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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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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Xbox One review — indie RPG action for all ages

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom — traditional combat mechanics meets RPG rampaging in this colorful indie offering. It’s been a really long time since I’ve played an RPG like this on Xbox One. When I want to play games like Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, I’d often go to Nintendo because they have the market covered for JRPG-style games, and they don’t usually come to Xbox. This little indie game comes with a big JRPG flavor, from …

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G2A attempt live Q&A with indie devs and get predictably grilled

During a Twitchivised Q&A livestream today, G2A attempted once more to clarify their position as a legitimate business. Their live audience? A room full of indie developers who have probably had keys scammed and resold on the platform. It went as well as you’d expect.  If you want cheap videogames, we actually have a good list of free PC games, which is much better than cheap.  The session happened during the DevelopReboot conference in Croatia, …

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Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades discusses a middle ground between indie and triple-A

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube As part of their spotlight on Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice, Game Informer got the chance to sit down with creative director Tameem Antoniades to discuss Ninja Theory’s goals in self-publishing Hellblade. Having worked with huge developers and seen the rising cost of making a game first hand, Antoniades wants to see a third way established for developers, one that fits between the struggles of indie and the exorbitant budgets of triple-A. …

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Finished ‘Zelda?’ Try These Five Great Indie Games On Nintendo Switch | Consumer Technology

The Nintendo Switch is going to live or die on the strength of its first an third-party video games. But almost as important to Nintendo’s new console is the quality of indie games that end up on the system. Nintendo clearly hit a home run with “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” And because the game’s world is so vast, many players are just now finishing Link’s quest, and looking for something else …

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Indie gaming hit Fez coming to Apple’s iOS later this year

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:06 am PT (02:06 pm ET) Popular indie game Fez is coming to mobile platforms later in 2017 —including at least Apple’s iOS, developer Polytron revealed this week. Though most details haven’t been announced, a new teaser trailer depicts the game running on an iPad. In fact it’s unclear if it will be available on other mobile platforms, like the iPhone, Android devices, or the Nintendo Switch. …

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How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam’s antithesis

Every so often, Leaf Corcoran reminds himself that he’s not building another Steam. As the founder of Itch.io, Corcoran has spent the last four years creating an online PC game hub that’s the polar opposite of Valve’s behemoth. Big-budget publishers are absent, and most of the 58,000 games in Itch.io’s catalog—from roguelike brawlers to raft survival simulators—are free. To further support indie development, shoppers can pay whatever they want above a minimum price set by …

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The Nintendo Switch indie strategy: release new games every week

Nintendo has a revised strategy for indie games: look forward rather than backward. That goal is a bit loaded. On one hand, it speaks to a general concept of newness. Its slate of upcoming indie games, which will be charged with filling the Switch’s slim release calendar, are largely new releases, many debuting exclusively on the portable-console hybrid. That is to say, few of them are releases of games that have appeared elsewhere (Stardew Valley …

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