itch.io has launched Refinery, a toolset it promises will allow indie studios to conduct early game releases with the flexibility to set their own terms. If this sounds like a shot at Steam Early Access, that probably isn’t a coincidence. “Early access ‘programs’ have long been an issue for developers looking to get feedback and
The blog has been quiet but we’ve been as loud and ridiculous as ever. Starting this week there’s a new game stream show in town! We’ll play something different each week and talk about gaming news, geek stuff, and anything else that comes up. Friends will drop in and out but we’re getting started with
Philip Devine (@ArkisVir) Founder, Riveted Games Project: Falling Stars: War of Empires After discovering game development in college, Philip Devine wanted to give other content creators a head start on the unique career opportunities available in gaming. He set out to create a club for programmers, musicians, and artists, that grew to about 25 members in
Iber Parodi Siri (@rmbsevl) Founder, Rombosaur Studios Project: Mission Massive Migration Mission Massive Migration is a 2D retro action game created by Iber Parodi Siri under the banner of Rombosaur Studios. It was released to a quietly positive reception on the Google Play store in early January. Though the game is still listed in the 500 – 1,000 Installs
The Crew is an open-world arcade racer that met mixed reception from critics and players alike after its late 2014 release. Though the concept of a fully open world United States map and the fast-paced overall busyness of the game was appealing to many players, the controls and physics are frustrating to some and others
This clip of the week highlights the limitless, horrifying possibilities in Far Cry 4. Most players know to expect the unexpected when exploring Kyrat. You might run into the occasional native working on a vehicle using a piece of raw meat or maybe you’ll be clearing out an enemy encampment when an eagle suddenly flies
The Inside Indie Dev series has proven very popular with readers! You can check out the first installment on Garry Hamer’s upcoming game Push for Emor if you haven’t already. There is always room for more great indie projects to be written up, so if you have an exciting project to share please reach out!
Update: You can submit your indie project for possible inclusion in this series! Here’s more info! Garry Hamer (@_LupusSolus) Founder, Lupus Solus Project: Push for Emor When I first encountered Garry Hamer he was eagerly showing around the alpha for his upcoming sci-fi shooter RPG Push for Emor. We had a lighthearted chat over Twitter–I