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Independent game incubator secures $6 million in funding

Execution Labs is an incubator for independent games and developers based in Montreal, Canada, and it's just raised $6 million CAD in Series A funding led by Toronto media company Corus Entertainment Inc. Execution plans to use the funds to establish two tiers of support for up-and-coming...

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Step into The Dream Machine episode 5 on November 14

The Dream Machine's penultimate episode is due out on Friday, November 14, featuring scenery hand-crafted from moss, coffee grounds and ... are those broccoli trees? Finally, we can pretend to be vegetarian giants during our adult lives. The Dream Machine is a whimsical, eerie point-and-click...

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Throw the couch, there's a Fly In The House

A new trailer for Fly In The House shows just why lone developer Mykhail Konokh calls it an "exploration and destruction" game that parodies Fullbright Company's own exploration game, Gone Home. In Fly In The House, you become obsessed with a nagging, buzzing insect's presence and take up arms...

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Shh: A Bird Story dev speaks up about pre-release silence

A Bird Story is Kan Gao's follow-up to To the Moon, a quietly emotional and surprisingly deep game about life and love that's been well-received since its release three years ago. Now, with A Bird Story launching on Friday, Gao is proud of his new game, but he feels the need to warn players that it...

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Robin Hood stealth game Volume stars actor Andy Serkis

Volume, the stealthy follow-up to Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone, stars famed character actor Andy Serkis as the main antagonist – the powerful and dastardly CEO, Guy Gisborne. Serkis is best known for portraying Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, though he also starred in The Prestige...

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What a treat: Play tons of indie games free on Saturday in SF

The second annual Day of the Devs, an independent game showcase hosted by Double Fine and iam8bit, kicks off on Saturday, November 1 at Mint Plaza in San Francisco. It's free, open to all ages, and runs from 4 - 11PM PT. And it's probably tons of fun. Games on display and available to play...

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Dungeon of the Endless rockets to Steam today

Amplitude Studios' roguelike Dungeon of the Endless left the Early Access nest today, launching in full on Steam. The game entered its alpha phase on the platform in December as the developers' next "Endless" game, set in the same universe as Endless Space. In it, players guide a crew of heroes...

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Super Game Jam's final episode now on Steam

The fifth and final episode of Devolver Digital's Super Game Jam is now available on Steam. Super Game Jam tells the stories of five pairs of developers that craft games during a 48-hour game jam. The final episode follows London-based developers Tom Francis (Gunpoint) and Liselore Goedhart...

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Pixel horror finds a Home on PS4 in October

Home, the pixelated horror game from Benjamin Rivers, is due out on PS4 on October 28, "just in time for Halloween," Rivers writes on the PlayStation Blog. The Vita version will come out soon after, and it is a Cross-Buy game, meaning those who buy it on PS4 automatically get it on Vita, too. Home...

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Puzzling platformer Forward to the Sky scales Greenlight's tower

What do you get when you blend a third-person perspective, puzzles, platforming mechanics, JRPG-inspired art and a big sword together? Forward to the Sky, of course, the 3D puzzle-platformer-with-a-big-sword game from independent developer Magichnology. The Taipei, Taiwan-based developer added its...

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