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At a Glance: Daniel Benmergui

49m 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

50m 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

53m ago ... 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 play as Ernesto in p...

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

1h 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

1d 1h 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

1d 1h 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

1d 1h 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!

1d 1h 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?

1d 7h 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

1d 15h 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

1d 23h 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

2d 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!

2d 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.

2d 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...

At a Glance: Runic Games

3d 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...

Interview with Runic CEO Max Schaefer

3d ago ... [i]The fantastical minds at Runic Games that brought us Torchlight return with Torchlight II. This action role-playing game is one to look out for as it carries its legacy in this bigger sequel that offers a lot. In this interview, HonestDragon talks to CEO Max Schaefer about the development and core features of Torchlight II. They also talk about the future for Runic Games' other projects and...

What I've learned about corporate culture while at Runic Games

3d ago ... [b]by Wonder Russell[/b] I fell into the gaming industry almost by accident, serendipity. Prior to being hired by Flagship Seattle, I held jobs as diverse as a production manager for the film industry and working at a daycare. Now that I find myself with the supreme luck of working at Runic Games, I tell anyone that asks that I have the best job in the world.  I started thinking, how does...

Become a Hero in Torchlight II

3d ago ... [b]From HonestDragon[/b] The third title in my triad of indie games comes from the folks at Runic Games. Known for the first Torchlight game, I was introduced to Torchlight II and I admit that this game had me drawn in as soon as I saw that you can have a panda as a pet. Well, the gameplay, loot system, and role-playing also did play a heavy part in why I enjoy this game. Growing a reputatio...

Torchlight II Giveaway - Game Codes, Statue - Plus Enter to Win a PS4!

3d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] Still haven't played Torchlight II? We forgive you. We forgive you so hard Runic Games gave us 20 codes to give you shameful creatures. (but wait, there's more) http://s2.n4g.com/media/11/blogi/515000/516950_0.jpg Look at that guy. Look at 'im. Yes. Keep gazing. [b]For one of you many that have and love Torchlight II, he's your reward! [/b] Okay he...

Misrepresenting While Female Part 2

3d ago ... Hello everyone, this is Part 2 of my blog series on the GaymerX2 panel titled "Internetting While Female." You can find all of the pertinent information about the subject material in part 1 here. http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/dragonknight/528328 I'll be posting another "reward" video at the end that has nothing to do with the blog but is a kind of thanks for your patience. Without further...
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