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Microsoft has addressed late payment concerns raised by developers enrolled in the Xbox Live Indie Games program, and the company is "working hard" to pay affected studios by the end of the month. "Due to a technical issue in our payment system, we recently learned that some payments to select dev...

December 4th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Japanese indie studio Ancient revealed that a sequel to its retro-styled multiplayer party game Protect Me Knight will hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan in September. Co-founded by noted game music composer Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, ActRaiser), Ancient's previous credits include the 1991 S...

August 7th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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2D platformer Oozi: Earth Adventure has made the leap from XBLIG to Steam, available now for PC at a discounted price of $8. The sale runs through December 12, when the game jumps back to $10. Oozi: Earth Adventure was released episodically on XBLIG, but is now gathered in full on Steam. It follow...

December 6th 2013 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Beat Hazard Ultra, Cold Beam Games' arcade-style twin stick shooter, has grossed over $2.2 million since it first launched on Steam in June 2011. Steve Hunt, the lone developer of the game, also noted in a recent blog post that the game's 3,000 percent profit came from over 700,000 copies being so...

August 5th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Dungeon Smash is a monster-fighting twin-stick shooter with local co-op for up to four players. It's available now on Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 MS Points ($3), along with a free trial for those who like to research their dungeons before jumping in. Dungeon Smash comes from Haiku Interactive, a...

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It's not that there are too many indie games; it's that there aren't enough hours in a day to play all of them. The Joystiq Indie Pitch curates the best indies to play now and watch out for in the future. What's your game called and what's it about? Dungeon Smash is about being a heroic champion,...

June 30th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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It's not that there are too many indie games; it's that there aren't enough hours in a day to play all of them. The Joystiq Indie Pitch curates the best indies to play now and watch out for in the future. What's your game called and what's it about? Our game is called Jamsouls. We took inspiratio...

May 22nd 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Xbox One will not have separate sections for indie or download-only games, such as Xbox Live Indie Games and Xbox Live Arcade on the 360 – instead, Microsoft's new console will feature games, and "just games," Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison told Eurogamer. "In the past we h...

May 22nd 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft didn't have anything to say to smaller independent developers during its Xbox One announcement. Such studios might have been hoping for bigger news from the company's E3 press conference, but it looks like they're out of luck. Unlike the PS3, Vita, Wii U and, soon, the PS4, indie devs w...

May 22nd 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The Xbox 360 accrued an arguably bad reputation in terms of indie games publishing over the past few years. Many vocal observers – players, mostly – saw Xbox Live Arcade as a closed, unsupportive platform that asked developers for thousands of dollars to update their own games, and Xbox...

May 21st 2013 at 11:25am 0 Comments