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)

CNNMoney: How I raised $24,000 on Kickstarter
"On November 1, I posted a crazy plan on Kickstarter. Fourteen hours later, I had achieved my month's goal. By the end of the first day, fans had contributed nearly $12,000. As I write this, it's twice that."

Cliffski's Blog: why most indie game websites suck at getting sales
"I've had an indie games site since 1997, and obsess over it's performance. Here's some things I think newcomers to indie game selling should take note of."

Indie Superstar: Half a Million Seconds With Digital Eel
"Digital Eel made one of our favorite games ever: Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. It's a 15-minute romp through the entire bloody galaxy. And can we mention that Strange Adventures was an IGF finalist too?"

Jesse Venbrux: Performer
"Performer is a game I developed during the summer of 2009 but never really finished. Here it is, finally. You control a ship and try to fly through gates in order to make the music progress."

distractionware: Self Destruct 2
"The main thing I wanted to work on was to make a more ambitious shooter. Since I'm sorta thinking of it as a spiritual successor to Self Destruct, I've been calling it Self Destruct 2."

PlayStation Blog: Playtest thatgamecompany's Journey Next Week in Los Angeles
"Since popping our heads out of the sand to announce Journey at E3 this year, we have been deep in the throes of development. But now I'm peeking up again to see if any of you might be interested in giving us feedback on the game here in L.A."

TK-Nation: Monday Link Dump
"We've got a bunch of games to keep you company this Monday as you sift through hangovers and stare blearily at the gray world of work. Without further ado, here are our picks for this week."

Puppyblog: Another day, another server
"Big things are afoot, and it is probable our new server is going to get a hammering in about two weeks' time, because that's when the final beta release (for Revenge of the Titans) comes out, which might well be the last chance to get the game at its l33t price of $13.37! Shortly after that comes... the real release."

nifflas.ni2.se: Screen shot & short game info
"KnyttWaDF is a hybrid somewhere between Knytt and Within a Deep Forest, and contains game mechanics from both, and have a story that's also connected to those games. It's in very, very early development, and will hopefully be finished sometime in 2012 though it's way too early to set an actual release date."