Indies

Games Review: The Station (Xbox One, 2018): ET Gone Home

February 27, 2018

It only took me a little over two hours to knock The Station over but I’m stilling idly thinking about it whenever I’ve nothing else to occupy my brain. For a game this short, there’s a surprising amount to unpack once the credits have rolled. It’s not perfect — the edges are rough like shark’s […]

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Games Review: Wulverblade (Switch, 2018): Angry Scots take over the arcade

February 26, 2018

Those who grew up in the 80’s and early 90’s will remember the heady days of the video game arcade. Magical places full of light and noise and games you couldn’t play anywhere else. Going to the movies meant visiting the arcade next door, and I would beeline for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cabinet. Streets […]

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Games Review: Fe (Xbox One, 2018): Beautiful, but oblique

February 16, 2018

You ever sit down with a game, settle in with it, familiarise yourself with the controls and prepare for the inevitable hook that will lead you on your quest? My experience with Fe was fine right up until the part where the hook was supposed to arrive. It never did. Forty minutes after booting the […]

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Sydney’s new co-sharing incubator could be the local version of The Arcade indie devs have been waiting for

February 15, 2018

For independent game devs in Sydney, the dream of having a version of Melbourne’s The Arcade to call their own is still a pipedream. Be that as it may, The Studio Incubator, a communal media work space opening in March, might be the thing that fills the gap until such a place arrives.

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Games Hands On: Dusk (PC, 2018): Bringing Quake back

February 14, 2018

Amongst the litany of genre revivals going on in the indie games space right now, there’s one or two that are appearing more than others — Metroidvanias and ultra-hard, skill-centric platformers. Both are born of genres with audiences long-starved starved for content, and it means that interest is high. But, if I may, there’s a […]

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Atomik is out today on Nintendo Switch and we’re already hype about it

February 9, 2018

The game with the most to-the-point subtitle we’ve seen in a while, Atomik: RunGunJumpGun, has arrived on the Nintendo eShop today. That’s only the first thing you should know. The second is that there’s a trailer and you have to watch it because it rules extremely hard.

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Games Review: RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Switch, 2017): A heady genre blend

December 12, 2017

It’s been five years since disaster befell Dutch developer Two Tribes B.V. and a large percentage of their staff were retrenched, spelling the end for the studio. They were not, however, prepared to go down without a fight and the remaining staff battled on to complete what would become Two Tribes’ last game, a twin-stick […]

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The Humble Down Under Bundle gets you a ton of Aussie indies for dirt cheap

October 18, 2017

Humble Bundle has struck again. The charity fundraising site’s latest video game bundle highlights some of Australia’s best independently made video games. The asking price? Next to nothing.

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Here’s everything Nintendo announced in their latest showcase broadcast

August 31, 2017

Nintendo took to their Twitch channel overnight with a new showcase broadcast, focusing on the raft of indie content coming to the Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months. We’ve collated all the announcements and trailers for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

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Scott Ludlam and The Greens unveil plan to restore the Australian video games industry, and it starts in WA

March 10, 2017

Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam has unveiled a new plan to boost the Australian video games industry overnight. The plan seeks to reinstate the Australian Interactive Games Fund, but also looks to turn the Western Australian capital Perth into the new hub of Australian games development

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