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Best of Steam Greenlight (June 2013)

Best of Steam Greenlight (June 2013) By now every gamer is familiar with Steam Greenlight, Valve’s voting system that allows developers to submit their game to the community for approval where if the Steam community overvotes a title then this is being added to the Steam catalogue. In Greenlight you will find games for PC and Mac, single-player, multi-player, and cross-platform multiplayer games in a number covering a wide...
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7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on

7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on Launched in 2009 Kickstarter has funded over 100,000 launched projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. The company also noted that of those, 43.96 percent have been funded successfully. Not bad for such a young service. Kickstarter does not only serve as a method of financing for developers, but it is also a way to unite...
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Ludum Dare 26: The winners

Ludum Dare 26: The winners Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s a 48 hour solo competition that challenges game developers to create a game centered around a core theme that is selected through a series of community votes. Ludum Dare 26, once again attracted developers from all sides of the...
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Ludum Dare 26 Preview

Ludum Dare 26 Preview Ludum Dare the recurring competition where you’re encouraged to make a game from scratch in 48 hours, happened again this weekend. The latest competition was the 26th and was held from the 26th of April until the 29th and the theme these talented developers had to illustrate in their efforts was Minimalism. The accelerated game development event has just finished collecting games for its 48-hour...
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LucasArts 1982-2013

LucasArts 1982-2013 When on October 30, 2012, LucasArts was acquired by The Walt Disney Company through the acquisition of its parent company Lucasfilm in a deal for $4.05 billion, many industry insiders predicted that this was the beginning of the end for the innovative game developer. This happened on April 3, 2013, when Disney confirmed that LucasArts would cease to operate as a video game developer; and that...
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IGF 2013 Preview

IGF 2013 Preview Back in 1998 UBM TechWeb established the Independent Games Festival in order to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers. Since the IGF launch there have been many major IGF prize winners that have gone on to much larger exposure, garnering increased distribution, a bigger profile, and getting lots more gamers playing their art. We are sure...
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5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on

5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on Launched in 2008 Kickstarter has funded more than 26,000 creative projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. In the Kickstarter model, supporters of a project decide how much money they want to pledge and receive different levels of perks in return. Many people heard of Kickstarter when the recent success of the Double Fine...
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Ludum Dare 25: The winners

Ludum Dare 25: The winners Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. The latest competition was the 25th , and was held from December 14th until the17th, 2012. Ludum Dare 25, once again attracted developers from all sides of the industry, students, hobbyists, industry professionals from many well respected game studios, as well as many independent...
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Best of Steam Greenlight

Best of Steam Greenlight Announced in July Steam Greenlight is the new voting system that allows developers to submit their game to the community for approval where if the Steam community overvotes a title then this is being added to the Steam catalogue. The Steam Greenlight website provides a forum space for fans to voice opinions about particular games, or the Greenlight process. Just like any game on Steam by...
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Dark Matter: Interview with InterWave

Dark Matter: Interview with InterWave InterWave is a gaming developer studio based in Sittard, The Netherlands, who after their critical acclaimed FPS/RTS Nuclear Dawn, are working hard on their second major project titled Dark Matter, a 2.5D survival horror game inspired by Metroid, Castlevania, Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Interwave have made significant progress with Dark Matter so far, and they recently announced that their...
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7 indie games for your iPhone

7 indie games for your iPhone While there is a huge number of AAA console-like games which you can play in your iPhone, the App Store gaming scene wouldn’t be half (or even quarter) as vibrant as it is today, if it wasn’t for the games talented individuals and small development teams have created. Their way into the App Store over the last year have found acclaimed indie titles, like Zeboyd’s Cthulhu Saves...
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Bundle the indie way

Bundle the indie way A year in the gaming industry is a life in terms of human years. After that period a game’s sales start to decrease, which may not a big problem if you are EA, Activision, or Sega, but it is if you are a small indie developer. What gave the kiss of life to many struggling indie developers was the promotion of Indie Bundles, an experimental movement where a gamer pays a fraction of a...
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Online Retailers Expose

Online Retailers Expose Over the last few years, online video game stores have become a huge force in gaming and you don’t need to leave the house to get video games, or spend hours online searching a decent Web-based casual game. Whether you are a PC, a Mac or a Linux owner you can get hundreds and thousands of new, full games over with a touch of a button. The services are free, and they often have better deals and...
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Ludum Dare 24 Preview

Ludum Dare 24 Preview Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. Since then the accelerated game development competition has run more than 20 regular Events, dozens of practice competitions, collectively creating thousands of games in just a weekend each. The latest competition was the 24th and was held from the 24th of August until the 27th....
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Interview: Shadow Remnants, Kickstarter funded turn-based tactical RPG

Interview: Shadow Remnants, Kickstarter funded turn-based tactical RPG Shorebound Studios is a small indie studio based in Atlanta, GA, who are working hard on their first project titled Shadow Remnants, a turn-based tactical role-playing game for the PC that aims to reignite the excitement that these games brought us. In Shadow Remnants players will travel through the fantasy world of Avatia, battle against the tides of corruption to uncover an ancient power with...
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Streaming Media with DLNA

Streaming Media with DLNA These days we all have lots of devices in our home that are connected to the internet. From a connected smart TV to a Console, and from mobile phones like Android and iOS based devices to a simple hi-fi set, they are all connected. Although many manufacturers tried to make their devices compatible so you could for example stream a youtube video from your phone to the TV, it still can be a pain...
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