September 5, 2010 11:00 AM | Tim W.
Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and the usual interviews with developers from around the 'net. (image source)
Locomalito: L' Abbaye des Morts
"Making the last things to a minor Spectrum ZX style game called L' Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) that we did during the holidays. Info soon."
Teamliquid.net: Korea to block Valve's Steam
"A homebrew game making team was developing an RPG game when they received a cease-or-desist e-mail from the Department of Videogame Rating Board of Korea, unless they sent in their game for rating (as well as asking for a hefty amount of fee). The team eventually closed all their websites and ceased game development as it was too much burden on their pocket."
TIGSource: South Korean Game Rating Board Cracks Down on Indies
"Apparently the South Korean Game Rating Board (GRB) has forced a Korean RPG Maker website to remove all of its games, due to the owner's inability to pay for the ratings which are mandatory for ALL games. This includes freeware games that are distributed online, as was the case here."
Indie Superstar: Indies Create in Japan! Q-Games Talks SOWN and Industry
"Recognizing our own experimental design, Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert graced us with his virtual presence and talked candidly about games, the industry, and the experimental game conference Sense of Wonder Night."
Indie Superstar: All the IndieCade 2010 Finalist Videos in One Place
"IndieCade. We tried to win this competition with our own TAPtapTAPtapTAPtapTAP: Paralyzed by Bad Fugu Nigiri, but we were outdone. They've selected the 2010 finalists. Here are all of them that have any videos up. They're good. Some are awesome."
Steam: Pre-Purchase Now - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
"Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core. Pre-purchase Amnesia: The Dark Descent now on Steam and save 20%."
Telltale Games: The Great Adventure Bundle 2010 Is Here
"Games in the $19.95 bundle include The Whispered World, Jack Keane, King's Quest Collection, and Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 1. It also includes Telltale's Puzzle Agent and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - which will unlock as more people purchase the bundle. Note it's for PC only. Sale ends on 10th of Sept, 2010."
GamerBytes: Slam Bolt Scrappers is Weird, Trailer
"Take Tetris, throw in cooperative play and a bit of Wario Woods and you'll have something a bit similar to Slam Bolt Scrappers, a new puzzle game from Fire Hose Games. Certainly interesting."
Jon Whetzel: How to Moonlight as a Microsoft XBox Live Indie Game Developer (video)
"How do you put your creative vision in the hands of avid gamers across the world? It's a dream come true for Jon Whetzel, who would only give up indie video game design for being an astronaut or a race car driver. Learn the tools of the trade from a veteran."