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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.
2064: Read Only Memories

2064: Read Only Memories Developer, MidBoss AMA Recap

Two of MidBoss’ creative minds, Matt Conn, and JJ Signal, hosted a Reddit AMA following-up on the release of their 2064: Read Only Memories update. The much...

All Walls Must Fall, But Only Kickstarter Backers Get Closed Alpha

Indie developers are learning to utilize rabid backer fanbases to bring extra polish to their projects. Here’s a group of people who already love...

Hero-U Sheds Light on Improved Visuals And Upcoming Access

The impossibly long awaited RPG Adventure, Hero-U, is finally (almost) ready to enter alpha/beta testing. Created by the makers of Quest for Glory, over 6K backers helped...

Moonlighter Devs Confirm Early Beta Will Be Backer Only

Digital Sun Games posted a Kickstarter update letting backers know that the early beta of Moonlighter is coming soon. They also took the time...

Winterflame: The Other Side, Fizzles & Dies With Kickstarter Funds

In 2015 Indonesian game studio, Artoncode ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for their new project. Winterflame: The Other Side was planned to be an exciting puzzle...

Night In The Woods Curious Cat Q&A With Scott Benson

Scott Benson is a self-taught animator, illustrator, and now bona fide game developer. Back in 2013 he teamed up with Alec Holowka and Bethany...

Tidal Games Entices Arcane Backers With Money-Back Guarantee

Crowdfunding by its very nature is a risky business. You’re giving developers your money and trusting them to deliver on what they promise with...
Nelo

Nelo Nixes Repetitive AI Behavior To Stave Off Boredom

Developer, Magic & Mirrors is only a year out from their successful Kickstarter campaign and they are already looking for more of a challenge....
Lords of Xulima is an old-school RPG that was crowdfunded on both Kickstarter and IndieGogo.

Lords Of Xulima Devs Talk Casual Accessibility In Upcoming Sequel

Numantian Games knew what they were doing with Lords of Xulima. Mostly positive Steam reviews and over 1,300 backers don't lie. The 2D isometric, turn-based...

Look at the World Carry-On After JonTron’s Yooka-Laylee Expulsion

Yet another grown-man is facing consequences for his actions. YouTube personality, JonTron has had his minor speaking-role cut from the upcoming platformer, Yooka-Laylee. The...

Make-Believe Games Launches Gameztivism Campaign With President Cthulhu

While some gamers bemoan political messages in the medium, others don’t think subtle messages are enough. Sometimes you have to break into full on...

Children of Zodiarcs Breaks Down ‘Opportunity’ Release Delays

Delays are an accepted if not expected part of game development. Sometimes things happen beyond a developers control and it makes the project take...

Exploring Multiple Exposition Formats In Timespinner

Metroidvania-style games aren’t usually noted for their deep and expansive storytelling. That’s not a dig at the genre, this style of gameplay favors fast-paced...

Gun Media Gives A ‘Sense’ Of Friday The 13th: The Game’s...

While they remain tight-lipped about release dates, developer Gun Media is all about giving the fans what they want. Hardcore horror fans themselves, the...

Bloodstained’s Wii U Cancellation Raises Concerns

Earlier this month the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night forums were abuzz with news that Koji Igarashi’s newest side-scrolling platfomer was coming to Nintendo...

Vidar Dev Gives Inside Look At SXSW’s Inaugural Gaming Pitch Competition

SXSW Gaming just wrapped up their latest expo. In addition to the usual industry fanfare, this year indie game developers got a chance at the...