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DIYGamer: On Indefinite Hiatus

Hello,

This has been a long time coming, but I figured I should eventually pop in here and deliver the message to anybody who still comes to DIYGamer looking for indie game news. The unfortunate truth is that DIYGamer is on indefinite hiatus. As its owner and founder I have moved on to writing for Vox Media (though not with Polygon) and do not have the time to run this site.

If anybody is interested in partnering with me to do something else with it, I’m all ears. Until such time, however, the website will remain as it is: a back-catalog of great news, reviews, guides and previews for all manner of indie games released from 2008-2012. It was a fun ride while it lasted.

Any potential inquiries about the site can be sent to:

geoff[dot]preston[dot]gibson[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks and here’s to another fantastic year of indie games in 2013.


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Farewell From the World of Tomorrow!

You might have noticed DIYGamer has been undergoing some big changes this past week. Truth of the matter is that this just the tip of the iceberg for good ol’ DIYGamer.com. I can’t spill too many details but needless to say it’s going to be very exciting in the coming weeks/months and I hope that all of DIYGamer’s fans really enjoy what’s coming soon.


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Groupees “Be Mine” Indie Game Bundle Has a Challenge for You

It must be bundle season again as we’re, very suddenly, inundated with bundles once. While currently the only ones running are the Humble Indie Bundle for Android and the Indie Gala 2 bundle, we already know that an Indie Royale Valentines Day bundle is coming soon and, along with it, a new Groupees bundle which actually seems like it might be worth it this go around.


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Just Explode Your Way Through: Tomes of Mephistopheles

Kot-in-Action Creative Artel is one of the more talented indie studios I’ve seen in recent years. Their Steel Storm series is quite good for a top down shmup that offers a bit of extra depth than what we’re typically used to. Still, I think they’ve outdone themselves with their newest in-development game: Tomes of Mephistopheles (ToM), a game that allows you to just explode your way through obstacles… if the need arises.


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Minecraft of Duty: Brick-Force Closed Beta “Opening” February 28th

Some good news for those of you who consider yourselves fans of both Minecraft and Call of Duty (or any other FPS multiplayer game really) as it looks like Brick-Force is opening up just a little bit later this month for those of you who have signed up for the closed beta. If you haven’t yet done so, you can still get in on the action, although I’m not 100% sure if you’ll get in on February 28th.


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10 min space strategy


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Dead Pixels Recieves New Modes, Difficulty Level, Bug Fixes

Dead Pixels is widely considered to be one of the best Xbox Live Indie Games available on the channel these days. With it’s sidescrolling, brawler like mentality fitting in nicely with the zombie/horror genre we’ve all come to know and love over the past decade. Not too mention the lovely retro graphics. Really, it’s a sidescrolling fans dream come true.


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Popular iOS Terraria-like Jack Jack Teased for Mac, PC

Junk Jack was a game that we were very impressed with when it became available for Apple’s line of iOS systems due to its Terraria-like sidescrolling gameplay and Minecraft aesthetics. Now, according to a recent blog post by PixBits (the developers) is looks like we might be seeing Junk Jack on the big screen at some point in the future.


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Fortune Summoners is Now Available, 25% Off

Well it looks like the saga of “when will Fortune Summoners actually release” is over! As the game missed its original release date getting pushed back to January 24th which was also missed pushing it all the way back until 2 days ago. In any case, the Japanese indie game published and translated by Carpe Fulgur is now available on Steam.


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Cube World Screenshots and Video Show Off Spirit System

Cube World is fast turning into my most anticipated indie game. Scratch that it’s turning into my most anticipated game period. You guys have seen me gush quite a few times in the last week or so over Cube World’s aesthetics and the gameplay. Today, we’re gonna talk about the new Spirit System which allows you to upgrade your weapons with finishing moves.