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

7h 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 1h 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 1h 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...

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

1d 2h 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...

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...

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...

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...

Interview with Runic CEO Max Schaefer

4d 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...

Become a Hero in Torchlight II

4d 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!

4d 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...

Some Words for Broken Age

5d ago ... [b]From Fogknight22[/b] Double Fine is one of the most influential independent gaming studios in the industry. They created memorable games like Psychonauts, Costume Quest, The Cave, and Brütal Legend. Some stepped around the perimeter of “indie”, but they all demonstrated Double Fine’s creativity. On March 12, 2012, Double Fine succeeded at one of the most successful crowdfunding endeavors...

Double Fine Giveaway: Broken Age, Hack 'n' Slash, Spacebase DF-9 - and Enter to Win a PS4!

5d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] We have over a dozen codes of [i]Broken Age[/i], [i]Spacebase DF-9[/i], and [i]Hack ’n’ Slash[/i] EACH to give away! Because we’re giving away copies of multiple titles on one knock-your-socks-off-with-aspl osions day, pay special attention to the How to Enter section below! [b]How to enter:[/b] 1. Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today fro...

Misrepresenting While Female Part 1

5d ago ... This blog is about a week late, but to my defense I had just found out about this particular panel and so that's why I'm now going to be discussing it. A week ago the GaymerX2 convention had a panel discussion titled "Internetting While Female." The focus of this blog will be to dissect what is wrong about everything being discussed in the panel. I'm going to start by linking 2 videos pertin...

At a Glance: Galactic Cafe

6d ago ... [b]Galactic Cafe[/b] is in the business of video games. They take video games extremely seriously. Observe, closely, as they make video games. (In a play for map domination, Galactic Cafe is split 50-50 between Halifax, England and Austin, Texas) http://www.galactic-cafe.com/ [b]The Stanley Parable[/b] is an exploration of story, games, and choice. Except the story doesn't matter, it...

Mystery and Intrigue in The Stanley Parable

6d ago ... [b]From HonestDragon[/b] Another game I had the pleasure to play for Indie Month is one of the more unique titles I have seen. The Stanley Parable offers players the chance to see how much they will follow the game's instructions or completely take things into another direction. From the shoes of Stanley, you will have many choices to make in this game. Obey or rebel? Follow or lead? Please...

Giveaway: The Stanley Parable - and Enter to Win a PS4!

6d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] We’re giving you a code for The Stanley Parable. Probably. There are more codes than I can count without running out of toes so odds are pretty good. [b]How to enter:[/b] Comment on any and all of the stories we have running today from our IndieMonth account on Galactic Cafe and [i]The Stanley Parable[/i]! [b]Today’s Stories:[/b] At a Glance: Galactic Cafe:...

A 17-BIT Interview with Jake Kazdal

7d ago ... [i]An interview in which Jake Kazdal, Founder and CEO of 17-BIT, talks about passion, the Arcade era, and settles the “indie” question.[/i] [b]CAT:[/b] In the mini Q&A you said that “Making great games is art” - can you expand on that? What are your thoughts on the ongoing games-as art discussion? Art in the design, the creation, the final product? [b]JAKE:[/b] I just really think making...

Giveaway: Skulls of the Shogun - and Enter to Win a PS4!

7d ago ... [i]From Cat, With Love[/i] I’m going to let you in on a little secret: [i]Galak-Z[/i] isn’t out yet! What’s a super awesome indie dev to do when they can’t give you their upcoming game? Oh, that’s right, give you copies of their super awesome previously released game: [i]Skulls of the Shogun[/i]! 10 codes up for grabs! [b]How to enter:[/b] (THIS PORTION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. ALL WINN...

Jason Rohrer on The Castle Doctrine, Self-defense, and His New Project, Part Two

8d ago ... [i]Jason Rohrer is programmer, writer, musician and game designer, husband, and father - and games are a medium through which he explores life, death, and at least a few of the human foibles in between. Jason and Cat talk about [i]The Castle Doctrine[/i], at its simplest a home defense and robbery MMO, what he values in game design, and his next project. Read Part One of the interview her...
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