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‘Fez’ Has Now Sold One Million Copies

Fez was one of the most widely praised indie games of 2012. The puzzle game’s inventive 2-D/3-D platforming were intriguing enough for Fez to win numerous awards, but a meta-game involving a secret language and math significantly raised the level of puzzle-solving skills needed to complete the game’s true ending. This week Polytron Corporation, the indie developer behind Fez, announced …

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Microsoft Teases Indie Developers for ID@Xbox

Last February at its big console unveiling, Sony surprised many gamers by devoting a significant portion of its presentation to indie game developers. The company kept the momentum going at E3 and now stands poised to offer new PlayStation 4 games each week until big next-gen games such as Infamous: Second Son begin to show up in March. Microsoft’s Xbox …

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‘Zen Pinball,’ ‘Doki-Doki Universe’ Coming to PlayStation 4

The latest game consoles have now been released in both the U.S. and Europe. Those who already have a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One however, will soon face the plight of all early adopters: a lack of software following launch titles. The gaming industry in general will be in a lull for the next few months as publishers market their …

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Humble Mobile Bundle 3 Lets You Name Your Own Price For 6 Android Games

The Humble Bundle has been a great place to snag some great PC games at super low prices over the past few years, but what about mobile gamers? There’s been two Humble Mobile Bundles so far for Android gamers looking to snag multiple mobile titles on the cheap, and now the Humble Bundle is back with a new selection of …

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Indie Game TowerFall Announced For PlayStation 4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is out today and gamers across the U.S. are now jumping into next-generation console gaming experiences. During the televised launch celebration, Sony itself teased and announced exclusives for a variety of big-name gaming franchises. A new Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid V, and Bungie’s Destiny were all featured. However, since the announcement of the PlayStation 4 in …

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Team17 To Begin Publishing Indie Games

Game developer Team17 today announced that it will soon make a move into third-party publishing of video games. Team17 is best known as the development studio behind the Worms series of games, which debuted just over 18 years ago. More recently the studio rebooted its Superfrog franchise with Superfrog HD. Team17 was originally a third-party publisher behind classic games such …

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All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses

In an effort to get indie developers to make Wii U games, Nintendo offered free development tools, like a Unity license, in exchange for games. Now Microsoft’s indie program – ID@Xbox – is offering the same deal. Unity CEO David Helgason announced today that Microsoft has reached an agreement with the indie friendly engine to offer free Unity licenses to …

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Here Are 8 New Games Coming To The Nintendo eShop

Earlier this week, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct in which it revealed more details regarding future retail releases for both the Wii U and 3DS. It didn’t touch on any future Nintendo eShop releases though. Fans of Nintendo’s digital services will be happy to know then that the company made a lot of eShop announcements this morning. Nintendo released eight …

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‘Outlast’ Hits PC, Unsettling Launch Trailer Released

Last fall, just in time for Halloween, developer Red Barrels teased a new first-person survival horror game called Outlast. The trailer showed that players can expect to have little but their trusty nigh-vision camera to navigate dark hallways and evade some type of humanoid creatures, who can drag them to their deaths. It isn’t quite Halloween, but Outlast is now …

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Sony Announces Two More Indie Games At PAX

PAX Prime took place over the weekend and Sony held a small event showcasing some of the indie titles headed to its platforms. Most of the games shown at the event were already shown at E3 or Gamescom, but the company did announce two new titles headed to PlayStation platforms. The first game is called Cosmic Star Heroine, and is …

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These Developers Really Love The Vita

The PlayStation Vita has had a rough year since its launch in early 2012. Many considered its price to be high and the lack of quality games on the system has led to many forsaking it entirely. Sony addressed the first problem at Gamescom with a price reduction, and it hopes to address the second with a steady stream of …

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ID@Xbox Is The Xbox One’s Self Publishing Platform For Indies

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft said that it wouldn’t allow indie developers to self publish on the platform. Without an indie games channel on the Xbox One, this meant that indie developers would once again have to find a publisher to reach the Xbox One audience. The company quickly reneged on this policy, however, and said that …

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