Tag Archives: Indie Games

Branching Paths – A captivating journey through Japan’s indie game scene

In the last decade or so, indie games have become a big deal. The people and teams who work to create their own unique gaming experiences, as well as the culture surrounding them, have caught the attention of gamers, media … Continue reading

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Japanese indie game scene documentary Branching Paths releasing later this month

Japan’s indie game scene has a tendency to receive a lot less attention than its western counterpart, despite a keen community of hobbyist and professional developers alike spread across the country. Events such as BitSummit have begun to gain traction as … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Skip It!

As the concept for a game comes together, it’s exciting to think about all of the things that are going to be included. There are so many elements to a game, it can become easy to concentrate on the more … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Presentation

When you begin designing games you will quickly find that there are 3 significant elements that make a video game. The arguably most important element is the gameplay; if a game has solid controls, an intuitive camera and has enjoyable … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – The Spirit Lives On

Programmable Series is a new feature written by Mike Clark covering a wide variety of topics related to independent games development. Read it to learn about the development processes and concepts behind some of your favourite titles and how you can … Continue reading

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REVIEW – SteamWorld Heist (3DS)

SteamWorld Heist Developer: Image & Form Publisher: Image & Form Platform(s): 3DS Release Date: December 10th 2015 Links: Official Website Reviewed by Oliver Jameson (@MinusWorld) Gothenburg-based Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt was a game that caught a lot of people by … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Mighty Switch Force! Academy (PC)

Mighty Switch Force! Academy Developer: WayForward Publisher: WayForward Platform(s): PC (via Steam) Release Date: November 23rd 2015 Links: Official Website, Steam Page Several months have passed since the early access release of Mighty Switch Force! Academy earlier this year. The latest instalment of WayForward’s puzzle platformer, … Continue reading

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Gunman Clive now available… on Game Boy?

It normally comes as a big surprise to hear about brand new releases on systems considered to be discontinued, and few realise that games have continued to release on systems such as the Wii and PSP long after their successors have … Continue reading

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PREVIEW – Mighty Switch Force! Academy (PC)

WayForward’s Mighty series has seen a variety of different incarnations over the years; ranging from the dual-screen, dimension-flipping antics of Mighty Flip Champs!, the challenging, planet-hopping action of Mighty Milky Way, and more recently, the crime-stopping puzzle shooter Mighty Switch … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Party Hard (PC)

Party Hard Developer: Pinokl Games Publisher: tinyBuild Platform(s): PC/Mac/Linux (via Steam) Release Date: August 25th 2015 Links: Official Website Party Hard is a curious title in a number of ways; it’s curious in that its developer, Pinokl Games, who had … Continue reading

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