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Greg Micek has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started DIYGames.com in 2000, which was one of the earliest gaming sites to focus exclusively on indie games.

Playing To Win: Video Games and Bets

Most people will say that betting is all about taking risks. There is ideally an equal chance of doubling your money and losing every...

Words Cannot Describe the Lunacy of Epic Loon

I really don't even know where to begin with Epic Loon.  Just look at this thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pkrtuWREF8 It's… a game? That's what the press release announcing...

Computer Virus Simulator is at the Heart of Indie Game Development

When you think of indie games which developers come to mind? Is it Phil Fish, the controversial mastermind behind Fez? Perhaps it's Edmund McMillen...

Neon Tail is Our Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Mirrors...

Neon Tail is basically Jet Set Radio meets Space Channel 5 meets Mirror's Edge. If that doesn't get your heart racing then you and...

5 Years and 5,000 Stories

This here post marks the 5,000th story published on Cliqist. To the casual reader that's not necessarily a big deal, but to me it's...

8 Ways To Balance Your Academia with your Game Developer Career

So, you’re a budding games developer, with your sights set high in the world of next-generation games consoles, VR and being the next Playstation...
Weekly Launchpad is our recap of the previous weeks Kickstarter video game projects.

The Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns of 1/14/18 – 1/20/18

It's Sunday, which means that in addition to eating nothing but donuts all day it's time to check out the Kickstarter video game campaigns...
Weekly Launchpad is our recap of the previous weeks Kickstarter video game projects.

The Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns of 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

It's Sunday, which means that in addition to eating nothing but donuts all day it's time to check out the Kickstarter video game campaigns...

Summing Up 2017: Best Indie Games of the Year

More and more players today prefer playing indie games rather than spending time on spectacular video ones that are similar to a blockbuster, than...

The Six Benefits of Gaming

Is gaming good for you? Of course, we all know the answer to that is "Stop bothering me, I'm trying to game." Sometimes, though,...

Lobster’s Analysis: The Struggles of Ashes of Creation, Antigraviator, and More

Lobster, otherwise known as Ian Kragh, is one of the most prolific miners of Kickstarter video game data around.  Read almost any Kickstarter thread...

Gamedev Isn’t Hard, Just Convince Someone to Give You $500

William Lawther of OdinWorks Gaming Studio has figured out the secret to game development. Not only has he discovered that “Gaming Development isn't extremely risky,”...

Kickstarter Videogame Launch Window : March – May 2017

Here is a new table showing the Kickstarter videogame launch window covering March to May 2017.  When should, and shouldn't, you launch your videogame...

Lobster’s Kickstarter Video Game Analysis: February 21st 2017

Lobster, otherwise known as Ian Kragh, is one of the most prolific miners of Kickstarter video game data around.  Read almost any Kickstarter thread...

Types of Mobile Casino Games

In the many genres of gaming that are out there, mobile casino games is an umbrella term that covers a lot of them. In...