Category Archives: indie

Sat, Jul 09, 2011 | 21:38 BST

The Binding of Isaac in the works from Team Meat’s McMillen


Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen has been working on a project called The Binding of Isaac with Florian Himsl and Danny Baranowsky, and it’s being called a “play on my favorite game of all time,” by McMillen who also said on his blog it’s “roguelike and it should be done in about a month.” Extra details on the game are being kept secret until its finished, but he expects to reveal more on it next week. The Binding of Isaac is not the second game in works at Team Meat, just so everyone is clear. Thanks, IndieGames.

Sat, Jul 09, 2011 | 16:29 BST

PAX 10 indie selections announced for PAX Prime


PAX organizers have selected the indie games which will be showcased at the show in August.

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Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 18:17 BST

Limbo PS3 to release from July 19, worldwide Steam launch on August 2


Playdead’s announced that Limbo for PS3 will arrive on the PlayStation Store from the week beginning July 18.

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Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 01:06 BST

Indie developer lashes out at XBLIG


Shield the Beat developer Mathieu Briau has criticised Xbox Live Indie Games for failing to follow through on its potential to promote independent games.

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Wed, Jul 06, 2011 | 00:47 BST

Fat Princess dev team founds Carbon Games


Former staff of recently-closed Fat Princess developer Titan Studios have formed a new team called Carbon Games.

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Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 07:12 BST

Show-and-Tell at E3: Supergiant’s Rao on Bastion


Bastion is a video game with its own narrator. A recipe for round-the-clock annoyance? Sheer brilliance? Both? We played the game and spoke with Supergiant Games to find out.

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Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 06:20 BST

Monday Shorts, overnight edition – Metroid design notes, PSOne imports, Katamari video


On holiday weekends, those with post quotas to meet spend a lot of time weeping quietly over their empty inboxes, RSS feeds and IM contact lists. To save you time, I’ve rounded up the barrel-scrapings which result.

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Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 01:01 BST

OnLive Independence Day sale


Today, we mark the anniversary of Will Smith defeating the aliens. Or something. Look, do you come here for a history lesson, or to find out what’s on sale? OnLive games are on sale.

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Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 23:59 BST

New York art museum holding video game exhibit


The New York Museum of Modern Art will be holding an art exhibit featuring several indie video games next month.
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Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 10:44 BST

Submissions for IGF 2012 now open

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The organisers of the Independent Games Festival have now opened submissions for the 2012 event. For those entering the main competition, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, deadline is October 17. For students, submissions close on October 31. Go forth and be better at indie game making than Notch. Or just yourself.

Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 07:11 BST

Prope’s new game arrives on the App Store


Prope, the iDevice developer led by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka, has launched a first-person, Unreal-powered game, which looks stunning in the trailer through the break.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 14:49 BST

Minecraft 1.7 out now, pistons added


Notch has confirmed that Minecraft beta v1.7 is now out. The update adds piston functionality to the indie open-worlder. The promised “adventure” update has now been moved to v1.8, of which there is no date.

Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 08:10 BST

ArmA 3 taking the sandbox route


ArmA 3 will take on aspects of open-world, sandbox gaming in the single-player campaign.

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Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | 05:46 BST

Wednesday Shorts, overnight edition – PopCap goodies, quadruple chainsaw guns, Civ V patch


I’ve got to clear my inbox, or I’m going to have some kind of Wednesday-afternoon fit. Here are some bits and bobs I can’t stretch into a paragraph.

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Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 15:52 BST

Minecraft “adventure” update pushed back, pistons Thursday


Notch has confirmed that the “adventure” update for Minecraft, thought to by the next addition as v1.7, has now become v1.8.

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Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 04:30 BST

Monday Shorts, overnight edition – Uncharted karting, Deus Ex birthday, more


It’s quiet, brother. Too quiet. Digest these insignificant morsels while I investigate whether the industry was abducted over the weekend.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 06:32 BST

Shadow Cities LBARMMORPG out now


Shadow Cities, a location based augmented reality MMORPG, has launched in Europe. Finally, having an iPhone really does mean you’re special, and I can use an amazing acronym.

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Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 10:26 BST

Indie Game: The Movie gets trailer, looks cool


The chaps making Indie Game: The Movie have released a trailer for the film, showing the guys behind Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid chatting about their various paths to market. You can contribute to finishing the project on Kickstarter.

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Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 08:18 BST

Tuesday Shorts – Robin Williams, Deus Ex art, Worms Crazy Golf, masses more


Bloody hell, it looks like a news aggregator threw up in here. You’d not believe how much content is through the break.

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Mon, Jun 20, 2011 | 03:02 BST

Monday Shorts, overnight edition – Mario regrets, anniversaries, more


Over the weekend the news dries up and we are left with this kind of stuff. It’s like popcorn – nutritionally empty and served in numerous tiny parcels – except you don’t want any more.

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