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Indie Links Round-Up: A Single Flower

And now we present a list of some of the games covered in today’s Indie Links, in haiku form:

Wyv and Keep, Warsow,
Dragon Fantasy Book II,
Spy Party, Don’t Starve

We didn’t say it was a very good haiku.

Interview: Jenova Chen Looks Back At Journey (Shacknews)
“As the Journey Collector’s Edition hits retail stores today, it marks a series of milestones for thatgamecompany. With three critical darlings under its belt and its first retail title now available, the company is preparing to strike out on its own again and develop for a wider range of platforms. Company co-founder Jenova Chen recently took a look back at Journey with Shacknews, sharing thoughts on artistic games, griefers, and touching feedback from fans.”

In a Shocking Twist, This Game Stars Normal-Looking People. Some Of Them Are Even Old. (Kotaku)
“”This needs to be a subtle art style to go with a subtle game,” Chris Hecker told me during our latest conversation about one of the contenders for World’s Most Interesting Video Game.”

A Brief History Of Garry’s Mod: Count To Ten (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
“‘It was never meant to be a big deal. I was just fucking about!’ says Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman. His innovative physics-based mod for Half-Life 2 turned out to be a remarkably big deal, not least by being a forerunner in iterative and community focused design, and a game that’s perennially in Steam’s top twenty game stats. It’s an exercise in giving gamers tools and no direction, one of the few games that makes just messing about a core goal. Its strength is a flexibility that makes it a platform for people to make things like comics, maps, weapons, even gamemodes. It might have grown by enabling sexually suggestive poses of Valve’s stoic game characters, but six years on there’s so more to GMod than just fucking about. Here’s how it got there.”

This Brand New Old-School RPG Is Coming To PS3 And Vita Next Year (Kotaku)
“Here’s one more reason to get your hands on a Vita: Dragon Fantasy Book II, the sequel to NES-style iOS JRPG Dragon Fantasy, is coming to Sony’s portable system (and PlayStation 3) next year.”

Q&A: Leonard J. Paul on Retro City Chiptunes and Vessel Audio (
Leonard J. Paul is the lead composer on Vblank Entertainment’s Retro City Rampage chiptune score and has designed and implemented the dynamic audio found in Strange Loop Games’ Vessel. He will be performing at a pre-PAX showcase in Seattle on August 30 and speaking at the Gamercamp festival in Toronto this November.  We caught up with the audio engineer and musician to hear about his contributions to independently developed titles.”

The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Wyv And Keep (Joystiq)
“Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, the happy crew from Jolly Corpse describes the joy of retro co-op on modern machines with Wyv and Keep.”

Warsow (PixelProspector)
Warsow is a fast paced first person shooter with cel shaded graphics in which you jump, dash, dodge, and walljump speedily through the arenas. It is freely available for Windows, Mac and Linux.”

Don’t Starve: A Tim Burton Take On Minecraft (Gamasutra)
Don’t Starve is an upcoming survival game for PC, much in the same vein as the aforementionedMinecraft. With the title, Klei is looking to innovate when it comes to setting and overall look, with an obvious Tim Burton inspiration in place.”

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Indie Links Round-Up: A Single Flower