Tag Archives: Indie

Programmable Series – Endless Collection

The concept of having something to collect in video games has existed almost as long as video games themselves. Many arcade games and classic console games make collecting items an important aspect or even the main objective of the game. … Continue reading

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An Hour of Dojin Game Trailers from Comiket 92

Edelweiss have graced us with their latest compilation video of indie and dojin game trailers fresh from the 92nd instalment of Comic Market, the world’s biggest self-published works convention held in Tokyo twice a year. If you’ve got just over an … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – By Any Other Game

Every video game is an interactive experience, but when does an interactive experience become a game? Video games by their very design require input from an external source, most commonly a keyboard, mouse, controller or joystick. If a game played itself it … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – The Sounds Of Context

Audio in video games is an interesting beast to tackle. You’ve got background music to set the mood and enhance the environment. You’ve got sound effects for the actions players and characters perform within the game. You may even have voice … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Self Inflicted

You may have heard some variation of the phrase “from limitation comes creativity.” Usually, this phrase is used in reference to a physical limitation. One such example would be an artist who has lost the use of their hand, who then … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Turn the Page

A great advantage that games have over other types of media is the inherent interactivity that comes with them being games. You can simply push a button and the outcome of events will change. The player gets to control the actions of … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – This Is Just A Tribute

If you have even a passing knowledge of video games, there’s no doubt you are familiar with more than a few iconic characters, whether they be a speedy blue hedgehog or a pair of moustachioed plumbers. Maybe you’ve thought about producing … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – On The Level

Level design is one of the most significant aspects of the game design process – its impact on a game extends beyond simply the look and feel of the environment. However, its importance is often overlooked when considered alongside other … Continue reading

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Programmable Series – Know Your Limits

Your concept is coming together and designs are falling into place – now it’s time to start implementing your game designs into something tangible. Having a hardware target in mind is a great start, but the important questions begin to … Continue reading

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An hour of dojin games from Comiket 90

Edelweiss are back with their latest dojin and indie game trailer compilation video straight from Comic Market, the world’s largest self-published works fair held in Tokyo twice a year, which reaches its 90th instalment this summer. Featuring more than an hour’s … Continue reading

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