April 15, 2011 7:00 AM | timw
Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, the usual round-up of interviews with developers from around the 'net. (image source)
GameZombie.tv: Snapshot Interview
"While we were at PAX, we came across a great game by Retro Affect called Snapshot. We interviewed three of the developers of Snapshot: Kyle Pulver, David Carrigg, and Peter Jones, and we talked about the design and inspiration of the game."
Bytejacker: Free Indie Rapid Fire (video)
"This week we're checking out Beneath the Waves, Bosses Forever, and The Iconoclasts. We've also got voting results from last week's competition between GIRP, Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars, and Viriax."
DIYgamer: Tin Man Games on Gamebook Adventures, Fighting Fantasy Author Pairing
"Australia’s Tim Man Games had a fun booth at PAX East, displaying its Gamebook Adventures series for the iPad and iPhone. The series pulled on my teenage heartstrings, recollecting all those fun 'choose your own adventure' books I’d read."
indiePub: Interview with Black Pants Studio, the creators of Tiny and Big (video)
"This week we're featuring Johannes Spohr and Sebastian Stamm from Black Pants Game Studio which created Tiny & Big in: Grandpa's Leftovers. The game won the Unity Development Award in indiePub's 2011 Independent Propeller Awards."
GameSetWatch: Hydorah Composer Releases Shinobi-Inspired Album
"Gryzor87, a musician you might recognize from his music on Locomalito joints like Hydorah and Viriax, alerted us to his release of Sounds & Shadows, an album inspired by Sega's Shinobi series and created while he worked on the soundtracks for those aforementioned indie titles."
DIYgamer: Chris Hecker on Spy Party’s Public Expo, Realism
"Spy Party never ceases to create a long line of intense onlookers. PAX East presented us the opportunity to meet with Chris Hecker and talk a little bit about the game."
QCF Design: The Desktop Dungeons Adventuring Locker
"The brand-new locker system in the commercial version of Desktop Dungeons will allow players to store a limited number of items at the Adventurers’ Guild between dungeon runs, while charging them some sort of bureaucratic nonsense fee based on their market value."
Drawn in Red Biro: Lessons from Greedy Bankers
"Greedy Bankers, my arcade puzzle game for iPhone, is now available in the App Store. This is a perfect time to look back and see what I’ve learned from the development experience."