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)

DIYgamer: Asking About Octodad
"Following up DePaul University's 2010 entry in the IGF Student Showcase Devil's Tuning Fork, a team of development students from the school have once again cracked into the lineup of the 2011 Festival."

Joystiq: What's in a Name - 2D Boy
"It's time for another origin story of an industry presence. Today, Kyle Gabler explains how he and partner Ron Carmel came up with their studio name, 2D Boy, using the process of elimination."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Where Next For Desktop Dungeons
"We chat with QCF Design's boss Danny Day about the curious moral debate around game-cloning, the welcome resurgence of roguelikes, and what comes next for Desktop Dungeons."

GameSetWatch: Autumn Games Publishing Skullgirls 2D Fighter
"Autumn Games announced that it will release Reverge Labs' fast-paced 2D fighter Skullgirls to home consoles later this year. The game features a bizarre cast of girls all fighting to acquire an artifact known as the Skull Heart."

Gamasutra: Wolfire Talks Lugaru HD Counterfeit, Worst Ethical Violation
"Wolfire Games says that its open-source Mac game, Lugaru HD, has been counterfeited -- its source code ripped off and re-sold on the Mac Store for a much cheaper price."

Gamasutra: 100 Rogues Dev Says Updates, Expansions Provide Only Brief Sales Boosts
"100 Rogues developer Keith Burgun here describes the bumps in the road that the well-liked, high-quality game has hit on its long slow journey towards release and profitability."

Touch Arcade: NimbleBit Offers Up Its Entire App Store Catalogue For Free
"Pocket Frog developer Nimble Bit's entire App Store catalogue is now available for the price of zero dollars. From now until an indeterminate time, you can download every iOS game that Nimble Bit has to offer for free."

Copenhagen Game Collective: Kill Screen vs Scandinavia
"The Copenhagen Game Collective, together with Kill Screen Magazine, is throwing a Thursday night party at GDC in San Francisco, March 3, 2011. The event will showcase never-before-exhibited mods and early-stage prototypes of IGF-nominated Scandinavian indie games by The Copenhagen Game Collective & Babycastles, Die Gute Fabrik, Playdead (Limbo), and Erik Svedäng."