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)

Emily Short: IF Demo Fair Announcement
"The IF Demo Fair will be running during PAX East (Boston, March 11-13), showcasing new and interesting demonstrations in the IF world. We welcome any demonstration that can reasonably be construed as relating to interactive fiction and storytelling."

Experimental Gameplay Project: ASCII in February
"In celebration of February being a cold and lonely month, your goal is to make a game around the theme: ASCII. No graphics allowed, other than the text you find in the ASCII Table. Any font is allowed."

GameSetWatch: Mount & Blade - With Fire & Sword Coming This Spring
"The newest release from TaleWorlds' engrossing medieval and open-world action RPG PC series Mount & Blade, is releasing with an English edition this Spring. The new game features fully customizable troops, siege options, a multiplayer Captain Mode, and an enhanced combat system that introduces firearms and explosives."

GameSetWatch: New Tumblr For Game Design Sketches
"Chevy Ray Johnston (Return of the Quack, Skullpogo) has started a neat new Tumblr blog collecting doodles, sketches, and scrap-paper designs by game developers around the world. Titled GameStorm, the blog has entries from indie designers like Jarrad 'Farbs' Woods (Captain Forever) and sketches from Vancouver's Global Game Jam event last weekend."

PlayStation LifeStyle: Journey Interview
"Journey promises to be unique from everything else thatgamecompany has created, which is quite the feat when every one of their titles have been unlike any other game created. To find out more about Journey, we spoke with Kellee Santiago, President and Co-Founder of thatgamecompany, as part of our PSN 2011 Preview Week coverage."

Uncommon Assembly: The Influence of Memory
"Feign, a Flash game developed by Ian Snyder, sends the player on a first-person journey through a 3D maze where positive and negative space are reduced to stark, solid shapes. Snyder spoke with us recently about creating the game's unique environment." Interview With Crayon Physics Creator Petri Purho
"Petri Purho, creator of the smash indie game hit, Crayon Physics, has kindly granted us an e-mail interview disucssing the development of Crayon Physics. Petri also talks about piracy, DRM, life as an indie dev and much more."

Indie Games Searchlight: Indie Game The Movie Interview (video)
"The Indie Games Searchlight sits down with the filmmakers behind the upcoming film Indie Game: the Movie. We discuss the story behind the project, interesting stories of production, the ideas behind making the film, and a few game designers we can see in the film."