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Insider interviews with indie game developers

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The Return of Couch Play at PAX East 2019

April 10th, 2019


The tenth annual PAX East was held last month, and I was honored to host two panels of brilliant speakers. One, “The Art of Craft: Inspiring Game …

IndieSider #61: CRYPTARK by Alientrap

July 5th, 2017


CRYPTARK is a 2D sci-fi roguelike twin-stick shooter in which players pilot mechs charged with salvaging alien technology from derelict spaceships. …

IndieSider #60: Old Man's Journey by Broken Rules

June 21st, 2017


Old Man’s Journey is a 90-minute puzzle through the hero’s memories. After receiving a letter, he sets out on a journey across rolling landscapes …

IndieSider #59: Kona by Parabole

April 19th, 2017


Kona from Parabole is a first-person exploration game set in the cold northern reaches of Canada in the 1970s. A private investigator has been hired …

IndieSider #58: Future Unfolding by Spaces of Play

April 5th, 2017


Future Unfolding is a top-down exploration game set in a pastoral world. Without direction or tutorial and with very little written text, the game …

IndieSider #57: Open Sorcery by Abigail Corfman

March 22nd, 2017


Open Sorcery is a cyberpunk hypertext adventure. You play as BEL/S, a fire elemental who has been bound by C++ code to serve as a firewall. Your job is to scan the local environment and detect any other elementals or …

IndieSider #56: Circles by Jeroen Wimmers

March 8th, 2017


Circles is an abstract puzzle game for Mac and PC that uses only mouse control. Each level consists of circles that behave in different ways but all …

IndieSider #55: Warlock's Tower by Whippering

February 22nd, 2017


Warlock’s Tower is a 2D puzzle game with a retro Game Boy aesthetic. Tim the mailman must scale the wizard’s tower, but each step he takes costs him …

IndieSider #54: Induction by Bryan Gale

February 8th, 2017


Induction is a time-bending puzzle game from Bryan Gale. A veteran of such AAA studios as Electronic Arts, Gale’s first indie game employs temporal …

IndieSider #53: Owlboy with Jonathan Geer

December 21st, 2016


Owlboy is a 2D adventure-platformer — a Metroidvania — developed by D-Pad Studio and recently released for Windows. Otus, the main character, is the …

IndieSider #52: Beholder by Warm Lamp Games

November 2nd, 2016


Is it a coincidence that a game developed in Siberia is set in a totalitarian state?

IndieSider #51: Pankapu by Too Kind Studio

October 5th, 2016


When dreams become nightmares, Pankapu charges to the rescue in this family-friendly platformer.

IndieSider #50: Four Sided Fantasy by Ludo Land

September 21st, 2016


Logan Fieth discusses his puzzle-platformer that bends the edges of your television's reality.

IndieSider #49: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Tin Man Games

September 7th, 2016


Tin Man Games brings Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's original 1982 Fighting Fantasy novel to life.

IndieSider #48: Lifeless Planet by Stage 2 Studios

August 17th, 2016


David Board of Stage 2 Studios breathes new life into the PS4 port of Lifeless Planet.

IndieSider: Stage of Development by Russ Pitts

August 15th, 2016


Russ Pitts is crowdfunding a video documentary series about Chicago's indie game developers. Here's why.

IndieSider #47: Chime Sharp by Ste Curran

August 3rd, 2016


An Xbox 360 musical puzzler returns for a new generation

IndieSider #46: Perchang by Perchang

July 6th, 2016


Marble Madness meetings Lemmings on iOS

IndieSider #45: Lumo by Triple Eh?

June 15th, 2016


An isometric puzzle-platformer in the style of Solstice & Equinox

IndieSider #44: Life Goes On: Done to Death by Infinite Monkeys Entertainment

June 1st, 2016


When knights die, they do so in service to the next to take up the sword.

IndieSider #43: Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games

May 18th, 2016


A real-world point-and-click detective adventure with mature themes

IndieSider #42: Epistory by Fishing Cactus

May 4th, 2016


A narrative adventure where battles are resolved through typing

IndieSider #40: The Flame in the Flood by The Molasses Flood

March 16th, 2016


Six Irrational Games alumni banded together to create an Oregon Trail roguelike.

IndieSider #39: Plangman by Ehren von Lehe

March 2nd, 2016


A puzzle-platformer inspired by Hangman and the Apple II

IndieSider #38: Ellipsis by Salmi Games

February 11th, 2016


“Ellipsis” means something omitted; what’s missing from Salmi Games’ debut title?

IndieSider #37: Momoka by Felwig Games

February 3rd, 2016


A Super Mario Galaxy-inspired platformer for Apple TV

IndieSider #36: Lumino City by State of Play Games

January 20th, 2016


It's real—Lumino City is a physical set hand-built and digitized for the game.

IndieSider #35: Girls Like Robots by Popcannibal

December 2nd, 2015


One of Steam Greenlight's first games makes it Wii U debut.

IndieSider #30: Master Spy by TURBOGUN

September 16th, 2015


Infiltrate enemy headquarters in this modern update to Elevator Action and Impossible Mission.

IndieSider #27: High Strangeness with Ben Shostak

August 5th, 2015


The first Kickstarter game makes its Wii U debut

IndieSider #26: Leadlight Gamma by Wade Clarke

July 15th, 2015


Is there still a market for text adventures? Apparently!

IndieSider #24: Puzzledrome by Asinine Games

June 17th, 2015


The puzzle game for fans of symmetry and wordplay.

IndieSider #21: Dyscourse by Owlchemy Labs

April 15th, 2015


Lost as a graphical choose-your-own-adventure

IndieSider #19: Shelter 2 by Might and Delight

March 18th, 2015


Keep your cubs alive—there is no greater imperative.

IndieSider: BostonFIG with Fiona Cherbak

March 4th, 2015


On the founding of the Boston Festival of Indie Games

IndieSider #18: To Be or Not To Be by Tin Man Games

February 18th, 2015


Shakespeare's Hamlet, reimagined as a choose-your-own-adventure novel

IndieSider: Indie Games of the Year

December 31st, 2014


Emma, Matt, Ken & Sabriel pick their top games of 2014.

IndieSider #14: Framed by Loveshack Entertainment

December 17th, 2014


Connect the comic book panels to solve the murder.

IndieSider #12: A Bird Story by Freebird Games

November 19th, 2014


If you liked To the Moon, A Bird Story comes next.

IndieSider #11: Qbqbqb by Rezoner

November 5th, 2014


A new spin on color-matching puzzle games

IndieSider #10: Shadowgate by Zojoi

October 29th, 2014


An interview with Karl Roelofs on reimagining his classic point-and-click adventure

IndieSider #8: Super Win the Game by Minor Key Games

October 1st, 2014


Remember Clash at Demonhead? It's like that. Only better.

IndieSider #6: Max Gentlemen by The Men Who Wear Many Hats

September 3rd, 2014


From the creators of Oregon Trail comes a game inspired by spam

IndieSider #4: Road Not Taken by Spry Fox

August 6th, 2014


A match-three puzzler that makes all the difference

IndieSider #3: The Nightmare Cooperative by Lucky Frame

July 30th, 2014


Move in parallel through this roguelike dungeon crawler.

IndieSider #1: Gone by Logan Harrington

July 2nd, 2014


A walk through depression, anxiety, and PTSD

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