Tagged:  Indie Games

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The Case For the Vita: My Little Indie Machine

Written by (@robotmilk) on June 3, 2014 in Opinion

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Last year, I had a JRPG itch. Bad. You know, that craving where every few years or so you have this uncontrollable urge to play a turn based Japanese role playing game? With its ever dramatic, esoteric story lines, nonsensical battle mechanics, and ones that require you grind your characters like crazy? (I might be… Read More »


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The Indie Uprising: Why Independent Games Will Matter More Than Ever Next Generation

Written by (@katanasquirrel) on August 28, 2013 in Opinion

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Independent gaming has become more and more prominent, with both Sony and Microsoft attempting to sway many small developers to their upcoming consoles. For people who have been paying attention over the past few years, this hardly seems surprising. Indie games have risen to mainstream popularity, in many cases. With the huge PC presence these… Read More »


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Interview with Octodad’s Kevin Geisler

Written by (@imonahorse) on June 27, 2013 in Features

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch is an upcoming indie game that will be released on Steam, and recently announced, the PlayStation 4. It is the sequel to Young Horses’ 2010 indie hit Octodad. This year at the Sony E3 press conference, Octodad: Dadliest Catch made a splash when it was featured in their indie games segment. We… Read More »


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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Washes Up on Steam in Late 2013

Written by (@imonahorse) on May 29, 2013 in Features

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In 2010, a group of friends from DePaul University got together and created their own game called Octodad. The group made the game free-to-play for everyone. It was released later that same year for Windows, Mac and Linux, respectively. Octodad is the story of an Octopus father, disguised as a human, with a human wife… Read More »


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CONTRAST – The Most Gorgeous Game at PAX East – New Video!

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 11, 2013 in Features

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While walking through the Indie Megabooth at PAX East 2013 this year, one of the small booths caught my eye. On the multiple screens of play, a sultry woman flitted through the shadows, following the direction of a little girl. As I stepped into the booth, the dulcet tones of a female jazz singer grew… Read More »


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N@P-014: Indie Games: You’ve Probably Never Heard of Them

Written by (@itloo) on September 18, 2012 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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Get your hipster glasses out! This week the nerds discuss indie games, video game conventions, the art of dating pigeons, and practice good listening skills. They also get real with each other, shed some tears, and give shoutouts to some loyal fans! Want to be mentioned on the show? Answer our questions on Facebook or… Read More »


Review: Spelunky

Written by on July 5, 2012 in

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Spelunky, an indie action adventure platformer created by Derek Yu,  released yesterday, July 4th 2012 on the Xbox Live Arcade.  I tried out this game with my children, explaining to them that it is an updated version of an older game.  “So, you mean from when you were our age, right Mom?”, asked my ten… Read More »


8-bit Funding Launched

8-bit Funding Launched

Written by (@) on January 24, 2011 in News

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Many of you have heard of Kickstarter and the numerous success stories that have come out of it. The service allows innovators to crowd-source funding for their various projects. It has even been used to great effect in games. Just check out renowned interactive fiction author Andrew Plotkin’s Hadean Lands. The concept of having the people… Read More »


Xbox Indie Games in Need of Achievements

Xbox Indie Games in Need of Achievements

Written by (@leftybrown) on April 9, 2010 in Opinion

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When the Xbox 360 launched in November of 2005, Microsoft required games on the system to have achievements that players could earn for completing tasks in the game.  At the time there was some doubt how useful this system would be. Today, game achievements have changed gaming for a great many players.  Some gamers don’t… Read More »