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Alex Schwartz founded Owlchemy Labs in 2010, and since launch he's built a team of six and has developed a steady stream of indie games across multiple platforms, including Snuggle Truck and the recent release Jack Lumber. He's still in business, with more games on the way. The secret to Schwartz's...

March 25th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you bought the Humble Canabalt Bundle -- sorry, Humble Android Bundle #2 -- you're eligible for an extra bonus game. Snuggle Truck, the game that isn't at all about immigration, is making its Android debut as part of the bundle. Everyone past or future who buys the bundle gets the game for Andro...

March 26th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Owlchemy Labs' Snuggle Truck dropped its price to free on the iOS app store last week, and has been downloaded 1.3 million times in the past nine days. In a developer post discussing the success, we see the move earned the app serious goodwill in iTunes reviews, resulting in over 4,000 new levels...

November 24th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie studio Owlchemy Labs' Snuggle Truck, the eleventh-hour artistic reinterpretation of Smuggle Truck for the App Store, is now free for iOS devices. Launched in late April, with a robust level editor added a few months later, the free version includes the full game in exchange for some easily-...

November 14th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Being a giant, beloved video game site has its downsides. For example, we sometimes neglect to give independent developers our coverage love (or loverage, if you will) as we get caught up in AAA, AAAA or the rare quintuple-A titles. To remedy that, we're giving indies the chance to create their own...

April 19th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Like so many PAX shows before it, this year's PAX East showcased a ton of indie games -- the gaming equivalent of a Williamsburg dubstep show, if you will. In our experience at this year's event, larger industry players like EA and Bethesda showed off their titles with hired hands and private the...

March 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Owlchemy Labs' Smuggle Truck has added a "Legal Immigration" mode in response to critic's knee-jerk reactions to the satirical game. Developer Alex Schwartz showed us a placeholder screen at PAX East, but told us that Owlchemy had an actual screen they would be adding shortly, he sent us the new...

March 14th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Owlchemy Labs -- the development team that made iPhone game Super Ramen Brothers in 24 hours -- is back with Smuggle Truck, a physics-based driving game for iOS and browsers. The objective of the game is to smuggle illegal aliens and real aliens across an unspecified border, leaping chasms, catchin...

January 21st 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments