Tag Archives: Indie

How indies made horror mainstream again

Horror is back – Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within and The Order: 1886 are all reintroducing us to the world of frights and fears we haven’t seen at all since the heyday of Resident Evil, Silent Hill 2 and Eternal Darkness…   …Well, that’s the narrative we’re supposed to follow, at...


Metrico review
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Metrico review

It’s not enough for an indie game to be different these days, it really has to look different to stand any sort of chance of success. But we also know that doesn’t bear quite as much relevance as you’d believe as to how the game functions. So, while most indie...

Wayward Manor review
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Wayward Manor review

Ghost In The Machine It’s always a concern when a big-name ‘real world’ writer jumps into our world, but in truth authors have fared far better than Hollywood scriptwriters. Terry Pratchett’s Discworlds were a delight, Tom Clancy pretty much revolutionised Ubisoft’s entire output, and even the JK Rowling-powered Wonderbook on...


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...