Posts Tagged ‘indie-games’

BitSummit 2015: Is There A Future For PC Games In Japan?

BitSummit has inarguably helped reinvigorate the indie game scene in Japan.

A successful introduction in 2013 begat a larger event in 2014, and the third BitSummit, held at Kyoto’s Miyako Messe this past weekend, was even bigger still. Developers from inside and outside Japan came together with fans, international media and large companies such as Sony, Microsoft and Steam, to show off some of the best Japan’s indie scene had to offer. And for the first time, it looked as if the PC might have a future within the landscape of Japanese game development.

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Live Free Play Hard: Itself An Additional Puzzle

This week in free games: two glitches, two dreamscapes, two detainees, two forests, a sword, a song, a telekinetic hat.

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Secrets of Raetikon Spread Wings, Launches Alpha Funding

Owls are the best.

Secrets of Rætikon is set in the alps and is a game about being a bird, flying, exploration, and pretty triangles. If I was to name this game, I’d have named it A Game About A Bird That Flies In The Triangular Alps. This is why I’m not an indie game designer.

The guys wot are indie game designers have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund Secrets of Rætikon through to its finish line. The trailer below details the alpha you get instant access to if you choose to fund it.
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IndieGames.com

Comrade in righteousness Tim W has some news: his blogging on the independent games scene is now going to be found at IndieGames.com. That’s a part of CMP Media’s blog network, which already includes the excellent GameSetWatch and Worlds In Motion. We like to think of them as our sensible cousins from across the pond.

GSW’s Simon Carless explains:

This whole concept started a couple of months ago when Tim announced that he might have to shut the Independent Gaming blog unless he got some help in hosting and partly paying for his time working on the site. We wanted to help out, and we’d already launched IndieGames.com to help educate people about independent games, so having him move his blog over here made a lot of sense.

It surely does. Good work.

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World of Goo

(Via Fun-Motion) San Fran indie developers 2D Boy have posted a trailer for their forthcoming World of Goo. Here’s my impression of it:

I absolutely haven’t got the faintest idea what’s going on here, yet I know that it is good. It’s one of those occasions when I’d far rather be utterly mistified, than find out the reality of the situation, no matter how excellent it might be. Like watching Spanish soap operas, or The Bloomberg Channel.

(So no, I never played Tower of Goo, which you can get here.) [You really should play it, John, it’s brilliant – Rest Of RPS Team.]

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