev announces personal psychological horror game Neverending Nightmares

Retro/Grade developer Matt Gilgenbach has announced that his next title will be a psychological horror game entitled Neverending Nightmares.<p>As …

Sprinkle Islands review

As a species, we're drawn to water. It keeps us alive, but that doesn't explain our fascination with its tactile properties. Show us a pool of water …

Nintendo is not accepting submissions from Japanese indie devs

<b>UPDATE #2:</b> Nintendo has responded to Eurogamer regarding its Japanese arm's decision to not allow indies to self-publish and blamed the decision on …

GoatUp 2 review

The news that Jeff Minter is working on a new Tempest game for Vita probably means GoatUp 2 is the last Lllamasoft title we'll see on iOS for a …

Echro One lets you battle hedgehogs in underground caverns

Indie developer Cellusious released <i>Echro One</i> yesterday, a game about adventuring through a treasure-packed underground cavern and battling giant hedgehogs.<p><i>Echro</i> is, according to the developer, an "action roguelike role-playing game" with strategy elements and mechanics involving charging enemies …

Metroidvania platformer The Legend of Iya takes to Kickstarter

<i>The Legend of Iya</i> began as a childish project in the former-Soviet Union, 25-years ago, the work of a ten-year old boy, Andrew Bado, learning to code on a ZX Spectrum. Bado, now a professional pixel artist working for various games companies, has spent the last decade rebuilding the game in more …

Machinima goes live-action with fan film Fallout: Nuka Break - Red Star

Machinima has begun its foray into live-action film work with <i>Red Star</i>, a standalone entry in the Fallout fan film series <i>Nuka Break</i>.<p>Set between the original <i>Nuka Break</i> fan film and its followup miniseries, <i>Red Star</i> follows the weary Ranger as he is chased out of his latest home after a confrontation …

How one company hopes to transform physical space using video game principles

Nathan Mishler makes video games. But now he wants to make "non-games" that transform the physical world surrounding his audience.<p>"Game designers bring people together," Mishler told Polygon. "In real-world games, people have a lot of agency, and gaming is about agency, acting out and doing things. …

League of Legends deemed a professional sport by the US government

League of Legends has been a big deal in the eSports community for years with a total of $8 million being distributed to various players throughout …

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons video preview

There has been a lot of discussion lately, which we only seek to encourage here at Eurogamer, that perhaps it would be a good idea if slightly less …

Dropsy is weird to the power of clownin a good way

Hope you don't have coulrophobia<p>It takes a special kind of game to evoke feelings of familiarity and extraordinary strangeness at the same time. …

Sony won't 'segregate indies from traditional publishers' on PS4, senior manager says

Sony won't differentiate between traditional publishers and indies on the PlayStation 4 because "Every single individual developer is a publisher as far as we're concerned," Agostino Simonetta, senior account manager of development at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said at the Develop …

Evo 2013 Indie Showcase exposes indie creators to 'cutthroat' fighting game fans

One-on-one fighting games, titles like <i>Super Street Fighter 4</i>, <i>Tekken Tag Tournament 2</i> and <i>The King of Fighters 13</i>, will attract the most eyeballs at this weekend's Evo fighting game championship, when thousands of the world's best virtual fighters square off. But a lineup of nine independently …

Owlchemy releasing AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! to Oculus Rift

Owlchemy Labs plans to release Dejobaan's base-jumping game, <i>AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!</i>, to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as <i>AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaCULUS!!!</i>, the indie developer announced today.<p>"We’ve held some internal playtests down in the secret Owlchemy dungeon, and I can say with …

Chasing Aurora developer announces "aerial exploration game" Secrets of Rætikon

Chasing Aurora and And Yet it Moves developer Broken Rules has announced its next title, an "aerial exploration game" called Secrets of Rætikon, due …

Project Eternity envisioned as an ongoing game world

<i>Project Eternity</i> designer Chris Avellone says the game is being viewed, not as a standalone product, but as the start of a series.<p>The Kickstarted fantasy role-playing game is due for release in 2014, with an expansion already planned. But developer Obsidian is anticipating an opportunity to keep …

Star Citizen will feature an economy system 'equally in-depth' to its combat

<i>Star Citizen</i>, Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space exploration game, will feature a deep economy system affected by player actions, according to a post on Roberts Space Industries.<p>The lengthy update provides details on how the system will function in-game. According to the post, the game's economy is …

UnderTale combines classic RPG gameplay with a pacifist twist

<i>UnderTale</i> is a traditional role-playing game with one very big exception: Where most developers incorporate violence into gameplay, creator Toby Fox tries to work around it.<p><i>UnderTale</i> takes place in a world where humans and monsters once coexisted peacefully. After war tore the two races apart, the …

How mutants, monsters and Baroque swordsmen inspire Die Gute Fabrik's games

Die Gute Fabrik is an independent developer that has no problem with having an identity crisis.<p>The Denmark-based studio, owned by joint founders Douglas Wilson and Nils Deneken, is far from unproven, having critically-acclaimed puzzle-platformer <i>Where is My Heart</i> and folk game darling <i>Johann</i> …

Wizorb - Ouya review

There are some ideas so ludicrous, yet so strangely perfect, that you wonder why nobody thought of them before. Case in point: why not squeeze a JRPG …

American McGee defends Double Fine Kickstarter after adding $100,000 stretch goal to OZombie

Alice: Madness Returns developer American McGee has defended fellow Kickstartee Double Fine's push for more funds while adding a new $100,000 stretch …

American McGee to raise funds for Alice film rights through OZombie's Kickstarter campaign

American McGee, head of <i>Alice: Madness Returns</i> developer Spicy Horse, wants to secure the film rights to the Alice series and is tying that $500,000 fundraising effort into the current <i>OZombie</i> Kickstarter campaign, according to an update on the game's Kickstarter blog.<p>Spicy Horse entered into an …