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: A few new graphical effects
"Lately we started thinking about making the game look better, finally. Ignacio has been working on some graphical effects to this end, so here are a few things he's been working on."

DIYgamer: 6 Games Like Minecraft for Your Enjoyment
"So you're starting to get a little bored with the same ol' same ol' that Minecraft delivers. Perhaps you're looking for something a little more, a little different, or maybe just something that gives a console-level experience. If you are one of these people, then you'll enjoy this little list we've put together of Minecraft-like games."

DIYgamer: Dejobaan Games Announces DLC Coming for Aaaaa!
"Dejobaan Games had just submitted the art assets for a 5-level DLC pack for Aaaaa! on Steam. It's called AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- Brutal Concussion, and it's 5 levels of the most intense, horrifying, brutal stuff you've ever seen. You may hate them for it."

Indie Games Channel: Zeboyd Games Steam bundle coming July 13
"Zeboyd Games has just announced that enhanced versions of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII are being bundled together for a ridiculously low price of $3 on Steam. The PC version of Breath of Death will include a new easy mode, new customization options, and save-anywhere functionality."

GameSetWatch: Slide Puzzle/Platformer Continuity 2 Now On iOS
"Continuity 2, the sequel to Ragtime Games' 2010 IGF Student Showcase winning puzzle platformer, is now on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with an initial pricing of $0.99. It includes new stages and adds fresh game mechanics like gates and levers."

reddit: We are thatgamecompany, ask us anything
"We are (almost all of) the people that comprise thatgamecompany, the company behind the PlayStation 3 downloadable hits flOw and Flower, as well as the upcoming title, Journey. During E3, we got to meet some folks from reddit, who asked us to host our own IAmA discussion."

Retrospekt: Interview with Brandon Williamson
"Brandon Williamson is an Australian coder who has created two retro styled mobile games: a bizarre game where your aim is to shave a dude's head (Magnetic Shaving Derby), and a brilliant game that can best be described as a Pac Man-like dungeon crawler called Forget-Me-Not."

Pig-Min: Tom Grochowiak Interview
"Pig-Min interviewed Tom Grochowiak, who made not-so-popular-but-cool-game Magi. He's currently working on a new game called Cinders, which could turn out to be the start of a new breed of visual novels."

auntie pixelante: ronk
"Two months ago, my friend ronk asked if i would animate a video for his new song. I listened to it, and I immediately realized the video should be about motorcycle gangs fighting robots in the future. This is the most animation i've ever done -- a whole two minutes."