The deadline to submit your game to the 2018 IGF is fast approaching

The submission deadline for the 2018 Independent Games Festival Main Competition ends Monday, October 2nd (10/2) at 11:59 PM PT. Until then, organizers are accepting submissions for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March. While the deadline for all submissions to …

Video: An indie dev crash course in business

Many indie devs are, for better and for worse, essentially leading their own startup. And every newly-minted startup leader has to face that moment when they realize they’ve had lots of experience leading projects, but not much experience leading a business. At GDC 2017, game industry veteran Don Daglow delivered a quick, concise rundown of the most critical issues that …

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Hyper Knights [Online Game Code]

buy now $3.99 Raise your army, learn powerful combos and take back your land!Slash and Dash your way through hundreds of enemies in the fast-paced skill-based action of Hyper Knights!Become stronger and learn new powerful combos to help you on your journey.Raise your army and recruit allied Knights to join your cause, command their armies, siege enemy castles, raid their …

Hyperfuturistic Racing Game Lightfield Lets You Find Your Own Track

Lightfield is futuristic, free-form racing at its best. It feels as if Wipeout tripped and fell right off the tracks into abstract sci-fi landscapes. No tracks? No problem. Just create your own path. The game lets you glide freely in all directions. However, snapping to any surface makes your trippy little spaceship-thingie go faster, so finding the most effective route …

Video: Facing 3 unique challenges of

It’s tricky business, making a game that deals with grief. At GDC 2017, game designer and cultural researcher Sabine Harrer (of the Copenhagen Game Collective) took the stage to discuss grief as context for game design(ers), fleshing out challenges, and suggesting strategies to get this ordinary experience back into games. She drew on the example of Jocoi, a game based on the experience …

Valve rep: No Steam Dev Days this year, not

Any devs still holding out hope of an invite to Steam Dev Days this year should probably pack it in, as Valve’s Tom Giardino noted on Twitter this weekend that there won’t be one in 2017 — and 2018 isn’t looking good, either. It’s something devs should know about, but not at all unusual; after launching Dev Days in 2014, Valve took …

Selling Sunlight Offers Faceless Merchants And Fluffy Bees

We all make mistakes, some of them big, some of them small. That being said, having your face stolen by the sun must be the result of some pretty awful life choices. And yet here you are, a faceless person, trying to get by as a wandering merchant – and to get your old life back. Face included, I presume. …

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ATOMEGA [Online Game Code]

buy now $9.99 Grow, fight, collect and evade in the last cosmic arena at the very end of time. Acquire MASS to evolve your EXOFORM from the nimble ATOM to the godlike OMEGA and compete for fun and dominance in a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter. ATOMEGA ! It is the very end of time. Reality dissolves like cotton candy in a …

Reminder: The deadline to submit your game

Don’t forget: The submission deadline for the 2018 Independent Games Festival Main Competition ends Monday, October 2nd (10/2) at 11:59 PM PT! Until then, organizers are accepting submissions for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March. While the deadline for all submissions to the IGF …

The GDC 2018 UX Summit seeks your best talks

As the 2018 Game Developers Conference draws closer, organizers want to quickly remind you that they’re still accepting UX Summit talk submissions — but only until this Friday, September 29th at 11:59 pm Pacific! That’s also the deadline for submissions of any talks that would be a good fit for the Virtual Reality Developers Conference @ GDC (or just VRDC@GDC), the other GDC Summits, and the Game …