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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.

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...
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...

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...

It’s Thanksgiving, Let’s do This Instead of Backing Projects

As I’m sure you know today is Thanksgiving is the US.  It’s a day of for giving thanks for what we have, spending time...

Will Psychonauts and Fig Change the Face of Crowdfunding?

Our weekly dose of hot takes, occasionally well formed opinions, and fevered outbursts is back.  Yup, it's time for the Question of the Week!  This week we're talking...
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Is the OTON X Console a Scam?

Our weekly dose of hot takes, occasionally well formed opinions, and fevered outbursts is back.  Yup, it's time for the Question of the Week!  This week we're talking...

How Should Game Developers Handle Failed Kickstarters?

Our weekly dose of hot takes, occasionally well formed opinions, and fevered outbursts is back.  Yup, it's time for the Question of the Week!  This week our question...
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where people can donate money in order to help make video games get made. This is the story of 5 of the most terrifying video game Kickstarters.

What Should You Keep In Mind Before Backing a Game on...

Our weekly dose of hot takes, occasionally well formed opinions, and fevered outbursts is back.  Yup, it's time for the Question of the Week!  This week our question...