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Team17: Brazil is ripe for indie talent

After signing its first Brazilian title, Sword Legacy: Omen,back in June, publisher Team17 has told MCV that it will be "keeping a close eye" on other games coming out of Latin America as it looks to increase its label partners. According to global brand manager Ade Lawton (pictured below), Firecast …

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Gambitious rebrands as Good Shepherd: ‘We’re leaving no stone unturned’ to make games profitable

Publishing platform Gambitious has been bringing indie titles to market through its network of certified investors ever since its formation in 2011. But today the company is entering a new phase of its life along with a brand-new name to boot. Now known as Good Shepherd, the company still offers …

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Indie GoneGone – where are all the indies at E3 2017?

EA’s been marching to its own E3 drum for a couple of years now, but last weekend saw the publisher putting players at the heart of its event like never before. It not only had 300 content creators at its presentation, but also a barrage of YouTube co-hosts and an …

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Industry positive about Nindie Switch combo

After facing weeks of criticism over the Switch’s software line-up, Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new indie games for the console on Tuesday, bolstering the platform’s 2017 line-up with 60 ‘Nindie’ titles to arrive by the end of the year.  Among them are Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig 2, Team17’s …

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Shahid Ahmad’s battle for independents

For the past four years, PlayStation’s Shahid Ahmad has had one of the coolest jobs in the games industry. As head of the firm’s Strategic Content division, it’s been his responsibility to bring the best indie games to the platform. He signed the likes of Mike Bithell’s Thomas Was Alone, …

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Indies speak out as more games miss out in digital charts farce

Two major British indie releases would have entered the All-Formats charts this week if digital figures had been counted. Volume, the new game from Mike Bithell, would have at least made the Top Ten, according to MCV sources. It comes a week after Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, the PS4 …

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GameAnalytics launches indie publishing initiative ‘Runway’

Industry analytics group GameAnalytics has launched a new indie-focused initiative to assist mobile developers in launching and promoting their games by providing data gathering and other resources. Titled ‘Runway,’ the initiative will offer small teams the ability to soft launch a title in territories such as Canada, Ireland and Australia …

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Supergiant brings Transistor to iOS

Supergiant Games has announced an iOS version of its action RPG Transistor is now available on the App Store. A post onSupergiant’s blogreveals the game costs $9.99 and is compatible with iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5 and all respective newer models of those devices. Transistor’s revamped iOS release …

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Hidden Path delists, halts development of Steam Early Access title Windborne

Hidden Path Entertainment has halted development of its Early Access release Windborne, delisting the game from Steam as a result. Gamasutrahas word on a recent community update by Hidden Path that states the studio has run out of funding to develop the title – adding that the company has explored …

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Desura, Indie Royale parent company Bad Juju files for bankruptcy

Bad Juju – the parent company of digital game distribution network Desura and game bundle seller Indie Royale – has filed for bankruptcy. Speaking withGamasutra, Bad Juju’s head of developer relations Lisa Morrison expressed her surprise regarding the news. I asked Tony [Novak, CEO of Bad Juju] for confirmation and …

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