Two Indie Devs on Indie Game: The Movie

Two Indie Devs on Indie Game: The Movie

If you love indie games, or make indie games, you gotta check out the documentary Indie Game: The Movie. It’s the sort of flick that can stir something up. In the last month or so, I’ve joined in several conversations about the movie, and interestingly...
The F**king Terrifying World of The Binding of Isaac

The F**king Terrifying World of The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac is a surreal mash-up of the original Legend of Zelda, a roguelike, and Smash TV, in roughly that order. It’s also a reflection of the collective fears of Christian fundamentalists, and of everyone else’s collective fears of Christian...
ACE Team on Making Rock of Ages

ACE Team on Making Rock of Ages

  Fresh from the success of their unapologetically trippy first-person brawler Zeno Clash, ACE Team announced Rock of Ages, a “tower offense” game about arranging great works of art from five periods — Classical Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, Rococo, and...
Double Fine’s Great Downloadable Experiment

Double Fine’s Great Downloadable Experiment

As their big, expensive AAA game Brütal Legend drifted along toward completion without a publisher solidly attached, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions split into four teams and, over the course of two weeks, designed four games from scratch. With three of...