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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘indie games’

‘Below’ Only a Timed Exclusive For Xbox One

After seeing Sony’s inclusion of indie games in its big PlayStation 4 announcement in February, Microsoft also set aside some time for indie games during its E3 presentation. A very small amount of time, actually – just enough to tease Minecraft and a new title from Capybara Games called Below. It now turns out that Below isn’t truly an Xbox …

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F.E.A.R. Creators Announce New Game, ‘Betrayer’

A new indie video game studio named Blackpowder Games today announced that it is developing a new game titled Betrayer. With the recent rise of the indie market, that wouldn’t normally be big news, but Blackpowder is made up of developers who worked on the No One Lives Forever series and the original F.E.A.R. at development studio Monolith. Betrayer will …

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Sim City Developers Ditch EA, Start New Studio

After the meltdown that surrounded the launch of SimCity this year, it wouldn’t come as any surprise that some Maxis developers were disheartened. The visuals of the new title were top-notch, and the streamlined interface appeared to working well, but the size of cities was heavily constrained, one of the many by-products of the broken always-on DRM implemented for the …

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Rise Of The Triad Reboot Launches July 31

Apogee Software may not be a household name to many modern gamers, but PC gamers from the early 90s will remember the developer as being responsible for games like Rise of the Triad and the original Duke Nukem Trilogy. The former will finally be getting the reboot it deserves later this month. Rise of the Triad is a first-person shooter …

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Sony Opens An Indie Games Store On The PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita has been pretty much abandoned by the major publishers and developers of the world. Indie developers, however, have been very proactive in supporting the platform. To celebrate the indie developers keeping the Vita alive, Sony has opened a new Indie category in the PlayStation Vita store. As its name suggests, it will be the one stop shop …

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LIMBO Coming to iPad, iPhone Next Week

Back in 2010, an indie game called LIMBO was released for the Xbox LIVE Arcade. LIMBO charmed gamers with its unique silhouette-heavy art style and some surprisingly violent moments that don’t seem to match the game’s early tone. The game has now spread to PlayStation 3, PC, and even PlayStation Vita. Millions of copies of LIMBO have been sold, hundreds …

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Hotline Miami Hits PS3, Vita Consoles Next Week

In February is was announced that ultra-violent, fast-paced indie game Hotline Miami would be coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita consols sometime this spring. Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games have missed the spring deadline, but only just, as the game will be hitting the Sony consoles next Tuesday, June 25. The game will be $10 on either console. As a …

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Terrifying Gameplay Footage of Outlast Released

Last fall, on Halloween day, Red Barrels Games released a teaser trailer for Outlast, an indie survival horror game coming this year for the PC and PlayStation 4. The game is set in an asylum, which players will have to infiltrate and survive to uncover whatever mysterious goings-on are causing so much bloodshed. This week, more than 10 minutes of …

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Hotline Miami 2 Officially Announced, Teaser Trailer Released

Last year, an indie game called Hotline Miami took the gaming world by storm. The game ended up on many best-of 2012 lists for its fast-paced ultra-violent gameplay and its mesmerizing 80s soundtrack. At E3 last week, while Sony and Microsoft were firing the first shots of console war 2013, rumors surfaced that a sequel to Hotline Miami was being …

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Amazon’s Indie Games Store Is Open For Business

Indie gaming is becoming increasingly more important as AAA titles become less frequent. Valve, Sony and Nintendo have all jumped on board the indie gaming bandwagon, and now Amazon has thrown its support behind it as well. Amazon announced today that it’s opening an indie games storefront on its site. In Amazon’s own words, it’s all about increasing discoverability: The …

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Mars War Logs Trailer Shows Off Combat, Skills

Last December, Spiders Studio revealed the first trailer for its upcoming Mars: War Logs. The game was billed as a cyberpunk RPG set on the planet Mars. Players will be able to take on the role of a man named Roy as he battles agains Technomancer dictators who control the red planet’s water resources. Promises were made that Roy will …

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“Cat Lady” Simulator Mew-Genics Announced by Team Meat

Last spring Team Meat, the developers behind indie hit Super Meat Boy, announced that Super Meat Boy would be coming to iOS. Unfortunately it seems that a mobile port of the fast-twitch platformer is proving harder than expected. Earlier this month Team Meat announced that it would be suspending development on the title to work on its newest game, Mew-Genics. …

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