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Apple adding permanent indie games showcase to its App Store

Apple is betting heavily on independent game creators, adding a permanent section called Indie Showcase to its App Store, encouraging users to buy and play more independent games. The section...

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Steam’s new review score system is affecting some games in a big way

Valve adjusted how it calculates average customer review scores on Steam earlier this week, a change that prioritizes the opinions of Steam buyers over key activators. Although they no longer...

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PAX Prime 2014's featured indies include Mushroom 11, Duet, Framed

Each year, 50 industry experts sit down to discuss which 10 up-and-coming indie games to feature in PAX Prime's PAX 10 showcase. This year's selection includes a few you may have already heard...

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How Mushroom 11 uses self-destruction to build a future

Until now, I've never seriously considered what it would be like to cut off my own arm. It's an undeniably morbid thought, but one that repeats itself over and over as I burn my way through an...

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Papers, Please wins big at the 16th annual Independent Games Festival awards

Papers, Please, a game that has players taking on the role of an immigration inspector in the Kafkaesque communist state of Arstotzka, took home nearly half of the Independent Games Festival Awards...

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Indie Fund-backed titles Mushroom 11, The Swapper offer unique, memorable experiences

Mushroom 11 and The Swapper are two vastly different games with one common ally: Indie Fund, a funding source for independent developers with remarkable titles. During Indie Press Day 2013, Indie...