Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and interviews with developers from around the 'net.

Cliffski’s Blog: The Indie Rules Of Acquisition
"Here are the raw slides from my presentation at the Indie World Of Love conference. For anyone actually at the conference, this is what my slides were meant to look like."

Ian Bogost: A Slow Year is Now Available
"I'm happy to announce that my award-winning game A Slow Year is now available for purchase. The game comes in two editions, a paperbound standard edition with Windows/Mac edition of the game ($19.95), or a numbered, signed limited edition that comes with Atari cartridge, Windows/Mac CD and leatherbound hardback ($500)."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Markus ‘Notch’ Persson Talks Minecraft
"Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson tells us what difference (or lack of a difference) money has made, the experience of starting a company, and plans for in-game video recording. And why he’s not ready to retire just yet." Super Meat Boy Bandage Guide
"Getting all the bandages in Super Meat Boy will unlock some secret characters and serve as undeniable proof of your platforming prowess. This guide will help you find whatever bandages you’ve missed."

Hello Games: New Characters Let Loose
"We love Joe Danger, but sometimes he gets a bit lonely. To keep him company we’re releasing some awesome new characters for Joe Danger, and each comes with their own unique style, new motorbike, crazy new moves and special collectibles."

Fire Hose Games: Child’s Play Auction - Name Our Characters
"We’re holding an auction to help out with Child’s Play, a charity which raises money to get sick kids video games to play while they’re in the hospital (among other things). The winner of the auction will get to name one our main characters whatever they’d like."

Half Channel Podcast: Episode 003
"In this week’s edition of the Half Channel Podcast we talked with Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes about their new Xbox Live Arcade release Super Meat Boy. If you want to hear the interview and don’t care what us Half Channel folks have say, you can skip to the 1:20:00 mark."

Retro City Rampage: Fan Art Contest
"We’re running the first of many Retro City Rampage fan art contests. The winner of this contest will receive a signed Retro City Rampage NES cartridge case."

Basilisk Games: Basilisk Games Black Friday Sale
"If you purchase Eschalon: Book II at $24.95 now, we will give you a free copy of Eschalon: Book I. This sale runs from 12:01am to 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 26."