Entries in 'indies' (22)

Microsoft's indie parity clause is flexible, designed to make Xbox One owners feel 'first class'

Microsoft's indie parity clause is flexible, designed to make Xbox One owners feel 'first class'

The policy which demands that indie games for Xbox One do not arrive on other platforms first isn’t concrete.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2014 at 1:45PM 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
Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Publishing label Sold Out has told indies they shouldn’t ignore the opportunities that remain available in the traditional boxed market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

Fewer first-party Vita games on the way as emphasis shifts to indies

PlayStation Vita owners can expect more indie titles but fewer triple-A first-party games in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 10:02AM in News

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XBOX: Limbo dev's Inside leads Xbox One 2015 indie line-up

XBOX: Limbo dev's Inside leads Xbox One 2015 indie line-up

The next game from Limbo developers Playdead is leading Microsoft’s 2015 line-up.
It’s called Inside and is a stylish side-scrolling puzzle platformer, that looks to take place amidst some sort ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 6:40PM 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
Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Sony: Project Morpheus is an easier sell to indies than publishers

Despite Facebook’s entry into the virtual reality market doesn’t mean the sector won’t be led by indie developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 11:09AM in News
Sony licenses 1,000 indie studios for PlayStation platforms

Sony licenses 1,000 indie studios for PlayStation platforms

PlayStation’s self-publishing initiative has signed on more than 1,000 indie developers, Sony has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 8:40PM in News

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Bithell: A console release is a badge of honour

Bithell: A console release is a badge of honour

Thomas Was Alone and Volume developer Mike Bithell has said that getting his games released on consoles has made a big difference to his success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 1:38PM in News
Molyneux says good times won't last forever for indies

Molyneux says good times won't last forever for indies

The rise in popularity of indie games has threatened the very viability of triple-A development – but don’t expect it to last.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Nintendo launches indie-centric eShop hub

Nintendo launches indie-centric eShop hub

The Nintendo website has been updated with a new section looking to emphasize the company’s indie credentials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2014 at 3:20PM in News
'Sony has captured the hearts of indie retail'

'Sony has captured the hearts of indie retail'

Top independent chains have told MCV that PS4 is already ‘winning the war’ against Xbox One.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 25th 2013 at 12:12PM in News

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Xbox One's fight for independents

Xbox One's fight for independents

PlayStation has aggressively courted and attracted huge independent developer support in recent months, and even dedicated an entire Gamescom press conference to showcasing indie-made games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 9th 2013 at 3:59PM in News
Indies braced for Grand Theft Auto V windfall

Indies braced for Grand Theft Auto V windfall

It’s not just the big chains planning events around GTA V, with indie retailers telling MCV they are running midnight openings of their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 16th 2013 at 1:02PM in News
Reggie affirms Nintendo's indie love

Reggie affirms Nintendo's indie love

Nintendo is working hard on building an infrastructure to support independent developers on its 3DS and Wii U platforms, says Reggie Fils-Aime.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 30th 2013 at 3:41PM in News
Rogue Legacy, Hotline Miami 2 and more indie titles to debut first on PS4 and Vita

Rogue Legacy, Hotline Miami 2 and more indie titles to debut first on PS4 and Vita

Independent developers continue to flourish on PlayStation platforms, with the platform holder bagging a bunch of exclusive debuts.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 20th 2013 at 6:52PM in News

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Two free Xbox One dev kits for indies as Microsoft tries to woo small studios

Two free Xbox One dev kits for indies as Microsoft tries to woo small studios

Microsoft has announced its new indie games developer programme in a bid to win over small studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 20th 2013 at 10:25AM in News
Microsoft "has come full circle" on indies, InXile boss claims

Microsoft "has come full circle" on indies, InXile boss claims

The CEO of indie developer InXile has claimed that Microsoft has completely reversed its approach to indies on Xbox One in the space of just 90 days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2013 at 11:41AM in News
PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo: indie developers are our future

PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo: indie developers are our future

The biggest names in the games industry say that indie developers will define the future of their businesses.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:36AM in News
Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Quick – there might be a new indie villain in town!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 11:02AM 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
Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Microsoft’s statement about pre-owned licences on Xbox One last night has sent a shiver up the back of indie retailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 1:15PM in News