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August Contest Details

12h ago ... Hello! Now that Indie Game Month is (mostly) over, it's time to get back to our usual contests. Or is it? This month we have one contest. One contest with ten (10) potential winners. We're trying something a little different this month. Something that allows you to do what you always do for a chance to win one of ten $100 Amazon Gift Cards. So, how does this work? THE $100 DO WHAT YO...

Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card

1d 3h ago ... Today we have two US$50 Amazon Gift Cards. Enter to win one. How to enter: 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Joakim Sandberg! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. http://i.imgur.com/XcuDm7M.png [b]Today's stories:[/b] - At a Glance: Joakim Sandberg: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/53483...

At a Glance: Joakim Sandberg

1d 3h ago ... [b]Joakim Sandberg[/b] is a long-time developer out of Sweden who has developed various games in the past. He is now working with Bifrost Entertainment to finish Iconoclasts, a game that he's been working on for over five years. http://www.bifrostent.com/ [b]Iconoclasts[/b] is a Metroidvania game about a mechanic, Robin, who uses her wrench to fix various things for others. Unfortunatel...

An Interview with Joakim Sandberg

1d 3h ago ... [b]Alpha:[/b] With me today, all the way from Sweden is Joakim Sandberg! He is here today to answer some questions we have about Iconoclasts, a sidescrolling Metroidvania-like action, puzzle, and platformer. At least, I think I got that right! Can you better try to give us a sales pitch as to what Iconoclasts is, in terms of the story and gameplay? [b]Joakim:[/b] That's a good, quick summ...

Iconoclasts Alpha Impressions

1d 3h ago ... [b]From -Alpha[/b] Iconoclasts fantastically blends elements of action platforming, adventure, puzzles and boss fights into something that feels special and memorable. Even after playing the alpha, which you can download for free on http://konjak.org/, Iconoclast’s memorable and charming music, story, and writing remains in my mind. The first notable thing about Iconoclasts has g...

At a Glance: Clever-Plays

2d ago ... [b]Clever-Plays[/b] is a video game studio specialized in developing quality games on PC and mobile, targeting mature hardcore players. http://www.clever-plays.com [b]Leap of Fate[/b] is a hardcore action game in which you play a powerful mage facing a twisted version of reality. Do you have the skills needed to survive the trials, and forge yourself a new fate? [b]Available on Early...

An Interview with Mattieu Bégin

2d ago ... [i]Lou “herobyclicking” Adducci talks with Mattieu Bégin with Clever Games about Leap of Fate. They talk about the game’s setting, making games for both tablet and PC and comic books. [/i] [b]Herobyclicking:[/b] Let’s talk about the mix of magic and technology in the modern age in Leap of Fate. What is the origin of this game? [b]Mattieu:[/b] We really wanted to create a narrative setting...

Shadow walking your way through Leap of Fate

2d ago ... [b]From Mattieu Bégin, Co-Founder of Clever-Plays[/b] When we started designing Leap of Fate, we thought real hard about how to define our gameplay. What would set the game apart in the eye of the player? The answer lies in our tagline; "the hack-and-slash rogue-like". It's a mouthful, but it does reflect very well what the game is: a mix between the room-based, intense burst of combat fr...

Leap of Fate Impressions

2d ago ... [b]From Lou "herobyclicking" Adducci[/b] As a much younger man I was interested in various world religions, the occult and magic. I frequented old bookstores, new age shops and talked with the interesting, if not bizarre practitioners of these various systems of belief. Magic and mysticism is abound in our world, you just have to look for it. Clever Plays infuses Leap of Fate with our storie...

Win a $200 WASD Keyboards Gift Card

2d ago ... We've given you keyboards, but now we'll give you the chance to decide what you want. Today, and today only, enter for a chance to win a $200 WASD Keyboards Gift Card. Use it to buy a mechanical keyboard of your choice and design or just use it to buy components for your existing keyboard. [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMo...

Witcher vs Witcher 2

2d ago ... This is my comparison between Witcher vs Witcher 2. I played Witcher 2 first then went back to play Witcher. I beat Witcher 2 three times and beat Witcher twice. I haven't played Witcher 3 but I don't like how the game, series and the developer gets praise for things other rpg developers have done. The first Witcher had a much better user interface that was made for a PC rpg. Witcher 2's...

At a Glance: Juicy Beast Studio

3d ago ... [b]Juicy Beast Studio[/b] was co-founded in 2009 by friends and has then since grown to four friends. Initially focused on Flash games, over the years the studio has grown in capabilities as well as expanded their platform capabilities. Their latest game, Toto Temple, is set to be released this summer. http://juicybeast.com/ [b]Toto Temple Deluxe[/b] is a fast-paced, local-multiplayer k...

An Interview with Yowan Langlais

3d ago ... [i]Alpha talks with Yowan Langlais, Co-Founder of Juicy Beast Studio, about their latest game, their studio history, and why goats.[/i] [b]Alpha:[/b] Toto Temple Deluxe, a game by Juicy Beast, is some crazy, crazy fun! But don't take my word for it. I'm joined here by Yowan of Juicy Beast to tell us more! Thanks for having us, Yowan! Let's start off with the pitch. How would you describe...

Toto Temple Deluxe Impressions

3d ago ... [b]From -Alpha[/b] Fun. Friends. Frantic. These three F words will guide your experience through the hilarious and joyfully insane game known as Toto Temple Deluxe. Created by Juicy Beast. Toto Temple Deluxe is a 2D local multiplayer game in which you use a versatile moveset to fend off up to 3 other players, while trying to maintain control of...a goat. This goat is the lifeblood of h...

Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card

3d ago ... Today we have 3 $25 gift cards to give away. To win one of them, follow the directions below. [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Juicy Beast Studio! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. In addition to an entry towards winning an Amazon Gift Card, each comment is also an entry in the...

The Little Engine That Could

3d ago ... Folks, something glorious is happening right now and it's very hard to describe without coming across as a raving lunatic but here goes - Are you ready for this? The Japanese gaming scene is on the resurgence. I know, it's crazy, right? But there it is, right in front of our eyes we're seeing rapid announcements of Japanese IPs (both old and new) being revealed right before our eyes. B...

Prismata — The Story of a Game That Shouldn’t Exist [Part 2]

4d ago ... [i]Continued from: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/534724 [/i] [b]The Most Extreme of Ups and Downs[/b] Anyone who owns their own business will tell you that entrepreneurship is truly an emotional rollercoaster, with an unforgivingly dense concentration of soaring highs and crushing lows. My experience with Lunarch certainly fits that description. If you don’t know, sta...

At a Glance: Lunarch Studios

4d ago ... [b]Lunarch Studios[/b] is an independent studio formed in 2010 by MIT fellows who had a desire to create innovative online strategy games. Formed by passion, the studio's goal for perfection and no BS approach keeps them going. http://lunarchstudios.com/ [b]Prismata[/b] is an easy-to-learn, fast-paced hybrid strategy game that borrows familiar elements from real-time strategy games, coll...

An Interview with Elyot Grant

4d ago ... [i]Hello N4G! I am here today with Elyot, who will walk us through Prismata: a strategic and tactical card game full of resource management, combat, and powerful decision making.[/i] [b]Alpha:[/b] Prismata seems to have genuine strategic depth to its gameplay. How exactly did you and your team come up/build on such an idea? Can you walk us through how you conceived and developed Prismata?...

Prismata — The Story of a Game That Shouldn’t Exist [Part 1]

4d ago ... [b]By Elyot Grant, Founder, Lunarch Studios[/b] Two years ago, I made an irreversible decision that would shock my family, excite my friends, and change my life forever. I dropped out of school because of a video game. I remember it like it was yesterday. July 26th, 2013—the day on which I submitted my letter of withdrawal to the MIT Computer Science Graduate Office. On that day, I wil...
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