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You want indie, you got indie.

July 31, 2010 Leave a comment

[Via GloriousTrainWrecks]

Glorious Train Wrecks has just released a pack of 529 indie games. Need I say more? Just make sure you have a bit torrent program for there is no direct link, just a torrent file.

Loved

July 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Loved is a simple flash game. ‘Simple’ being how it is played, but the’ meaning’ is truly a complicated one. Loved is about relationships and I found it to be quite accurate. The game brought out quite a few emotions that are hard to explain if you haven’t played it; so go play it. Make sure you play it through three or four times doing things differently each time, but make sure in a couple runs that you do everything and don’t do everything. Then mix it up some. This is truly an awesome game, you must play it.

[Update] Minecraft; I told you so.

July 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Like I said wayyyy back, Minecraft would get big one day. Now look at this! And this! And the official post by Notch! It’s all starting to come together for this dedicated indie developer. Just a few months ago he was stressed because he had just quit his full time job plus moving to a new home. Now he’s getting some mainstream publicity thats driving up the sales! An important note to take from his Tumblr post…”Mobs will come later on, and when they’re in, the game will officially be in beta, and the price will go up to 14.95 euro.” Sounds like you only have a month or so before you can snag Minecraft for half price if you haven’t already!

[Update] Minecraft!

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Notch recently started testing survival multiplayer with what was supposed a closed group of testers. Sadly someone leaked the password and it got around the net pretty quick. With that aside, this is a huge step for Minecraft! It happens to be one of my favorite indie games, I mean, who doesn’t love to unleash their inner child? At its core, Minecraft is simply about creation. You build what you want. As of recently, it feels more like “craft your own world” because no one’s save file will ever be the same as another’s, not just because of everyone’s different imaginations, but also because of the infinitely procedurally generated worlds! If you haven’t bought your way into the alpha-soon-to-be-beta version, you should do so now! I have a hunch that Minecraft is going to become even more popular when the final version comes out. =]

Check it out here!

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[lonely pixel new] a word from the author

July 16, 2010 Leave a comment

No I am not dead, no I was not in the hospital, no I am not ignoring the indie nor my blog here on word press, and no, no one really asked those questions because I don’t think very many real people visit this blog. I say real because I see the occasional spam comment on an old post.

Life has simply happened and it is quite unfortunate. This isn’ t the last post you are going to see, god no. I love video games especially indie games because of their freedom to create what they see in their head, not what their producer/publisher sees. I admire their bravery to dive into the indie scene, with hardly any money and never really expecting to make it big. I’ve been see, rather reading, about many developers who have been going full time indie. After every article, I sit and think “I want to do that.”

But I’m only 18, just out of high school and recently started classes with Devry university as a major in Multimedia and Design. I fully believe in the philosophy for following ones dreams to the fullest extent, but one needs to have a safety net. No matter how much you love making video games, cooking, writing, whatever your passion, you don’t want to end up doing it on the side of the street.

So right now I’m focusing on the first step to having a stable career; my education. It’s been quite full of work already which is why my games have been lonely. I’ve also been running around taking care of things, trying to find a job, getting my license, and what not.

As I’ve been seeing many other developers do, I’m trying to make some money doing something else for awhile and save up. Then when I feel the time is right, I’ll move into what I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now. I also want some more time to find a partner, someone who can share the sweat and tears of game development because  unlike many other indie devs, I cant do it alone. I am a very social person and need people around me to talk too. Hopefully while following my educational endeavors I will find some one who also shares my passion and will be willing to join me on my quest.

Until then, I will do my best to make posts as well as work on games. Maybe I will focus on making very minimal (But fun!) games also. That way I can still make games but ones that don’t require as much work.

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