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GDC 14 Hands-On Preview: Chroma Squad – Assemble!

If you spent any time in front of a television as a child during the 90′s, then you probably know (or in my case loved) the Power Rangers series. Behold Studios are obvious fans of..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – GDC 14 Hands-On Preview: Chroma Squad – Assemble!


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IGM Forum Finds: Ama’s Lullaby

In the world of survival RPGs, fantastical worlds and tragic main characters aren’t that uncommon. In the world of indie games, sometimes style is sacrificed for substance, and vice-versa. Ama’s Lullaby hopes to change that with..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – IGM Forum Finds: Ama’s Lullaby


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Bear Simulator Has Been Kickstarted

It’s happening, people! Bear Simulator has been funded on Kickstarter! Farjay Studio’s honey-lovin’, trout-eatin’, simulation game has well-exceeded its goal of $29,500 with over 20 days of funding left. Bear Simulator will join the mammal..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Bear Simulator Has Been Kickstarted


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IGM and hitbox Partner Up to Promote Indie Game Streaming

Today I get to make a really exciting announcement that I’ve been wanting to blurt out for a while: IGM and hitbox (stylized with a lowercase “h”) have come to a partnership arrangement to help..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – IGM and hitbox Partner Up to Promote Indie Game Streaming


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Toby’s Island, a 2D RPG, Enters Home Stretch on Kickstarter

A game with plenty of randomized events and elements, crafting and city building, but also a tightly-woven narrative – can it be done? A small studio called MVisioning is creating Toby’s Island, a 2D RPG..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Toby’s Island, a 2D RPG, Enters Home Stretch on Kickstarter


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Power-Up Review – Just Needs A Little More Pow

Power-Up is an entertaining 2D sidescrolling space shooter, inspired by old school shoot-em-ups such as R-Type, Hellfire, and Project-X. While it does little to innovate, it offers up plenty of retro-styled sidescrolling thrills with plenty of..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Power-Up Review – Just Needs A Little More Pow


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Student Spotlight: MissMimi3

I am a sort of student of game design, which is to say I have someone teaching me and I am laughing hysterically at how little I know. That said, actual students of game design are..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Student Spotlight: MissMimi3


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Abyss Odyssey, 2D Action platformer with Complex Fighting Mechanics

Abyss Odyssey is a great looking new multiplayer 2D side scrolling action-platformer (whew!) with impressive fighting mechanics, roguelike elements, and randomly generated environments. As is to be expected from the makers of Zeno Clash, the..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Abyss Odyssey, 2D Action platformer with Complex Fighting Mechanics


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Amnesia Developers Tease More Horror with SOMA

SOMA is the latest game from Frictional Games, the same team behind Penumbra and Amnesia. Debuting some alpha footage of the game, the studio released the above trailer showcasing a few environments and revealing some..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Amnesia Developers Tease More Horror with SOMA


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A Promotion is in Order

Over the last few months, I have been conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the vacant Editor-in-Chief position here at IGM. The plan was for Vinny and I to hold down the..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – A Promotion is in Order