GrandpaTroll

Indie games-Just what is all this I keep hearing about?

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BTW it may look like no one responds, but just letting you know I read and go take a look and try some of the indies. I've even bought a couple along the way too, if available in Steam. :)

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well i have no doubt the prospect of free games is appealing to some, and often the indie games featured in this gamasutra article are free to play or atleast offer a demo etc, so really i'm just giving people the choice of looking at some free games(and sometimes very fun ones at that) easily, i dont worry if not many people post :)

 

I guess i'm doing it because i like to show that there is more to gaming on PC than AAA titles, and aside from the slightly contentious issues around console 'indie'(XNA etc), PC is where you have the most creative stuff going on, even in the 'age of piracy' :yes:

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Kyle Gabler (one half of 2DBoys, World of Goo fame) has posted a new free game along the same casual gameplay featured in WoG over at Exterimental Gameplay Project.

 

Sunshine

 

From the Artist

 

Oh no! It’s raining, and people are falling out of the sky, but that’s not going to ruin your day. You are a little plant, determined to make your own sunshine. As you grow, make loops around falling people to sprout them into Flowers. Flowers give you more energy, so you can grow taller. Watch out for falling rocks.

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Indie casual game dev Big Fish (maker of games for Facebook) has consolidated it's alliance with fellow casual game developer PlayFirst. In the deal Big Fish will run, market and sell PlayFirst games who are becoming a straight dev house.

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/26775/Big_Fish_PlayFirst_Partner_As_Casual_Consolidation_Continues.php

 

The casual game war on FaceBook continues to get hotter as the two leaders Zynga and Big Fish battle it out.

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If you didnt see/try the game 'VVVVVVVVVVV' in the indie games section of this site you can find out about it here:

 

http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/01/review_vvvvvv_terry_cavanagh.html

 

there is a demo available and it is quite fun :b:

 

Anyway here is an interview with it's creator that is an interesting read:

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/26850/Intervvvvvview_VVVVVV_Developer_Terry_Cavanagh.php

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