Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t, but we found it interesting to see what articles or reviews have received the highest amount of traffic in Indie Game Reviewer’s history. The results may surprise you…
IGF award-winning indie game Devil’s Tuning Fork, inspired by the works of master optical illusionist M.C. Escher and the sonic echolocation abilities of dolphins and whales, is a first-person exploration/puzzle game in which the player must navigate an unknown world using visual sound waves.
With nothing but your directional arrow keys you can enjoy this amazing storylike odyssey that involves flying a fat balding guy through an 8-bit universe full of amazing characters and interactions. Kind of like floating through the Beatles film Yellow Submarine while color blind. And fused with a Commodore Vic 20.
The NAB Show, the largest media conference in the world hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and taking place in Las Vegas April 10th-16th, is upon us. Here is the blurb for one of the sessions that caught our attention, titled “She’s Got Game: Exploring the Rising Importance and Influence of Women in Interactive Entertainment”
The indie game scene is funny in that something that has years of history can be so below the radar that introducing it again can be fresh news to the majority. Isn’t that, after all, why we are here? To cast some light on the thousands of hidden gems in the dark mines and pathways of the metaverse? Read IGR’s review of “And Yet It Moves”
Bioshock, the story of a Utopian Art Deco city gone terribly awry, and winner of countless awards and gamers’ polls is available as a Full Legal Download from Direct2Drive for only $5 (for a limited time) as part of their 5th Year Anniversary.
Explore the process a very low budget indie developer might take to create an online video game. You can see character sketches, early stage 3D models, even play with early versions of the game engine he has created. Also learn about an exciting online game building tool.
Crazy Machines for iPhone or iPod Touch is the latest in the franchise from German based developer Fakt Software. The object is to use the provided items to make a contraption in the spirit of the old board game Mousetrap. Read our review.
If you enjoy challenging puzzles, you should try “Vision” from Neutral. In this free, Myst-style Flash game, you are asked to escape from a mysterious room. You will need to solve a number of puzzles, including finding and using objects and figuring out mini-puzzles within the room to open boxes, compartments, etc.
Dungeon Escape is a hilarious and creative title exists as a Flash screen in your browser window that prompts you to click on hot spots with razor sharp timing or you meet one of many hilarious, er, um tragic deaths. The creator admits this title was inspired by Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace and even something called Super Don Quixote (would love to see that title!)
Blocksum is a Tetris-like game that works with numbers instead of colors or shapes. You really have to think fast or the game will consume you!
The video gaming industry is probably the largest and most profitable of all the entertainment industries in the world. However what is most unique about video games is that it is not just an American phenomenon. The games appeal to kids and young adults as well as fully grown people across all cultures. Video games are popular in the United States and Canada and Japan. Wherever there is a somewhat industrialized and technological society you will see video games in abundance.
When you decide that you want to be a game designer, you need to learn the skills needed in order to do the job. This means going to a school with the required curriculum. There are a surprising amount of colleges and universities now serving this field. These are three of the best…