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)

Gamasutra: Road To The IGF - B.U.T.T.O.N.
"Douglas Wilson of the Copenhagen Game Collective wants to make games that make players uncomfortable, and talking IGF Nuovo nominee B.U.T.T.O.N. to Gamasutra, he details the surprising, poignant philosophy behind abusive games."

Nigoro: Cinderella - The Other Side Story
"If you can't make advance from original game, you should not copy it. Cinderella - The Other Side Story is an example of a bad copy (of Nigoro's Rose and Camellia)."

7DRL Challenge 2011: Date is Chosen
"The 7DRL Challenge is an annual event in which all the world is challenged to create a roguelike in a one-week span. Within the week of March 5th to March 13th, you are hereby challenged to write a roguelike in 168 hours."

Infinite Ammo Podcast: Andy Moore
"Andy Moore is the game designer of Steambirds fame. We talked about how online communities work, the benefits of tracking stats in your games, the free-to-play business model and many other topics."

Lively Ivy: Indie Game Sprint
"Chicago's Columbia College created an ambitious new course for their game design students. The students were to create an entire game after just eight days of class, five hours a day. They called it the Indie Game Sprint. And they put me in charge."

DIYgamer: Indie and Freeware Metadump Edition
"It's a lazy afternoon and you want something new to play. Well, here's a handy bundle of useful videos from around the internet, giving you a vast plethora of indie, freeware or otherwise expense-free games to pick up and play right now."

The Adrenaline Vault: Top Casual PC Games of 2010
"While many other game sites focus their attention exclusively on conventional retail offerings, we unearth for your playing pleasure the very best hidden computer treasures that casual gaming has to offer."

Big Download: IGF 2011 Finalists - Audio Excellence
"Audio is perhaps the most underappreciated section of a game. Many gamers turn off their sound effects to talk to their friends, or turn off the music to turn on their own. The games in the IGF's Audio Excellence category, however, fit solidly into the camp of games that you should never ever do that for. These are stellar games that manage to take audio and turn it into an essential part of the experience."