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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...

Will 2018 Be the Year of Indiegogo?

For video game crowdfunding, you can do a lot better than Indiegogo. In fact, Indiegogo might be the worst option available. Between a laissez-faire...

Mechs of Decades Past: The Roots of Into the Breach

Into the Breach is Cliqist's Game of the Month for March 2018. As such, we'll be exploring the influences, both mechanical and stylistic, that converge...

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...

Dujanah Shows the Cowardice of Gritty Realism

Dujanah slips into a windowless room with purple walls, and a soft piano ballad named “Mothers were all darlings” begins to play. What of footprints?...

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...

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...

EuroGame Roadtrip: Nuclear Throne Sound Maestro Joonas Turner

From London, we take our gaming roadtrip up and across to Finland next, to interview Joonas Turner. He is part of the team behind...

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...

EuroGame Roadtrip: An Interview with Gamemaker’s Julian Adams

Our road trip takes a Banjo-Kazooie style turn about back to the UK to chat with Julian Adams, programmer on Hyper Light Drifter and Swords Of...

Five Indie Games To Watch In 2018

The new year holds a slew of possibilities, not least of which for indie gaming. From first person brawlers to top-down shooters, action adventures...

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....

Finding Interesting Keys With Deconstructeam

The Red Strings Club came out a couple of weeks ago. After playing it (and replaying it) we got in touch with Jordi de...

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,...