Tag Archives: Indie

Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

The crowdfunding campaign for Playtonic’s new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has already surpassed its funding goal of 175,000, less than an hour after it began. The game is developed by ex-Rare developers and is billed as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. It stars a chameleon named Yooka and a bat called …

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FuturLab’s James Marsden on the pressures of self-publishing indie games

Since it started releasing games for PlayStation platforms in 2010, Brighton-based indie developer FuturLab had been publishing its own titles. This included the Velocity series of shoot-em-ups, as well as the Surge and Coconut Dodge games. But in February of this year, the developer announced it was turning to Activision’s …

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Opinion: Isn’t it time we retired the word indie?

That might read like an odd headline when you consider we’ve just launched indie game month and we have an entire event dedicated to this audience in just two weeks. But, does anyone know what the term ‘indie game’ is supposed to represent anymore? Independence has been a constant theme …

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Interface: The story so far

So, you’ve seen our stories and updates: Interface is coming on May 14th. We’ve got lots of businesses signed up, and will have influential speakers for workshops, great new games on show and publishers ready to sign new titles. But if you haven’t got a completely clear picture of what …

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