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)

GameSetWatch: Herbert's Day Out
"Pixelartist Caleb Hystad has released a fun looking iPhone story game called Herbert's Day Out. The interactive short story follows Herbert the pig as he escapes his farm to quest for delicious tuffles, all the while keeping one step ahead of the farmer's dog."

GameSetWatch: Avadon Releases For Windows On Monday
"Seattle-based indie developer Spiderweb Software has announced that Avadon: The Black Fortress, its 40-hour fantasy RPG that debuted for Mac systems last month, will release for Windows PCs on Monday."

Gamasutra: Kickstarter Reports Over $1M In Pledges Towards Games
"Project funding site Kickstarter has revealed, exactly two years after first launching, that over $1million has been pledged towards game projects on the site."

NIS America, Inc.: Cave Story 3D release date and package art revealed
"We are happy to announce that the release date for Cave Story 3D is set for August 9th, 2011. The PAL release will follow shortly after in September, 2011."

Experimental Game Dev Podcast Show: The Passion Behind the Hit iPhone Game, One Single Life
"I got some pretty interesting interviews at GDC this year. One interview that stood out was by a guy that discussed an interesting game. Fast forward almost 8 weeks, and now his game is out. It's called One Single Life, and it is now one of the top 10 free apps on iPhone."

Game Maker Community: Sixty Five Million and One BC Now Free
"Sixty Five Million And One BC was originally released as a commercial product back in 2008 and it sold just over 100 copies before I decided to make it a free product. My sincere thanks go to those hundred people who bought the game and I hope none of you are put off by this change."

Big Download: Mount & Blade: With Sword and Fire Soundtrack
"The official soundtracks for both Mount & Blade: Warband and the upcoming Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword are now available to download and keep absolutely free."

rgcd: Hydra Castle Labyrinth & Buster
"After several hours hacking and slashing away in this super-cute 2D platform romp, I have to concur that Hydra Castle Labyrinth really is a gem of a game. With its roots clearly set back in 8-Bit NES era and some gorgeous pixel art, I haven't enjoyed a platformer this much since La Mulana."