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The Xbox One's most beautiful game is wonderfully old school

When I was a kid, I used to imagine what video games in the future might look like — and I was completely wrong. I never foresaw the advent of 3D graphics or huge open worlds, and I certainly didn't imagine how the internet would fundamentally change the way games are played. Instead, I thought of …

Indie Gaming

Teenagers, sex and selfies: Cibele is an uncomfortable, often beautiful game

I'm going through developer Nina Freeman's computer, and at the moment I'm flipping through pictures she's taken of herself. I'm afraid of seeing something I shouldn't, and I'm not sure how to react. It doesn't help that she's right behind me.<p>The entire situation is awkward, and it's hard to tell …

The story of Yars' Revenge is a journey back to a lost world of video games

Classic game post-mortems at GDC follow a certain pattern.<p>There is always a moment when the presenter will look back at the time when their particular classic game was made and say something along the lines of "crazy, crazy days."<p>We all know that, in the past, they do things differently. But there …

Daily Roundup: Nintendo and indie gaming, HTC's attempt at VR and more!

In today's <i>Daily Roundup,</i> we take a look at Nintendo's relationship with indie game makers, find out how Valve wants to change VR and chat with HTC's chief designer. Head past the break to get caught up on all of the day's top stories.<p>It's complicated: Nintendo's relationship with indie …

Thumper is a gorgeous, terrifying new rhythm game from ex-Rock Band developers

<b>Watch in 60 fps on YouTube!</b><p><i>Thumper</i> is a game that snuck up on me. Over five years in the making, it's the debut title from Drool, a two-man indie team comprised of Marc Flury, an ex-Harmonix programmer living in Seoul, South Korea; and Brian Gibson, an artist at Harmonix who you may know as one …

Indie Gaming

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of March 2015

February was a bit slow as far as video games go.<p>Worse, it was sprinkled largely with disappointments.<p>Sure, there were some winners—<i>Apotheon, Majora’s Mask 3D,</i> Telltale’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but the biggest releases of the month were both letdowns.<p><i>Evolve</i> is a decent game with a neat premise that got old …

Game of Thrones

New Indie Games for 2015: Aesthetics and Ambition Change the Landscape

No Man’s Sky’s striking visuals are just one of many upcoming trends for new indie games. Photo from no-mans-sky.com<p>The last year was a strange and …

Independent, Not Underground: Five Indie Game Developers Whose Games You Need to Be Playing

Thatgamecompany’s Journey attracted a lot of attention for an independent release. Image from thatgamecompany.com<p>Independent games are no longer a …

A video game for the socially anxious

Italian developers Sebastiano Morando and Francesco Lanciai didn't set out to make a game about social anxiety disorder when they created <i>Sym</i>. That idea spawned from the drawing of a character, a black figure with one eye disintegrating into a stark white background. Morando was inspired by this …

Mental Health

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is a psychedelic indie Earthbound

I love an RPG set in the real actual world most of us live in. There's something deeply comforting about the way they make modern life more magically …

PC Gaming

Indie Megabooth is the place to be at PAX East

"<i>Dad By The Sword</i> is a game about YOUR DAD running around in jorts and slaying Anti-Dads with a claymore. Experience a unique First Person Swordplay …

Five Things I Didn’t Get About Making Video Games (Until I Did It)

Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at <i>Destructoid</i> as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010 and specialized in highlighting indie …

Metal Gear

Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up #71 – Saturday Edition

<b>Published on</b> February 22nd, 2015 | <i>by Craig Forshey</i><p>0<p>Welcome to a special Saturday edition of the Super Game Droid Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up, …

Road to the IGF: Elegy for a Dead World

There's an awful lot of discussion about the right approach to narrative in games, and several of this year's IGF finalists earned their place among …

Game Design

Nintendo Brings Indie Slate To IndieCade East

Nintendo is touting more indie games for its platforms, and if you're attending IndieCade East this weekend you can get your hands on them – …

Retrogaming

8 great indie games from Casual Connect Europe

<i>The Casual Games Association paid for Daniel Crawley’s trip to Casual Connect Europe, where he moderated two sessions. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>Contrary to popular belief, game journalists don’t just spend their time at conferences playing. In fact, by the end of day two at Casual Connect …

For OlliOlli , the right soundtrack meant a better video game

It wouldn't be such a controversial statement to say that the music in <i>OlliOlli</i> has a profound effect on the tone of Roll7's 2D skateboarding game. It …

Game Development

Limbo Arrives On Android Phones

Like Dante written by William Golding.<p>Limbo, the very archetype of the atmospheric indie platformer, has finally been released on Android …

Android News

The Swindle is coming to Steam and Consoles

<b>I’m so incredibly excited and delighted to announce</b> that <i>The Swindle</i> is coming to Steam, PS3, PS4, PSVita, XboxOne and WiiU. Release date is <i>probably</i> …

'Homeworld Remastered Collection' Goes For The Nostalgic Jugular With New Videos

Now that we know when the Homeworld Remastered Collection will get released on February 25th, Gearbox Software is now almost gleefully bombarding fans with serious amounts of eye candy.<p>The first of the two new videos covers the story (shown below). The original games used a brilliantly minimalist …

Blackbirds

Why Spelunky, Meat Boy, and other indie stars are photo-bombing each other’s games

Mario and Link, racing kart-to-kart on Hyrule Circuit. Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton, solving court cases. Gaming is full of popular characters invading other stars’ worlds — and if that breaks continuity or some fragile timeline, who really cares?<p>Step down from the big leagues and you’ll …

Indie Gaming

Things get weird when an artist collective makes a video game

A game developer, a composer and a T-shirt designer walk into a bar. <i>Scratch that</i>. They walk into an artist collective in Montreal, and start making weird, endearing, innovative video games together. This is KO-OP Mode.<p>As co-founder Saleem Dabbous puts it: "We really believe in bringing in these …

Former Darksiders developer Gunfire Games talks about triple-A indies, hints at next game

The people behind Vigil Games turned Crytek USA turned Gunfire Games believe in a new sort of studio: A core team of seasoned developers that can create AAA hits on an indie budget.<p>Founder David Adams calls it a AAA indie, a mid-sized studio approach born out of today's environment of gamers' …

Braid creator is sacrificing his indie fortune to make The Witness

Game developer Jonathan Blow is sacrificing his <i>Braid</i> fortune to continue work on his upcoming project <i>The Witnes</i>s, he tells Engadget.<p>The 2008 indie hit is no longer receiving enough in sales to sustain Blow's latest puzzle game, the developer says. Blow spent roughly $200,000 throughout the creation …

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Nutrition

'Braid' creator sacrifices his fortune to build his next game

One of the indie world's first superstar developers made millions from one game. He's spent it all to make his next.<p>Jonathan Blow's beautiful, distinct 2008 platformer <i>Braid</i> is largely regarded as the original indie game -- The Notorious OIG, if you will. Blow spent roughly $200,000 to create <i>Braid</i> …

Indie Gaming

Indonesian indie horror hit DreadOut’s second act is coming out this Valentine’s Day!

Fans of Asian indie horror games, rejoice! In an unexpected bit of great news, the second half of Indonesian indie developer Digital Happiness’s game</i> …

Horror

21 small game studios worth watching in 2015

Independent games are like those weird after-hours parties held in vast, empty warehouses where anything that can happen, does. As the costs and risks of creating AAA-games such as <i>Call of Duty</i>, <i>Destiny</i> or <i>Halo</i> rise, more developers have stepped to the side and now attempt to build innovative, wild …