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At a Glance: New World Interactive

15h ago ... [b]New World Interactive[/b] An Independent game developer/publisher focused on the creation of innovative digital entertainment for computers and gaming consoles, NWI was founded in 2010 by Jeremy Blum and draws upon an international pool of talent. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It was formed to develop primarily first-person shooter and real-time strategy games forPC, Ma...

Interview with New World Interactive's Andrew Spearin

15h ago ... [i]Valenka asked Andrew Spearin, Creative Director at New World Interactive, about the conception of [/i]Insurgency[i], the concept of realism, and platforms.[/i] [b]VALENKA:[/b] Insurgency was certainly something to capture my eye. I grew up suckling on the proverbial teat of first person shooters, so it will always hold a place in my heart. What inspired you to create Insurgency? [b]AND...

Better, Faster, Stronger Shooter

15h ago ... [b]By Valenka[/b] Insurgency was originally an idea that came to the mind of Andrew Spearin twelve years ago, when he decided to create a modern, infantry first person shooter based on his experiences in the Canadian Army. It was originally to be titled Operation: Counter-Insurgency (OPCOIN). Jeremy Blum, the founder of the Red Orchestra mod and New World Interactive, joined the development...

Win a Copy of Insurgency - Plus Enter to Win a PS4!

15h ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, INSURGENCY is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action. Players take to the streets for intense close quarters combat where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply. And you can win a code/ [b...

At a Glance: Daniel Benmergui

1d 9h ago ... [b]Daniel Benmergui[/b] is an independent videogame maker born on 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently developing [i]Storyteller[/i], a storytelling puzzle videogame based on the language of comics. In the past he made a few artgames, all of them based on experimental gameplay mechanics. [i]Today I Die[/i] is the best known. It won the "Jury Award" at IndieCade, and was a finalis...

Interview with Daniel Benmergui

1d 9h ago ... [i]Daniel Benmergui is working on the much-anticipated [i]Storyteller[/i], a storytelling puzzle videogame based on the language of comics, and [i]Ernesto RPG[/i], a weeklong project turned full game. Here he talks with Cat about authorship, the balance between art and gameplay, and what it’s like to be indie in Argentina.[/i] [b]CAT:[/b] In the Mini Q&A, you mention that it took you til...

A Tale of Two Games

1d 10h ago ... [b]From Cat[/b] Do you feel like dying today? Would it be best if you could die over and over again in a dungeon setting? I feel pretty confident that the answer is a resounding, “Yes, please!” and so I give you [i]Ernesto RPG[/i]. Or at least the first iteration of [i]Ernest RPG[/i]. Daniel Benmergui is an Argentinian developer that appreciates the value of a well-leveled character. You...

Win an Amazon Gift Card - and Enter to Win a PS4!

1d 10h ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Both [i]Ernesto RPG[/i] and [i]Storyteller[/i] are unreleased titles, so you can check out their demos here: Storyteller demo: http://www.kongregate.com/games/danielben/storyteller Ernesto RPG demo: http://www.kongregate.com/games/danielben/ernesto-a-quick-rpg ...and you can enter to win one of 3 Amazon gift cards! We've got a $50, $25 and $20 one up for g...

At a Glance: Harebrained Schemes

2d ago ... [b]Harebrained Schemes[/b] is a small team of passionate game developers led by Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, Crimson Skies, BattleTech, MechWarrior and still others. The Seattle-based studio was founded in 2011 and is centered around collaboration between seasoned veterans and fresh talent. http://harebrained-schemes.com/ [b]Shadowrun: Returns, and Dragonfall DLC[/b] Man meets...

Interview with Harebrained Schemes' Mike McCain

2d ago ... Mike McCain, Studio Art Director / Dragonfall Game Director, chatted with FogKnight about Shadowrun, Dragonfall, and indie development. [b]FOGKNIGHT:[/b] How was Harebrained Schemes born? [b]MIKE:[/b] Jordan and Mitch officially founded Harebrained back in 2011. There were about a dozen of us, starting out - some folks that had worked with Jordan at his previous venture, and a few new con...

Strategic Combat with Sci-fi and Magic Mixed gives you Shadowrun Returns/Dragonfall

2d ago ... [b]From FogKnight[/b]   RPGs are one of the biggest genres in the history of gaming. As text-based video games have role-playing elements implemented in them, and I would argue that was the earliest iteration of the genre. From turn-based to real-time strategy games, to MMOs, many games use elements of RPGs - but a true RPG has more complex mechanics than a strategy game with interesting char...

Giveaway: Shadowrun: Returns plus Dragonfall! And, Enter to Win a PS4!

2d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] We have steam codes for you! They’re for the amazing Shadowrun: Returns PLUS the Dragonfall DLC. I know, I want one, too. [b]How to enter for a Shadowrun code:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Harebrained Schemes and [i]Shadowrun Returns[/i]! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re post...

Limited Editions: For Enjoyment, Profit or Show?

2d ago ... Every time I see a developer or publisher release a limited-edition of any game, I always chuckle to myself to those who feel that they are truly limited. Something they won't be able to find... something that's going to go up in value over the years. I don't buy into the supply and demand, I buy into the hype and demand. People have to keep up with the Joneses by having something few people...

Misrepresenting While Female Part 3

3d ago ... Alright, so this is Part 3 of my blog series examining the "Internetting While Female" panel at the GaymerX2 convention. Part 1: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/dragonknight/528328 Part 2: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/dragonknight/528339 Video being discussed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qxtKz2vZw At the end I'll post yet another reward video for your pa...

Octodad: Dadliest Catch: You, Slapstick and Sushi

3d ago ... [b]From Herobyclicking[/b] He must have been a gangly pre-teen. I am sure that he felt out of place standing a foot above everyone. He desperately looked for ways to fit in. He dressed and talked like the other kids, but still his awkwardness and clumsiness would would always make him fearful that he would reveal his true nature. He is an octopus. A true cephalopod, though he breathes air an...

OctoParty: Dadliest Spy

3d ago ... Who's that man in the 3-piece suit? A Spy! Or maybe just someone's Dad. Short Lived Heroes combined 2 of their favorite indie games to bring you this nonsense! What more do you want from them??? It's indie games meets indie actors?!? You can check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75HGuhFqdg0QtSShOQ_mgA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6SPkaE6uGY Day 2...

Giveaway: Octodad Codes! Plus, Enter to Win a PS4!

3d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] WE HAVE OCTODAD CODES! For you. To win! Just by being you! [b]How to enter for an Octodad Steam Code:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Young Horses, Inc. and [i]Octodad: Dadliest Catch[/i]! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. [b]Today's Stories:[/b] At a Glance: Youn...

At a Glance: Young Horses, Inc.

3d ago ... [b]Young Horses, Inc.[/b] The Young Horses were unofficially formed in 2011 at GDC. After being nominated as a Student Showcase Winner for Octodad 8 of the 18 original creators decided to form a company to make a bigger and better Octodad. Young Horses strives to push the boundaries of game design in order to create experiences that players have not seen before - they think that innovation...

The Beginning of my YouTube Adventure

3d ago ... First things first, i'd like to say i'm bored. Not just the sat there twiddling my thumbs kind, but the getting bored of all these stat analyzing videos floating about which are really popular. Yes its nice to have someone explain it to us, and its an easy ten minute fix, but wheres the fun. The game i'm really getting into at the minute is star citizen, if no one here has ever heard of it i...

At a Glance: Runic Games

4d ago ... [b]Runic Games[/b] Based in Seattle WA, Runic Games was founded in August 2008 by Travis Baldree, Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer and Peter Hu. On October 27th 2009, Runic released their single-player Action RPG, Torchlight, as a digital download. Then came Torchlight II. http://www.runicgames.com/ [b]Torchlight II[/b] answers the overwhelming call of the Runic Games community with an expan...
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