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Passing the Baton: How Indie Games Became Popular Speedrunning Titles

David Pettyjohn
Taking a leisurely stroll through a game is only one of many ways to enjoy a game, and that’s where speedrunning comes in. As you would expect, speedrunning means getting to the end of the game as fast as possible....
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‘Tidal Tribe,’ An Interview With The Developer

Coltan Piccione
'Tidal Tribe' is a new God simulation game from the one-man development team at PowPit. The game is putting a unique spin on the genre by having the player manipulate water in various ways to change the world and how the NPCs interact with it. Indie Ranger had the opportunity...
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Platypus Adventures: How a Platypus Could Help Conserve Australia’s Nature and Culture

Steven Large
Indie games are sometimes started as a developers passion project. They’re made to fill a gap the developer thought video games were missing or so they could give an artistic message. For David Richards, the developer behind Platypus Adventures, creating a video game is a way to satisfy a creative need....
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RoKabium Games on Building a Game from the Ground Up

Steven Large
Looking at the credits for a AAA title can give an idea about how many people it takes to make a video game. With that in mind, it’s easy to think video games require a huge staff and budget to get produced. However, indie games often prove it can take......
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Inspiration As the Fuel to Ambition: ‘Welcome to the Future’ Interview With Moonmen Games Founder Marc Fabricius

Trevor Poole
Some game developers see a concept they love that inspires them, wondering if they could take on the challenge to take that basic concept into an experience where adventure players themselves can go on and tell their own stories with. And to that, I say 'Welcome to the Future.'...
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Five Nations: How Two Friends Brought Their Passion Project Into the Professional Gaming Scene

Steven Large
What started out as a hobby born out of spite and then became a passion project which ate up most of their spare time has blossomed into a real chance for two lifelong friends to make their mark as indie developers in the professional scene....
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9 Tips on Making an Indie Game from a Solo Developer

Steven Large
Developing a video game solo offers amazing creative freedom and incredibly difficult challenges. Anyone who's worked solo on any kind of project — by choice or otherwise — knows how difficult it is to do all the work by themselves....
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