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Posts tagged "indie"

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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Memory of a Broken Dimension – argh, my brain!

Memory of a Broken Dimension – argh, my brain!
Okay, this trailer has been on YouTube for a while, but a tweet from Phil Fish just reminded me about it, and now you have to experience this bizarre distorted computerised nightmare-scape for yourself.

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OpenGameCity – be a part of it!

OpenGameCity – be a part of it!

Got a new indie project to show off? Want to perform an interpretive dance based on Metal Gear Solid 4? Think you can do a twenty minute stand-up on Activision's best business decisions? OpenGameCity is waiting for you!

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Ste Pickford on why indie studios should promote each other’s games

Ste Pickford on why indie studios should promote each other's games

Industry veterans, the Pickford brothers, have today asked indie studios to promote brilliant titles produced by other developers. Here, Ste Pickford tells us why they came up with the scheme, and how it's gone down with the indie community.

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Danny Wallace and the importance of polish

Danny Wallace and the importance of polish

This is what happened when Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell set out to find a Danny Wallace sound-alike for his game narration.

And we also discover why sometimes it's worth taking the odd punt on a celebrity if you want your game to be all it can be.

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Hot Shot: Realm of the Mad God

Hot Shot: Realm of the Mad God
Realm of the Mad God is about living. It’s a free-to-play MMO shooter where death is final. You grind higher, you collate ever-more useful baubles and you surround yourself with fabulous people – but once you push your luck too far you’re finished. All that’s left is your name on a leaderboard crowded with fallen heroes...

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Hot Shot: Micro Machines + Forza = Gears of Glory

Hot Shot: Micro Machines + Forza = Gears of Glory

Remember the classic top-down racing game, Super Sprint? No, wait... too far back.

Okay, how about Codemasters' nineties sensation Micro Machines, in which you controlled teensy cars, boats and helicopters around kitchens, sand pits and toilet bowls? Ah yes, that rang a bell, right?

Good, we're on the same page of racing history.

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You’ll believe a Kerbal can fly…

You’ll believe a Kerbal can fly…

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like if you were in charge of a lunar landing program? If you were in charge – might Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin still be residents of the Sea of Tranquility?

Well now, through the magic of indie gaming and some Raving Rabbid-like Kerbals, you can play at being NASA. Kerbal Space Program is, frankly, a remarkable achievement.

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All Aboard the Indie Bus!

All Aboard the Indie Bus!

So. Remember that idea you had for a game that is going to revolutionise the medium?

You know. The one about the marine and the gun and the alien invasion and the explosion? Well, now you have the opportunity to put someone else's money where your mouth is.

At this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Fransisco, Serious Sam 3: BFE publisher Devolver Digital is offering indie developers the opportunity to pitch their game idea to the publisher's CFO Fork Parker.

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