It was a safe bet this summer would be great for indies, but I was not prepared for the explosion June's kick-off week has turned out to be. Several hours-long shows delved exclusively into the independent realm while others were basically indie showcases in all but name. Even the most high-profile event of the week, … Continue reading 35 Most Striking Indies from Summer’s Showcases
The calm before the storm is turning into a frenzied roar as information begins to come out on the major summer gaming events. It's exciting and I am pumped. Too pumped to simply add an updated section to some of my earlier (but -- in my humble opinion -- fantastic) posts on indies to watch … Continue reading Indies Hitting Big at the PC Gaming Show
One year ago Wholesome Games set out to "bring attention to an emerging genre of games less concerned with how you play (shooter, platformer, etc.) and more concerned with how they made you feel." Today's Wholesome Direct accomplished the hell out of that mission statement. The showcase gave us a peek at some of my top indie games … Continue reading A Scoop of the Wholesome Direct
Oh man ya'll, the indie game scene is huge. It's a little ironic, considering how much smaller than their AAA counterparts they can be. And I don't just mean indies are getting a lot of attention -- they are, but that's not the point. The point is you could easily miss out on the best … Continue reading 19 Upcoming Indies To Watch
Read all of my exclusive coverage of GDC 2019 including: lessons from Cory Barlog, Indie developers reacting to Stadia, and more.
Nintendo's Indie Highlight presentation was definitely looking to promote games with eye-catching blends of genre. Indies have always been about unique experiences, but I have never fought off a zombie with metal or played cards in a steam-punk fantasy world. However hard these games will be to explain, it's clear 2019 is going to be … Continue reading 4 Genre-Defying Indies Coming to the Switch in 2019
At the turn of the year, 'top' lists are impossible to avoid. Everyone has them for almost every category you can think of. There's the traditional best games of the year, and some more unusual choices, like Game Informers' top dorks of the year list. Now that we are headed into February, these lists have … Continue reading Are These Nintendo’s ‘Top 20’ Indie Games of All Time?
Inmost, a creepy adventure in pixel packaging, has been on my radar since last August and it looks like the developers, Hidden Layer Games, are ready to unveil it this year. They ecstatically took to Twitter today to express their excitement in the aftermath of Nintendo's Indie Highlights presentation. https://twitter.com/HLGteam/status/1088076739631288322 The second game to be … Continue reading Inmost’s Developer Accomplishing ‘Dream’ by Releasing on Switch This Year
Nintendo kicked off today's Indie Highlights presentation with Chucklefish's turn-based tactical game, Wargroove, releasing remarkably soon. The game will be available on February 1st which, for those of you who, like me, haven't quite adjusted to the year 2019, is next Friday. Chucklefish, indie developer and publisher best known for Stardew Valley, first announced the … Continue reading Wargroove Finally Coming to Switch Next Week