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  • Blog Post: Retailer Scam Re-Sells Humble Bundle Games, Reaps Profit Off Charity

    Services like Humble Bundle offer a pay-what-you-want service that is beneficial for developers, charities, and consumers. We’ve discovered that the PC games digital distributor 7 Entertainment and other sites are taking advantage of this generosity and obtaining Steam keys from Humble Bundles... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Upcoming Indie Games Are You Most Excited About?

    The stampede of compelling indie games continues unabated, with a number of games being shown for the first time at GDC, and other previously announced titles showing off new builds and assets. Just today, we showcased games like Fru , Wulverblade , Hyper Light Drifter , Habitat , and It Draws A Red... More
  • Blog Post: Grab Six Great Indie Games In New Humble Weekly Sale

    Humble Bundle has become so popular with big-name game makers (including Sid Meier ) that it's easy to forget the website started by spotlighted indie games. The newest Humble Weekly sale returns to the site's roots with six great indie titles. The weeklong sale features gravity-shifting puzzlers... More
  • Blog Post: What Indie Game Are You Most Excited To Play In 2014?

    With each passing year, the independent game scene becomes more vibrant and varied. 2013 brought us amazing games like Gone Home , Antichamber , and Papers, Please . There seems to be no sign of things slowing down in 2014, as we look forward to games like Galak-Z: The Dimensional , Helldivers , and... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Indie Game This Year?

    We talked about how it was a great year for indies on our recent podcast , highlighting some of our favorites. Now it's your turn. A lot of indie game discussion occurred this year in the Game Informer office. Whether we were talking about searching a house to find a family's whereabouts in Gone... More
  • Blog Post: Fullbright Company's Gone Home Sales Top 50,000

    One of the year's most critically praised indie games is selling well. In a blog post on developer The Fullbright Company's website, co-founder Steve Gaynor wrote, "We’re happy to announce that between Steam and our own website Gone Home has sold more than 50,000 copies since launc... More
  • Blog Post: Majesco Entertainment Launches Indie Label Midnight City

    The publisher behind such hits as Zumba Fitness World Party and Hulk Hogan's Main Event is prepping to enter the indie game movement with a new publishing label called Midnight City. Majesco says that its new division will focus on bringing independent games to market through digital distribution... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Coming To PS4, PS3, And Vita

    One of the few indie titles announced for Xbox One is also making its way to Sony's next-gen system. After parading a few fans out donning boxy Creeper masks, Sony announced that the PS4 will be receiving its own version of Minecraft. Sony didn't share any details about the title other than its... More
  • Blog Post: Dear Esther Developer's Next Game Coming To PS4 [Updated With Screens]

    British indie developer The Chinese Room will be bringing its post-apocalyptic adventure game Everybody's Gone To The Rapture to PS4. The Chinese Room is best known for its experimental indie hit Dear Esther, and is working on Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, a sequel to Frictional Games' acclaimed... More
  • Blog Post: Acclaimed Author Neil Gaiman Announces First Game Project

    The Neverwhere writer is creating Wayward Manor, a macabre puzzle/adventure game developed in partnership with the indie studio The Odd Gentlemen. The author, who's well known in comic and fantasy circles for many books including Neverwhere , American Gods , and the classic comic book series Sandman... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Fish Won’t Release Fez II For Xbox Platforms

    The outspoken indie developer has had a troubled relationship with Microsoft, and stated in a recent interview that his planned platform for Fez II is "not Xbox." Fish's Fez, which garnered high praise for its inventive, perspective-shifting puzzles, was released on Xbox 360. However, Fish... More
  • Blog Post: PC Release Dated For Joe Danger, Sequel

    Hello Games is bringing both of its critically acclaimed Joe Danger titles to PC sooner than you might expect. Beginning June 24, Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie can be purchased through Steam. Both games support Big Picture mode and gamepad control for optimum couch enjoyment. Hello Games has... More
  • Blog Post: Oddworld Creator: Microsoft “Not Interested” In Indies

    Oddworld Inhabitants head Lorne Lanning has a dim view of the approach Microsoft has taken with indies on Xbox 360 and continues to on Xbox One. Speaking with Eurogamer , Lanning decried Microsoft’s insistence on every game having a traditional publisher. “Why do we need a publisher when... More
  • Blog Post: Finalists Announced For Microsoft's Imagine Cup Game Design Competition

    If watching behind the scenes videos of massive gaming projects doesn't give aspiring designers enough envy, seeing what some student geniuses are up to in the world of indie games should do it. With far more limited resources, the young finalists of Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition have still... More
  • Blog Post: Another Round Of Indie Games Get The Green Light On Steam

    Valve has announced another half dozen indie games that will be joining the ranks of Steam. The creative titles run the gamut from a country-life RPG to a riot simulator. Steam Greenlight allows gamers to vote on software they'd like to see added to the digital distribution platform, and the latest... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Game Spotlight: Atum

    While wandering the showfloor at GDC, I chanced upon this delightful little indie gem. Now I can't get it out of my mind, so I thought I'd put it into yours. Atum was developed by a group of students from NHTV IGAD's University Gamelab in the Netherlands. The game starts players in a first... More
  • Blog Post: Three More Games Added To Humble Bundle With Android 5

    The Humble Bundle group has sweetened its latest offering with three more indie games, making it one of the most impressive bundles yet. The new update adds three critically acclaimed games – Splice, Crayon Physics Deluxe, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – to the bundle for those... More
  • Blog Post: Retro City Rampage Developer Says Vita Version Most Successful

    Despite the bad rap that PlayStation Vita has been getting as of late, developer Brian Provinciano (creator of Retro City Rampage) says that indie developers should give the system a second look. He also says that the Vita version of RCR has been the most successful. In a tweet he sent today, Provinciano... More
  • Blog Post: The Free Bundle Introduces Players To Five Free Indie Games

    There's no shortage of indie game bundles being offered to gamers now, most of which invite you to pay whatever you want for their wares. The makers of The Free Bundle, on the other hand, are simply content to point visitors towards five great indie games that are all available free of charge. While... More
  • Blog Post: What Happens When A Kickstarter Game Is Canceled?

    Kickstarter has become a boon to indie developers, who can appeal directly to gamers for the money needed to make risky or innovative projects. However, there's a problem with funding games on faith: What happens when they don't get made? Today, Gamespot reported that Rick Dakan, who raised ... More
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