Entries in 'indie' (49)

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

The crowdfunding campaign for Playtonic’s new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has already surpassed its funding goal of £175,000, less than an hour after it began.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 1st 2015 at 5:39PM in News
FuturLab's James Marsden on the pressures of self-publishing indie games

FuturLab's James Marsden on the pressures of self-publishing indie games

Since it started releasing games for PlayStation platforms in 2010, Brighton-based indie developer FuturLab had been publishing its own titles.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 1st 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Opinion: Isn't it time we retired the word indie?

Opinion: Isn't it time we retired the word indie?

That might read like an odd headline when you consider we’ve just launched indie game month and we have an entire event dedicated to this audience in just two weeks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2015 at 3:18PM in News
Interface: The story so far

Interface: The story so far

So, you’ve seen our stories and updates: Interface is coming on May 14th.

on Apr 21st 2015 at 11:09AM in News

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OlliOlli 2 played by over 1m people worldwide

OlliOlli 2 played by over 1m people worldwide

Over one million people around the globe have played Roll7's sequel to last year's indie skating hit OlliOlli. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:07PM in News
From game jam to E3 in six months - the story of Acid Nerve and Titan Souls

From game jam to E3 in six months - the story of Acid Nerve and Titan Souls

In December 2013, three developers gathered to take part in online game jam Ludum Dare. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Curve Digital unveils game bundling initiative

Independent game publisher Curve Digital has revealed its new game bundling service: The Indie Mixtape. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:25AM in News

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Yves Guillemot offered 'constant support' for indie hit Valiant Hearts

Yves Guillemot offered 'constant support' for indie hit Valiant Hearts

One of Ubisoft’s most noted indie releases was helped to release by the personal support of the publisher’s CEO Yves Guillemot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Small but mighty, indie games have become a hot point of interest for players, publishers and platform holders alike in the last few years. So much so, some even have ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:43PM in News
Hotline Miami 2 finally receives release date

Hotline Miami 2 finally receives release date

The sequel to the brutal Hotline Miami will be available digitally in just under two weeks time.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:20PM in News
Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Pushing it to the Climax: interview with Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner

Climax may not be a company you’d associate with being an ‘indie’ developer.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News

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Breaking from indie retail into eSports: interview with Am2Pro MD Carl Moore

Breaking from indie retail into eSports: interview with Am2Pro MD Carl Moore

Former ThatGameShop owner Carl Moore is breaking into the pro-gaming market with his latest venture, eSports outlet Am2Pro. MCV caught up with Moore to find out more

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Top 100 Women in Games: Helana Santos

Indie developer and UKIE board member Helana Santos tells MCV about her career, and what her biggest achievements have been to date. 


on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Pies, psychology and Pixel Rift: the story of Brazil's first VR game creator

Pies, psychology and Pixel Rift: the story of Brazil's first VR game creator

Ana Ribeiro gave up everything to move to the UK and start a new life developing for the Oculus Rift.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

When MCV spoke to Positech’s Cliff Harris last month he mentioned publishing other indie games, namely ‘space comedy life-sim’ Redshirt, by one-person studio The Tiniest Shark. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:30PM in News

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SONY: Horror game P.T. leads strong PlayStation game lineup

SONY: Horror game P.T. leads strong PlayStation game lineup

Sony has unveiled a whole host of previously unannounced games, including P.T., The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Hollowpoint, Rime, Snow and more.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 7:32PM in News
MICROSOFT: Goat Simulator among indie games coming first on console to Xbox One

MICROSOFT: Goat Simulator among indie games coming first on console to Xbox One

Microsoft has announced a slew of indie games coming first on console to Xbox platforms, including bizarre PC parody Goat Simulator.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
Indie boss Adelman has left Nintendo, admits to Twitter ban

Indie boss Adelman has left Nintendo, admits to Twitter ban

The boss of Nintendo of America’s indie program Dan Adelman has left the company after nine years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 1:09PM in News
Rayman creator Ancel opens new indie studio, but isn't leaving Ubisoft

Rayman creator Ancel opens new indie studio, but isn't leaving Ubisoft

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has opened a new independent studio called Wild Sheep.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 1st 2014 at 11:56AM in News
Why Cliff Harris quit triple-A

Why Cliff Harris quit triple-A

Out of the current line-up of indie developers, Cliff Harris is among the longest serving. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 31st 2014 at 2:36PM in News
Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

PS4 is still riding the crest of its strong launch wave but there is one criticism the machine has regularly faced it’s concerning the lack of triple-A releases for the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Is Garry Newman an indie?

Is Garry Newman an indie?

Garry Newman is arguably one of the most iconic indie devs working in the industry right now.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 25th 2014 at 2:48PM in News
Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Games such as The Swapper, MouseCraft and Titan Attacks won’t be released on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
VIDEOS: Loads of new indie games announced for PS4

VIDEOS: Loads of new indie games announced for PS4

Sony has at an American press event announced ten new indie game releases for PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 9:51AM in News