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While it may look like a Photoshop paint smear effect, Ascent's new warp animation is certainly an improvement over nothing at all. The one-man team posted a short video showing various ships going through warp gates and bending the very fabric of reality as they lunge across the universe. Ascen...

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The race to fund Ascent: The Space Game through Kickstarter came down to the wire, but in the final moments, the community came through and passed its $35,000 AUD goal by $334 AUD. This is obviously good news for the game's fans and for Fluffy Kittens Studio (and no, we will never get tired of t...

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First-person platformer Deadcore is now available on PC, Mac and Linux. Developed by the five-person French studio 5 Bits Games, the game costs $10 on Steam and Desura. Set in a mysterious sci-fi world, Deadcore has players climbing to the top of a labyrinthine tower, shooting at mechanical enemies...

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The galaxy is now open to colonization in Ascent: The Space Game -- and there's plenty of room for everyone. Developer James Hicks has added in a colonization system to the sandbox MMO, allowing players to engage in a city-building sim among the billions of star systems. Colonization is intended...

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Indie Royale has launched the "Royale with Cheese" bundle, a beat-the-minimum PC game compilation named by contest-winning Joystiq reader bourbumchickum. The DRM-free package includes indie PC standouts Continue?9876543210, Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle, Yelaxot, Rogue's Tale and Too Many Me. ...

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You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Ascent: The Space Game before. EVE Online is the sci-fi sandbox dominating headlines, and Star Citizen and other upcoming games are breathing down its neck. Is there room in the genre for, well, an indie space MMO that isn't all about cutthroat politics or ...

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Linden Lab announced Ebbe Altberg as its new CEO today. He joins the company following former CEO Rod Humble's departure late last week. Altberg was previously COO of professional networking company BranchOut and SVP of Media Products for Yahoo. Linden Lab is best known for developing Second Lif...

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Not to be outdone by Steam's ongoing catalog-wide sale, rival online storefront Desura has launched a week-long Halloween promotion of its own, dropping the price of many featured horror games in a most spooktacular fashion. Today's sale brings a 75 percent price drop for Matt Cohen's first-pers...

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Eight PC ports of what Indie Gamer Chick, a site devoted to Xbox Live Indie Games, calls "the best Xbox Live Indie Games ever made" are all available in the latest Indie Royale bundle. Throwing down more than $8 will guarantee three soundtracks in addition to the games. Dead Pixels, a zombie s...

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Linden Lab, developer of the 3D virtual world Second Life, announced today that it has acquired the indie-focused PC game distribution service Desura. Desura, notable for offering a publishing platform with a lower barrier for entry than its competitor Steam, is a DRM-agnostic service employed b...

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Jamsouls, the 2D multiplayer arcade game previously launched on XBLIG, is out now on Windows via Desura. It's available for $2.39 on Desura, or $1 (80 MSP) on XBLIG. Jamsouls comes from the development duo at Chromatic Dream. In May, co-founder Pierrick Cheminade told Joystiq the game was in...

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The Howler is a puzzle platformer with a twist. While it's possible to control the game with a good ol' mouse and keyboard, it can also be controlled entirely by voice. The goal is to guide a hot air balloon through wind currents in order to reach different objectives. Players can raise and lo...

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Every new Indie Royale bundle comes with a theme. This time around, the six-game Debut Bundle features four "new games or versions debuting on PC," while two are the first games from their respective developers. Available now, the Debut Bundle includes episode one of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thril...

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The latest Indie Royale bundle went live earlier this week, and includes five games at the dynamic "pay the minimum" price, currently just under $5. The Chosen Bundle features DLC Quest and Lair of the Evildoer by Going Loud Studios, Hard Reset by Flying Wild Hog, Brog's Vertex Dispenser and Jolly...

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