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Penny Arcade's Rain Slick 4 slides out June 7

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 9:00am PDT

Retro RPG wonder Zeboyd Games, of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII fame, has pinned down a release date for its next game. Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 will launch on June 7, the developer announced yesterday, on PC and Xbox Live In...


"I managed to snag one of the free steam keys for part 3 that Penny Arcade was hosting on the ..."

- vertdang see all 2 comments

Penny Arcade Rain-Slick 4 debut trailer slips out

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2013 7:30am PDT

With PAX East kicking off tomorrow, half of this week's news has revolved around the expo organised by Penny Arcade, the games you can see there and the games you can play. Most fitting of all is the debut trailer, however, is the release of the debut trailer for Penny Arcad...


Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST

Retro RPG specialist Zeboyd Games has revealed the final chapter of its webcomic spin-off, Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4. The fourth in the series, which the indie team took over from Hothead, will boast treats including a more open world and more ...


"PAOTRSPOD4 is now my new favorite word. My very deepest thanks!"

- Teirdome see all 2 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: B...


"I think I account for the Pinball FX 2 stat coming in at #4 on the arcade titles list."

- -=kodiak=- see all 10 comments

CastleMiner Z is an Xbox Live Indie million seller

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT

CastleMiner Z from developer DigitalDNA Games has crossed the one million sales mark, becoming the best-selling Xbox Live Indie game of all time.


"That game is a copycat of Minecraft and COD. What a ripped off game!"

- commanderxp90 see all 16 comments

Xbox Live Indie Games Uprising 3 kicks off

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT

A plucky gang of spunky indie developers has once again banded together to raise the profile of Xbox Live Indie Games with the Indie Games Uprising III. The community-run promotion has lined up ten more fine XBLIG games, which will be released daily from today, hoping to dra...


"When viewing the trailer for Diehard Dungeon at the Indie Games Uprising site - I giggled when ..."

- NickDelios see all 6 comments

Indie Uprising 3 kicks off in September

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The third Xbox Live Indie Uprising is starting up in September, promising nine new indie games across a wide variety of genres and styles.


Xbox Live Indie Games price changes a-go-go

By Alice O'Connor, May 22, 2012 9:30am PDT

Slowly, bit by bit, Microsoft is whipping the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace into reasonable shape. Its latest change is to allow developers, from Wednesday, to change the prices of their games every seven days--a huge improvement over the previous 90.


"They're still not making good on their offer to take the most successful onto the marketplace ..."

- node see all 3 comments

Sheldon Pacotti on Cell: emergence's design, cellular automata, player education

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 08, 2012 2:00pm PST

I chat with Deus Ex principal writer and New Life Interactive founder Sheldon Pacotti about the development, inspiration, and reception of Cell HD: emergence, the shooter that takes place in a world of cellular automata.


Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Cell HD: emergence

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 26, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week, I discuss Cell HD: emergence, indie developer New Life Interactive's voxel-based shooter that shrinks players down for some microscopic, cellular warfare.


Cell: emergence gets a February 9th release

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 01, 2012 2:00pm PST

Cell: emergence, the voxel-based action game about cellular automata with a storyline by Deus Ex writer Sheldon Pacotti, has received a February 9 release date.


"yeesh, everyone wasting time whining about origin to comment on important games like this"

- kn00tcn see all 2 comments

Dark Reign remake invades Xbox Live Indie Games

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 30, 2012 3:30pm PST

Xbox Live Indie Games is an unlikely place to find a vintage PC RTS, but that's just where Dark Reign Redux launched last week. Even more curiously, it's a fan remake released with approval from the original's publisher, Activision.


"I just want to know if this still includes the "feature" that makes the "Easy" difficulty level ..."

- isochronous see all 7 comments

Xbox Live Indie Games get reduced minimum pricing, increase in file size

By Xav de Matos, Jan 04, 2012 8:00pm PST

Xbox Live Indie Games developers have something to cheer about as Microsoft has addressed a handful of concerns the community has been facing.


"Marksman: Long Range If you try it, let me know if you think it would be worthwhile porting ..."

- Code RedBeard see all 7 comments

'Game Type' for XBLIG lampoons Xbox 360 dashboard

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2011 8:30am PST

Serious Sam Double D developer Mommy's Best Games has released 'Game Type' on Xbox Live Indie Games to lampoon Microsoft burying XBLIG in the new Xbox 360 dashboard. The shooter packs an in-game dashboard crammed with adverts for humus and cat talk shows.


"Total agree with this. How much more can Netflix screw up? I don't believe you can even find ..."

- Highvoltage74 see all 9 comments

IndieCade 2011: PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2011 4:00pm PDT

We get our hands on the mic-controlled XBLIG co-op side-scroller PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew at IndieCade 2011, and chat with developer Incredible Ape.