Microsoft Is Late On Paying Xbox Indie Developers (Again) [UPDATE]

For a very long time, the Xbox 360's indie marketplace has been something of a wild west for small game developers, a place where it's nearly impossible for a good game to stand out. Apparently it's nearly impossible to get paid on time, too. » 12/03/14 4:00pm 12/03/14 4:00pm

Nintendo's Indie Champion Leaves After Nine Years

Dan Adelman, who ran the indie program at Nintendo of America for almost nine years, left the company last week, Kotaku has learned. Last Friday was Adelman's final day at Nintendo. » 8/04/14 7:55am 8/04/14 7:55am

It's kind of like XCOM, starring figures from the Revolutionary War. Upcoming sci-fi indie strategy game Outland 17 looks pretty interesting. The folks behind it are targeting a Q1 2015 release. More info on their website. » 6/24/14 5:04pm 6/24/14 5:04pm

Forget Call of Duty, Xbox Is Getting Some Amazing-Looking Indies

There are a lot of cool trailers here, but I'm probably most excited for Cuphead, the game styled after 1930's animation: » 6/09/14 5:15pm 6/09/14 5:15pm

It's Hard To Believe This Is An Indie RPG

This is Shiness, an upcoming role-playing game by a team of independent French developers. It looks... phenomenal. This could certainly pass for a big-budget JRPG. » 5/09/14 12:30pm 5/09/14 12:30pm

I'm Already In Love With This Indie Sky Pirate Game

This is 20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds, an upcoming indie game that looks like Sid Meier's Pirates! in the sky, and if you thought of Skies of Arcadia, rest assured you're not alone. » 5/02/14 10:40am 5/02/14 10:40am

A Closer Look At One Of The Prettiest Dungeon Crawlers Out There

Straight out of PAX East 2014, here's Below, a serene dungeon crawler from Capy, the company behind Clash of Heroes and Sword & Sworcery. It's hard to capture just how pretty this game really is, but we did what we could. » 4/14/14 2:02pm 4/14/14 2:02pm

You're the One Writing the Story in This Weird, Beautiful Sci-Fi Game

Usually, games that happen beyond Earth's atmosphere take you to planets teeming with life. Meeting creatures with tentacles where hair or hands should be or with strangely angled mandibles isn't uncommon in sci-fi games. But, none of that happens in Elegy for Dead World, which we got a chance to see at PAX East… » 4/13/14 3:00pm 4/13/14 3:00pm

You Can Now Vote On Which Indie Games Square Enix Will Support

The first part of Square Enix's new indie Collective program is live today, and you can already start voting on the games you'd like brought to life. » 1/27/14 10:00am 1/27/14 10:00am

Indie Developers Say Hackers Robbed Them To Buy Three PS4s

A group of game developers in Austria say someone figured out the password to their PayPal account and used it to buy themselves a bunch of new PlayStation 4s. » 11/19/13 2:02pm 11/19/13 2:02pm

Upcoming 3DS And Wii U Games You Probably Don't Know About

There are Marios, and there are Zeldas, and then there are the little games for 3DS and Wii U—the indies that might not sell systems, but will help bolster libraries and offer up experiences you can't get elsewhere. » 10/03/13 7:00pm 10/03/13 7:00pm

Sony's Latest Shot at Microsoft Comes on a T-Shirt You Can't Get…

Last night, Sony held an indie showcase event at Neumo's, a Seattle music venue that epitomized underground cool. PlayStation exec Adam Boyes took the stage to re-affirm the company's commitment to working with indies and third-party partners and announced a handful of new games. Whiles most of the games looked… » 8/31/13 12:30pm 8/31/13 12:30pm

A Game Where Having OCD Makes You Stronger

This is Rogue Legacy, an indie roguelike side-scroller in which you slash your way through randomly-generated dungeons to fight monsters and earn treasure. Here's the big gimmick: if you die, you get to play as your character's child, and then when you die again, you'll play as that character's child, and so forth.… » 6/27/13 5:30pm 6/27/13 5:30pm

QWOP Creator Ponders: What If A Game Remained Free So Long As You…

Sound crazy? The idea comes from the Game Developers Conference, during an "Indie Soapbox" where developers took the stage to talk about indie game development. Ben Foddy, who is behind the ever-ridiculous QWOP, had some out-there ideas about how people pay for games—but that's what makes them rad. » 3/27/13 3:30pm 3/27/13 3:30pm

This Indie Puzzler Looks Pretty Damn Cool

It's called Full Bore, and it's an interesting-looking indie puzzler that's slated for release on PC next year. Also it's adorable. A-boar-able? No? Okay. » 1/01/13 10:00am 1/01/13 10:00am