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Top 20 Indie Games to Watch in 2018 – Video

Remember how we all laughed together and said how terrible 2016 was? Well, it turns out 2017 was even worse overall. Luckily there was...

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,...

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...
Kickstarter Japan

What Does Kickstarter’s Launch in Japan Mean For Games?

You may have missed it, but on September 12th, Kickstarter announced they were officially open to creators from Japan. Considering this news was initially...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Torla

So many survival/exploration style games get off on gritty realism. What if they could be beautiful instead? Perhaps this was the thinking that lead...

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...

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....

E3 2017 – Where Were the Indie Games?

Like a wistful dream, E3 2017 has come and gone, and we’re left scratching our heads. Was any of it real? What actually happened?...

E3 2017: Limited Run Games E3 Showcase Offers New Physical Games

Undertale isn’t the only digital download indie game getting physical this week. Limited Run Games releases physical editions of largely digital only games in...
blasphemous

Diving into the Minds Behind Blasphemous – An Interview with The...

Blasphemous hit Kickstarter just a few weeks ago, and already it's crushed its goal. The upcoming action-platformer takes inspiration from Dark Souls and Castlevania,...

Road to E3: Which of the Big 3 Will have More...

E3 used to be a show dedicated to the big boys and girls of the AAA industry. In recent years, there’s been a shift...

Road to E3: Sundered’s Journey from Kickstarter to E3 in Just...

On January 16, 2017, White Lotus Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Sundered. Six months later, their follow-up to Jotun would hit the grand...

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...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Blasphemous

  In what appears to be a massive departure from their previous work on The Last Door, The Game Kitchen has returned to Kickstarter for...

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...

Game Designer Needed In The World Of Chalk

There are so many elements that need to come together to make an indie game successful. Occasionally, a project will try to circumvent one...