Tag Archives: Indie

The hunt for the next big indie game is on

Everyone wanted Yooka-Laylee. The game is what some publishers have coined an ‘indie-A’. That’s an indie title that has more in common with triple-A blockbusters than low-budget, lower-fi efforts. (We used to call them ‘B-grade’ titles, but the industry loves a new label). Games like Yooka-Laylee don’t come around very …

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What the hell does ‘indie’ even mean anymore?

Indie. It’s a word that instantly conjures visions of 2D platformers, retro graphics and quirky gameplay, of bedroom designers and nervous-looking developers showing their life’s work in the corner of games industry events. Today, the term also brings to mind some of the most innovative, influential and talked-about titles ever …

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His Story: Sam Barlow on creating one of this year’s most talked-about indie hits, Her Story

You fire up the dusty old computer. A search engine fizzes through the scan lines. In the text box, a single word: MURDER. Below, five videos, each with the same woman. You play one. The women begins to tell her story. This is how the latest game from former Silent …

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One indie’s journey to resurrect local multiplayer

In 2012, Geraldo Nascimento left his native Portugal to move to the UK in order to develop games. A life-long gamer, Nascimento started doing software consultancy work during his Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Lisbon, and realised he wanted to make games. But he says going …

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Mod DB and Indie DB join Eurogamer parent Gamer Network

Gamer Network, the firm behind Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and EGX, has added two sizable new brands to its portfolio. Mod DB and Indie DB will be familiar names to anyone involved in the PC gaming scene, with the former serving as one of the largest mod-focused outlets still in …

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Former Q-Games devs releasing new title Nova-111 this August

Curve Digital is publishing a new game from former Q-Games devs Eddie Lee and Kalin entitled Nova-111. The duo – now working as Funktronic Labs – are best known for the PixelJunk series of downloadable games. Nova-111 is a sci-fi title that can be played in real-time or through turn-based …

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