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A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention

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If San Francisco appears to be even geekier than usual this week, there’s a reason: The annual Game Developers Conference is taking over Moscone West today through Friday. AllThingsD will be there, and we’re keeping an eye on two questions in particular: How is the business of mobile games changing,...
A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention

New Humble Indie Bundle Brings Great Games to PC, Mac, Linux, and Android

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The Humble Bundle team has just revealed a brand new offer, this time with indie games not just for the PC, Mac, and Linux platforms, but also for the Android mobile operating system. We’ve been treated with quite a lot of great bundles that brought together impressive independent games for...
New Humble Indie Bundle Brings Great Games to PC, Mac, Linux, and Android
Catch 22 marks first PAX 10 indie Facebook game

How to fund your next game (Hint: It’s probably not Kickstarter)

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Last month, Kickstarter witnessed the most historic 24 hours in the company’s history. Two projects passed the $1M mark on the same day: first, the Elevation Dock, a wildly successful, well-designed iPhone dock, and then, hours later, Double Fine Adventure, an as-yet-untitled point-and-click adventure game from Double Fine studios. To...
How to fund your next game (Hint: It’s probably not Kickstarter)
XBLIG Companion for Windows Phone gives indie Xbox 360 games the attention they deserve

Windows Phone Market Starting to Display ESRB Game Ratings

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While Google and Apple have opted out of the industry-standard ESRB rating systems for game titles on the respective Android Market and App Store applications storefronts, Microsoft had opted in and now we’re beginning to see ESRB ratings being displayed alongside some game titles in Windows Phone Marketplace. So far,...
Windows Phone Market Starting to Display ESRB Game Ratings

Humble Indie Bundle expands to pay-what-you-want music downloads

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It's kind of hard to believe it's been just over two years since the first Humble Indie Bundle proved that a pay-what-you-want model could bring in over a million dollars for a set of five relatively unknown independent games. Now that follow-up gaming bundles have become an oft-repeated and oft-imitated phenomenon,...
Humble Indie Bundle expands to pay-what-you-want music downloads
How the New York Public Library is embracing the art of video games
God Complex: Peter Molyneux Kicks Off First Kickstarter With Project GODUS -- A Grand Plan To "Recreate The Entire God Game Genre"

Android games console GameStick ends Kickstarter round with over six times its original goal

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GameStick, the tiny indie games console has come to the end of its run on Kickstarter and managed to raise more than six times its original goal. The company was aiming for $100,000 and has closed at $647,658. Not a bad round and one that appears to point toward support...
Android games console GameStick ends Kickstarter round with over six times its original goal

Vlambeer's Rami Ismael talks about making games you hate

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Video game development is something many traditionally associate with big budgets, big teams and big names. Nonetheless, times are changing; a growing number of independent developers are beginning to demonstrate that the industry is no longer exclusively the province of those with corporate backing. Independent games like LIMBO, Minecraft...
Vlambeer's Rami Ismael talks about making games you hate

Half-Life mod Black Mesa among first wave of "Greenlit" Steam games

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Just under two weeks after first launching Steam Greenlight as a way to gauge user interest in a wide variety of independent games, Valve has selected ten titles from the service for full distribution through Steam. Half-Life mod Black Mesa is probably the most high-profile selection among the initial batch...
Half-Life mod Black Mesa among first wave of "Greenlit" Steam games

PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level

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The machine itself was nowhere to be seen, but last week's PlayStation 4 press conference in New York promised important innovationsSony's video games division have finally revealed the long anticipated PlayStation 4 at a high-profile event in New York. Or rather, they've revealed how the PS4 will function. The actual...
PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level

Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

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Game developer Harebrained Schemes scored $1.8 million for Shadowrun Returns from more than 36,000 backers in one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, which has become a huge platform for raising money for independent games. The campaign headed by game veteran Jordan Weisman closed its 30-day run tonight....
Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

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Since its successful debut back in 2010, the Humble Bundle has built a reputation for combining little-known independent games with a popular pay-what-you-want model and platform-agnostic, DRM-free downloads. The company's latest bundle, a partnership with major publisher THQ, could ruin that reputation in one stroke by abandoning some of the...
Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

Playfire Acquired By European Games Retailer Green Man Gaming

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Longtime UK gaming community startup Playfire has been acquired by Green Man Gaming, an independent games retailer in Europe. Founded in 2007, Playfire now has amassed more than 1m gamers which allows members to track their gameplay, see what their friends are playing, and follow new games. When gamers sign...
Playfire Acquired By European Games Retailer Green Man Gaming

Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

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The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s...
Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers
Amazon's Indie Game Store opens for independent Mac and PC games

OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations

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When Kellee Santiago resigned from her previous gig as president of thatgamecompany, she left behind a job running one of the most highly acclaimed indie game studios in the industry. But she left on a high note, having helped craft Journey -- not just one of the best games...
OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations
Valve expands by adding nongaming software to Steam this fall
'Fez' soundtrack pre-orders top Bandcamp charts, full preview streaming on Spotify

10 indie games you MUST play this month

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It's been an amazing few weeks for independent games, and in this short lull before the madness of the Christmas release schedule, now is the time to discover themIt's no real secret that much of the most exciting and innovative game design work is being done in the indie sector...
10 indie games you MUST play this month

Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers

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Big video games like Mass Effect 3 and Halo 4 aren’t going away anytime soon. But a growing cadre of independent games developers is taking the road less traveled — keeping teams tiny and visions narrow. In fact, they say they don’t want to grow. And despite that unorthodox...
Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers
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