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Greenlight Spotlight Vol. 4

June 3, 2013 |

My previous few Greenlight articles focused primarily on games with active crowd-funding campaigns. Most of those campaigns are over now, so let’s take a quick look at the results: Among the Sleep was struggling for a while there, but … Read More

Valve Greenlights Six More Games

May 22, 2013 |

Continuing Valve’s recent push towards more frequent, smaller waves of games to make the Greenlight process faster, six new titles have been Greenlit. This time around we have Bleed, Game Dev Tycoon, The Legend, Legends of Eisenwald, RIOT, and … Read More

Greenlight Spotlight: Concept Games Edition

May 13, 2013 |

My previous article focused on Greenlight games with active Kickstarters. Three of those Kickstarters have since ended, and I’m happy to report that C-Wars, Chasm, and Worlds of Magic were all successfully funded. C-Wars was extremely successful, ending with … Read More

Redwall Meets Zelda in Ghost of a Tale

May 6, 2013 | | One Comment

What started as a labor of love by an animator, Ghost of a Tale is currently seeking the funding needed to become a full game. Lionel “Seith” Gallat, a former Dreamworks animator with 15 years of experience in film, is … Read More

Interview: The crew at Yacht Club Games talks Shovel Knight (Part I)

May 3, 2013 | | One Comment

Recently we got a chance to hop aboard with Yacht Club Games for a long chat about the already popular upcoming title, Shovel Knight. Along the way we discuss their origins as a team, their inspirations … Read More

Greenlight Spotlight: Kickstarter Edition

April 30, 2013 |

Before I get to the real meat of this article, it’s time for a quick Greenlight update. As I reported, 18 games have been Greenlit since my previous article. Of the games I featured in the last Greenlight Spotlight, … Read More

Sixth Wave of Greenlit Titles Announced

April 18, 2013 |

Today, Valve announced the sixth set of games and software to make it through the Steam Greenlight process. This set includes 20 items in total, with 18 games and two pieces of software:

  • Agarest: Generations of War
  • Angry … Read More

Steam Greenlight Spotlight

April 14, 2013 |

Even though Valve seems pretty indie-friendly, actually getting your game onto Steam can be a mysterious, arcane process. If you look around, you’ll find a lot of horror stories from indie devs about how they were repeatedly rejected from … Read More

Review: Driftmoon

March 17, 2013 |

 

 

                Driftmoon is a quaint little RPG released by Finnish developer Instant Kingdom. This title has been in the works for a long time, the website claims seven years, and it was part of Steam’s … Read More

A Small Chat with Calvin French, Creator of ‘The Real Texas’

September 26, 2012 |

What happens when you mix The Legend of Zelda with Ultima 6? Indie game developer Calvin French answered that question with the creation of The Real Texas, a game that’s been five years in the making. The Real Texas is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux PCs over at his site. We sat down and had a small chat with him…

Q1.  Why did you decide to make this game?  How long did it take to develop?  Has this become your “day job?”

Calvin French: The game started as an experiment with a user interface system. So I originally had in mind to just create something very simple. However it quickly expanded from there. It took about 5 years all told to make, and I’d say until about year 2 or 3 there wasn’t really a “master plan.” In the end I was able to pull a lot of different threads together into something I hope is meaningful and also makes a certain amount of logical sense. Read More