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Preview: Fate Tectonics: A Prelude To Ruin

3d ago ... [b]From Kyle Gaddo[/b] Fate Tectonics from Golden Gear is a lovable spin on the classic “god game” genre that sees you building a world, but also integrating something akin to a dating simulator where you simultaneously court several beings of immense power (the Fates) in order to placate them while you micromanage a working world. A mouthful, eh? That is, however, the shortest explanation o...

Enter to Win a WASD Custom Keyboard

3d ago ... Today we have one custom keyboard to give away to one lucky winner! See below on how to enter! [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Golden Gear! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. In addition to an entry towards winning a WASD Custom Keyboard, each comment is also an entry in the fo...

At a Glance: Behold Studios

4d ago ... [b]Behold Studios[/b] is a small indie game development studio, from Brasilia, capital of Brazil. The studio was founded in 2009 by Saulo Camarotti, and has been nominated and awarded several times since its beginning. http://beholdstudios.com.br/ [b]Chroma Squad[/b] is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show....

An Interview with Saulo Camarotti

4d ago ... [i]Kyle Gaddo talks with Saulo Camarotti, Producer and Founder of Behold Studios, on inspirations and goals with Chroma Squad, Kickstarter, and a bit about their past and future.[/i] [b]Kyle:[/b] Hello, Saulo! Thank you for being here with us to answer some questions about Chroma Squad, Behold Studios, and more! Let's start nice and simple—what were some of the inspirations behind Chroma Sq...

Review: Chroma Squad: Chromatize Me, Captain!

4d ago ... [b]From Kyle Gaddo[/b] Behold Studios are best known for their pixel art, tongue-in-cheek RPG Knights of Pen & Paper, the meta-RPG that has you overseeing an actual pen-and-paper RPG as your intrepid nerds delve deep into their fantasies to overcome imaginary creations. Dozens of nominations and 1.5 million downloads later, Behold were happy to bring its successor to the front. The Brazilian...

Win a Chroma Squad Steam Key

4d ago ... We have 7 Chroma Squad Steam Keys. Want one in order to fulfill your fantasy of running your own Power Rangers-inspired TV show? See how below. [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Behold Studios! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. In addition to an entry towards winning a Chroma S...

At a Glance: Artplant

5d ago ... [b]Artplant[/b] is an independent game studio out of Norway. Previously focusing on MMO games, including Battlestar Galactica Online and G.I.JOE Special Ops, the company has released their first FPS game, Block N Load. http://artplant.no/ [b]Block N Load[/b] is a 5v5 online FPS. The catch? You have to protect what you build. Build up fortifications using blocks, work together to preve...

An Interview with Trond Johansen

5d ago ... [b]Alpha:[/b] I'm joined today by Trond, who is a producer from Artplant! Tell us a little bit about your team, Trond! [b]Trond:[/b] Sure. We have a team spread across Norway, Russia and England, that’s been working together for some years now. We’re a quite diverse bunch, with a common goal of creating online games we would like to play ourselves. Of course, for Block N Load, it’s also been...

Block N Load Impressions

5d ago ... [b]From -Alpha[/b] Block N Load is a game by Artplant, that successfully merges elements from Minecraft and MOBAs like League of Legends to create a really unique yet familiar First Person game. You can expect to shoot, brawl, and dig your way to success as you work with a team, select a unique character, and battle and build to victory. How does a round of Block N Load start? Well, yo...

Win a Block N Load Steam Key

5d ago ... Today we have 10 Steam Keys to give away of Artplant's game, Block N Load. Want one? See how to win one below. [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Artplant! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. In addition to an entry towards winning a Block N Load Steam Keys, each comment is also a...

Thank You, Satoru Iwata

5d ago ... The news has struck from this month that Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away. The sudden and heavy feeling of loss has not only been seen from Nintendo, but the entire video game industry. Death is a hard subject to talk about. It's hard enough when the person who passed away is someone who played a significant role in your life. For many gamers, Satoru Iwata was present for many of their gam...

Halo 3 ODST: A Retrospective

6d ago ... “The year is 2552. Humanity is at war with an alien race known as the Covenant. We are losing.” // It’s raining. The Rookie sticks to the shadows, his movements deliberate, measured carefully against the delicate downpour of a windless rain. Around him, the veins of a sleepless city continue to glow, the luminous tendrils weaving between decadent plazas and beyond towering high-rises. Yet...

At a Glance: Studio MDHR

6d ago ... [b]StudioMDHR[/b] is an independent development studio founded by brothers Chad & Jared Moldenhauer. While working on their first title ever, Cuphead, the studio has won notice and even awards for an experience that looks unique and hearkens back to the days of early 90s run and gun games. http://studiomdhr.com/ [b]Cuphead[/b] is a game about taking classic run and gun action and pitting...

An Interview with Chad Moldenhauer

6d ago ... [b]Valenka:[/b] Tell me about Studio MDHR; I know Cuphead is your introductory game, but are you and your brother Jared the only two people involved? [b]Chad:[/b] We started out as just us brothers. After we established the initial (small) scope we expanded the team to about five. Now we have over 14 amazing and talented people working with us. Without them, we could have never made Cuphead...

Cuphead Preview

6d ago ... [b]From Valenka[/b] Cuphead, an upcoming indie, run-and-gun platformer, made headlines last year during E3 2014 when Microsoft showcased a montage of forthcoming indie titles, including brief scenes of the game from Canadian developer, Studio MDHR. Back then, there wasn’t much information surrounding Cuphead aside from its classic animation aesthetic, and that was more than enough to capture...

Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card

6d 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 StudioMDHR! 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 followi...

At a Glance: Two Tribes

7d ago ... [b]Two Tribes[/b] is a Netherlands based independent development studio that was formed in 2001. In that time the studio has worked on a variety of games, both their own and with third parties, on a very wide variety of platforms. They are currently focused on the development of RIVE. http://twotribes.com/ [b]RIVE[/b] is a metal wrecking, robot hacking shmup. Blast, maneuver, and overt...

An Interview with Martijn Reuvers

7d ago ... [i]Kyle Gaddo takes some time to pick the brain of Martijn Reuvers, co-founder of Two Tribes.[/i] [b]Kyle:[/b] Let's start with the basics—what were the inspirations for RIVE and how do you feel they shine through? [b]Martijn:[/b] When we started with RIVE, it was about 2005, so a long time ago. Its original name was “Rewind” and it was meant to be a small game reusing the level designs a...

Preview: Keep Yourself A-RIVE

7d ago ... [b]From Kyle Gaddo[/b] RIVE is the latest in 2D side-scrolling platforming technology, as you intrepidly make your way through a series of mechanically-themed areas, pumping bullet after bullet into machined foes from your quadruped murder robot. Taking elements from shoot-'em-ups (aka “shmups”; also not starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, or Monica Bellucci) and traditional side-scrollin...

Win a RIVE Steam Key

7d ago ... We've got keys. Specifically, we've got RIVE Steam Keys. How many you ask? 32. 32 beautiful keys just waiting for you to win one of them. [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Two Tribes! 2. Your comment should discuss the article you’re posting on. In addition to an entry towards winning a RIVE Steam Key,...