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. (image source)

Semi Secret: Launch Every SteamBirds
"We've been working for a few months now on translating SteamBirds to the iPhone and iPod, with new art by Adam and soundtrack by Daniel Baranowsky. We're really happy with how it turned out and hope that you'll check it out and let us know what you think."

Gamasutra: Indies Need To Develop Social Games
"Speaking as part of MIGS 2010, Playdom designer Scott Jon Siegel went to bat for social games, explaining that the sector has a lot of potential ignored by developers due to broad generalizations. Siegel said he believes that it's time indies start taking social games seriously."

Gamasutra: EA Partners Signs Three Indie Titles For XBLA, PSN, PC
"EA Partners will release Vanguard Games' Gatling Gears, Borne Games' The Fancy Pants Adventures and Trapdoor's Warp onto XBLA, PSN and PC next year, expanding the publisher's portfolio of digitally-distributed indie games which currently includes Hothead Games' DeathSpank and Klei Entertainment's Shank."

Gamasutra: Get Ready for a Fancy Pants Adventure
"EA have announced that the super popular flash hit The Fancy Pants Adventures will be making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, complete with an entire new story to go through. The game is currently set to be released in the Spring of 2011."

Max and the Magic Marker: Max is now portable
"Looking sweeter than ever and with the best drawing mechanic to date, Max & the Magic Marker is now officially out for Windows Phone 7 worldwide. The game has a brand new hint system and drawing with your finger directly on the screen makes it the most accessible version of Max & the Magic Marker to date."

Wolfire Games Blog: YouTube Beard Drive Update
"Two days ago we started a YouTube subscriber drive to coincide with the shaving of my 2-year development beard. I pledged that if we could get to 5,000 subscribers in two weeks, I would live stream the shaving of the beard."

YoYo Games: Publishing with YoYo, iOS Base Line Spec
"For those who are interested in submitting games through the YoYo Game Store, we now have the Base Line Spec up on the wiki. These are the requirements we require for you to adhere to."

distractionware: Minigame Roundup
"Very soon I hope to post about how Nexus City is progressing, but first I want to catch up on a few minigames I made recently that I never got around to posting."