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Skrillex Quest drops glitch Zelda in your browser

Skrillex Quest drops glitch Zelda in your browser
American dubstep artist Skrillex has put his name and music to a webgame produced by New York indie developer Jason Oda.

Hookshot Inc. takes a look.

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Clockwork Racers – multiscreen Micro Machines action

Clockwork Racers – multiscreen Micro Machines action
Oh man, I've been meaning to write about Clockwork racers ever since I saw it at the ExPlay Conference in Bath. It's a really beautiful top-down racer, in the style of Codemasters classic Micro Machines - except you're driving teeny-weeny clockwork robots rather than teeny weeny toy cars.

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Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!

Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!
Have we talked about Tentacles yet? I hope not, because I'm about to talk about Tentacles, and I'd hate to be even more boring than usual.

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How indie devs should talk to the press – by the press!

How indie devs should talk to the press – by the press!

Last week I did a talk at the Launch Conference in Birmingham about how developers should deal with the gaming press. As part of my 'preparations' I asked a bunch of my peers what they thought. Here's what they told me...

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Wall Street Titan: Robot Death from Above

Wall Street Titan: Robot Death from Above
Wall Street Titan is a game that takes revenge on the greedy capitalist pigs who destroyed the global economy by doing their sums wrong and something to do with sub-prime mortages.

(Ask Donlan – he explained it all to me once.)

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Groove Coaster Zero – trance action on iOS

Groove Coaster Zero - trance action on iOS
The original Groove Coaster is one of Hookshot Inc.'s Must Play titles for iOS, a simple but expressive music game in which you tap your finger in time with the soundtrack and on-screen indicators.

We take a look at the new free-to-play sequel.

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On He-Man and staring into the void

On He-Man and staring into the void
Mobile gaming is an odd place sometimes. Games that would be considered banal on any other platform, or mediocre at best, get passable write-ups because there's content, it runs okay and people overlook the fact that controlling it often feels like there's an open pritt-stick strapped to your every finger.

There's progression, the game is ridiculously cheap and it fills the void we laughably call our lives - so where's your problems Mister Moaner?

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Letterpress – it’s not a productivity app

Letterpress - it's not a productivity app
Morning! I haven't been posting much lately. Partly, that's because I've been buying a house. Mostly, though, it's because I played the word BOWSPRIT on Letterpress a few weeks back, and I've been giving myself a short holiday as a reward.

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Maia: kickstarting the god game revival

Maia: kickstarting the god game revival

There are 12 days to go. 12 days. And Simon Roth needs £50,000 or it's all over. This being the indie games business in 2012, we're of course talking about a Kickstarter project. We're talking about Maia.

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Alt-Minds is… something… erm… don’t say transmedia!

Alt-Minds is... something... erm... don't say transmedia!
I'm not sure I can tell you what Alt-Minds is, but I can tell you it looks like something that might happen in the future somehow.

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Spin the Bottle: illicit touching on Wii-U

Spin the Bottle: illicit touching on Wii-U
The rise of the game hardware-driven parlour game continues apace with Spin the Bottle, an 8-player Wii-U party game that follows in the slipstream of indie party favourites Johann Sebastian Joust and B.U.T.T.O.N.

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Wave Trip – the Bad Hotel guys are back

Wave Trip – the Bad Hotel guys are back

The musical makers of our favourite audio-obsessed tower defence game are back with another super stylish sound toy, this time in the form of a daring adventure with a level editor!

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