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Monaco is Mine, Gunpoint, Reus and more in Issue 34 of IGM

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Interviews with Krunch, Driftmoon, and McDroid developers in Issue 32 of the Indie Game Magazine

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This issue features a ton of great in-depth interviews with some rising indie game developer stars. Learn more about LeGrudge and Rugged – the 2 man team that took their prototype to full commercial release with KRUNCH. Learn about the Husband and Wife team behind the epic RPG Adventure Driftmoon, and don’t forget to checkout McDroid, the cel-shaded tower defense game. Check out an early preview of Delver’s Drop, the Zelda inspired adventure game that raised over $150k on Kickstarter last month. There’s also reviews of Richard & Alice, 99 Levels to Hell, Book of Unwritten Tales, and Driftmoon. Stay up to date with the indie game scene by grabbing this issue of the indie game magazine.

Here’s a quick walk through of all our purchase options.  So just answer these questions to find the right purchase link. If you are interested in subscriptions, please click the link here and check them out!

Do you want this Issue in Print or do you want a simple PDF download link?

If you answered Yes, Magcloud is where you want to place your order.  You can order a direct PDF download or a Print issue from Magcloud.  Ordering in print comes with a free PDF version of the issue as well so there’s no waiting!

Issue 32: April 2013

By Mike Gnade in Indie Game Magazine

24 pages, published 4/4/2013

This issue features a ton of great in-depth interviews with some rising indie game developer stars. Learn more about LeGrudge and Rugged – the 2 man team that took their prototype to full commercial release with KRUNCH. Learn about the Husband and Wife team behind the epic RPG Adventure Driftmoon, and don’t forget to checkout McDroid, the cel-shaded tower defense game. Check out an early preview of Delver’s Drop, the Zelda inspired adventure…

Do you want to read the Magazine on your iPhone/iPad?

If you have an iPhone/iPad, you can grab our App for Free and download individual issues.  You can buy future issues or get a subscription from right within the App.  Plus the app allows us to embed some sweet indie game videos, trailers, and reviews – which is pretty cool.

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Interviews with Krunch, Driftmoon, and McDroid developers in Issue 32 of the Indie Game Magazine


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Kentucky Route Zero and Cardboard Computer featured in Issue 31 on SALE NOW

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The Indie Game Festival Awards are at the end of this month and in this issue we talk with Cardboard Computer about their grand prize nominated game, Kentucky Route Zero. There’s also a hands-on preview of Kentucky Route Zero Act I along with other previews such as Path of Exile. Read reviews of Skulls of the Shogun, Antichamber, Primal Carnage and Croizleur. Other feature articles include Comedy in indie games, and interview with Sakevisual about Yousei, Symmetry in Game Design, and an Editorial on the Land of Indie. Stay up to date with the indie game scene by grabbing this issue of the indie game magazine.

Here’s a quick walk through of all our purchase options.  So just answer these questions to find the right purchase link. If you are interested in subscriptions, please click the link here and check them out!

Do you want this Issue in Print or do you want a simple PDF download link?

If you answered Yes, Magcloud is where you want to place your order.  You can order a direct PDF download or a Print issue from Magcloud.  Ordering in print comes with a free PDF version of the issue as well so there’s no waiting!

Issue 31: March 2013

By Mike Gnade in Indie Game Magazine

30 pages, published 3/1/2013

The Indie Game Festival Awards are at the end of this month and in this issue we talk with Cardboard Computer about their grand prize nominated game, Kentucky Route Zero. There’s also a hands-on preview of Kentucky Route Zero Act I along with other previews such as Path of Exile. Read reviews of Skulls of the Shogun, Antichamber, Primal Carnage and Croizleur. Other feature articles include Comedy in indie games, and interview with Sakevisual…

Do you want to read the Magazine on your iPhone/iPad?

If you have an iPhone/iPad, you can grab our App for Free and download individual issues.  You can buy future issues or get a subscription from right within the App.  Plus the app allows us to embed some sweet indie game videos, trailers, and reviews – which is pretty cool.

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Kentucky Route Zero and Cardboard Computer featured in Issue 31 on SALE NOW


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‘Bundle In A Box’ Launches With The Adventure Bundle

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At long last the mystery of the contents of Bundle In A Box: The Adventure Bundle are revealed to you all! This is a new bundle launched as the first of many thematic bundles to come. In this first bundle, the wonderfully quirky The Sea Will Claim Everything is being launched as a brand new release and you can read our preview of that right here. 1893: A World’s Fair Mystery is also the first text-based adventure title to be part of a bundle.

The seven adventure titles contained within are available as DRM-free downloads for Windows at a pay-what-you-want rate, a couple of them also come with Steam and Desura codes. The minimum expenditure is $2.99 which will bag you five of the games, with the other two requiring an over the average spend. The minimum price will drop $0.05 for every 500 purchases and for every 10,000 sales an extra will be unlocked. There are three extras altogether: the Gemini Rue soundtrack, a never-before-seen Metal Dead Making Of PDF booklet and the soundtrack to The Shivah.

Adventure Bundle

The Bundle In A Box is also being very generous with the money it receives as for every 15,000 bundles sold $2,000 will be added to the fund and the whole sum will be given to one developer selected by vote at the end of the bundle. The Indie Dev Grant is open to everyone. On top of that, they’re also supporting the Greek charity, Perivolaki – The Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family, which the organizers hold close to their hearts.

Here’s the full game lineup:

Available to those who pay above the average:

  • Metal Dead by Walk Thru Walls (direct, Desura)
  • The Shivah by Wadjet Eye Games (direct download only)

You can purchase the Bundle In A Box over on the official website.


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IGM Is Going Monthly – More Issues Are On The Way!

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We’ve been hard at work here at the Indie Game Magazine lately. We’ve launched great subdomains like IGM Mobile and IGM Retro, redesigned Game Tunnel, are preparing for an awesome free indie game challenge for Indie Games Day and seen an increase in traffic of over 500% since the end of 2011. Our next big announcement is that our magazine, which has been bi-monthly since its inception in 2008, will be going monthly starting this summer with issue 22. Great news right?

Of course, with all great news there’s also some bad. Because of this change and the cost of print, we will be discontinuing our print subscription. Lately, we’ve been withholding content from the magazine or trying to jam too much into our set page count. By eliminating the print subscription, we are able to create a magazine with as many pages as we want without having to worry about losing money by shipping issues to our print subscribers. For those of you who love the magazine in print, it will still be available via MagCloud for purchase on per issue basis. So, if you are one of those loyal people, I suggest that you follow us on Magcloud so that you’re notified when new issues become available.

We anticipate that there may be a lot of questions regarding this radical change, so please read our answers below and feel free to ask your question in the comments section if it is not here.

My print subscription has been cancelled in paypal, what happens now?

We have gone ahead and cancelled all of the International and National print subscription recurring payments that we have in Paypal. Print subscribers should receive an email notifying them of this cancellation. We will be offering all of our print subscribers free website Insider subscriptions so that they can continue to read the magazine. If you are a print subscriber, we ask that you open a support ticket so that we can set you up with a login to the website and address any concerns that you may have about this change.

I am a website Insider (or Insider Plus), do I have to worry about anything?

The only thing you have to worry about is setting aside more time to read more articles about indie games.

You’re doubling the content, are you going to double the price of your subscriptions?

NO! The individual pricing of our digital issues will remain the same ($4.99 for a PDF and $2.99 on the iPhone/iPad App). Individual Print issue pricing is based on the page count, so these prices will vary on an issue by issue basis. You should expect our subscription pricing to increase slightly over the next couple of months. We WILL NOT INCREASE the price to any of our current website subscribers/insiders, so now is a great time to purchase an Insider subscription since we will honor your sign-up price forever. Here’s a breakdown of our existing subscriptions and expected price changes (we will update as we know more).

Insider/Insider Plus Subscriptions

These will likely increase before the end of the year to $29.95 and $49.95 ($5 more each). As mentioned above, this price increase will only affect future subscribers. Existing subscribers will simply get more content so subscribe now to lock in your lower price.

iPhone App Subscriptions

These subscriptions have always been based on the number of issues that you get to download.  Pricing will remain the same, but the subscriptions will run out sooner now.  As an example, the old 6 month subscription (3 issues for $4.99) is now called a 3 month subscription, but still gives you 3 issues at the same price.

Zinio Subscriptions

We are still working with Zinio on this change. The current Zinio annual subscription (6 issues) is around $20 or $3.33 per issue. The new annual subscription will likely increase to around $30 for 12 issues or $2.50 per issue.

Why are you Increasing Prices? That is so NOT Indie!

The reality is that we have to increase prices. We will be doubling our work and there are very real costs associated with the Zinio and App subscriptions (and lag times to when we get paid). We have also hired a bunch of writers and want to fairly compensate them for their time/effort. We’re sorry for the price increases and have tried to keep them as low/reasonable as possible. We hope that you’ll support us and understand why it’s necessary.

If you have any other questions, please comment below and we will continue to update this post with answers.