Indie

Sky Scrappers – Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel

Sky Scrappers has a lot of work to do before it feels like a complete game. At this point it still very much feels like a demo that might be pitched as an idea.

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.

Infendo Review – The Way Remastered (Switch)

The Way Remastered - Final Opinion All that aside, The Way Remastered is really enjoyable. The gameplay, while not complex or overly engaging, keeps you thinking and feels very fluid and natural. The story is touching and well written. It's clear the developer had something they wanted to get out through this game. There's a lot to like about this game, if you go into it with the right mindset. I...

Infendo Review – The Way Remastered (Switch)

Do You Know The Way? The Way Remastered is, you guess it, a remastered version of the 2016 PC  game The Way. The game is best described as a puzzle/platformer, usually requiring the player to explore specific, unique areas to progress. There’s a lot to experience in this title if that sounds like your cup of tea, but does it work on a broader scale? That will largely depend of your tastes fo...

Infendo Review – World To The West (Switch)

World to the West is an odd game. A top down adventure game featuring four playable heroes, the game attempts to capture on the charm of games like A Link To The Past, while calling on the multiple-heroes gameplay reminiscent of Donkey Kong 64. Each character has their own unique skills that allow them to accomplish their own tasks, which ultimately leads to a combined resolution of the goal at ha...

Infendo Review – World To The West (Switch)

World to the West is an odd game. A top down adventure game featuring four playable heroes, the game attempts to capture on the charm of games like A Link To The Past, while calling on the multiple-heroes gameplay reminiscent of Donkey Kong 64. Each character has their own unique skills that allow them to accomplish their own tasks, which ultimately leads to a combined resolution of the goal at ha...

Celeste Mountain: Risk the Climb

If there is any indie game you choose to support this year, or any year in fact, let that choice be Celeste. This game deserves all the praise it receives and more.It's simple to grasp and difficult to master game mechanics tie in beautifully with a heart-breaking story of overcoming your inner demons, all while offering a true joy within yourself at your ability to conquer what seems impossib...

Celeste Mountain: Risk the Climb

“This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. Why are you so nervous?” These are the words that greet you when you start up Celeste, a narrative-driven single player precision platformer developed and published by Matt Makes Games. You would be wise to keep these words safeguarded in your mind as you make your climb up the game’s namesake mountain as Madeline; a young woman that suffers from panic at...

Infendo Review – Furi (Switch)

You awaken in a jail cell, bound. In front of you starts a man with three demon masks. He attacks you, telling you you’ll be here forever. He clearly enjoys punishing you. He walks away, and suddenly another man, this one dressed like a rabbit, frees you. “Kill the jailer. Kill him and you’ll be free” he says. And so, your adventure in the world of Furi begins. Furi is a ga...

Infendo Review – Furi (Switch)

You awaken in a jail cell, bound. In front of you starts a man with three demon masks. He attacks you, telling you you’ll be here forever. He clearly enjoys punishing you. He walks away, and suddenly another man, this one dressed like a rabbit, frees you. “Kill the jailer. Kill him and you’ll be free” he says. And so, your adventure in the world of Furi begins. Furi is a ga...

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...

Press Start: September’s Kickstarter Showcase

  Welcome to Press Start, our monthly Kickstarter showcase. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a global crowdfunding platform, allowing people to donate to projects of many different kinds. Kickstarter is a brilliant tool for indie game developers, and has led to many excellent games coming into existence, with the financial backing of everyday people like you and me. Games l...