Indie games

Nintendo Direct Nindies Showcase is all About the Indies

Nintendo just released it's second Indie showcase video in as many weeks, and boy did it deliver. This direct focused mainly on games that would be released throughout the month of September, with a surprise announcement that Into the Breach would be launching latter today.

Indie Indeed: What Makes an Independent Game Team?

Lukas Termini Independent game design is something that we discuss a lot on Infendo Radio, and as a subject it’s been particularly thought provoking for me. This is because I’ve spent the last 12 years of my life with the aspiration of eventually making game design my single profession, whether through corporate or independent means. It’s something that’s very personal to me, and it causes me to s...

Nintendo quietly announces new eShop titles for Wii U and 3DS at E3

Nintendo has released a bundle of trailers for upcoming eShop titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The 20-plus trailers come a day early from Nintendo’s Digital Event, which seems to point to the company focusing more in first-party software during their streaming event. Enjoy! Also, thanks to NeoGAF for the information. The bevy of eShop trailers (Cubemen 2 is shown above) include the fol...

Nintendo To Remove Indie Dev Office Restriction?

In the latest of a few big steps towards making the eShop a not just viable, but maybe even preferable, platform for indie games studios Nintendo may be about to drop the somewhat archaic ‘office restriction’. Previously, to receive a Nintendo development kit a studio would need to prove it had an actual office space. In the past this was because any ‘quality’, mildly profe...

There’s only one way Super Mario Bros. could have been better. By adding a portal gun.

It has been a great few months for awesome fan projects, and it looks like another one has just been added to the pile. The just released Super Mario Bros. and Portal crossover game dubbed Mari0 is pretty amazing stuff. Available for free from developer Stab Yourself, Mari0 is everything you could ever want from a Mario-wielding portal gun game. Along with the ability to play the original Super Ma...

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 2.0 is here!

Super Mario Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most iconic games, well, ever. Without the Shigeru Miyamoto classic, gaming as we know it today would more likely than not be much different. There isn’t much you could do to make the game better, except include characters from other classic video games of course! That’s where Super Mario Bros. Crossover 2.0 comes in. The fan project that has...

Based on research: Nintendo indie game fans are kind of screwed

I think this research done by Ron Carmel, co-creator of World of Goo, shows that Wii/DS/3DS/Wii-U owners are kind of screwed when it comes to future indie developer games on Nintendo platforms, especially if you look at this graph. Sure, his post is about developers migrating away from XBLA, but it goes on to show data that getting your game to market with Nintendo is extremely difficult (but st...

What are some of your favorite indie games?

Tiny Wings is a clever game. Colorful. Easy on the eyes and ears. Addictive. It’s my new favorite indie game, like World of Goo and Osmos were before it. What about you? From a Nintendo fan’s perspective, what are the most memorable indie games in recent memory?

Divergent Shift now availible on DSiWare

Cool independent game being published by Konami on the DSi. Check it out.

What will happen with Bob’s Game?

As a lot of you know, Bob’s game is an indie game that was proclaimed to be the first Nintendo DSi title. After a lot of Internet drama about obtaining the official Nintendo SDK for the DS and supposed attacks on Nintendo, it was clear that it was nothing more than an amazing self promoting public relation stunt by the creator. With nothing more than a flash cart demo to show for his one hun...

Developer Responds to a “Slow” Accusation

“We’re been following the Internet chatter after our La-Mulana announcement… I want to address a fan concern that has been mentioned by blog commentators and some forums. The preview trailer we released is a flash movie that was created for publicity purposes. Its speed is different from the actual speed on Wii. Don’t worry, Lemeza’s movements on the Wii are very fast! I think everyo...

Recreating Zelda as a First Person 3D Adventure

Ever wondered what it would be like to play the original Legend of Zelda while looking through the eyes of Link? What, never? Well you’re going to find out what it’s like anyway, because some guy named Radix deemed it so. He has released a version of the game in demo form that lets you walk through a dungeon attacking various enemies from the original game in first person glory. While ...