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At a Glance: Miegakure

7h ago ... [b]Marc ten Bosch[/b] is an independent game developer based in San Francisco. He’s wildly smart and more than a little fascinated by the intersection of math, games, and visiting the fourth dimension through code. http://marctenbosch.com/ [b]Miegakure[/b] is a platform game where you explore the fourth dimension to solve puzzles. Our world is three-dimensional: width, depth, and height....

Interview with Miegakure’s Marc ten Bosch, Part One

7h ago ... [i]Marc ten Bosch is creating Miegakure, a puzzle platformer in the fourth dimension. He took the time to talk with Cat about how that works, what it’s like designing a game in 4D, and the implications of exploring the fourth dimension.[/i] [b]CAT:[/b] Miegakure is a game of the fourth dimension - you better explain that! How did you arrive at the game concept? How exactly does that *work*?...

Interview with Miegakure’s Marc ten Bosch, Part Two

7h ago ... [i]Marc ten Bosch is creating Miegakure, a puzzle platformer in the fourth dimension. He took the time to talk with Cat about how that works, what it’s like designing a game in 4D, and the implications of exploring the fourth dimension. You can read Part One of the interview here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/528270 [/i] [b]CAT:[/b] The game concept is very cerebral and so...

A Game in 4D: Miegakure

7h ago ... [b]By Cat[/b] Miegakure is a game of the fourth dimension. My first play came in 2011 at Chris Hecker's Spy Party booth the Sunday of PAX, and it only took a few moments of gameplay and speaking with creator Marc ten Bosch to see why Hecker would appreciate the game: both Hecker and ten Bosch are wildly smart and making wildly smart games. Miegakure is about existing in a three-dimensiona...

$100 in Amazon Gift Cards- AND enter to win a PS4!

7h ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Miegakure is still in development! Today you can win one of 5 $20 Amazon gift cards! [b]How to enter:[/b] Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Marc ten Bosch and Miegakure: [b]Today’s Stories:[/b] Miegakure At A Glance: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/528271 Interview with Miegakure’s Marc ten B...

Turtle Beach's Beautiful Game Search is Turning Out to Be a Joke.

1d 14h ago ... Turtle Beach recently started a "campaign" to crown the best game of all time. They've narrowed it down to the top 15 games that people have been pushing for. Here is that list: Borderlands 2 Call of Duty: Ghosts Dwarf Fortress Far Cry 3 FIFA 14 Final Fantasy X Grand Theft Auto V Halo 3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Pac Man Resident Evil Super Mario Galaxy The Elder Scrolls V:...

At a Glance: Lumi Games

1d 19h ago ... [b]Lumi Games[/b] is an indie mobile games development company born in 2012 and dedicated to producing free mobile games for iOS and Android. What started as a lofty idea between two friends and game enthusiasts quickly mushroomed into a strong drive to create something fun and unique for people to enjoy in their daily routine. After spending countless hours playing and talking about games, the...

Lumi Games Interview Part Two: Playing for Charity

1d 19h ago ... [i]Is that a bear or a game developer? Lumi Games, forged in the wilds of Norway, is an indie development studio in its nascent phase. With a couple titles under their belt and a development strategy in revision, Alexander Presthus and Erik Bratil, Dungeonmasters at Lumi Games are frank about the learning curve and realities of starting out with an idea and seeing it through to the finish. They...

Lumi Games Interview Part One: Starting Out and Building Up

1d 19h ago ... [i]Is that a bear or a game developer? Lumi Games, forged in the wilds of Norway, is an indie development studio in its nascent phase. With a couple titles under their belt and a development strategy in revision, Alexander Presthus and Erik Bratil, Dungeonmasters at Lumi Games are frank about the learning curve and realities of starting out with an idea and seeing it through to the finish. They...

Giveaway: $100 with Matching Gift to The Super Selma Project - AND enter to win a PS4!

1d 19h ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Today you can win one of 5 $20 Amazon gift cards! In keeping with Lumi Games’ charity business model, we’ll be matching those gift cards in a $100 gift to their current charity, The Super Selma Project (Superselma-Projektet). For the non-Norwegian speakers, it’s like Make-A-Wish Foundation! [b]How to enter:[/b] Comment on any and all of the stories we have runn...

A Game Designer’s Approach

1d 19h ago ... [b]By Erik.B.Skjoldhaug, Co-Founder at Lumi Games AS.[/b] I can only speak for myself, but for me game design and being in the game industry is about creating what you dream about. Be creative and actually shape and mold your dreams into stories and gameplay. For me it’s not worth making a game if you don’t have a personal attachment to it. There are a lot of people or companies that blat...

Programming Workflow When Developing a New Game

1d 20h ago ... [b]By Alexander Presthus, Co-Founder at Lumi Games AS.[/b] This post will hopefully be the first in many about the programming side of developing a game. This post is meant to be somewhat of a general overview of the process we go through when coding a game. In the future we hope to post about more specific techniques or concepts that people would find interesting. Prototype stage: Fir...

Alex's Story

1d 20h ago ... [b]By Alexander Presthus, Co-Founder at Lumi Game AS.[/b] 1987 was a fairly ordinary year in terms of world events, Margareth Thatcher was elected for the third time into office in the UK, Ronald Reagan was the US president and Johnny Logan won the Eurovision song contest with the ballad ”Hold me now” (Yes, I know, terribly exciting). Star Trek TNG also made its debut on TV. On the computer...

A Boy's Quest

1d 20h ago ... [b]By Erik.B.Skjoldhaug, Co-Founder at Lumi Games AS.[/b] [i]Once upon a time in a faraway country, far to the north, a country covered in snow and where the polar bears roam freely in the streets, a young boy was born. Against the harsh weather, the dark deep woods and the creatures in it, he fought for survival, and survive he did, against all odds growing up in Norway.[/i] This is the...

At a Glance: Cowardly Creations

2d ago ... [b]Cowardly Creations[/b] is a four man indie group from Maribor, Slovenia and Sweden. They are currently working on a survival horror game, Uncanny Valley. http://www.indiedb.com/company/cowardly-creations [b]Uncanny Valley[/b] is a survival horror indie game. Cowardly Creations is tired of seeing action games marketed as survival horror, so they decided to make their own, true-to-the-g...

Why Indie Games Matter

2d ago ... [b]By Tadej Kupčič, Project Director, Programmer[/b] A couple of days ago, I was getting so hyped up and excited for this year's E3, I couldn't even sleep. It's the first E3 after all three major consoles were released and I was hoping for some new IPs (intellectual properties) since now is the best time to announce those. New consoles are more powerful, meaning you can implement mechanics y...

Interview with Cowardly Creations

2d ago ... [i]Christopher interviews Cowardly Creations Project Director and Programmer, Tadej Kupčič, about some details behind the core mechanics and design decisions of Uncanny Valley, their first endeavor set to release later this year.[/i] [b]CHRISTOPHER:[/b] [i]Uncanny Valley[/i] utilizes a Consequence System that will encourage players to not look at failures as reasons to just restart but as el...

Giveaway: Steam Gift Codes and a Copy of Uncanny Valley - AND enter to win a PS4!

2d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Uncanny Valley is a survival horror indie game. Cowardly Creations is tired of seeing action games marketed as survival horror, so they decided to make their own, true-to-the-genre game. Today you can win Steam gift codes! (Plus we’ll be putting you in touch with Cowardly Creations’ Tadej Kupčič so he can gift you a copy of Uncanny Valley when it’s complete late...

Arcanum: The Overlooked Masterpiece?

2d ago ... I'm not sure how many of the younger crowd will remember this game, but in 2001, a little company by the name of Troika games released one of the most innovative and immersive games that had been developed at that time. Arcanum: Of Steamworks And Magick Obscura was one of the most in-depth games ever released in the 'steampunk' genre. A fantasy RPG based on the concept that magic and technol...

At a Glance: Red Barrels

3d ago ... [b]Red Barrels[/b] is an independent game studio based in Montreal and focused on creating unforgettable single-player games. OUTLAST, the studio's first title, is a true survival-horror experience that aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind. OUTLAST is currently available for digital download on PC and PS4, and the title's first DLC, OUTLAST: Whistleblow...
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