Tag Archives: indie games
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | 09:06 BST
A minor update for Greenlight allows users to distinguish between idea pitches and finished games.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 15:57 BST
Digital distribution channel GamersGate, is offering its Indie Fort Bundle 2; featuring six games for the price of a pint of beer. The bundle includes 3079, Fortrix 2, Aztaka, Dark Scavenger, DEMISE: Ascension and Intrusion 2, as well as some small bits of bonus content. Individually the titles sell for £58.72, but as part of this deal you pay a measly £3.99/€4.99/$5.99 or a bit more if you’re feeling the love, with any additional payment going straight to the developers. At the time of writing the bundle has four days remaining on sale and has so far sold 1,434 units for a total price of $10,574.41.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 11:56 BST
Innovation’s not dead. It’s just moved out of its ritzy bump-mapped mansion into a rustic forest cottage getaway. Or something. It’s smaller now, is what we’re saying – but no less important. In fact, according to SCE chief Shuhei Yoshida, the gaming industry absolutely needs smaller garage developers to simply stay alive – let alone thrive.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 | 07:59 BST
Sega has issued a statement on its decision to order indie developer Bombergames to remove its Streets of Rage Remake.
Sat, Nov 13, 2010 | 17:20 GMT
Some indie developers are planning a promotion to bring awareness to titles being released on Xbox Live in December.
Sat, Feb 13, 2010 | 21:01 GMT
Those looking for a great deal on an indie bundle should look no further than the Indie Love Bundle, which is on sale for $20 until Friday, February 19.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 | 20:42 BST
Direct2Drive’s turning five, and to celebrate, its putting some games up for sale each week for five weeks for $5/£5.
The first week’s offerings, which end on September 14, consist of Ubisoft and strategy titles, which are listed after the break. The following genres will be put up for sale each week, with titles to be revealed at a later date:
- Week Two: Action Games
- Week Three: RPGs & MMOs
- Week Four: Indie Games
- Week Five: War Games
Head on past the break to see what’s up for grabs in your region.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 22:09 BST
Looks like Call of Duty: World at War was number one again for the third week in a row on Xbox Live.
Left 4 Dead is back on the list, while the Lost Planet 2 demo falls off. Arkham Asylum entered, while FIFA 09 and Trials HD trade places.
- Call of Duty: WaW
- Halo 3
- Call of Duty 4
- Gears of War 2
- Madden NFL 10
- GTA IV
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- FIFA 09
- Left 4 Dead
- Trials HD
- Trials HD
- Shadow Complex
- Defense Grid: The Awakening
- Battlefield 1943
- NBA 2K10 Draft Combine
- Castle Crashers
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2
- Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
- Splosion Man
- Hasbro Family Game Night
Original and Indie stuff after the break courtesy of the Major.
Wed, Aug 05, 2009 | 20:23 BST
Direct2Drive has a fabulous indie sale going on at the moment.
It’s a bundle consisting of five games for one price.
For just $17.75 you’ll get: Defense Grid, The Path, Zeno Clash, Democracy 2 and Cogs.
Hell, Zeno Clash is worth that all by it’s lonesome.
No end date for the sale was listed, but it shan’t last too long.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 21:14 BST
Mastertronic Group has launched a new label for indie titles called Great Indie Games and the first game to make the cut is World of Goo, slated for a July release.
Great Indie Games will bring independent games to retail to gain a wider audience than just through digital distribution, where most indie titles are offered.
“We are on the look out for more indie developed games, so any developers who want their game sold at retail should get in touch with us,” said Mastertronic’s managing director Andy Payne.
“With the many and varied PC games offerings out there, casual or otherwise, there is a place for great games that have been produced on a lower budget than normal by small development teams.”
Other games are to be announced at a later date.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 19:58 BST
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, has said that he welcomes the lessening of restrictions on Indie developers and feels small companies like this need to be nurtured.
The game-development trade association recently made it easier for smaller groups to join, and Wilson says each need a helping hand due to expense restraints.
“It is much more expensive and it requires many more people to develop a video game today in comparison with 20 years ago,” he said. “At the same time relatively small teams can now develop flash games or games for mobiles and be very successful.
“It is crucial that we nurture small start-up businesses, which is why Tiga made the strategic decision to welcome small developers into our membership.”
He also says that higher education will play a big part in the industry, and the government needs to step up to the plate in order for it to compete with global markets.
“UK higher education has an excellent record and broadly speaking we are second only to the US in terms of the quality. However we don’t spend enough on higher education, the UK currently spends about 1% of GDP, whereas the US spends 2.9%.
“Unless higher education is properly funded UK game developers and businesses in general will find it hard to recruit good quality staff.”
More over on IGN.
Sat, May 09, 2009 | 21:05 BST
Daniel “Deejay” Jones has tweeted that Binary Tweed’s Clover has passed peer review.
Won’t be much longer until it’s on Xbox Live, hopefully.
Deejay is currently on holiday, but promises to provide more details on Monday.
Check back with us then.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 14:08 GMT
Steam has quite a few indie games on sale now through Sunday – some are only $4.49.
Loads of demos are available too, in case you have a fear of commitment or just wanna try something new.
Here’s some of what’s on offer:
- And Yet It Moves
- The Graveyard
- The Path
- The Maw
- Musaic Box
- Osmos –Demo
- Retro/Grade– Demo
- Zeno Clash
- Monster Trucks Nitro
- Harvest: Massive Encounter
- Mayhem Intergalactic
- Space Giraffe
- Larva Mortus
- Mevo and The Grooveriders
- Dyson – Coming Soon
Pricing ranges from the previously mentioned $4.49 and $17.99.
Go play something.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008 | 07:27 GMT
Last week’s GDC was a strange affair that threw up more questions than answers. While it carried the predicted unveiling of Gears of War 2 and a Microsoft keynote holding traditional big hitters such as Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, the event’s main speech’s message was by no means “the norm”. Yes, the blood, swords and guns were all where they were supposed to be, but at the core of John Sheppard’s keynote was a theme of radical change that permeated the entire conference, and one that left both developers and platform holders alike chewing their nails.