Boxman’s Struggle is challenging game about climbing surreal mountain in a cardboard box. It’s a small, simple physics game created by one person. Main goal of the game is to jump your way up to the top of the surreal mountain in a cardboard box. You are not safe from falling and loosing progress! Gravity is your main enemy.
Back in the 80s and 90s, Film Threat was the name of a fanzine covering indie films….but like a lot of specialty magazines that don’t have blonde stars on the cover or makeup tips, it bit the dust. The end of the magazine, however, didn’t mean the end of Film Threat…..you could say it ascended into a higher plane of existence. Instead of writing about indie films, today’s Film Threat will distribute them!
Devil’s Cove, best described as a new indie take on Thelma and Louise, will rev up its engines and begin a raucous theatrical tour around the US next month.
Anyone who has followed indie games over the past few years has probably come across the highly acclaimed Papers, Please. The dystopian puzzler saw players manning a border control point where they would process the documents of immigrants and visitors into the fictional country of Arstotzka. It was a dark, and yet, thrilling game that put real consequence into the choices that had to be made in the game.
A short film based on the title is now available to watch on YouTube and will make its way to Steam in the near future. It has been made entirely with the blessing of the game’s creator Lucas Pope and the developer has had an influence over all aspects of the movie.
The Papers, Please short film has been directed by Russian filmmaker Nikita Ordynskiy and features the talent of Igor Savochkin as the border agent. The actor has previously appeared in Leviathan.
Many, many indie developers have used the games they grew up with as kids to inspire their own retro-stylized games, but these are usually built on modern hardware. As simple as the games appear, coding them into existence was much harder back when 8 and 16-bit consoles were new and the methods of creating a video game were more primitive. (Though it’s about to get a lot easier with the NES….eleven hours to go).
Two indie studios, Riposte Games (whose past credits include Mini Guns) and Furnace Games (known for Dungeon Boss and Castleville), have signed a partnership agreement to boost the production and distribution of their upcoming titles.
In the video game industry, it’s not uncommon for development teams to work together to create something special. And today, two indie developers have revealed that they’re teaming up to make a game called Dungeon Stars.
A couple years back, kickboxing champion Don Wilson created The Martial Arts Kid, a family film about the dangers of bullying. It was a completely independent production financed through crowdfunding. The finished product ended up being a success, and Wilson is about to follow it up with The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback! In the sequel Wilson says he would like to “show how martial arts can be applied to real-world situations that are more serious and adult” while at the same time keeping the tone “wholesome.”
Well, chalk up another win for the Nintendo Switch, for yet another hit indie game has decided to port itself over to the system in order to reach even more fans. With that, MAGES. Inc. are pleased to announce that “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive” will be available today on the Switch via the Nintendo eShop.
Crab War is a hit mobile game, and in fact, it’s gotten over 1 million players on it. But tomorrow, a big update for the game is coming. One that brings new content, leagues, and more. Check out the full info below:
Today, award-winning international games label Team17 and developer Unicube announced that Sheltered, the post-apocalyptic survival game is releasing on mobile platforms. You’ve survived (or probably perished) on PC and console, now it’s time to face the apocalypse from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.
The Nintendo Switch has been getting a lot of support from indie developers. And it’s honestly not too surprising. Why? Because the “Nindies” as they are called are doing extremely well sales wise on the Switch compared to other consoles. And now, another title has made it known that they’re coming to the Switch. The shooting platformer Splasher.