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Project Phoenix Kickstarter Campaign Has Just One Day Left
The hour grows late for Project Phoenix, the indie Japanese RPG that aims to bring the strategic genre kicking and screaming into the modern age with well-known talent from the East and West. With just over one day remaining in the game’s Kickstarter campaign, Project Phoenix handily cleared its original goal and is now charging toward the finish line with an additional stretch goal or two caught in its sites.
DayZ Update Video Features New AI, Handcuffs, Object Damage
There are a lot of new features coming to the DayZ standalone. The video is just under half-an-hour long and is extremely detailed and information-related. There are also some mechanics in place to ease up on the kill-on-sight mentality that eventually took over the original DayZ mod.
Wasteland 2 Prison Level Walkthrough Features Morally Questionable Content
InXile Entertainment released a new video to their Kickstarter backers on YouTube and it features a walkthrough of the prison level from highly anticipated crowd-funded RPG, Wasteland 2.
Shadow Of The Eternals Fails To Meet Kickstarter Goal
It's like the old saying goes: You only get one chance to make a first impression. And if you need some solid proof of that fact, you need look no further than the seemingly doomed Shadow of the Eternals. After a questionable first run at crowd-funding the game, the developers regrouped, got their act together and returned to ask for some up-front cash. Would-be fans weren't having it, though, as the game's second Kickstarter campaign only raised half of its pledge goal.
DayZ Standalone Delayed Due To Server Infrastructure Problems
The server/client model setup for the DayZ Standalone is built on an MMO platform. Players join the server, the server does some stuff; hackers aren't supposed to have a prayer. However, things haven't been going quite as well as Rocket and the rockettes have hoped and so DayZ's standalone has been delayed once again.
How To Get Games Media To Cover Your Indie Game
Right off the plate I should mention that the headline refers to a “How To” guide from Gamasutra. They had a rather interesting and very detailed, written conspectus for how independent developers on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich budget can market their game to games media so that games media can do what they do best and advertorialize the game to the masses.
Games Ship Buggy Because Of Publishers, Says Brian Fargo
everything you love about the game up until you get to the broken parts are because of the developers. All the borken parts? You can blame them on the publisher... according to Brian Fargo from inXile Entertainment.
OUYA Gives Owners Store Credit For The Bugs, Sloppy Launch, Poor Support
The OUYA is a groundbreaking device. It's the first ever independent, crowd-funded game console for living room home entertainment. Quite naturally, on a budget for just under $10 million, the console launched with its own hiccups and setbacks, but that didn't stop the CEO from staying grounded and reaching out to all the company's fans and backers.
Xbox One Dev Kits Hard To Gain Access To For Indies, Says Compulsion Games
The upcoming title Contrast – one of the many cool looking games that were showcased during E3 for the PlayStation 4 – won't be coming to the Xbox One anytime soon. The reason why? The developers don't have XB1 dev kits and, of course, they aren't able to self-publish on Microsoft's system.
Xbox One Team Should Be Fired Over Indie Policy, Says Oddworld Boss
The outspoken Oddworld Inhabitants boss, Lorne Lanning, had some unpleasant things to say about the Xbox One's self-publishing policy for indie devs.
The Pinball Arcade Kickstarter Campaign Funds Terminator 2 Table
Chalk up another big success for Kickstarter as FarSight Studios’ latest attempt to raise funds for virtual pinball licensing pulls through with just five days left on its countdown. Thanks to oodles of virtual pinheads and their giving nature, the legendary Terminator 2: Judgment Day table will eventually be joining the lineup on The Pinball Arcade.
Maia Joins Steam's Greenlight After Successful Kickstarter Campaign
There appears to be a relatively straightforward process many indie developers have been taking on lately where you head to Kickstarter to get some money for the game you want to make, and then you head to Steam's Greenlight so people will eventually want to buy your game once it gets finished. That's exactly what Simon Roth and Machine Studios are doing with the upcoming Maia.
Why People Love Valve And Steam? Ten Simple Reasons
There are a lot of comparisons out there between digital distributors on PC and marketplaces on other platforms. We often hear that just because someone has a digital distribution platform it's “just like Steam”. However, that's not always true and there's a reason why people have grown to like and even love Steam, as well as Valve, the private company that operates the service.
Guncraft, Homesick, In Verbis Virtus Greenlit For Steam
Valve has greenlit several more games and software titles to appear on Steam's store once they're ready for distribution. Some of the games available are some really unique games that go over and beyond to push the boundaries of creativity and uniqueness.
DayZ Standalone Set To Release For PS4, But Not On Xbox One
If you've been clamoring for an open-world, post-apocalyptic zombie title to play with friends and strangers where survival is key and permadeath is, well permanent, you'll probably want to check out DayZ. Except, you'll only be able to check out the standalone version on PC and PS4.