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Edmund McMillen game collection escapes the basement in August, finds solace on Steam

Before he made a game about a boy with no skin and a fetus with a monocle, Edmund McMillen of Team Meat created a game about a young emo boy and his interplanetary adventures, one about a lonely man traveling through time and another about puking, along with a few others. Eight of these titles will...

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IndieCade 2009: The finalists

IndieCade 2009 was held in Culver City, CA this past weekend, and the local art galleries and restaurants were filled with independent games and their developers from all over the world. The festival billed itself as the "video game Sundance" and lived up to this self-made reputation, putting 29...

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The Joystiq Free Game Club: Closure

We usually use this space in the Free Game Club post to expound a bit on the gameplay of the week's subject. But we're not going to do that this time. No, the last thing we'd want to give away is the delightful, mind-bending mechanic that Closure is built around. Instead of spoiling all the fun,...

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It's time to get on the Edmund McMillen bus

Like most of you, we were thrilled to see an indie like Jonathan Blow get his big break with Braid. But unlike most of you, we had the added benefit of smug satisfaction from having been "totally into him" before he had his break. It's like those people who say they liked The Strokes before they...

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The Joystiq Free Game Club: Aether

Oh boy, do we ever love Aether, and we bet you're going to as well. Simply put, it's the story of a boy dealing with feelings of alienation as he discovers (with the help of his pet monster) that he is, in fact, not as alone as he once imagined. As the game begins, you leave your home planet on...

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