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Where Are They Now? – Keiji Inafune

Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash are the two biggest disasters in Kickstarter history. That’s how it feels anyway, but in reality they’re far...

Historical Games Are Important, So Why Don’t We Crowdfund them More?

Games based on historic events have a surprisingly bad track record on Kickstarter. Or maybe it’s not that surprising, judging by a similar video...

Indiegogo’s New Video Game Category is a Mess

Within the last few months, Indiegogo performed some housekeeping. It’s hard to put an exact date on when since they made these changes with...

Indie Profile: Another Indie Points the Spotlight East

While indie gaming has definitely found more mainstream appeal over the years, most gamers only ever scratch the surface of what it offers. While...

Critiquing Plague Road, a Game Made by a Friend

Before leaving to join Arcade Distillery, Conrad Zimmerman worked at Cliqist behind the scenes as an editor. It was my idea, as Executive Editor...

The Kickstarter Delay – Why Are So Many Games So Late?

Our recent Plague Road article mentions that Kickstarter games have a longstanding problem with arriving later than they should. At least, later than their...

Epic Rap Battles of Horror: Dead by Daylight -vs- Friday the...

The spooky season is finally upon us mandating that we dive in to all the horror genre has to offer. What better way to...

Cliqist’s E3 2017 Indie Game Awards

It's Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere; which means it's time to spend some beautifully sunny days sequestered inside frigidly air conditioned gaming caves....

The 10 Best Indie Horror Games of 2017

What is horror? A miserable pile of secrets? Baby don’t hurt me? How'd girl get pregnant? For 25 years I’ve walked or crawled on Earth,...

Japanese Game Developers Kickstarter Struggles

The other day, Cliqist Editor-in-Chief and longtime table eater Greg Micek and I were discussing our Where Are They Now? on Keiji Inafune. He...

The Story of the American Game Developer Charged with Spying on...

1979 Revolution: Black Friday might be one of the ambitious games ever made, certainly the riskiest. It’s a game about the 1979 Iranian Revolution,...

13 Lessons : The Kickstarter Story of Eon Break

Can you guess how many heroic stories are yet untold? I bet that you’ve heard about Nikola Tesla. He was an extraordinary person: scientist, inventor,...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – A Chat w/ Katy...

Episode 1 of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm was a blast - thanks to Steph Gingrich's DM skills, giving Callamastia (Chloe) and Elamon (Mikey)...

Kickstarter MIA: Last Life Proves an Apt Name

“As soon as we saw it we loved it and we knew we wanted to get involved in any way that we could,” said...

Cuphead and the Modern Sisyphus

One-hundred-and-sixty. That’s how many times I have died to date. As a cartoon mercenary working for the devil himself, it is up to me...

The Rise and Fall of Super Roman Conquest

World War II isn’t the only historical period that gets to have fun on Kickstarter. There are plenty (read: a few) games that found...