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  • Blog Post: Empathy Games: Life, Meet Play

    It’s difficult to write about the emerging genre of “empathy games” without dimming their liveliest characteristics. Even their title is nebulous. You might say empathy games attempt to put you into someone else’s shoes, and indeed many do. However, while big-budget titles strap... More
  • Blog Post: The Genre That Refuses To Die: Keeping Adventure Games Alive

    Most discussions about the adventure genre begin with an acknowledgement of its glory days in the ‘90s before bending toward its subsequent death. The decline of the point-and-click adventure is often presented as a phase of gaming history – an indisputable event. That isn’t necessarily... More
  • Blog Post: Next Wave Of Indie Games Supplement

    In the latest issue of Game Informer, we introduced readers to ten exciting indie games that recently competed in The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Indie Game Challenge, and the Game Developers Conference's Independent Games Festival. To get a better sense of each game we covered... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Seven: Seumas McNally Grand Prize

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] The Seumas McNally Grand Prize is awarded each year to a title that most... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Six: Nuovo Award

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] Created to honor "abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Five: Best Mobile Game

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] The Mobile sector is becoming a bigger piece of the gaming pie every... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Four: Excellence In Audio

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] Try to imagine Star Wars without the music of John Williams. Or consider... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Three: Excellence In Design

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] Behind the evocative graphics, stirring music, and technical programming... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day Two: Technical Excellence

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] What exactly is technical excellence? Read on to find out and see a new... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week Day One: Excellence In Visual Art

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check back daily for coverage of the top independent games of the year.] A unique art direction can set a game apart from the throng in a sea... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week: An Introduction To The IGF

    Welcome back to Game Informer’s annual Indie Week – a celebration of little studios with big ideas – leading up to the 2011 Independent Game Festival Awards . Over the next seven days we’ll be taking a look at more than 25 titles nominated in seven unique categories, providing... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week: Talking To The Top Contenders

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2010 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check the hub daily for new previews, interviews and other coverage of the top independent games of the year.] We've said it before and we'll... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week: Independent Of What?

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2010 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check the hub daily for new previews, interviews and other coverage of the top independent games of the year.] We’re kicking off an entire... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Week: An Intro To The IGF

    [Welcome to Indie Week at gameinformer.com. We’ve got a full seven days of indie game coverage leading up to the 2010 Independent Games Festival Awards. Check the hub daily for new previews, interviews and other coverage of the top independent games of the year.] The Independent Games Festival... More
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