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Indie Fund goes for artistic award-winner Gorogoa

Gorogoa is heralded for its intricate, hand-painted art and unique approach to puzzle gaming, aspects that have earned it the top prize from the Good Game Club in 2013 and an award for Excellence in Visual Art from the 2014 IGF. These have also helped make Gorogoa the next game to receive support...

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First-person synthesizer Fract debuts April 22

Ambient first-person puzzler Fract is gearing up for a PC release later this month via Steam, Good Old Games and the Humble Store, developer Phosfiend Systems announced this week. In Fract, players build and shape their surroundings by solving puzzles, bringing derelict machinery to life...

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Indie Fund backs comic-style noir adventure, Framed

Indie Fund – the financier behind Monaco, The Swapper, Antichamber and Dear Esther, among others – is backing Loveshack Entertainment's comic book-style narrative game, Framed. It's a silent, noir adventure cloaked in style and story: Players move panels of a graphic novel to alter...

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Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 makes up $400K Indie Fund investment in 2 weeks

Double Fine's sci-fi social sim Spacebase DF-9 has recouped its initial Indie Fund investment, earning over $400,000 within two weeks of joining Steam's Early Access program. The investment marks Indie Fund's most expensive venture to date, requiring assistance from Humble Bundle, The...

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Indie Fund backs synth-based puzzler Fract OSC, out this year

Indie Fund has put its faith and money behind Fract OSC, the beautiful and abstract game about puzzle-solving with synthesizers and electronic music, developed by Phosfiend Systems. Fract OSC features an open world like Myst and broken-down, lit-up graphics inspired by Tron, combined into...

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Two new Double Fine projects being funded by Indie Fund

Indie Fund is funding two original projects with Double Fine. The news was announced during the Horizon conference by Indie Fund's Kellee Santiago and Double Fine producer Greg Rice. Santiago didn't offer any additional details, saying only that there would be more revealed in "the coming months."...

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Monaco made good on Indie Fund $100K before launch, what it means

Since 2010, Indie Fund has helped launch high-profile games such as Dear Esther, QUBE and Antichamber, each one recouping investment within days or even hours. The first game in which Indie Fund ever put its faith (and money), Monaco, launched last week and made back its $100,000 investment in...

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Indie Fund backing 'whimsical physics toy' Kachina

Kachina is a game by Ben Esposito, who did level design on The Unfinished Swan with Giant Sparrow, in which you control a hole in the ground that moves around, swallows up animals and deposits them elsewhere. It's a game about a hole, and a game "exploring the relationship between modern American...

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QUBE takes a spin on Wii U, 'quite possibly' Vita

QUBE, the first game to come out of (the pockets of) Indie Fund, is on its way to Wii U and maybe Vita, according to a series of messages on the game's official Twitter. Toxic Games reveals a picture of QUBE running on the Wii U (shown above), along with the note that it "can't wait to get this...

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The Swapper takes a spin on Steam this spring

The Swapper, an indie marvel more than two years in the making, is coming to Steam for PC this spring, and later to Mac and Linux. If the gameplay demonstrated in The Swapper's Steam launch trailer looks funky to you, that's because it is – developer Facepalm created the entire game using...

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