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Giving indie developers a boost


  • Sean Murray touches on indie game development
  • 06/10/2010

    Gamasutra posted an interesting interview with indie developer Sean Murray of Hello Games, the studio behind Joe Danger.

  • Augmented reality developer challenge - win $125,000
  • 05/10/2010

    Did you ever want to make an augmented reality game? Now could be a good time.

  • Indie Kombat - Indie developers make war!
  • 05/10/2010

    If you’re not following Indie Kombat, you should be! Each month two (or more) indie developers are pitted against one another, tasked with taking elements from the other developers' games and making a new game! The battle is intense, the bruises are real and the insults are brutal!Developers face off in a month long battle to develop a game and defeat their opponents.

  • Explosionade developer claims XBLIG is broken
  • 04/10/2010

    Nathan Fouts of Mommy's Best Games and creator of Explosionade has challenged Microsoft to update its 'broken' Xbox Live Indie Games Top Downloads list before he'll release the finished version of his new game.

  • Livingstone Hopes everyone will take this survey
  • 04/10/2010

    In an open letter to the games industry Ian Livingstone has called on the entire UK workforce to tell the government exactly what skills it needs in order to succeed.

  • Indie developer Brawsome talks business
  • 01/10/2010

    Andrew Goulding of Brawsome, the developer behind the awesome indie game Jolly Rover, just posted up a couple of lectures that he made while working at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (in Australia).

  • Gamestar Mechanic turning kids into indie developers
  • 01/10/2010

    Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking.

  • Breath of Death VII: the post mortem
  • 30/09/2010

    On 23 September Zeboyd Games released a post mortem of their game ‘Breath of Death VII: The Beginning’.

  • Pros and cons of viral marketing
  • 30/09/2010

    Catching the BugThom Dinsdale of Edge Online has posted a great article discussing both the potential benefits of viral marketing and its obvious pitfalls.

  • Indie games gaining popularity on Facebook
  • 29/09/2010

    Inside Social games reported yesterday that Indie games developed for Facebook are gaining momentum.