Tag Archives: Indie

The Swapper review
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The Swapper review

Genre sci-fi, genre puzzler, at home on PlayStation formats What was a good game on the PC is a great game on the PlayStation – between Claymation visuals that manage to communicate the familiar whilst being unique and a novel singular mechanic that pushes the whole game experience forward, The...

How Microsoft’s ID@Xbox scheme is saving the Xbox One

After Sony made ripples in the games industry by throwing its weighty supported behind independent developers, Microsoft is catching up to its long-term rivals by offering indies a foothold in the XBLA marketplace. We speak to developers releasing their games through ID@Xbox to find out more about the scheme. A few...

Jason Rohrer discusses a life outside the mainstream

Eschewing blockbuster game development for something a little more personal, a little more artistic, Rohrer is something of a rarity these days – even among the indie scene. His games mean something. Starting out like any other developer, Rohrer didn’t become fully immersed into indie game development until he visited...

Ex-Walking Dead devs on new project Firewatch

What’s the next logical step after a wild success like The Walking Dead or Mark of the Ninja? Start again from scratch At last year’s Game Developers Conference, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman, and Nels Anderson ended up at the same party. Rodkin and Vanaman were coming down from an incredible...

Always Sometimes Monsters review
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Always Sometimes Monsters review

It appears John starved to death in his sleep. After an exhausting day doing a minimum wage job mulching tofu, he forgot to eat, and the raggedy alley he was sleeping in didn’t provide enough shelter overnight. Looks like he’ll never get his book published or win his girl back....


The Shot Heard ‘Round The Indie World – James Mielke

The last time we met I spoke about the second coming of BitSummit, aptly titled BitSummit MMXIV. The build-up to the event was an all-consuming time-crushing organizational apocalypse, but somehow we pulled it off. The results, if I can be clear, were pretty spectacular. The first BitSummit was a one-day...