Category Archives: Indie

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf 2

It is very rare that I say yes when someone asks me to publish a press release, but in this case I had to do it, because the people behind it are cool, it’s from Austria and it sounds great. So voilá! //////// /////// SOVIET UNTERZOEGERSDORF ////// ///// SECTOR II //// /// The Adventure Game […]

Pathologic

My good friend Mark Barrett sent me a link to an article about Pathologic, a game from 2004 that I had never heard of before. Mark seemed excited about the game, and, after I read more about it, so am I. The article is Butchering Pathologic, by Quintin Smith, over on the excellent Rock Paper […]

Masocore Games

Anna Anthropy, the writer of Auntie Pixelante, has written an interesting post about Masocore games: games that screw with the conventions of video games and the expectations of the player. trees full of apples. unassuming, you stride under one, and an apple falls from the tree and crushes you, sending you back to the start […]

Braid – First impressions

OK, Braid is on XBLA in Europe as well. I bought it and am playing it. There are many things to like and only small things to bequibble (I thought jumping from ladders was solved by now). Jon gets a massive amount of benefit of the doubt from me, so I don’t mind the lack […]

Eurogamer reviews Braid: 10/10

Eurogamer has reviewed Braid and given it a score of 10/10, saying: Braid has filled my head with so many ideas, so many opinions, so many emotions that wrestling them all into a coherent critique is like trying to strangle a swan made of jelly. And then also: Braid is beautiful, entertaining and inspiring. It […]

Greenhouse, Penny Arcade’s digital distribution system

Penny Arcade is setting up their own digital distribution system, Greenhouse, together with Hothead Games. This will be used to distribute PA’s game “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness” (which is coming out for the Mac, yay), as well as… other games. They’re not saying much for now. Probably because they don’t know yet. According […]

Love, a one-man indie MMO

Jim Rossignol has written an article over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun about Love, a ‘first person not so massively multi player online procedural adventure game’ developed by Eskil Steenberg. The game itself, dubbed Love (as in For The Love Of Game Development), is an exploration-based moderately-multiplayer FPS with astounding impressionistic visuals and a procedurally generated […]

“And Yet It Moves,” an independent game from Austria

And Yet It Moves is an independent game made by four students at the Technical University in Vienna. Um, and yes, it was made over a year ago, don’t know why I didn’t blog about it before… It has a great look: Great use of production restrictions. Gameplay is interesting, but I feel the level […]

20+ Tools For Creating Your Own Games

Mashable has a list of tools for creating your own games – Flash and/or homebrew games, that is. I haven’t checked out every single link, and perhaps I could come up with a similar list in 5 minutes with Google, but hey, Mashable is a pretty cool site. Who knows what you might find here? […]

Pac-Man as interactive fiction

This is probably really old but I am not really keeping up to date with the Interactive Fiction world: Pac-Man as a text adventure. Pac-Man was a junkie, eyes oozing pus, haunted by the ghosts of those he’d killed. They called him Pac-Man because he was always packing heat, lightning-quick on the draw with a […]