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Gamasutra: Emeric Thoa’s Blog – Furi: some tough design decisions striving to make a memorable game

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.   Emeric Thoa is Creative Director and Co-Founder at The Game Bakers, the studio behind Furi, Combo Crew, or the Squids games on console, PC and mobile. This post is reposted from …

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Kentucky Route Zero, Complete [Online Game Code]

buy now $24.99 Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King’s Quest series, or more recently Telltale’s Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than …

Indie Game Development in the Czech Republic

The Czech game industry has a long history, though it wasn’t until fairly recently that their indie scene began to blossom. Matej Jariabka of Gamifi.cc, the independent Czech studio behind The Great Wobo Escape, currently available on Android and headed soon to PC on Steam, talks about the how that history has led to the current state of today’s indie …

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Road to the IGF: ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley

This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here The farming and country life RPG Stardew Valley came out early last year and quickly became a breakout success in a genre that has been more-or-less dominated by the same few franchises for decades. The game was a passion project for Eric …

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Super Meat Boy Ultra Edition – PC

buy now $12.99 Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who’s trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and …

Build Really Big Guns In Frenetic First-Person Bullet Hell Mothergunship

Terrible Posture Games’ Tower of Guns had quite an apt name, given that it pitted your and many large powerful guns against enemies that were quite literally all turrets. Stationary turrets, flying turrets, giant wheels of turrets, all firing hailstorms of massive bullets. It was bullet hell by way of roguelite first person shooter. Mothergunship is its prettier but no …

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Watch Nina Freeman & Tim Schafer host the IGF & GDC Awards next week!

As everyone is getting ready for GDC 2017 next week, organizers want to quickly remind you that next Wednesday, March 1st, both the Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival awards will be streamed online so everybody can take part.  Nina Freeman, the game designer of the acclaimed 2016 IGF Nuovo Award-winning title Cibele, will make her debut this year as the Independent Games …

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Road to the IGF: Blendo Games’ Quadrilateral Cowboy

This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here. Blendo Games’ cyberpunk heist adventure Quadrilateral Cowboy has proven to be a bit of a hit, winning nominations for both the Excellence in Design and Seamus McNally Grand Prize awards at this year’s Independent Games Festival. Quadrilateral Cowby is also an honorable …

Become An AI And Explore The Low-Poly Landscapes Of Fumiko!

Fumiko is an AI, one who has escaped her boundaries to find herself in the digital world of a network in Fumiko!. Now freed, she’ll platform, dash, and leap through these low-poly lands, protecting people in social hubs from strange, unknown threats that look to harm them and slow her growing strength. Fumiko!‘s digital landscapes are expansive, so you’re equally …