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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Gets Another Humble Bundle Full Of Great Indie Games

    Last year, Nintendo got its first Humble Bundle , which featured games like Guacamelee, OlliOlli, and Steamworld Dig. A second Nintendo Humble Bundle just opened up and the lineup is just as strong. Like last year, there are There are three tiers in this bundle. Those who contribute even a dollar will... More
  • Blog Post: The Kickstarter Compendium

    Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention... More
  • Blog Post: 15 Free Indie Games You Should Check Out

    It's been a long month. You're probably tired of (still) plowing through The Witcher 3 or The Witness and ready for something new but, hey, bills and an empty bank account strike because of course they do. Well, lucky for you, we're here with some rad free games you should check out. Here... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Banner Saga Is Still Amazing On Consoles

    Nearly two years ago a group of ex-BioWare developers under the name Stoic released a gorgeous fantasy Viking-themed strategy game called The Banner Saga. The game looked great. Thankfully, it was also a lot of fun and had a great story. Now console players can find out what the hype was all about. Join... More
  • Blog Post: My Thoughts On That Dragon, Cancer

    There are some things in life that you never want to go through, that you hope and pray you can be lucky enough to avoid experiencing firsthand. The Green family had no such luck. Amy and Ryan's son Joel was diagnosed with cancer when he was 12 months old, and battled the disease for four long years... More
  • Blog Post: Rounding Up Sony's PlayStation Experience Indie Announcements And Trailers

    Sony had a number of indie game announcements during its PlayStation Experience press conference today, and we've rounded them up in one place. Indie, or course, does not necessarily always imply the literal translation of the word, but rather defines a smaller, more artistic game made by a small... More
  • Blog Post: Top Horror Games To Anticipate In 2016

    The most classic horror film series were all at one point born of one small team’s vision, a miniscule budget, and a lot of dumb luck. Jaws couldn’t keep the shark from breaking, so instead we were treated to an unseen menace. George Romero’s meager budget on Night of the Living Dead... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Metroid Inspired World Of Axiom Verge

    This is the game that Metroid fans have been waiting for. Axiom Verge feels like a long-lost Metroid spinoff that was developed in the '80s and then fell through a time warp before landing in 2015. If you don't believe us, then watch us play through the game's opening sequence. Join Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Your Guide To PAX East 2015's Amazing Indies

    I'm not ashamed to borrow a good idea from my colleagues. If you haven't yet perused the wonderful compilation of GDC's very best indie games , Matt Bertz, Tim Turi, Jeff Cork, and Kimberley Wallace checked out a number of gems in San Francisco. Now, I'm bringing you some additions from... More
  • Blog Post: The Very Best Indie Games Of GDC 2015

    Update: We continue looking at the greatest indie games of GDC 2015 with Push Me Pull You, Super Slam Dunk Touchdown, and more. The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is a mecca for intelligent talk about triple-A game design, but it also hosts a huge assortment of indie games. We've got... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Talos Principle Stumps Our Crack Team

    Croteam is best know for it’s work on the silly FPS series Serious Sam, but its new game, The Talos Principle, is a different kind of first person game. Like Portal, this first person puzzler with leave you scratching your head, but it might also have you questioning your humanity. The Talos Principle’s... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – The Banner Saga

    The Banner Saga isn't a game filled with spectacle. It doesn't feature motion-capped voice acting, or big budget particle effects, or hundreds of hours of side quests. Still, it's an incredibly intelligent strategy game wrapped around a compelling and heartfelt story. Even more impressive... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight lends itself to a breezy single-day jaunt through the various castles, airships, and towers that make up the homage-laced platformer. Shades of DuckTales and Mega Man run throughout, and the title can be played through with little difficulty in a single session during... More
  • Blog Post: Peter Molyneux Thinks More Developers Should Go Free-To-Play

    Peter Molyneux created a number of well-known gaming franchises, such as Populous, Dungeon Keeper, and Fable, before leaving the big studios behind and starting his own indie developer, 22 Cans. Earlier this month, the studio launched Godus on iOS, which is currently working its way through early access... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Only If

    Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, and Jeff Cork as they romp through Creability's upcoming PC puzzle/adventure title, Only if. The game starts off mysterious and travels down a strange, dark path as an unidentified antagonist presents the player with a steam of bizarre tasks and puzzles. The player... More
  • Blog Post: Vlambeer Discusses Nazi Concerns, Luftrausers' Historical Inspiration

    Vlambeer’s Luftrausers places players in the cockpit of an experimental warplane, letting them gun down enemies to become an ace pilot. The satisfying controls, customizable aircraft, and unique war footage aesthetic combine into an enticing package ( read my review here ). Luftrausers’ draws... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Helldivers

    Deep in the outer reaches of space, a group of fearless space marines do battle with an army of giant insects. These brave souls are called Helldivers. Helldivers is a top-down, 4-player shooter being developed by a Swedish indie studio named Arrowhead Game Studios. The game won't release until later... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – The Swapper

    One of the joys of reviewing video games is stumbling upon titles that otherwise wouldn't have appeared on your personal radar. Back in May, I ran into one of my favorite instances of this. If I wasn't working in the industry, odds are that I would have never heard of indie PC title The Swapper... More
  • Blog Post: Inside Sony's Hunt For The Best Games

    Stepping in eighteen months ago as vice president of developer and publisher relations, Adam Boyes began his career with Sony at the perfect time. With the development of the PlayStation 4 solidifying and the need to change the company's public messaging becoming more apparent, Boyes pulled from... More
  • Blog Post: First Five Indie Games You Should Buy On Sony's Indie Store

    Today, Sony announced that it would be adding an Indie category to its online PlayStation store. There have been so many great indie games over the years that there is already a wealth of great gaming content available on the store, but if you've stayed away from the indie scene for the last several... More
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