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Go on a 2D adventure with your loser friends in Night in the Woods

Adventure/exploration game Night in the Woods achieved its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter after one day on the funding platform. The indie story-focused game comes from Infinite Fall, a two-person team composed of Aquaria developer Alec Holowka and animator Scott Benson. Night in the Woods has pl...

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Indie Game Music Bundle 2 now available, with Aquaria, Sworcery, more

You could spend the rest of the day accompanied by the sounds of indie games, for a relative pittance. The second iteration of the Indie Game Music Bundle is available for the next week, offering a Humble-style collection of game soundtrack downloads. For your [any amount of money] you get the soun...

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Aquaria coming to iPad this fall

IGF 2007 winner Aquaria, the underwater exploration adventure by Derek Yu and Alec Holowka, is flowing from PC to a new platform: iPad. It's being converted with the help of Andrew Church, who worked on an unofficial PSP port, and impressed Holowka enough with that work that he's now involved w...

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Humble Indie Bundle 2 now includes Humble Indie Bundle 1

It just became so much easier to compare last year's Humble Indie Bundle with this year's Humble Indie Bundle 2 in terms of value -- because as of today, Humble Indie Bundle 2 includes last year's Bundle. It's official: these developers have lost their damn minds (for charity). If you've already ...

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One-quarter of Humble Indie Bundle downloads were pirated

Perhaps you've heard of (or purchased!) the Humble Indie Bundle -- a set of five DRM-free indie games, which you can choose your own price for, the entirety of which goes to two completely deserving charities. Despite the bundle's altruism and affordability, Wolfire Games reports that over one quar...

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Humble Indie Bundle: Pay what you want for World of Goo and four others

You've commented on Joystiq posts about oppressive DRM many times before. You dutifully wear your Target-purchased indie game t-shirt every week without fail. And you read every Joystiq Indie Pitch we post. But if you want to put some money towards supporting indie games, you won't find a better wa...

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Award-winning indie game Aquaria now available

Gamers clamoring for something other than high-definition, high-poly shooters would be wise to check out Aquaria, a long-anticipated release from independent developer Bit Blot, and winner of the 2007 Independent Games Festival's highest honor. Aquaria tells the story of Naija, a magical being tra...

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Aquaria blog discusses creatures, giant crabs included

Bit Blot, the indie studio behind Aquaria, recently posted a short development feature about underwater fauna players will find in its upcoming exploration game. After all, what's the point of swimming around if there's nothing to try and bite you? Expect a battery of crustaceans to give chase und...

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First look at Aquaria level editor

Bit Blot recently released a video (the first of several) showing off a graphical level editor for the upcoming exploration game Aquaria. The team, which includes artist Derek Yu and programmer Alec Holowka, decided to polish the editor and release it with a Mod framework along with the game. Aq...

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