Pulling me in with a ‘story of redemption’ is one thing, but having it loaded with old-fashioned visual effects harking back to the days of old tube televisions? Now you have my attention. From the mind of UK-based indie developer Lawrie Games Ltd., comes a brand new adventure that may be orchestrating itself around that tired-old trope of recovering/regaining what one ...
We reported last week on Kickstarter project Orphan. It’s a silhouetted 2D platformer which draws visual comparisons to Limbo, while taking inspiration from Another World/Out of This World, and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. It deals with a young boy in the Appalachian countryside who has to survive in the wilderness following an alien invasion. Alone, he must use stealth and strategy ...
There’s an unspoken standard expected of indie games, notably two-dimensional games that focus to some degree on platforming. It’s the ability to share so much from so little; to use its constraints yet limitless imagination, to full undying prowess. Ivy Games are a mere four-man studio, yet it’s clear from the off-set, Gravity Ghost is an ambitious investment – a ...
A 2D game about a young boy encountering danger in a creepy silhouetted world. Yes, Orphan will draw plenty of immediate comparisons to the art-style of indie darling Limbo, but there’s much more to this Kickstarter project than a kid running from a big spider. Orphan is set in the countryside of Appalachia. Players control a nameless young boy called ...
Game Awards Fan Favourite and Popular YouTuber John Bain A.k.a TotalBiscuit has in the final segment of the latest Co-Optional podcast, put out his thoughts on possibly organising an indie gaming festival/awards show hopefully within the next few years. During talk of then upcoming game awards 2014, Co-Optional Podcast Co-host Jesse Cox muses upon his dream award show which leads to ...
It’s the second time this week that this kind of news story has entered my line of sight and again it looks like yet another indie title will not be appearing anytime soon on the Xbox One, as it’s parity clause has turned into an allegiance stranglehold. First things first, The parity clause as it stands in laymen’s terms means ...
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In what may be the beginning of an ideal flame war to roast my marshmellows on, U.K. based Independent Game Developers PuppyGames released a blog post earlier detailing their thoughts on the current economic landscape for indie developers and why that has tainted the spirit of public relations. In what could be considered a daring move, Puppygames Main Programmer CAS ...