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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

Chronicles of Elyria Breaks Down Development With Upcoming Pre-Alpha Experiences

Once a project hits pre-alpha testing, the developers have pretty much finalized its core design. The devs continue to fix game-breaking bugs and make minor improvements, but major design...

Blackwake Early Access Servers Drown In Users

Less than a month on Steam Early Access and the multiplayer ship combat FPS, Blackwake has already amassed a huge following. It’s not surprising...

Airport Master Developer Makes Huge Mistake With Trademark Claim

Two days prior to the launch of their $58,000 Indiegogo campaign, developer STiCLi Games released Airport Master on Steam Early Access. Presumably they wanted to...

The Witch Cult Cuts Costs With Digital Reward Decision

Funding is one of the biggest hurdles indie developers face when trying to create their games. Even when a project gets the funding it needs, it's...

Sunless Skies Developer, Failbetter Games’ AMA Recap

Sunless Seas' highly anticipated sequel, Sunless Skies raised almost $500,000 during its Kickstarter campaign. The project unlocked all of its stretch goals with the support of over 11K...

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Gets Harder-Corer

Developer WayForward may have already released Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, but their work is far from over. Currently they are plugging away on their first Kickstarter...

Don’t Be Patchman Gets Surprise Episodic Release

Just a month shy of us having to run a ‘Missing in Action’ piece, Don’t Be Patchman has posted an update. Developer, Naturally Intelligent has...

System Shock Backers Uncertain About Unreal Change

Nightdive Studios won the support of 21,625 backers with their Kickstarter campaign for a new System Shock. Promising a “complete remake of the genre...

Evolving Platforms And The Switch To Switch For Toejam and Earl:...

As more titles are added to the Nintendo Switch launch line-up, crowdfunding campaigns are having to adapt quickly. Backers are ready to trade in...
Prismata is a sci-fi strategy card game on Kickstarter from Lunarch Studios.

Prismata Devs Talk Steam Early Access Strategy

Crowdfunding and Steam Greenlight have developed a somewhat symbiotic relationship. Indie developers often leverage both, hoping to build a fan base. This is likely...
Asylum

Building The Horror Adventure Puzzles Of Asylum

With another year down and the promise of a backer demo still precariously out of reach, Asylum backers are understandably chomping at the bit...

Paradise Lost: First Contact Struggles With Unique Character Shaders

One of the most important aspects of game design is creating a believable word. Oddly, the more bizarre and incredible a game is, the...

Heartstrings Will Be Tested With Pirate Software’s Heartbound

Stories don’t get much more wholesome than those about a boy and his dog. It’s the quintessential trappings of any good coming of age...

Bard’s Tale IV Backers Get Touchy Over Oculus Release Of The...

Developer inXile Entertainment has their fingers in a lot of crowdfunded pies right now. They just released Torment: Tides of Numenera, development on Wasteland 3 is...

Solstice Chronicles: MIA Another Crowdfunding Feather in Fig’s Cap

Developer, Ironward released their breakout title, The Red Solstice in July of 2015. The game was the team’s first and was completed with the...

Exploding Rabbit Shenanigans Continue With Operation Super Retro Action Pyxel Glitch...

After almost 5 years, the guy behind Super Mario Bros. Crossover has finally brought his crowdfunded 2D retro platformer to Steam Greenlight. The project,...