indie games

Disdain for NFTs in video games is part of a slow green revolution

NFTs aside, the video game industry is often left out when we talk about industries that have a major impact on the environment.

Indie developer flooded with racist, misogynist abuse after announcing Epic partnership

The two developers of an indie game called Ooblets have been subjected to "tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands" of abusive messages following their decision to put their game on the Epic Ga

The legendary and indescribable Dwarf Fortress goes non-ASCII and non-free for the first time

Among the growing field of indie games, one truly stands alone: Dwarf Fortress. The unbelievably rich and complex and legendarily user-unfriendly title has been a free staple of awe and frustration fo

Gift Guide: Indie games for players worn out on AAA titles

2018 has been a big year for big games, and with new titles from the Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises all competing… it’s enough to make

Cult classic indie game La-Mulana finally gets a proper sequel

The sequel to the legendary, and legendarily difficult, indie sleeper hit La-Mulana has finally been released, and all gamers with a penchant for retro-style platforming and a broad masochistic streak

Feast your eyes on these uniquely beautiful indie games from E3

The AAA games on display at E3 this year have, as usual, an amazing array of beautiful, nearly photorealistic graphics — and while they're amazing in their own way, I always find it fun to highlight

Indie developers ditch controllers for real-life interactions

If there's one thing E3 was not short of, it was controllers. Thousands of the things! Xbox controllers, Dual Shock controllers, third party controllers, motion controllers. But at Indiecade, an indep

Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

"Doom was made by six dudes in six months. And that's where we are again — it's come full circle." That's Mike Wilson, the founder of Devolver Digital, a game publisher that's made a name for itself

What Games Are: Worrying About Indie Games

It's been great times for indie games over the last few years, a true golden age compared to what went before. Yet I'm very worried that the great times are over and that - on multiple fronts - the fo

What Games Are: The Power Conversation

Given the degree to which graphics have not changed over the last few years in high-end games, it's surprising how strong the idea of graphical power remains in the games industry. Gamers are still ho

What Games Are: The March Of The Muggles

It's easy to consign tablet and mobile gaming to the lamestream and feel that there's a detente between that and the more core gaming platforms. However this is both shortsighted and naive. There's a

The Gameplay Is The Gameplay. Always.

Most of the talk around games tends to focus on climate. It's about finding the right customers, funding, platform, business model, partnerships, metric and discovery solutions, technology, route to m

A Visit To The Indie Games Pavilion At E3

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/indiegames.jpeg"><a HREF="http://indiegames.com/index.html">IndieGames</a> supports indie game developers by showcasing them at various e

CrunchArcade indie game preview roundup

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/indies.jpg" />Checking a few indie game blogs, I ran across some excellent-looking games coming out soon for PSN and XBLA. These micropub

Get your PC Braid on! March 31st is the day

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/braid_ss5.jpg" />Perhaps the last year's most consistently well-reviewed game, Braid has been stuck on the 360 for some time now. Now why

TIGdb: The Indie Games Database

If you’re bored and want something new to play today, but it’s not dark out yet so you can’t load up Left 4 Dead, consider checking out some excellent independently developed games (

Bytejacker and IndieCade: for your indie gaming needs

<div class="center" IndieCade is happening right now in Seattle, and if you’re into indie games and/or development, it’d be a really great thing to check out. Unfortunately I

What if Team Fortress 2 were an old-school 8-bit game? [Awesome alert]

Over at TIGSource they’ve been running a “Bootleg Demakes” competition that I’ve been following, in which developers are to take a modern game and “demake” it into

CrunchArcade: "And you will know us by the trail of living dead" edition

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CrunchArcade: Need for Creed Edition

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