All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘indie games’

Goat Simulator To Get Free Content Update Next Month

Have you played Goat Simulator yet? If so, you might find the small map to be a little repetitive. There’s only so much a goat can do before it’s seen and done everything. That’s why the game’s developers are giving players a lot more content next month. Coffee Stain Studios announced this week that it will be adding a bunch …

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Futuridium EP Deluxe Announced For The PS4

Last week, Sony announced that it had 1,000 licensed developers making games for the PS4. Now those developers are announcing indie projects left and right for Sony’s new console. The latest is an enhanced port of a previously announced PS Vita title. MixedBag announced today on the PlayStation Blog that its bringing Futuridium EP Deluxe – a super colorful space …

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Is Just More Hotline Miami (And That’s Not A Bad Thing)

Hotline Miami came out of nowhere two years ago and became one of the best games of 2012. The top down action game demanded lightning quick reflexes from its players and it rewarded them with the best cathartic violence ever seen in a video game. Now the developers are working on a sequel and it looks like more of the …

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Draugen Will Drag You Into The Depths Of Survival Horror In 2015

Survival horror has seen a renaissance in recent year with games like Amnesia and Outlast. It’s fair to assume that interest in survival horror would wane after they all started to look and play the same, but it looks like developers still have a few scares left in them. The most recent comes from our friends in Norway and it’s …

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1,000 Developers Are Now Making PS4 Games

It was just a little over a year ago that Sony announced the PS4 with only a few vague promises and a drastically different controller. There were skeptics, of course, but Sony even won them over at E3 by announcing the console would launch at $399 with no DRM attached. Now we’re five months into the PS4’s life cycle and …

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Here Are Some Of The Indie Games Coming To The Xbox One

When the Xbox One was first unveiled, it was decidedly lacking in indie games. The reason was that Microsoft was keeping its old publishing guidelines around that required indie games to have a publisher before being allowed on their platform. Microsoft quickly removed that requirement, however, when it saw that Sony and Nintendo were allowing indies to self publish on …

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Hyper Light Drifter Looks Like A 2D Dark Souls

The retro look is starting to get old. It peaked with Sword & Swocery, and has been going downhill since. Now Heart Machine has come to the rescue with a new retro-inspired title that’s absolutely gorgeous. Heart Machine announced today that its Kickstarter-funded RPG Hyper Light Drifter would be coming to the PS4 and PS Vita this year. The game …

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Race The Sun Announced For PS3, PS4 And Vita

Last year, indie dev Flippfly introduced the world to Race the Sun – a procedurally generated racing game for PC. Now they’re bringing it to Sony’s platforms. Flippfly announced today that that they’re bringing Race the Sun to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita this summer. The unique racing game promises speed in it most distilled form as players race against …

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‘CounterSpy’ Coming to PS4 This Summer

Sony has kept the PlayStation 4 indie game train rolling this week with the announcement of Counterspy for its latest console. According to developer Dynamighty, Counterspy will be coming to PS4 sometime this summer. The game is also coming to PlayStation 3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. Despite the new console announcement, Dynamighty Creative Director David Nottingham emphasized in a …

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This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War

“In war, not everyone is a soldier.” That’s the tagline for 11 Bit Studio’s latest game – This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead be tasked with keeping a group of civilians alive even as the war outside brings the world down around them. …

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Nintendo Wants You To Know That Its Indie Friendly

The current generation of game consoles have forced change onto all three platform holders. One of the biggest changes is their approach to indie games. Whereas previous generations weren’t so kind, the current platforms welcome indies with open arms. The biggest turnaround in this regard came from Nintendo where it completely revamped its developer relations program to get indies on …

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‘Gone Home’ Coming to Consoles This Fall

To the surprise of many (and consternation of some), a small indie PC game called Gone Home appeared widely in many game-of-2013 discussions and lists. Now developer The Fullbright Company and publisher Midnight City (the indie publishing arm of Majesco) have announced that the game will be coming to consoles sometime this fall. The exact consoles Gone Home will appear …

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‘Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition’ Announced

Almost one year ago, Guacamelee! hit PlayStation consoles. The game recieved praise for its side-scrolling open-world action beat ’em up gameplay and an unforgiving difficulty curve. Since that time the game has gone on to sell well on PC too and was even featured in a recent Humble Bundle. Now Drinkbox Studios is expanding the reach of Guacamelee! even more …

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NASA, Kerbal Space Program Want You To Stop Virtual Asteroids

Kerbal Space Program is one of the most fascinating PC games of the last few years. It’s a hardcore space exploration simulator that has players building rockets to send little green men into space. It’s incredibly challenging, and it takes most players dozens of hours before they build anything that can even escape the atmosphere. With a game like that, …

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‘Fez’ Coming to PlayStation Consoles in March

It’s another week and Sony is once again announcing the release date for an indie game that is coming to the PlayStation 4. This time the game is one of the most-talked about indie games of the past two years. Fez is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita on March 25. Fez, is the 2D/3D platformer that …

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Puzzle Game Pavilion Previewed For PlayStation 4

As seen in the near-weekly announcements from Sony, indie games appear to have a new home in the PlayStation 4. Dozens of new indie games will be making their way to Sony’s new console this year, and a few of them will probably be free through PS Plus as well. Today Visiontrick Media took to the PlayStation Blog to preview …

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‘The Swapper’ Coming to PlayStation Platforms in May

Last year indie game studio Facepalm Games released The Swapper for PC. The title is a stylish puzzle game with some interesting/disturbing story elements linked to its core gameplay mechanic of using clones to solve puzzles. The Swapper was highly praised by critics and now console gamers will get a chance to see what the hype was about. Today Curve …

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‘Daylight’ Coming to PS4, PC on April 8

Leave it to the indie market to pick up the slack from larger publishers. The Amnesia series has proven that the survival horror genre is not dead, spawning a new trend with games such as Outlast and Slender. Zombie Studios today announced that the next entry into the non-combat survival horror genre is set to scare gamers this spring. Daylight …

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‘Year Walk’ is Coming to Steam on March 6

One year ago an Swedish indie game developer named Simogo released an iOS mobile title called Year Walk. The odd, horror-ish game was unlike almost any other mobile game at the time, combining first person exploration, puzzle solving, and a bit of surrealism. The game went on to be a small cult hit among indie game fans, and now Simogo …

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Goat Simulator Is Now A Reality Thanks To The Internet

Last month, Coffee Stain Studios, makers of Sanctum and Sanctum 2, shared a short alpha gameplay video of an experiment they called Goat Simulator. Quite frankly, it was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. The Internet agreed and demanded that it be turned into a real game. We can be thankful that developers tend to listen to the …

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Here Are A Bunch Of Games Coming To The Wii U And 3DS In 2014

Nintendo is in a bit of a pickle. The Wii U isn’t selling at all, and the 3DS’ explosive momentum might slow down in 2014. One of the major problems affecting both consoles are their lack of third party support and that doesn’t look to change this year. Despite not having the kind of third party support that Sony and …

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Sony Bringing Four Games To Vita As Part Of Play 2014 Promotion

For the past few years, Sony has promoted upcoming PlayStation titles through Play – a four-week long promotion that encourages players to buy upcoming titles in exchange for refunds. PlayStation Plus members generally receive a gracious discount on top of that as well. While these promotions generally take place during the summer, Sony is starting early this year with a …

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‘Octodad: Dadliest Catch’ Coming to PC on January 30th

Indie developer Young Horses today announced that Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be coming to PC and Mac on January 30. The game will be available through Steam, GOG, and the new Humble Store. Dadliest Catch is the sequel to the original Octodad, released in 2010. Like the original, players will have to deal with the daily life of a family …

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This Week’s Nintendo Download Is Unepic

The Nintendo Download is here again to give Wii U and 3DS owners a smattering of interactive entertainment to keep them busy for a few days. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to choose from this week, but what’s there should provide gamers with some quality entertainment. Nintendo announced this morning that the Wii U eShop is only getting one major …

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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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