Tag: indie

Best Indie Game Trailers of the Week

Here’s the 5 best game trailers of this week — and why they’re great.

Best Advergame Ever

Advertisement games are terrible 99.9% of the time. The other 0.01% is Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World. This Old Spice-sponsored game is representative of everything we love about indie games: it’s funny, retro, and most importantly, a joy to play.

Bastion – The Indie Folk Game

Bastion is a fantasy game in a fantasy setting. There are the remnants of pagan religions, confused monsters, and a beautiful but broken country that exists in the sky. Yet, somehow it feels familiar. Almost like it’s somehow our story. The audio is such an important part of this puzzle. The smooth cool narrator tells the story while music plays. It sounds like Americana. I can’t help but feel like this game qualifies as American indie folk: a game that shines some light on what it means to be American.

Humble Bundles of Joy

Dear Theophilus, In becoming aware of all things that are positively affecting the culture that you may not be aware about, I would like to bring your attention to the Humble Indie Bundle: a platform for independent videogames to get into the hands of folk who like games in the name of charity and supporting independent developers.

Lone Survivor and Isolation

That’s what Lone Survivor is: a 16-bit indie adventure game that tackles existential philosophy. Amidst a zombie apocalypse. With a lot of brilliant sound design. And a cat.

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie chronicles the lives and trials of these guys: the video game underdogs: the small teams of guys who make authentic and personal games. The message of the film (as I see it) is this: These guys made games. You can too. Just know that the process in getting there is stressful beyond