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The Unethical Side of Asset Use And It’s Impact on Developers

Steven Large
To describe asset flipping, imagine painting a portrait, painstakingly perfecting each stroke and toiling over mixing the oils to get the exact colors for months on end. Now imagine someone walking up to it, snapping a picture of all your hard work and selling prints of it while proclaiming “this......
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Experience The Hell of Essential Workers in Night of the Consumers

Colton Butler
Night of the Consumers takes no time lulling players in. They enter the world as just another supermarket worker, beginning their shift for the day and tossing their personal belongings in a locker. Ominously, a fellow employee bursts through the double doors just as you are about to leave and......
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‘A Fake Game,’ Puzzling You Till The End

Ethan Ruppersburg
This article contains spoilers to the demo version of A Fake Game. A Fake Game was published on itch.io on March 25, 2020, by A Fake Studio. This is their first project and I just have to say; well done. Even though it’s a work in progress, I can’t wait......
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EAE Play 2019, Taking Indie Dev’s to the Next Level

Adam Manousakis
The University of Utah’s game design program under the name Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE for short) has constantly been rated by the Princeton Review as one of the top undergrad and grad schools to study game design. With these high rankings come high expectations, and let me tell you;......
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Taking back control: Human rights organization creates a Facebook game about robot weapons

David Pettyjohn
Note: This article was updated for accuracy on Tuesday, Dec 17. You’re running, but not fast enough. You can hear it behind you, and feel its cold, infrared sensor burning into your back. A salvo of bullets explodes into your back, each 7.62x51mm NATO round fired by a series of......
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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....