“Indie” might be an increasingly nebulous term these days, but the festival celebrating it was home to some damn intriguing games.
Deathmatch comes in all shapes and sizes, but some of the most satisfying modes are the ones you don't expect. Particle Mace knows this, and lets you swing lo-fi garbage at your friends.
I have this problem having what humans call "fun" at E3.
Remember all the insane games you used to play at slumber parties? Remember how much fun you had? Well the Danes do as well, and they made a video game about it.
I’ve seen things inside the Oculus Rift you people wouldn’t believe. And, for the most part, it involved the strange LSD-inspired indie game SoundSelf.
Video game gatherings come in a few different flavors. GDC, as the name implies, is mostly for game developers and exists most as a professional networking/workshop space. The medium's biggest hype machine is E3, where developers, marketers, press and select fans spread the excitement about upcoming games. But…
"Indiecade is like the burning man of video game events."
IndieCade 2012, an annual festival celebrating independent games development, will be taking place in Culver City, California this October. The festival showcases a shortlist of nominated games, a number of which we saw at E3 this year. The festival also hosts an award gala.
Imagine waking up to a world where people think less of you for reading or writing. Or one where it's not likely that you'd learn how to read or write at all, and if you did, you'd have to get rid of the evidence—erase the data, destroy the letters. Imagine not having much control over the affairs of your life, from…
Most game enthusiasts expect to hear about the new Halo, Call of Duty and Final Fantasy (sorry if you were waiting on news for FFXV) at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. What they may be surprised by is a size-changing game like Scale, the loopy cosmic momentum of Gravity Ghost or the colorful Kinect…
A couple of weeks ago at IndieCade, Naughty Dog's Richard Lemarchand, lead designer on the Uncharted series, gave the keynote address. That may seem like an odd fit for an "IndieCade" keynote—after all, video games don't get more "Big Budget" than Uncharted.
Every year, at about this time, the indie-est of game gatherings takes over sunny Culver City, California. Independent game developers gather in the southern California burg to talk design, process and inspiration, while showing off their latest wares.
Even before their merger with Blizzard, Activision had nudged EA out as the industry's top earner a few years back. Now that they're bonded with the makers of World or Warcraft, there's no denying that Activision's currently holds the 800-lb-gorilla spot in the video game jungle.
There are many games at E3. But only one of them is the non-video-game Ninja.
This year's IndieCade gathering in California will showcase 32 of the year's finest indie games. Here are those games!
The IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games kicks off in Culver City, California tomorrow, October 1, a four day blowout of events, exhibitions and keynotes that highlight the best of independent games. You should go!
E3 isn't just about the big, triple-A games, there are also plenty of indie games as well.
IndieCade, this year, is Oct. 1 to Oct. 4, but 25 games out of the hundreds submitted so far will be previewed at the festival's E3 booth.