Dr. Geek: What CES Meant for Gamers

Every year the best, most innovative, and oddest inventions in consumer electronics, the type of technological gadgetry that inhabit and enliven our daily lives, come together for an orgy of originality.  The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES if you are cool enough, wrapped up last week, showcasing everything from Ultra HD television sets (or 4K sets since they have […]

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Ratchet Game Studio creates games as hobby

Ratchet Game Studio is a one man band of sorts, headlined by Robert, a mechanical engineer from Canada. While mechanical engineering is not completely unrelated to game development, the two are not exactly identical fields. Robert did have some classes that involved programming, but overall, his collegiate curriculum was “heavily non-programing related.” Robert said he had to teach himself much […]

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Return to Adventure Mountain Studios leading a double-life

By day he is one of many, writing software for a computer company. But, by night, he is something different entirely – he is a game developer. His name. Zukowski. Chris Zukowski. “I write software for an enormous computer company that makes servers that store so much data that almost no one, except for a few banks and government institutions […]

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Andreas Heydeck Games finds games in life

What’s in a name? Shakespeare riddled off 154 numbers for his collection of sonnets. The Beatles’ second Capitol Records album was given the inventive name of The Beatles’ Second Album. Andreas Heydeck followed the same path, naming his studio, Andreas Heydeck Games, after himself. However, his games have much more inventive titles, including his newest one Smooth Operators – Call […]

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Download the Indie Games Uprising III soundtrack for free!

Celebrate the start of the Indie Games Uprising III with the original soundtrack for the Uprising. The guys of VVGTV.com took the time to put together samplings of the music from all of the games in this years Uprising into one convenient soundtrack that you can now download for free. Indie game music from indie games made by indie developers. […]

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Indie Games Uprising III has begun!

Today marks the beginning of the Indie Games Uprising III, the community ran, community supported effort to raise awareness of the XBLIG channel and promote indie game development.  A total of 9 games, 8 of which cost only $1 (80 MSP) will be released starting today and going through September 20th (on Monday-Friday).  In the end, all 9 games will […]

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Trailerocolypse: the Indie Games Uprising III collection

With the Indie Games Uprising III fast approaching, starting September 10th – September 20th, we thought we would stop and take a moment to put all the game’s trailers together in one, convenient location.  Check out the event’s launch trailer as well as the trailer for each of the 9 indie games below and share with your friends! Launch Trailer: […]

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XBLIG Uprising Developer Interview: Ratchet Game Studio – developer of Pixel

As part of our ongoing coverage of the Indie Game Uprising III we asked Ratchet Game Studio to tell us a bit about themselves and their upcoming game, Pixel (read our PREVIEW of the game HERE).  Ratchet Game Studio was kind enough to take the time to tell us about  their studio’s game and their career as a developer.  The […]

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Dr. Geek: The Importance of Community to the Indie Games Uprising

As part of CBR’s 18 days of coverage of the XBLIG Uprising III, I thought I would take a look at how the organizers of this latest release extravaganza have been getting the word out about it.  I contacted the event’s coordinators, Michael Hicks of MichaelArts and Dave Voyles of Armless Octopus, for their thoughts about using the online media […]

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