Indie Gaming

8.3.16

I Can’t Keep ‘Headlander’ Out of My Mind

The stylish sci-fi game is scratching a metroidvania itch that I never knew I had.

6.30.16

Meet the Man on a Mission to Make the Worst Video Game Ever

Sos Sosowski's Mosh Pit Simulator is a broken, buggy mess of a game. And that's OK, as we find out in a conversation with the uniquely minded Polish developer.

6.15.16

Watch: Inside the Real 'Silicon Valley' House

We take a tour of 20 Mission, a dorm-style apartment complex in San Francisco where tech developers live, work, and party together under one roof.

4.30.16

Goodbye, Xbox 360, and Thanks for the Memories

Normally, console discontinuations wash over you, but there is something especially sad about the end of the 360's run.

3.22.16

Inspiration, Emulation, and Diversification at the 2016 Game Developers Conference

The annual event in San Francisco is less about the games on show, more the people who are making them.

3.6.16

'ADR1FT' Throws You into the Isolating Experience of Being Lost in Space

The new VR game casts you as the lone survivor of a catastrophic space station accident.

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3.1.16

The New 'Call of Cthulhu' Horror Game Is a Trip into Insanity

Cyanide's adaptation of the pen-and-paper game is aiming to deliver a terrifying atmosphere, not cheap jump scares.

2.16.16

The Real Horror of ‘Firewatch’ Makes It More Terrifying Than Most So-Called Scary Games

Strange things do happen in America's national parks, which is why Campo Santo's new game is so full of dread.

2.9.16

I Never Made a Video Game Until I Tried to Create One in 48 Hours

I don't make video games—I play them. And yet at the end of January I found myself on a game jam team that had to build an original game from scratch in just 48 hours.

1.28.16

‘The Witness’ Is 2016’s First Absolutely Essential Video Game

Jonathan Blow's comeback is a magical achievement that has little to do with video gaming precedent.

1.18.16

Discovering the Ghostly Truth Behind the Haunted Happenings of ‘Oxenfree’

I spoke to a flesh-and-blood paranormal investigator about Night School's indie game spooks.

1.18.16

‘The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human’ Is a Cool Game That Raises the Hot Topic of Climate Change

Swedish indie studio YCJY's new title is an underwater Metroidvania set long after the seas have consumed our way of living.

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