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Indie Innovation Spotlight: AaaAaaaAaaaaaAAaaaaa!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 8, 2012

Today’s game is another (fairly) recent one, from Dejobaan Games. When I published the spotlight a few weeks ago on Corncob 3D, Ichiro Lambe – head of Dejobaan and a very cool-yet-crazy indie – sent me a message telling me how much he loved that game. Considering the kinds of off-the-wall stuff Dejobaan regularly comes […]

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A Bundle Less Humble?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 7, 2012

Craig Stern (Telepath RPG, etc.) takes the recent Humble Indie Bundle to task for its inclusion of  the excellent (but not really indie) game Psychonauts in a blog post at Gamasutra: Humble? Sure. Indie? Not So Much. I wasn’t gonna make a big deal about this one either, but Craig makes some pretty convincing arguments. […]

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Don’t Know Much About History…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 6, 2012

On the way to Le Havre from Paris, we stopped in the city of Rouen and visited a little Joan of Arc museum there. Rouen was where Joan was executed back in 1431, and this year marks her 600th birthday. I picked up some interesting tidbits about her and her era that I didn’t know, […]

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An Epic Win Helps Repair a Big Huge Fail

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 5, 2012

38 Studios pretty much bit the dust a couple weeks back, which took Big Huge Studios – which by most accounts had a reasonable freshman success with their first (and, sadly, only) RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur. Maybe not enough success to pay for its initial development, and definitely not enough success to carry 38 Studio’s […]

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Dinner With Swords & Sorcery: Underworld Creator Charles Clerc

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 4, 2012

Friday night, my wife and I had dinner with Charles Clerc, of OlderBytes (formerly Classic Games Remade), creator of the upcoming Swords & Sorcery: Underworld Gold. He treated us to a great dinner at Le Fumoir, literally across the street from The Louvre in downtown Paris. Meeting fellow indies in other countries — that’s awesome. […]

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National Game Development Month

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 1, 2012

I think this should be “International Game Development Month.” But as it’s obviously riffing on “National Novel Writing Month” (or goofily abbreviated “NaNoWriMo”), I guess that’s the name that is (currently) sticking. Anyway – the idea is to make June the month that you make your game. Or games. To start and finish that idea […]

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