Author: Jill Grodt
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35 Most Striking Indies from Summer’s Showcases
It was a safe bet this summer would be great for indies, but I was not prepared for the explosion June’s kick-off week has turned out to be. Several hours-long shows delved exclusively into the independent realm while others were basically indie showcases in all but name. Even the most high-profile event of the week,…
Indies Hitting Big at the PC Gaming Show
The calm before the storm is turning into a frenzied roar as information begins to come out on the major summer gaming events. It’s exciting and I am pumped. Too pumped to simply add an updated section to some of my earlier (but — in my humble opinion — fantastic) posts on indies to watch…
A Scoop of the Wholesome Direct
One year ago Wholesome Games set out to “bring attention to an emerging genre of games less concerned with how you play (shooter, platformer, etc.) and more concerned with how they made you feel.” Today’s Wholesome Direct accomplished the hell out of that mission statement. The showcase gave us a peek at some of my top indie games…
19 Upcoming Indies To Watch
Oh man ya’ll, the indie game scene is huge. It’s a little ironic, considering how much smaller than their AAA counterparts they can be. And I don’t just mean indies are getting a lot of attention — they are, but that’s not the point. The point is you could easily miss out on the best…
GDC 2019 Coverage
Read all of my exclusive coverage of GDC 2019 including: lessons from Cory Barlog, Indie developers reacting to Stadia, and more.
4 Genre-Defying Indies Coming to the Switch in 2019
Nintendo’s Indie Highlight presentation was definitely looking to promote games with eye-catching blends of genre. Indies have always been about unique experiences, but I have never fought off a zombie with metal or played cards in a steam-punk fantasy world. However hard these games will be to explain, it’s clear 2019 is going to be…
Are These Nintendo’s ‘Top 20’ Indie Games of All Time?
At the turn of the year, ‘top’ lists are impossible to avoid. Everyone has them for almost every category you can think of. There’s the traditional best games of the year, and some more unusual choices, like Game Informers’ top dorks of the year list. Now that we are headed into February, these lists have…
3 Games From Nintendo’s Indie Highlights You Can Play Right Now
Maybe I’m a sucker, but honestly, I love hearing “and it’s out now” after a game presentation. Like a placebo that still works even if you know it’s just sugar, I always get excited hearing it. Nintendo treated me to this gaming sugar rush not once, but three times during its Indie Highlights show today.…