Valve stalwart Chet Faliszek will deliver a developer session at EGX Rezzed 2015, the UK event dedicated to PC, indie and console gaming. Faliszek is one of the main writers at Valve, and has worked on the likes of Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Left 4 Dead. Show More Summary
Lumino City is a gorgeous thing that anyone who enjoys pretty video games needs to play immediately. But while we've covered its exquisite hand-made backgrounds before, now that the game is out, we get to see something else that's neat: the game's intro sequence, which is one of the coolest I've ever seen. Read more...
TweetThis is make-it-or-break it time for indie booksellers. These last days before Chanukah and Christmas mark our last chance to order with publishers and distributors in time for our customers’ deadlines. That means it’s our last gasp at guessing which books are going to be popular, which classic titles are suddenly going to resurge, and [...]
Premium iOS space combat and trading game Rogue Star launches early 2015 for iPhone and iPad. Rogue Star is the work of indie developer James Duncan, who worked on Fable 2 and Fable 3 before quitting Microsoft-owned developer Lionhead to start up his own studio, RedBreast. Show More Summary
Indie space agency sim Kerbal Space Program is finally in beta. The latest update, Beta Than Ever, launched today on the KSP Store, Steam and other digital platforms. It's free for existing players. The update marks the game's first beta release and, according to its developers, is the first major step towards a fully launched game. Read more…
The crowdfunding campaign for the indie horror game Last Year wraps up this week, yet with three days left, it’s already a massive success. The gargantuan amount of support it’s received on Kickstarter, where it’s raised just over $83,000 — well exceeding its modest $50,000 goal — means there’s a definite audience out there for […]
Here's a 30-minute look at Cosmic Star Heroine, an indie RPG by Zeboyd Games (Penny Arcade Adventures Episodes 3-4) that's sorta like a cross between Lunar and Phantasy Star, with dashes of Suikoden. It's out next year for Steam and PSN. Read more...
In this edition, Frog Fractions developer Jim Crawford offers some advice for indies and student developers: finish your jam games!...
After instructing a game developer to resubmit indie darling Papers, Please due to a definition of pornography including ‘sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings’, Apple got its way. But shortly after, it’s reversing its decision — and Papers, Please will be re-resubmitted, nudity and all. More »
Apple's app review team caused a small fracas this week when it forced award-winning game "Papers, Please" remove pixelated all nudity prior to a debut on iPad, but the company changed course on Friday, suggesting the game's developer resubmit the title with a user-selectable full nudity option.
With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans finally...Show More Summary
Lucas Pope, the creator of the just launched iPad version of the acclaimed indie game Papers, Please has now stated that it will be updated next week to restore content that was in the original PC version that included nudity. The PC...Show More Summary
Nudity, or lack thereof, on the App Store has once again become the topic of debate following the release of the indie game iPad port Papers, Please [$5.99 (HD)]. It seems like there's two things that universally generate loads of clicks across the internet: Apple hate and censorship. So, when you combine those two things
Handcraft Creative has created a fascinating short video featuring an interview with the film and video production company BlinkWorks–specifically filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot–about their incredibly popular 2012 documentary about video game developers, Indie Game: The Movie. Show More Summary
Originally release on PC in late 2013, and Mac/Linux in early 2014, Lucas Pope's Papers, Please [$5.99 (HD)] is an incredibly well received indie game where you play as an officer working at a border checkpoint in the dystopian country of Arstotzka. Gameplay involves checking the documents of people trying to enter the country, and
2014 has seen everything from great indie games like Broken Age to giant, bug-filled blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed Unity. Along the way, some thrilled and others disappointed. Malcolm Klock recaps the gaming memories of the past year.
The acclaimed PC indie game Papers, Please has been released for the iPad today, but not without some changes. The creator of the game, Lucas Pope, stated he was forced to remove content that contained nudity due to Apple's rules. Papers,...Show More Summary
Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please. The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important. Read more...
From bloody wolves and the end of the world, to unknown indies and Duck Hunt Dog, these were our favorite trailers of the year.
Excellent indie game Papers, Please will be released for iPad on 12th December, creator Lucas Pope revealed via Twitter today. Papers, Please first arrived for PC and Mac back in August last year, and earned itself a number of accolades for its thought-provoking puzzle mechanics. Show More Summary