Get your indie game on with these free Xbox Creator’s Collection games

You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard of (or weren’t overly familiar with) Xbox’s Creator’s Collection. Effectively the spiritual successor to Xbox Live Indie Games, Creator’s Collection games primarily focus on simple, “pick up and play” type of games from small developers/the community. The best of the best can go on to be part of the ID@Xbox program as well.  […]

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OUYA Wines and Dines Chicago Developers

At an event in Chicago organized by the Chicago chapter of the International Game Developers Association, OUYA Founder and CEO Julie Uhrman met with local game developers to sell them on developing games for the new console system, as well as get the developers’ feedback and ideas for how to develop the system to better serve their needs and desires. […]

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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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Dr. Geek: Ouya and the Spirit of Open Source

Here at Clearance Bin Review, we have been doing what we can to help and shed light on the segment of digital gaming that is indie gaming.  We’ve reviewed a variety of independent games and covered the Xbox Live Independent Games Uprisings.  And we’ve covered the more mainstream, “standard” games for the big three console companies of Nintendo, Sony and […]

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Indie Game Review: Battlepaths (PC, XBLIG)

Battlepaths is a lighthearted 2D turn-based RPG in which you explore a vast world, gathering treasure, leveling up, and battling baddies along the way.  Sounds fun, right?  It is…for a while. Starting Battlepaths for the first time, you’re given the opportunity to create a new character with a focus on one of five characteristics (power, mind, agility, damage, and balanced).  […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Xenominer – The next generation

The last game review in the Indie Games Uprising III line-up takes us, or more appropriately, crashes us on a distant alien world. Despite its alien appearance, many of us will be doing something we are quite familiar with in this unfamiliar landscape; mining. Yes, Xenominer is an alien twist on what is quickly becoming a classic genre, but does […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Pixel – it will test you and your patience

Pixel by Ratchet Game Studio is a poorly executed 3D platformer that draws liberally from Portal. The game is not only greatly flawed by glitches and handling, but it also fails to provide any substantial gameplay. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grSu5vwoVdA   The nameless hero utilizes a Portal-esque gun that can manipulate strands of blocks to reach the exit of each level. The gun […]

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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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Indie Games Uprsing III Review: Entropy – Portal minus the portals

The Indie Games Uprising III has succumbed to Entropy; no not the thermodynamic property of cooling down (to overly simplify), but rather a Portal inspired indie game by the same name. Entropy has you solving various puzzles in a first person platformer that earns its name in multiple ways. The most obvious way Entropy earns its moniker is that the […]

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