Indie game site Venus Patrol takes off

Indie game site Venus Patrol launches
Venus Patrol, the long-in-progress independent game news site by IGF chair Brandon Boyer, is now live, with a lovely design by Cory Schmitz (who most recently did art direction work for Sound Shapes, and designed our "Setup" shirt).

The site takes an interesting approach to fundraising and comment moderation: if you want to comment, you have to pay $3 a month (or $25 a year) for a subscription. In addition to membership to the comment club, you also get lots of exclusive content from Vlambeer, Adam Atomic, Baiyon, Keita Takahashi and more, some of which was previously available as Kickstarter rewards.

Boyer describes Venus Patrol as "a website in search of beautiful things from the world of videogames." In addition to new content, it also hosts the archives from Boyer's previous site, Boing Boing's Offworld.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.