Indie Gaming’s Influence on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a vast landscape absorbed in chaos, dread, and desperate survivalism. The game is fundamentally designed around violence as the...

Claire Hummel Talks About Art Directing for In the Valley of Gods

Between her costume designs for BioShock Infinite and her historical Disney series, Claire Hummel is a prolific artist with an intricate and elegant style....

New World Interactive on Insurgency: Sandstorm’s Groundbreaking Single Player Campaign

Insurgency: Sandstorm was one of the biggest surprises from E3 2017, if not the biggest. In case you missed this one, here’s a quick...

Creature in the Well: Robotic Heroes and Monstrous Stalkers

Playable for the first time at GDC 2019, Creature in the Well is Flight School Studio’s newest project. It was part of the Indie...
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How Indies Saved Adventure Games [VIDEO]

Adventure Games have been a big fixture of the indie scene for over a decade and a half now, but things didn't start out...

How Indie Gaming Saved Adventure Games (again)

Not too long ago we made a video covering the indie adventure game scene, and how it brought about one of the most shocking...

How Early Is Too Early? (for early access) [VIDEO]

Early Access has been a pretty mixed bag for indie gaming over the years. On one hand it provides developers with funds and players...

Making The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature Closer to Mary Shelley’s Vision

ARTE, a Franco-German TV channel that features several documentaries and films, also makes games. According to GamesIndustry.biz, ARTE experiments with video games as a...
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Kenshi’s Barrier to Entry [VIDEO]

Kenshi ended up being one hell of an interesting game to review. With the game clocking in hundreds upon hundreds of hours of gameplay...

The Game Developer Jailed for Child Porn and Murdering his Daughter

For some of us, video games are little more than a distraction. For others, they represent something so much more. From game developers, to...

Marlowe Dobbe on the Art of Dicey Dungeons

Popping with color, Dicey Dungeons caught the attention of players at the IndieCade showcase during E3 2019.   Developed by designer Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon), musician...

Note From the Editor: Announcing Cliqist’s New Editor in Chief

When my future baby-momma was pregnant with our first child she asked me when I was going to tell my dad about our upcoming...

The History of Indie Games : Part 1 – Hello World

Indie gaming has come a long way. From a niche market frequented only by die-hard PC users, to a market so integral to success...

The Klaxo Radio Hour: Playing with the Dial

I got my first look at the vintage radio  at last year’s IndieCade. The game was distinct among the colorful booths, notably due to...

Striking First (and Last) in Shadow Brawlers

Recognized as Best Game of the Show at EVA 2017 and chosen as one of the finalists for the Indie Prize at Casual Connect...

An Interview with Don’t Make Love artist Nina Kiel

Maggese Games's Don't Make Love has been nominated for Best Student Game at this year's IGF awards. Artist Nina Kiel was kind enough to chat...