Entries in 'Indie Games' (26)

Sony's Shahid Ahmad: Indie games do sell consoles

Sony's Shahid Ahmad: Indie games do sell consoles

The big three platform holders have been eagerly courting independent developers, each with their own experts doing the wooing. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2014 at 10:27AM in News
Guacamelee heading to PS4, Wii U, Xbox consoles next month

Guacamelee heading to PS4, Wii U, Xbox consoles next month

Indie developer Drinkbox Studios has announced a new version of its platformer Guacamelee is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U next month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 20th 2014 at 6:20AM in News
PC platform driving Sanctum 2 sales, developer regrets console launch

PC platform driving Sanctum 2 sales, developer regrets console launch

PC and consoles indie title Sanctum 2 has earned around 95 per cent of its revenue from Steam, according to developer Coffee Stain Studios.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2014 at 10:01PM in News
Supergiant's Transistor hits PC, PS4 next month

Supergiant's Transistor hits PC, PS4 next month

Bastion developer Supergiant has announced its upcoming effort Transistor will launch of PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms on May 20th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2014 at 6:58PM in News

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Ubisoft to publish AirMech on Xbox 360

Ubisoft to publish AirMech on Xbox 360

Carbon Games' free-to-play RTS AirMech is heading to Xbox 360, courtesty of Ubisoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2014 at 7:44PM 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
Microsoft unveils 65 new ID@Xbox developers

Microsoft unveils 65 new ID@Xbox developers

Microsoft has revealed it has signed on several dozen new developers for Xbox One ID@Xbox program.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2014 at 8:11PM in News
Surgeon Simulator iPad version to include dentist visit

Surgeon Simulator iPad version to include dentist visit

Indie developer Bossa Studios' first-person operation game Surgeon Simulator is heading to iPad with a new, likely grisly, dentistry mode.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 16th 2014 at 11:35PM in News

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Double Fine repackages Broken Age as Season Pass offering

Double Fine repackages Broken Age as Season Pass offering

Double Fine has decided to forego an Early Access release of its adventure game Broken Age, instead electing to move forward with the Season Pass method for the title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 15th 2014 at 6:55AM in News
Fez sells 1m copies

Fez sells 1m copies

Polytron’s indie gem Fez has sold 1m units across Xbox 360 and personal computer platforms, the studio has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 10th 2013 at 3:20AM in News
Report: Nintendo permitting cross-platform multiplayer

Report: Nintendo permitting cross-platform multiplayer

Nintendo will allow Wii U and 3DS developers to implement cross-platform multiplayer with other consoles and devices, according to indie developer Ripstone.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 2:05AM in News
Terraria 2 plans include infinite worlds

Terraria 2 plans include infinite worlds

Terraria creator Andrew Spinks has openly discussed plans for a direct sequel to Re-Logic's hit indie RPG.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 4th 2013 at 4:50AM in News

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Xbox: 'Indie games can sell systems'

Xbox: 'Indie games can sell systems'

Minecraft proves that indie games can sell consoles, says Xbox indie developer boss Chris Charla.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 30th 2013 at 11:20AM in News
Microsoft: Don't expect indies on Xbox One until early 2014

Microsoft: Don't expect indies on Xbox One until early 2014

Microsoft doesn't expect to see much of an indie game presence on Xbox One until sometime early next year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2013 at 12:15AM in News
Critically acclaimed indie Gone Home hits 50,000 units sold

Critically acclaimed indie Gone Home hits 50,000 units sold

Indie studio The Fullbright Company has announced its debut effort Gone Home has sold 50,000 copies prior to the conclusion of its launch month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 15th 2013 at 9:45AM in News
Terraria makes mobile debut with iOS launch

Terraria makes mobile debut with iOS launch

Indie hit Terraria has arrived for iOS, 505 Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 30th 2013 at 7:41AM in News

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Valve approves 100 Greenlight games for Steam

Valve approves 100 Greenlight games for Steam

Valve has approved a stout 100 indie titles for release on Steam through its Greenlight program.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 29th 2013 at 7:25AM in News
Devolver to publish commercial release of Gods Will Be Watching

Devolver to publish commercial release of Gods Will Be Watching

Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital has announced a partnership with indie developer Deconstructeam to publish its point-and-click adventure title, Gods Will Be Watching.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2013 at 8:25AM in News
Phil Fish cancels Fez II due to constant abuse on Twitter

Phil Fish cancels Fez II due to constant abuse on Twitter

Fez creator Phil Fish has announced the cancellation of his title’s recently-revealed sequel, along with his decision to take an indefinite leave of absence from game development.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2013 at 8:26AM in News
Microsoft confirms indie self-publishing U-turn; 'Every Xbox One a dev kit'

Microsoft confirms indie self-publishing U-turn; 'Every Xbox One a dev kit'

Developers will be allowed to self-publish on Xbox One and every hardware unit sold at retail can be used to develop games, Microsoft has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 25th 2013 at 5:30AM in News
Oddworld creator: It's as if indies on Xbox One don't matter to Microsoft

Oddworld creator: It's as if indies on Xbox One don't matter to Microsoft

Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has sounded off on Microsoft’s apparent complete obliviousness to the growing indie games market, stating that the company isn’t even acknowledging independent developers like himself on ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 6:45AM in News
Monaco developer calls XBLA sales performance "disappointing"

Monaco developer calls XBLA sales performance "disappointing"

Monaco: What's Yours is Mine developer Andy Schatz has expressed his disappointment in the Xbox Live Arcade sales performance of his title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2013 at 3:55AM in News
PS Plus 'massively inflated' Thomas Was Alone audience, says creator

PS Plus 'massively inflated' Thomas Was Alone audience, says creator

Mike Bithell, developer of the award-winning indie game Thomas Was Alone, has shared on his positive experience with Playstation Plus – saying player uptake has been “amazing” since the game’s ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2013 at 4:50AM in News
Rumour: Microsoft to allow indies to self-publish

Rumour: Microsoft to allow indies to self-publish

Microsoft may be in the midst of revising its policies against self-publishing XBLA games on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2013 at 4:00AM in News
Linden Lab acquires indie game distributor Desura

Linden Lab acquires indie game distributor Desura

Second Life developer Linden Lab has announced its purchase of indie game digital distribution service Desura.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 11th 2013 at 7:10AM in News