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2 years ago

The 19th Humble Indie Bundle features existential horror & bullet time

While Humble may offer a lot of bundles now, their Humble Indie Bundles are what first put the site on the map. Their 19th went live last night, offering their usual broad and colourful cross-section of what the indie development scene has to offer. Featuring space adventure, train-based puzzling, VR bomb defusal and one of the most existentially unsettling horror games ever made, this bundle…

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3 years ago

To The Moon-inspired adventure Rakuen is out now

Rakuen [official site], the first game from Laura Shigihara, has been five years in the making, and is out today. "Laura Shigihara?" you say, "I know that name from somewhere!" Indeed you do - Shigihara came to fame when she wrote and performed the fabulous song that accompanied the original Plants Vs Zombies. She has since composed and performed music for many independent games, perhaps…

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5 years ago

Rakuen: Paradise Found

Laura Shigihara's Project Rakuen, now just Rakuen, has at last got a trailer to show. We first mentioned the combat-free RPG last year. Shigihara, brought to fame by her song for PopCap's Plants Vs. Zombies, went on to work for the developer for a while, but is now fully indie once again. Alongside regularly recording songs for her popular YouTube channel, she has contributed to…

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6 years ago

Patients, Now: Project Rakuen

After a stint working with PopCap, Plants Vs Zombies/To The Moon songwriter Laura Shigihara is indie once again. And for the last year she's been working on Project Rakuen, a game she describes as "like a mix between Maniac Mansion, To the Moon, and The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (though without battles or fighting)." Set in a mysterious hospital, it's a story…

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