Kickstarter Highlights

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It’s already been well over a year since Double Fine Adventure first appeared on Kickstarter and arguably paved the way for all the successful video game crowd funding campaigns that followed. The game’s initial Kickstarter success…

The Release Valve

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Welcome to the Release Valve, formerly the Greenlight Spotlight. I finally found a better, more creative name for the series at the suggestion of a friend.  Since my last article, Valve has announced two new batches…

PSA: Dark Matter is Unfinished

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Dark Matter, the new game from Nuclear Dawn developer InterWave Studios, has a gigantic, glaring problem: It is literally unfinished. The Steam forums are full of customers complaining after they found out that the otherwise rather…

“Not On Steam” Sale Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

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Flippfly, developer of Race the Sun, has made no effort to hide just how poorly their game has done without that valuable Steam release. Race the Sun may have finally been Greenlit recently, but that hasn’t…

‘Gravity Ghost’ shoots for the stars

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With all the crowding going on in the indie sector this year, it takes a special appeal to float above the pack to find success, but Chicago game developer Erin Robinson of Ivy Games looks to…

Ring Runner Updated With Dota-like Multiplayer Mode

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The newest patch for indie space shooter Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages (Reviewed here) includes the promised MOBA-style multiplayer mode Space Defense League. Since it is bundled with a patch, this means that it is…

Race The Sun Struggling Without Steam Release

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  Flippfly, developers of procedural racer Race The Sun, have released some rather depressing stats that prove just how important a Steam release is for a small indie game. Race The Sun came out a month…

Early Access: Paranautical Activity

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Considering the rant I wrote about the failings of Steam Greenlight a while back, it’s only natural that I cover Paranautical Activity. This modest little FPS Roguelite by Code Avarice had a difficult time getting onto…

GOG.com High 5 Bundle Offers Indie Titles at 80% Off

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Today, GOG.com announced a week-long indie bundle called the High 5. This build-your-own-bundle promo allows you to pick five games from a list of 25 titles and get them for 80% off. A few highlights from…

Greenlight Spotlight Vol. 7

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Wow, so Valve has been busy since my last article. There were two normal sized batches over the last few weeks, then Valve went crazy and released a mega batch of 100 games today. I’m happy…