Today's collection of independent game links include the unveiling of a new Game Maker logo, Flashbang's announcement of their new commercial undertaking, and Robert Fearon going on about how good VVVVVV is (which we agree wholeheartedly).


YoYo Games Glog: New Game Maker Logo
"It took a bit of time before we settled on a final choice but we wanted a logo that was modern, clean and that reflected the fun and excitement that we feel is there for people who make as well as play games."

Max and the Magic Marker: The Germans and Aussies are tough
"I thought it would be fun to tell you a bit about our experiences with the age rating bodies. Apparently the Germans and Australians are a lot tougher than us 'normal' Europeans. At least that’s what PEGI must think."

Blurst Blog: New Off-Road Velociraptor Safari Production Begins
"We have now entered full production on a new version of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, which we're internally calling Raptor Safari 64. We don't have an exact development schedule yet, but it'll be much longer than any of our Blurst projects." (GameSetWatch write-up)

Mersey Remakes: Games You Should Play - VVVVVV
"VVVVVV is a game you should play and you should play it because it's amazingly well put together, it's 30 years of platforming history with one foot in the past and one foot firmly in the now and it deserves your love. Go give it some."

xnPlay: Squid Yes, Not So Octopus - Sales
"You want to get your game out to as many people as you can. Sometimes this might involve offering review copies, sometimes you might want to, y' know, offer them out on a promotion. Thing is – if you run a promotion with the current 50 tokens system, you're cutting into review copies, if you offer a review copy, you’re cutting into potential promotions."

Variety: sets up its own gaming awards show recently announced a video game awards show called the Inside Gaming Awards (based on the site's existing weekly program), with Auditorium, Groov, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1, Osmos and Zeno Clash nominated for the Best Indie Game category.

The Hand Eye Society: The World Premiere of Something Cool
"Pekko Koskinen and Shawn McGrath secretly collaborated on an unannounced project, Dyad, making this social the world premiere of their new game. Jon Mak (Everyday Shooter guy) may present old, abandoned prototypes of games he and Shawhan worked on."