Indie Gaming

Crashlands Giveaway Celebration (Five Steam Keys)

Crashlands Giveaway Celebration (Five Steam Keys)<p>/ August 18, 2017 at 7:22 PM / Blog<p>By all accounts, there are a lot of video games that people could …

Game Development

Get to know: Household Games and their charming debut game, Way of the Passive Fist

Thanks to its myriad festivals, workshops, game jams, and some generous government funding programs, Toronto is renowned as a hotbed for independent …

Game Development

No one knows how expensive video games should be

Everyone has an opinion, no one is an expert<p>There is no “standard” price for a video game in 2017, and that’s a good thing for developers, publishers and fans.<p>We can fool ourselves into thinking a video game is something you can buy in the store for $59.99, but that ignores the host of special …

Gaming

UFO 50 Announced And Bringing An NES Time Warp to PAX West

UFO 50 Announced And Bringing An NES Time Warp to PAX West<p>/ August 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>There is a special feeling that you can …

UFOs

Xbox Live Creators Program launches today with self-published indie games

Microsoft is officially launching its Xbox Live Creators Program today, to let developers directly publish games to the Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs. The first games are available today from a special section in the Xbox Store named “Creators collection.” Only nine games are available right now, but …

Microsoft

Square Enix and AMD are giving away indie games with new GPUs

AMD wants to ensure you always have something unique to play with new graphics card. The new AMD4U program is a partnership with publisher Square Enix exclusively featuring games from the publisher's "Collective" initiative for indie developers. Folks who buy and register their GPU are eligible for …

Gaming

Dropleaf has a dual-goal: Making it easier to find indie games and lift diversity

Dropleaf is a new subscription platform that wants to help people discover more indie PC games. The service will offer a hand-picked collection of games with an added focus on reaching out to more diverse game creators. It’s launching out of the summer batch of Y Combinator startups, and it’ll …

Game Development

Accidental Queens builds on A Normal Lost Phone’s 100,000 sales success with a successor

The indie studio Accidental Queens has announced that it’s releasing Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story later this summer on Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s a narrative-driven puzzle game that’s similar to the studio’s first release, A Normal Lost Phone. The studio is partnering once again with …

Gossamer Games is crowdfunding $15K to build out its post-apocalyptic ‘Sole’

It’s easy for a game like <i>Sole</i> to make you think of that turbulent, troubled period in your life. You know the one.Fumbling around in the dark with a …

Game Development

Battle Brothers Review - A Proper Challenge

Battle Brothers Review – A Proper Challenge<p>/ August 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM / Game Reviews, Gaming<p>Tactical RPGs are often hard to come by nowadays, mostly …

Sound Design

Little Nightmares Review

Little Nightmares Review – A Very Unpleasant Dream<p>/ August 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM / Game Reviews, Gaming<p>Do you like yellow raincoat clad protagonists? …

You Might Not Miss Flash, But Videogames Will

For me, the internet has always been tied to videogames. It's not quite so simple, of course, but using the internet has always been an inescapable …

Adobe Flash

Culinary co-op 'Overcooked' arrives on Nintendo Switch

<i>Overcooked</i>, the game from publisher Team17 and developer Ghost Town Games that has players chaotically cooking recipes and serving dishes is now available for Nintendo Switch. The game has been well received with nominations for multiple Independent Games Festival awards earlier this year and two …

Nintendo Switch

'Noita' Is A New Indie Rouge-Lite That Simulates Every Pixel

There are times when I have trouble keeping up with all the indie games coming out on Steam, entering Early Access, running Kickstarters and other crowdfunding campaigns. Sometimes my inbox is so stuffed with PR emails from such a wide range of game devs (not to mention PR emails from every single …

Gaming

Overcooked will appear on the Nintendo Switch’s menu July 27

The frenzied co-op game Overcooked: Special Edition will be making its Nintendo Switch debut on July 27 with some additional goodies in the pantry. Along with the core content available in Overcooked on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the special edition will feature two content packs: The …

Gaming

Independent Games Festival is now taking submissions for GDC 2018

The 20th annual Independent Games Festival is now accepting submissions from indie developers until October 2. Finalists will be chosen in early January 2018 and will earn space on the Game Developers Conference floor to demo their games. They’ll also get a chance to win prizes such as the $30,000 …

Game Development

This Week on Windows: New LinkedIn app, organize your photos and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of <i>This Week on Windows!</i> Head over here to learn all about the new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs, check out the …

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Enterprise: Game on

Scientists are designing board, card and digital games to convey scientific concepts.<p>Dante Lauretta loves board games — so much so, he has always …

Board Games

After Facebook and Google, Chinese tech companies are feeling the heat from censors

Image credit: Craig Cloutier. Modified by <i>Tech in Asia</i>.In China, technology is often treated as a relatively apolitical subject. Tech reporters are …

China

Telling Lies, A new Game from the creators of Her Story

Today I am going to talk about Telling Lies, A new game from the creators of Her Story. Sam Barlow, the creator of Her Story, said that Telling Lies …

Spanish distributor BadLand launches global publishing division

As part of the new initiative, the company has opened a research office in Warsaw, Poland, to expand its publishing efforts and boost its presence on …

Game Design

Figment is a surreal puzzler that brings dreamscapes alive with music

Figment is a surreal puzzle game that takes place entirely inside the mind. The whimsy of its rich, colorful illustrations is matched by the fact that it actually features musical numbers. Developer Bedtime Digital Games has been working on it for 3 years now, and it’s finally launching later this …

Itch.io changes policy in wake of pirated games scam

Open marketplace adapts after users report ersatz indie games being sold in store

Gaming Industry

event[0]'s AI Wrote Itself A New Ending

event[0]’s AI Wrote Itself A New Ending<p>/ July 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Gaming is going through an era of procedural generation. …

No Man's Sky

Jump Gives You A Library of Indie Games for $10 A Month

Jump Gives You A Library of Indie Games for $10 A Month<p>/ July 11, 2017 at 5:15 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>One of the hallmarks of 2017 will be the true …

Game Development

Jump is a subscription service that's 'like Netflix for indie games'

Designed to help indies get discovered, Jump is due later this summer.

Game Development

Google Play’s Indie Games Festival now taking submissions until August 6

The second Google Play Indie Games Festival will be held in San Francisco on September 23, and it’s now accepting submissions. Developers can submit their mobile games through an online form until August 6.<p>The festival shines a spotlight on indie mobile games developed for Android. In its inaugural …

Game Development

All-you-can-play indie gaming is coming for $10 per month

While Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass likely appeals to players who want mainstream console titles, there hasn't been a great unlimited play platform for indie games -- until now. A new service, Jump, has just emerged from the ether to satisfy fans of non-tentpole gaming. For $10 a month, users can play …

Gaming

Jump lets you play a library of more than 60 games for $10 per month

Why it matters to you<p>For $10 per month, Jump sounds like a great way to start playing indie games.<p>If you want to jump into the exciting world of …

Gaming

Indie Devs Defend Jim Ryan’s “Indie Games Are Less Relevant” Statement

During Sony’s PlayStation conference at E3 last month, the company surprisingly neglected to show any indie games again this year, something the …

Game Development