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Opening the valve: Steam Curators rule the front page

Ask a hundred independent developers what impacts their sales most and you'll likely get a hundred different answers, but among the more popular ones will be the topic of discoverability, the ways in which prospective buyers are able to find lesser-known video games. Platforms like the App Store...

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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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The Long Dark ventures to Steam Early Access

Hinterland Studio launched its first-person exploration game The Long Dark on Steam Early Access this week, making the in-development survival simulator available for PC and Mac users for $20. Set in the pacific northwest, the game forces players to scavenge for resources and survive the threat of...

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Giana Sisters 2 coming to Wii U, Xbox One, PS4

Developer Black Forest Games is prototyping a sequel to its 2012 platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams that could see a multiplatform release as soon as next year, Nintendo Life reports. Studio co-founder Adrian Goersch confirmed that the follow-up is slated for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One,...

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Unity Pro now free for all licensed PlayStation developers

Unity Pro is now available for all licensed PlayStation developers at the low, low cost of nothing. Those that become approved developers for Sony's platforms will have access to "PlayStation ready versions" of Unity Pro, which offers developers the tools to create 2D and 3D games and applications....

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Adventure game Paradigm stars a mutant hero and sloth villain

Paradigm is an in-development point-and-click adventure from Jacob Janerka, an independent game developer from Australia. To call it "surreal" would not encompass the sheer absurdity on display here. In Paradigm, players control a lab-grown mutant who dreams of becoming the best electronic...

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Risk of Rain, Jazzpunk among IndieCade 2014 finalists

Juried game event IndieCade has announced its 2014 finalist picks, revealing a lineup of standout independent works that will be featured at this year's festival in Culver City. Featured picks include recent releases like Jazzpunk, Hack 'n' Slash, Risk of Rain, and Mountain, along with upcoming...

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Gravity Ghost finds footing on Steam in January

Gravity Ghost is a gravity-bending dreamscape and physics puzzler featuring a space fox and the voices of Bastion's Logan Cunningham, Hey Ash's Ashly Burch and Gone Home's Sarah Elmaleh, with music by FTL composer Ben Prunty. It's due out on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux on January 26, 2015. ...

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The Behemoth finally has enough clout to get away with Game 4

The Behemoth, better known as the house that made Castle Crashers, is continuing a pattern in which it approaches new genres with each project. Its newest venture, Game 4, is a turn-based strategy game for PC and Xbox One that retains the developer's quirky humor and trademark charms while...

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You only get one chance to play Upsilon Circuit

Upsilon Circuit is an upcoming PC game from Legend of Dungeon developers Robot Loves Kitty, but you might never get the chance to play it. In fact, only eight people will ever be playing the game simultaneously, and once one of those players dies, that's the end for them; in Upsilon Circuit, you...

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