September 1, 2011 3:00 AM | Tim W.
Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and the usual round-up of interviews with developers from around the 'net. (image source).
Quote Unquote: Gregory Weir
"Gregory Weir was sick of his regular day job. He quit, knuckled down and launched himself into the world of independent game development (and sponsored browser games) with The Majesty of Colors."
TruePCGaming: Terraria Interview
"TruePCGaming had the privilege to work with Andrew Spinks, creator of the fantastical indie hit, Terraria. In this e-mail interview, Andrew talks about how he started in the business, the difficulty in creating Terraria, life as an indie developer, family support and more."
Ctrl-2-Crouch: Rock of Ages Interview
"From the creators of Zeno Clash comes a new wacky looking title Rock of Ages. The game is set to be release around the 7th of September 2011. This week I caught up with Carlos Bordeu from the ACE Team for a short interview to see how their new game is coming along."
The Reviewcast: Edmund McMillen Interview
"Edmund McMillen who I interviewed last year with his Super Meat Boy cohort, Tommy Refenes, is back at it again. This time he is making a self described Zelda roguelike game with previous indie co-worker Florian Himsl on The Binding of Issac."
Indie Games Channel: Honeyslug's Ricky Haggett on Frobisher Says
"With Honeyslug continuing through a pair of development cycles, now seemed like a good time to talk to designer and programmer Ricky Haggett about Hohokum and Frobisher Says. He was more than happy to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about their upcoming releases, developing for the PS Vita, and about Honeyslug."
Edge Magazine: Playdead using Unity for next project
"Playdead, the Danish developer of Limbo, has told us that it is using the Unity platform for the development of its next project. In an interview, CEO Dino Patti and game director Arnt Jensen explain that the decision was prompted by their experience of using a proprietary engine in development of Limbo."
Bright Hub: Spotlight on Indie, The Binding of Isaac
"Bright Hub takes a look at The Binding of Isaac, the upcoming game from Edmund McMillen, in this edition of Spotlight on Indie. The game features shooter gameplay and roguelike mechanics, offering a unique gaming experience, and it is definitely an indie game to watch out for."
G4TV: The Silver Age of 2D Side Scrollers
"I'm playing 2D side-scrollers because they're different and genuinely better than the vast majority of three dimensional games out there. But after beating both The Adventures of Shuggy and Ms. Splosion Man in a weekend, I had to stop and give some serious thought to what exactly has led to this Silver Age of side-scrollers."