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Special Humble Bundle With 30 Games, For Brandon Boyer

You may well remember that last week we mentioned Brandon Boyer's ongoing fundraiser to pay continuing bills for his cancer treatment, after getting horrendously screwed over by his health insurance. The great news is, he's crossed the baseline to afford the $110,000 of bills he's already accrued in an effort to not be dead. But the situation is ongoing, and what would be incredible would…

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Let’s Keep Brandon Boyer Alive For Lots Longer

If you don't know the name Brandon Boyer, then you'll certainly have benefited from the incredible work he's done and continues to do for indie gaming. He's been the brains behind sites like Gamasutra, Offworld, and now Venus Patrol. He writes for champions of good, Boing Boing, and is no less than the chairman of the Independent Games Festival. He also has cancer, and a…

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Boyer: Your “Responsibility” Toward Games

Speaking at GDCE yesterday, IGF chairman Brandon Boyer has described what he feels is a "responsibility" on the part of people who play games. He suggested that games which expand upon the possibilities of what gaming experiences should be need be financially supported by gamers, and also suggested that games are now reaching for deeper meaning: "People value music more because it adds an emotional…

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Spore: It’s Made Of People

[Brandon Boyer, the author of this piece, is one of Rock, Paper, Shotgun's international agents. In 2006 he visited Spore developers Maxis at their studio on behalf of Edge magazine. The following article is an updated version of the feature that was published in that magazine last year. In it Mr Boyer talks to Wright and his team, and gets the heart of how this…

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