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Ludum Dare 30

Ludum Dare 30 has begun!

Ludum Dare 30, the indie game jam, has officially begun! For the next 72 hours, many amateur (and professional) game developers are going to hunker down and do their best to create a game focused around a central theme. The theme for LD30 i...   read

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No Wave

No Wave is a point-and-click game set in NY's music scene

Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave, a short point...   read

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Ludum Dare 29 entry Vertico dives into an isometric coral reef

The Ludum Dare 29 game jam is currently in the voting phase, with the theme "beneath the surface." Developer Sebastian Janisz of Ultimate Walrus took the theme to a decidedly less mental place than some of his past creations, where the pla...   read

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Watch this, fo' real
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Pixel Heart is a documentary/game featuring talents from Rez, Journey, more

This is confusing, but cool. Pixel Heart is going to be a documentary that visits a bunch of talented, global folks in videogames -- Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez), Robin Hunicke (Sims, Journey), Edmundo Bordeu (Zeno Clash), Mark Healey (Little B...   read

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Video: Alt.Ctrl.GDC shows weird new ways of pushing buttons

There was a wonderful spread of strange and interesting indie games at GDC, including a special exhibit called Alt.Ctrl, focusing on projects that made use of unusual controllers. Bill Zoeker screwed around with these for a bit before disc...   read

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I have a good feeling about the documentary series Super Game Jam

Filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter are teaming up with publisher Devolver Digital for Super Game Jam, a monthly documentary series which pairs up notable independent designers for 48 hours of game making based on a particu...   read

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Procedural Death Jam

Procedural Death Jam cites Spelunky and FTL as influences

Roguelikes have seen a surge in popularity in the last few years, with some titles reaching the highest levels of indie game success, like FTL: Faster Than Light or Spelunky. However, despite the recent focus on certain game mechanics that ...   read

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The Cyberpunk Game Jam is now open to entries

Up and coming indie darling Devi Ever (Lillian Gish, Call Center Cleveland) is putting on a Cyberpunk Game Jam, and you're all invited. A lot of promising entries are already in the works by the likes of Okinawa Terminal, Bacioiu Ciprian, G...   read

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Gods Will Be Watching
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Gods Will Be Watching coming to Steam, GOG in June

Last year we heard that Devlover Digital would be publishing the tense, point-and-click game Gods Will Be Watching from Spanish developer Deconstructeam. If you've been waiting for the full release then, it's still a few months away arrivi...   read

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Fans are bringing an unused Double Fine pitch to life

While it may not have been my favorite concept for a game out of Amnesia Fortnight 2014, the pitch itself for Bad Golf 2 was among the best. It was literally just Double Fine's Patrick Hackett chanting "Bad Golf 2!" four times in a row, pum...   read

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Trainfinity transforms tablets to train tracks

Watch this. It's a teaser for Trainfinity, a game developed in 48 hours during the Nordic Game Jam last week. A local cooperative multiplayer game, tracks run in three lanes from one player's tablet to the next while trains begin to run on...   read

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These are the four winning games of Amnesia Fortnight

Before Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight, "The only way [other people] would become project lead was if I died, and I didn't want to die. Or be killed," said CEO Tim Schafer. The game jam is back this year and as voted by people like you, fo...   read


Flappy Jam, a collection of almost unplayable games

The latest game dev jam is Flappy Jam, which sees indie developers getting together in an effort to show support for each other in the game development community. "Envy and teasing should not belong to our community," the website states ref...   read

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Candy Kill

Ska Studios puts out free game to protest Candy jerks

After Candy Crush Saga developer King filed a trademark for the word "candy" as it pertains to videogames, indie developers struck back the only way they knew how -- by making indie games. Appropriately and rebelliously calle...   read

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Vote on potential Double Fine games in Amnesia Fortnight

Double Fine is hosting another Amnesia Fortnight game jam over the next two weeks, giving fans a chance to support the company financially and voice their opinion about which prototypes should move forward into full production. It costs mo...   read

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Oculus Rift bomb defusal
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Cut the red wire! Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Asymmetric cooperative multiplayer is an idea that I always love to see in action. Artemis has done a good job proving that the concept is sound, if not a bit cumbersome to execute. The newest game that falls into the category of cool stuf...   read

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Candy Jam
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Love candy but hate trademark trolling? Here's Candy Jam

Just the other day we heard that King, developer of the why-are-all-of-my-friends-playing-this behemoth Candy Crush Saga, successfully trademarked the word "candy" as it relates to games. In an effort to fight trademark trolling, the Candy...   read

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McPixel developer's new web game is pure chaos

"Your car is falling apart in the middle of the night in the middle of a highway. Make sure not to die. This is important. Control the car using hand." This is Night Rider Turbo, the chaotic new game from McPixel creator Sos Sosowski. It's ...   read

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Leaf Me Alone

Need something to do? Play Leaf Me Alone

The Ludum Dare game jam series has been going on for a while now, with its 28th iteration coming up next month. Ludum Dare 26's theme was "minimalism," and one of the titles to come out of that event was Leaf Me Alone, a 2D exploration-base...   read

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The Oculus Rift Tenga Falcon Rube Goldberg Sex Device

As you might've heard yesterday, I am back with Destructoid as full-time Video Warlock. And so, I've wasted absolutely no time whatsoever abusing my newfound power, and here's the first episode of my new show: Sexy Video Game News Hole. It...   read

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So, I played this 'Golf Ball Picker-Upper Cart' sim

I'm not usually prone to playing straight-faced simulation games. You know the ones. If I ever did, it would be for a laugh rather than an actual desire to get enjoyment out of performing digital recreations of mundane tasks. Part of me fee...   read

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That space-station janitor sim now has multiplayer

The impressive effort of a game jam, Viscera Cleanup Detail is another one of those inherently funny simulation games that's actually in on the joke. As you've hopefully heard by now, it stars you as a determined janitor who must clean a sp...   read

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Hatesnake3D is a surreal kaleidoscope of snake survival

Indie Buskers is a group of developers who participate in game jams to help pay the bills. Rat King is one of those developers, consisting of a two-person team with a pretty diverse portfolio. In the most recent Indie Buskers game jam, Rat ...   read

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Give space a good fisting in Dick Hand

Dick Hand is a game in which the player defends themselves from enemy ships and space debris with a "cleaning apparatus" they have limited control over. The apparatus is a lengthy tube, ends in a hand, and is positioned on the player'...   read

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Nintendo IP

Nintendo should lend their big names to small developers

Nintendo is in an extremely interesting place right now. They're run by men like Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto, who at one time in their lives were artists and programmers (respectively) on games not much larger than today's average "in...   read

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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...



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