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Dropleaf has a dual-goal: Making it easier to find indie games and lift diversity | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

Dropleaf is a new subscription platform that wants to help people discover more indie PC games. The service will offer a hand-picked collection of games with an added focus on reaching out to more diverse game creators. It’s launching out of the summer batch of Y Combinator startups, and it’ll start at $5 per month for access to a little over 40 games with plans to add 10 to 20 new games per month. Discoverability …

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Dropleaf subscription offers “all-you-can-play indie games” on PC

Subscription based gaming is on the up, with PS Now allowing for PC gamers to get their hands on PlayStation exclusives and the more recent Jump service that aims to be “Netflix for indie games.” Now, another platform is throwing its hat in the ring, with Dropleaf aiming for “all-you-can-play indie PC games.” Dropleaf is pioneered by Microsoft veteran Zi Guo, who worked on the Holoens and Windows itself. His aim is to address the …

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Xbox One self-published indie games start appearing in the store

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Live Creators Program earlier this year, designed to let indies self-publish games to the Xbox One Store. Xbox testers in the Alpha Ring are now starting to get access to a small selection of titles that are self-published in the Xbox marketplace. Windows Central reports that six indie games are available in a separate “Creators Collection” inside the store. Three titles are paid, and the others are free to download and …

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Here’s when we’ll be able to play Sundered, the follow-up to hand-drawn indie Jotun

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Sundered, the follow-up to hand-drawn indie Jotun, is out on July 28, 2017. To celebrate, developer Thunder Lotus Games are giving away Jotun: Valhalla Edition for free on Steam and GOG. Be quick, though – the offer ends tomorrow, Monday July 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CEST / 17:00 BST. For more bright ideas and quirky art styles, check out the best indie games …

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Gaming Week In Review: Indie game streaming service Jump in beta, Capcom’s Rising Humble Bundle

Jump is an indie video game streaming service that will debut later this year with a current catalog of over 60 games. When it comes to distributing media, streaming has become one of the most popular modern methods for getting music, TV shows, movies and even video games. GameFly entered the market several years back by streaming games to smart TVs, and Sony allows gamers to stream games with Playstation Now to their Playstation 4 …

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Best indie games for PC of 2017

Now that we’ve taken a peek at the best PC games of 2017—so far, at least—it’s time for our other biannual tradition: Rounding up some of the top PC games of 2017 that might have escaped your notice. The smaller indie titles, the B-games, the ones that slipped between the cracks here at the site and maybe slipped through the cracks in your Steam library too. New PC game releases are a dime a dozen …

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Meet Jump, the Netflix for indie games

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Discoverability: perhaps the biggest challenge right now for games without a certain level of marketing budget – which is to say, most indies. Former indie devs Kermdinger Studios, whose experience obviously makes them pretty well attuned to the problem, are aiming to solve it by launching not a game but a game platform: Jump. Looks like some of the best indie games on PC are about to get a new …

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Jump is a subscription service that’s ‘like Netflix for indie games’

Image credit: Gamasutra Jump is a newly announced monthly subscription service that bills itself as “Netflix for indie games”. According to the company’s Cade Peterson and Anthony Palma, Jump’s main benefits are twofold: users get instant and unlimited access to a library of award-winning indie games, and indie game developers get a better chance of being discovered. Having entered into beta yesterday through July 24, Jump plans to charge prospective users $10 per month for …

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All-you-can-play indie gaming is coming for $10 per month

Roguelike dungeon crawlers, platformers, 8-bit narrative puzzlers, turn-based strategy. We’ve got ’em! https://t.co/BJn8GpD2LV #indiegames pic.twitter.com/xvOGW44GtN — Jump (@PlayOnJump) July 10, 2017 And yes, you’ll be able to play new games on-demand. Jump uses web-based technology that launches games from the platform’s client, allowing them to run locally without fully installing by loading only the assets it needs on the fly. With a browsing window, curated collection and algorithms recommending titles to players based on taste, …

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Moirai, an experimental indie game on Steam, has been closed down forever due to hackers

You might not have heard about Moirai – a free Steam indie game with a super interesting concept – but now you’ll never be able to play it, even if you wanted to. That’s because the small team of creators behind it have been forced to shut it down. For more small studio goodness, check out our list of the best indie games.  As Waypoint point out, it’s a shame because the game was unique. …

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8 must-see indie Xbox and PC games you may have missed at E3 2017

With so many games announced and showcased at E3 2017, some were bound to slip through the cracks – particularly indie titles. Here are eight indie games we saw at the show that truly deserve your attention when they arrive on Xbox One and PC. 8 must-see indie games from E3 Laser League Laser League from 505 Games is a Tron-like, two-versus-two arena-based combat game. Both players on each side select characters (who play the …

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E3 2017’s brightest indie games, cataloged in words and video

E3 2017 View more stories Record crowds, long lines, and hype-filled booths meant that much of Ars’ E3 experience was spent not playing video games. We do our best to inform you about upcoming titles when we have little more to work with than promises and hands-off demos. But there’s nothing like a “no time limit” chance to sit and play, play, play. That’s a big reason why we love the conference’s indie-focused events. Hype has …

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Nidhogg 2 is a more violent, more colourful successor to the indie duelling game

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Nidhogg is a game of crazy and tense duels between two people usually screaming at a screen. It’s one of my all-time favourite local multiplayer games. Now it’s getting a sequel, and it looks pretty different. The footage above is from the PS4 version, but it’s also coming to PC.  While you’re here, check out the best indie games on PC. The most obvious difference is that the minimalist aesthetic …

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Instant Indie Collection Vol.5 available on Xbox One

Previous months have seen not just one, two or three Instant Indie Collections arrive on Xbox One, but four previous incarnations have become available for purchase. Well, now, we have the fifth! Available right now on Xbox One, Curve Digital have delivered the Instant Indie Collection Vol.5 to the masses. Packed with three games of huge quality, if you haven’t yet picked up today’s release of Human: Fall Flat, the previously hilarious Manual Samuel or …

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According to some indie developers, Nintendo hasn’t changed all that much

Poor curation and communication are allegedly still a thing Nintendo has greatly evolved since the launch of (the now dead) DSiWare platform. While its initial batch of developers were either folks who merely ported their existing mobile games on the DSi (like Gameloft) or were foaming at the mouth to get their projects onto a Nintendo platform as life long fans, the market plateaued and crashed with WiiWare. There were too many problems — maximum …

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