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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

1:02:23

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

25:37

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

29:57

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

29:37

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

34:20

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

46:46

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

23:41

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

37:28

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

26:50

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

35:00

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

42:28

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

24:35

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

33:25

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

35:52

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

38:19

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

26:01

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

27:24

An Xbox 360 musical puzzler returns for a new generation

IndieSider #46: Perchang by Perchang

July 6th, 2016

35:09

Marble Madness meetings Lemmings on iOS

IndieSider #45: Lumo by Triple Eh?

June 15th, 2016

41:28

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

40:42

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

23:10

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

IndieSider #42: Epistory by Fishing Cactus

May 4th, 2016

22:07

A narrative adventure where battles are resolved through typing

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

March 16th, 2016

35:51

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

IndieSider #39: Plangman by Ehren von Lehe

March 2nd, 2016

29:54

A puzzle-platformer inspired by Hangman and the Apple II

IndieSider #38: Ellipsis by Salmi Games

February 11th, 2016

32:37

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

IndieSider #37: Momoka by Felwig Games

February 3rd, 2016

24:13

A Super Mario Galaxy-inspired platformer for Apple TV

IndieSider #36: Lumino City by State of Play Games

January 20th, 2016

25:24

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

29:10

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

IndieSider #30: Master Spy by TURBOGUN

September 16th, 2015

35:10

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

IndieSider #27: High Strangeness with Ben Shostak

August 5th, 2015

30:10

The first Kickstarter game makes its Wii U debut

IndieSider #26: Leadlight Gamma by Wade Clarke

July 15th, 2015

34:45

Is there still a market for text adventures? Apparently!

IndieSider #24: Puzzledrome by Asinine Games

June 17th, 2015

26:33

The puzzle game for fans of symmetry and wordplay.

IndieSider #21: Dyscourse by Owlchemy Labs

April 15th, 2015

29:53

Lost as a graphical choose-your-own-adventure

IndieSider #19: Shelter 2 by Might and Delight

March 18th, 2015

19:39

Keep your cubs alive—there is no greater imperative.

IndieSider: BostonFIG with Fiona Cherbak

March 4th, 2015

24:47

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

35:26

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

IndieSider: Indie Games of the Year

December 31st, 2014

1:27:18

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

IndieSider #14: Framed by Loveshack Entertainment

December 17th, 2014

26:08

Connect the comic book panels to solve the murder.

IndieSider #12: A Bird Story by Freebird Games

November 19th, 2014

24:36

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

IndieSider #11: Qbqbqb by Rezoner

November 5th, 2014

18:00

A new spin on color-matching puzzle games

IndieSider #10: Shadowgate by Zojoi

October 29th, 2014

43:25

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

31:13

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

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

September 3rd, 2014

23:05

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

IndieSider #4: Road Not Taken by Spry Fox

August 6th, 2014

24:14

A match-three puzzler that makes all the difference

IndieSider #3: The Nightmare Cooperative by Lucky Frame

July 30th, 2014

26:28

Move in parallel through this roguelike dungeon crawler.

IndieSider #1: Gone by Logan Harrington

July 2nd, 2014

18:49

A walk through depression, anxiety, and PTSD

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