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)

The Witness: Landscape color studies
"Now that the gameplay is further along, we are starting to think more seriously about how the game is going to look. Shannon did a few color studies by taking screenshots of the game world as it stands today, then painting over them to build scenes with different palettes. Here's what he came up with."

The Bottom Feeder: The Final Answer For What To Do To Prevent Piracy
"Whenever you find yourself starting a sentence with, 'I don't want people to pirate my game, so I am going to ...' you are very close to making a big mistake."

Kotaku: The Best Weird Video Game I Played Yesterday
"Terry Cavanagh's At A Distance is a befuddling game. It made its worldwide debut yesterday at the No Quarter exhibition held by NYU's Game Center program. It was the headliner of a strong handful of indie games, and it was also the most confusing one."

IndieCade: 2011 Submissions Now Open
"IndieCade invites independent game artists and designers from around the world to submit interactive media of all types. Work-in-progress is encouraged. Regular submissions are now open and late submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2011 (regular submissions close May 31)."

Rocket Bear Games Blog: What's This Game About, Anyway?
"It's been a long time since I announced the Infested Planet. A lot has happened and the game has changed quite a bit. I've decided to start from the beginning, so that people who haven't been following the game's development all this time can find out why it's neat."

indiePub Games: Matt Gilgenbach and his Retro/Grade game
"An interview with the indie dev Matt Gilgenbach of 24 Caret Games concerning upcoming PSN game Retro/Grade, A Mobius Proposal and his bow tie."

Destructoid: Super Meat Boy dev says Hitlers really must die
"I asked Edmund McMillen (half of Team Meat) if he had any plans to revive Hitlers Must Die, the run-and-gun physics shooter that he was developing right before the creation of Super Meat Boy officially took over his life. This is by no means a confirmation that the game is back in development, but do stay tuned for an announcement about Team Meat's next project."

Indie Games Searchlight: Roundtable Marketing (video)
"The First Indie Games Searchlight Roundtable where four cool indie dudes discuss different topics in the world of indie games. All three guests are asked to bring their own questions for discussion in this hour long podcast."