Tag Archives: indie developer

Guest column: Collaboration – the indie advantage

Joel Johnson is a Bangalore-based indie game developer and the sole member of digiKhel. Johnson recently released his first game, Orion’s Gold, in collaboration with other indie developers. In this guest column, Johnson talks about the intricacies of collaborative game development, and its benefits to independent game developers. I started …

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Bangalore start-up Moonfrog launches Bingo Club

Indie start-up Moonfrog has just launched its first game, Bingo Club, for Android. Bingo Club is a real-time multiplayer game with its own take on the Housie formula, including power-ups and treasures to be discovered in ‘special rooms’. The game is set against the backdrop of famous cities and iconic …

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Seven Summits Studio’s ambient game Petite headed to Windows 8 in June

Seven Summits Studio’s ambient game, Petite, is set for release in June for Windows 8. Petite was created by Asar Dhandala as an entry for Microsoft’s Dev Camps, for which the prototype was created within 12 hours. It was selected as the best game in that competition, following which it …

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Indian indies at Casual Connect Asia

Indie developers from India will make up a sizeable contingent at next month’s Casual Connect Asia in Singapore. Award-winning games like Save The Dummy, Meanwhile In A Parallel Universe, and Project Heera will be showcased at the three-day event, with several developers also scheduled to speak. Here’s a list of …

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New indie studio Frolicode announces Hoopla Gems for iOS, Android

Indian indie studio Frolicode has announced its first title, Hoopla Gems, for iOS and Android. Hoopla Gems is a block-based puzzle game, where the player must clear out as many blocks as possible by choosing the right colour option. Frolicode is a three-member studio headed by Siddharth Singh, who left …

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Narcissist Reality’s Exist to be showcased, playable at Bit Bazaar

First-person horror-adventure game Exist will be showcased at Bit Bazaar in Toronto this may. Exist is developed by Mumbai-based Ansh Patel aka Narcissist Reality. The game takes place in the player’s nightmares and deals with themes of existentialism and societal negativity. Exist will be playable at Bit Bazaar, and visitors …

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Sandyloisa announces Flash puzzler Bricks and Minions

Sandyloisa’s follow up to the multi-award winning Save the Dummy is Bricks and Minions, a ragdoll adventure game”. That game tasks players with clearing the level of bricks of varying gravity orientation by shooting minions out of a canon. Players must use different gravity orientation to their advantage to clear …

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Sandyloisa bringing award-winning Save the Dummy to mobile

IGF China and NASSCOM Game Forum award-winning puzzler Save the Dummy is headed to mobile and other platforms. Developed by Kolkata-based Sandeep Saha aka Sandyloisa, Save the Dummy is a physics-based puzzle game that won the Excellence in Technology Award at IGF China 2013 and the runner-up award in the …

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Go Kane: SuperSike’s new game about love and drug dealing

Go Kane is a fast-paced drug dealing game, where our main character, Kane, has only 25 turns to make enough money to free his girlfriend for the clutches of a kidnapper.” That’s how Amit Goyal, co-founder of SuperSike Games, describes the studio’s sophomore release, Go Kane (a play on ‘cocaine’). …

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Hashstash announces elections-themed Circulets: Lok Sabha

Hashstash Studios is set to release an elections-themed spin-off of Circulets, titled Circulets: Lok Sabha. Circulets is a table-top same-screen multiplayer game that was released last year for iOS and Android. It tasks players at opposite ends of the device with pulling circles, or circulets, towards them to earn points. …

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