Entries in 'indie developers' (33)

Do indie developers still need publishers?

Do indie developers still need publishers?

Finally, thanks to digital distribution, developers can ditch those creatively restrictive publishers and go it alone. MCV speaks to those companies who insist the right publisher can be a force ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
'Indie devs - put your games in boxes and we will stock them'

'Indie devs - put your games in boxes and we will stock them'

The biggest names in UK retail want to stock more independently-created video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 14th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
50 games studios looking to get signed at Interface this week

50 games studios looking to get signed at Interface this week

A brand new London event will this week see 50 games studios ready to present their games to publishers.

on May 11th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Playtonic Games' Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to begin later today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 1st 2015 at 6:56AM in News

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Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Microsoft confirms Unity support for HoloLens

Unity developers will soon have the ability to build games for the HoloLens headset, Microsoft revealed earlier today at its Build developer conference.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 5:38AM in News
Over 30 studios are looking for their next publishing deal at Interface

Over 30 studios are looking for their next publishing deal at Interface

Nearly 100 games businesses are now set to attend May 14th’s interface - and amongst them are over 30 games studios looking for a publisher.

on Apr 27th 2015 at 1:09PM in News
VIDEO: I am Bread launches out of Early Access

VIDEO: I am Bread launches out of Early Access

UK indie team Bossa Studios has launched its title I am Bread out of Early Access, with the title getting a fresh content update and Steam sale to mark the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:37AM in News
Epic reveals three more Unreal Dev Grants selections

Epic reveals three more Unreal Dev Grants selections

Epic Games has revealed a new batch of selection for its Unreal Dev Grants initiative, splitting $50,000 among a trio of developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 2:40AM in News

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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
Curve Digital co-owner forms new studio Onebitbeyond

Curve Digital co-owner forms new studio Onebitbeyond

Curve Digital's co-owner and design director Jonathan Biddle has left the indie publisher to open up his own development studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 4:56PM in News
Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free for all users

Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free for all users

Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 free for anyone to download and use.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 5:47PM in News
Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Updated Humble Widget allows devs to offer browser-based demos

Humble Bundle has launched the latest version of its Humble Widget sales tool, with a new feature that allows developers to offer playable browser-based demos of games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 6:40PM in News

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Unity backs Indie Zone at video games marketplace Interface

Unity backs Indie Zone at video games marketplace Interface

Video games technology giant Unity has backed MCV and Develop’s new B2B content marketplace event Interface.

on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:27PM in News
OlliOlli dev unveils Not a Hero for PC, PS4 and Vita

OlliOlli dev unveils Not a Hero for PC, PS4 and Vita

OlliOlli developer Roll7 has revealed it's working on more than just a sequel to its 2D skateboarding title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Epic offers up $5m in grants for Unreal devs

Epic offers up $5m in grants for Unreal devs

Epic Games has announced it has put together $5m for “no strings attached” funding of indie devs who create games using Unreal Engine 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 7:36PM in News
Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft turning Xbox One consoles into dev kits this year - report

Microsoft will reportedly turn retail Xbox One hardware into development kits and open up app creation to all developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:10AM in News

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ESL releases matchmaking devkit to debut in WipEout spiritual successor

The biggest eSports league in the world, ESL, has released a white label development toolkit called ESL Matchmaking.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve has requested developers with games listed on Steam Greenlight to cease the practice of trading game keys for votes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 7:42PM 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
Why indie devs should consider physical retail

Why indie devs should consider physical retail

The digital age has given rise to thousands of games developers releasing titles on Steam, mobile and consoles. Sold Out sales director James Cato believes there’s room at retail for ...

on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:29AM in News
Apple launches showcase page to highlight App Store indie titles

Apple launches showcase page to highlight App Store indie titles

The Apple App Store now offers an 'Indie Game Showcase' page, highlighting noteworthy iOS titles developed by indie studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 10:48PM in News
Crytek announces CryEngine subscription service for indies

Crytek announces CryEngine subscription service for indies

Crytek is opening up its CryEngine development tools to indie developers through a new a subscription-based service, the studio has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 21st 2014 at 4:39AM in News
Epic reveals subscription service for Unreal Engine

Epic reveals subscription service for Unreal Engine

Epic Games has announced major changes to Unreal Engine's business model, allowing developers to forgo the one-time licensing fee and instead offering a monthly subscription service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 20th 2014 at 6:51AM in News
Microsoft: ID@Xbox parity clause enforcement to be decided case-by-case

Microsoft: ID@Xbox parity clause enforcement to be decided case-by-case

Microsoft has commented on the controversial parity clause that would force ID@Xbox partners to either launch their titles on Xbox One first, or simultaneously with any other formats.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 10th 2014 at 7:58PM in News
Criterion founders form new indie studio Three Fields

Criterion founders form new indie studio Three Fields

Former Criterion creative director Alex Ward and studio director Fiona Sperry have announced the formation of their new UK-based indie studio, Three Fields Entertainment.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 5th 2014 at 7:20PM in News