itch.io announces refinery, an early access alternative for indies

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 … Read more

Killing Floor 2 Early Access Turmoil Raises Important Questions

Tripwire Interactive has released a major update for its upcoming co-op FPS, Killing Floor 2, and the contents have some Early Access players crying foul.

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Inside Indie Dev: Philip Devine, Falling Stars

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 … Read more

Inside Indie Dev: Iber Parodi Siri, Mission Massive Migration

Mission Massive Migration

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 his Rombosaur Studios label. 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 … Read more

Inside Indie Dev: Garry Hamer, Push for Emor

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 … Read more

Announcing the Inside Indie Dev Series

Inside Indie Dev

Update 1/15/16: Want your indie project to be considered for this series? Here’s more info! Update 1/13/16: The first installment of this series is up! Just a quick post to announce the Inside Indie Dev interview series! In these posts you’ll get a look at new and upcoming independent projects and interviews with the creative … Read more

It’s Not a Trap: The Case for Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront

It probably isn’t news to you that players have been very hard on Star Wars Battlefront. While Metacritic awards the PC version a 71/100 based on average reviews from 17 top critics, site users have slapped it with a 3.4/10 (!), citing a variety of complaints including an unfair DLC model, no space battles, and the lack of … Read more

Codalyn’s Stable Orbit First Look

Stable Orbit by Codalyn

The year is 2034 and you have been tasked with building a successor to the International Space Station. In its debut game Stable Orbit, one-man studio Codalyn will send players into space on a mission of building, earning, and survival. The simulation will not only include the development of a station but will also require management of contracts, … Read more