The Obsolete Gamer Show: John Robert Matz

We’re talking video game music with award-winning composer, John Robert Matz. He recently earned at GANG award for the indie game, FOSSIL ECHO and has worked on a number of games such as Artemis and...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: War of Rights

This title intends to bring the gameplay and authenticity that not only gamers would expect but Civil War reenactors as well. We talked to the team behind War of Rights about what player can expect fr...

ROOT PC Gameplay

Step into the inexpensive loafers of expert hacker Edward Summerton. Roll up your sleeves, pop your collar and brew a pot of coffee, because today you're going to breach the networks of a mysterious a...

Beyond the Game Trailer of Root

Step into the inexpensive loafers of expert hacker Edward Summerton. Roll up your sleeves, pop your collar and brew a pot of coffee, because today you're going to breach the networks of a mysterious a...

Beyond the Game Trailer of 20XX

We go beyond the game trailer of 20XX, the Mega Man X style platformer with random levels, random power-ups, permanent death, oh and multiplayer too! We spoke with Eitan Glinert, president of Fire Hos...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Omega Imperative

The Gamer Profile Show is back and we are talking The Omega Imperative. This retro inspired game is currently on Kickstarter and caught our attention not only because we love classic games but because...

BGT: Celestian Tales – Old North

We go Beyond the game trailer of Celestian Tales: Old North a more character and story driven turn based roleplaying game created in the traditional JRPG style. We spoke with Cipto Adiguno, Producer f...

BGT: Exploit: Zero Day

We search for social justice in our latest episode showcasing Exploit: Zero Day and featuring game designer Gregory Avery-Weir of Future Proof Games....

The Gaming history of Loris Malek

President of Moon Spider Studios Loris Malek tells us about his video game background including the numerous console and computer systems and games he has owned and played. What was really interesting...

BTG: Stasis

We head to Johannesburg, South Africa to premiere the trailer of Stasis the sci-fi horror adventure game from independent developer, The Brotherhood and speak with co-creator, Christopher Bischoff abo...

BTG: Forts

Ever wanted to knock over someone’s sand castle or play forts as a kid and wish it was real? We go Beyond the Game trailer of Forts the action/strategy game from EarthWork Games where you do just th...

Inferno 2 PC Gameplay

Check out some gameplay footage from the retro inspired shooter, Inferno 2. Released by Radiangames it features 80 levels of gameplay where you explorer and fight your way through a maze of enemies an...

BTG: Hacknet

All the hacking, none of the jail time. We go Beyond the Game trailer of Hacknet an intriguing terminal-based game or as they call it a “hacking simulator” that uses actual UNIX commands. We spoke...

Badass Inc. Gameplay

We love retro inspired games and Badass Inc. is right up our alley so when we got a look at this game we had to try out the demo. If you played any of the old school action/adventure side-scrolling ga...

BTG: Fragments of Him

We premiere the cinematic trailer for Fragments of Him, a unique and interesting first-person drama gaming experience coming to PC and Xbox. We headed out to the Netherlands to talk with Mata Haggis a...

First Look: Skyhill

We take a first look at Skyhill where your goal is to stay alive and make your way out of a hotel infested with horrible mutants and terrible creatures created after a biological attack. Find weapons,...

Alpages: The Five Books (Early Alpha Gameplay)

In Alpages: The Five Books you are alone in a dark and scary countryside searching for five magical books, however as you find each book you unleash a supernatural horror that hunts you down and tries...

Beyond the Game Trailer: A Quiver of Crows

We go beyond the game trailer of A Quiver of Crows, a very cool and interesting looking twin-stick shooter by indie developer, Shedo.net. We talk with lead developer Chad Ata and lead artist Danny Ata...

Beyond the Game Trailer: Enola – Nightmare

We delve into the world of the physiological thriller as we take a look at the update for the indie game, Enola from, The Domaginarium. Before we premiered the trailer we got a chance to talk with cre...

Profiled: Ichiro Lambe

We talked with Ichiro Lambe from Dejobaan games their incredible game, Elegy for a Dead World where you explore dead civilizations, write about what you find, and share your stories with the world. Yo...

Super Mario Pac

So as you can see in the video you just fly around and shoot water at the turtles as you try to kill the Piranha plant, it’s that simple, but in that simplicity it’s actually fun and it’s free s...

Dark Disciples II

Freeware CRPGs are less common that -say- freeware adventure and platform games, mostly due to the fact that they need to be bloody big to be any good; a simple fact that translates into tons of conte...

Phenomenon 32

Phenomenon 32, being Kyratzes' most ambitious project so far, is much more than the sum of its parts. Besides the beautiful black and white visuals, its atmospheric soundscape and a deeply depressing ...

Dark Scavenger

You get the usual number-crunching that takes place in this kind of combat behind the scenes. For example, the wolf-like creature you are fighting may be vulnerable to your static gun's electricity d...

Beneath the Surface with William Volk

Today we are proud to feature the first episode of Beneath the Surface where we talk one on one with professionals within the gaming and computer industry. For our first episode we sat down with the b...

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler

I mentioned this was a puzzle game. You get 4 types of non-zombies: The Soccer Mom (as I call her) dressed in Pink, Army Dude dressed in Green. Police Officer in Blue and Anarchist in Orange. To de...

Dead Hotel

The game itself is a menu-driven affair, not dissimilar to Snatcher (sans graphics of course), that puts gamers (or should I say interactive readers?) in the shoes of a former policeman trapped in a h...

Delve Deeper: Treasures and Tunnels

Delve Deeper is an excellent game. It's smart, unique, easy on the retro-loving eye and, now that the Treasures and Tunnels DLC has been released, pretty huge too. Fresh off the indie forges of Lunar ...

Dominique Vial: Domsware

We were on our final "lycée" studies and we needed to prepare THE french exam named "baccalauréat". It's very important to make a big score to this exam because it's the passcard to university and H...

Dead Meets Lead

To the game's defense though one could add that by featuring a shotgun it does turn itself into a rather lovely yet more traditional arena-shooter. One would of course be only partly correct, as the a...

Droidscape: Basilica

The year is 4057, and a power-hungry Ecclesiarchy has plunged humanity into a new Dark Ages. One of few remaining Chronomancers dedicated to preserving the secrets of time-travel has been taken hostag...

Cthulhu Saves the World

What's more the game itself is rather good too, though definitely not exactly my kind of CRPG. It's pure hack-and-slash with minimal exploration, only slightly confusing dungeons and simplistic combat...

Thunder Fleets

I could go on and try to ridicule the thing, but I wont. Sadly knowing that the developers are reading this, I'll humbly suggest a few things to vastly improve the game and give it a fighting chance i...

Paul Stephen-Davis: Retro Army

“I’m ultimately making this game for the players. I firmly believe that what players want is what should go in the game. They are our customers at the end of the day, and in my experience what the...

The Dream Machine

Stunning visuals aside, the Dream Machine is an impressively good and rather traditional indie game of the point-and-click sort, that is less traditionally played via a browser and somehow manages to ...

Roar Rampage

Following the excellent blogging style of both freeindiegam.es and OW Videogames I'll simply urge you to play Roar Rampage. You'll play as a pixel-art and very green version of Godzilla in a brilliant...

The Button Affair

The Button Affair is the story of Enzo Gabriel. His quest. To steal the priceless Button Jewel from the infinitely wealthy business tycoon Victor Meirelles. Yes, that definitely does sounds like somet...

More Excellent Freeware Games

Ah, yes, freeware games. How we all love them, don't we? Even more so when they are of the indie persuasion, brimming with quality, polish and innovation. You know, just like the following seven offer...

Rad Raygun

"I spent most of my childhood trying to learn anything that could get me in the video game industry, such as programming and 3D animation," he said. "I can remember being 13 or 14 and wanting absolute...

A Thousand Free Games

Okay, one thousand free games would be a tad excessive, but half a dozen ones would be more than appropriate for this most interesting of springs. Besides, I hadn't done one of those freeware lists fo...

Egress: The Test of STS-417

Eye candy aside, and there's quite a bit of it as Egress is very good looking first-person adventure indeed, this short sci-fi offering is a also a good and atmospheric game. Set in the outer reaches ...

At A Distance

At A Distance, you see, is a psychedelic two-player puzzle game that's been designed to be played on two computers running side by side. It is a game sporting unique visuals, an amazing atmosphere, fa...

The Walking Dead: Episodes 1-5

Much like previous Telltale Games, you use a four tied conversation tree that corresponds with each direction of your control pad. Unlike previous titles, however, in The Walking Dead all of your cho...

Kinky Island

Basically, Kinky Island will be a game created with the ever-handy and very freeware AGS development tool. It will most obviously be a pretty naughty offering too (rumors speak of -wait for it- full f...

Atom Zombie Smasher

Killing zombies is part of a gamer's daily routine, which is all fine and apparently dandy, but I simply can't stomach another undead infested FPS. Bombing thousands of undead along with some unfortun...

Bundle In A Box: Eclectic Delights

Having obsessively researched the wild and wonderful world of indie gaming, Bundle In A Box returns and is proud to present the Eclectic Delights bundle. It’s a fine assortment of 9 delightful, quit...

Super Bat Puncher

Here’s something to look out for…. Super Bat Puncher. Created by Julius Riecke. Currently still in the works but has a lot completed so far. Punching bats has never been so much fun until now. I a...

Martian Marine Lander

Here’s a little indie gaming treat for cheapass gamers like myself: Martian Marine Lander. The premise is simple: guide your Martian spacecraft full of Martian Marines down to Earth so that the inva...

Fate of the World: Tipping Point

I am, after all, most impressed with what Fate of the World actually achieves. It's an astoundingly simple to play strategy game that manages to be both deep and educational. Let me give you an exampl...

Wizorb

The levels themselves have had about as much detail packed into them as you would think possible without distracting from the actual gameplay. Each world has a great style and, while some are more col...

Metal Dead

Though pretty short (stopping the zombie apocalypse shouldn't take more than 5 hours), Metal Dead stays refreshingly silly and engaging throughout and never outstays its welcome, while constantly offe...

Thomas Was Alone

As for the gameplay itself, things are both straightforward and innovative. You get to control a variety of subtly yet brilliantly animated rectangles, each with its own unique personality, set of abi...

Ten Indie Games that Should be on Steam

In its first day Greenlight, the cunning Steam scheme that lets mainstream gamers vote on indie games and saves Valve the trouble of promoting its service, has gathered over 500 submissions. It is of ...

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass

Being a sequel of sorts to 2004 indie darling Da New Guys, Day of the Jackass is a traditional point-and-click adventure sporting some decidedly non-traditional protagonists and a delightfully dry sen...

Waves

Having played with Waves for over 30 hours (quite an achievement for a game without a single line of plot) I have come to deeply appreciate what Squid in a Box and the ever talented Rob Fearon have ma...

J.U.L.I.A.

J.U.L.I.A. is a science-fiction game, casting you as Rachel Mannors, the sole survivor of a space expedition gone spectacularly wrong. Rachel, an awkwardly 3D modeled yet decently voiced character, i...

Waveform

Not all is perfect though. Especially as things get more hectic the controls can feel a tad unresponsive. Oh, and despite the variety on offer and even them hidden levels, said things can actually get...

Spelunky

Spelunky is also an incredible challenge, yet somehow contains enough balance to remain charming. Personally, I am reminded of the very balance that hooked me on games like Lode Runner in the 1980s an...

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

You get your characters, your action points, your experience points, your oppressive 3D terrains, your campy but delightful plot, your spells, your otherworldly monstrosities, your cultists and your z...

Bundle In A Box: Adventure Bundle

We will exclusively debut the whimsical The Sea Will Claim Everything by Jonas Kyratzes and offer six more games: Gemini Rue, Metal Dead, The Shivah, Ben There, Dan That!, Time Gentlemen, Please! and ...

The Interview: Tortured Hearts

Tortured Hearts™: Or, How I Saved the Universe. Again. is an epicly epic, satirical RPG, dedicated to the proposition that most RPGs take themselves far too seriously. Since almost every imaginable ...

Aquaria

Not every game can win an IGF Grand Prize (actually only one game per year can, and that's ..uh.. not many games and definitely not every; yes) and only one game ever managed to grab the 2007 version ...

Fish Fish Bang Bang

Important thing is Fish Fish Bang Bang is -unexpectedly- almost here and you'll very soon be able to play its demo and (very soon after that) the complete version in all its indie glory. As for me, I ...

Tidalis

Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game m...

Indie Game Gems: Mr. Gravity

The graphics for a game like this don't need to be complex yet don't need to be too simple, and Mr. Gravity nails this aspect to. The fairly simple graphics are given a color vector look and glow, re...

The beauty of their dreams

Independent marketing schemes such as those created by Innovatty on twitter, involving all of the indie developers retweeting about each other’s ideas were also invaluable as well as the forums on s...

There is no magic in making games

It takes 10,000 hours to become really good at anything. If you only spend one hour a day on something, it will take you approximately 27 years to become really good at it. It's a lot of repetition, a...

Chronicles of an Indie Game Developer

I spent months learning more about game development and improving my programming knowledge before applying for a couple of jobs at local game developers. For my first interview I was told to download ...

VVVVVV

Well, VVVVVV is an indie platform game with C64 style graphics, a proper chiptune soundtrack and a rather unique lack of a traditional jump button. It also is quite brilliant. Actually make that the b...

The process of Design: Spice Road

I find it useful to understand games in terms of different game mechanics and how long the player spends working with each mechanic. This seems to cut through the cover-story and gloss and give a clea...

Ten Questions: Ben Chandler

I am a 2d developer in an increasingly 3d world. I am aware that this limits me, however if I could turn this into something that I can do for a living, I'd be absolutely delighted! The answer is, to ...

Ninja Loves Pirate Interview

I wasn't involved in the demo design, as I am part of the development of the full version taken up by Muskedunder Interactive. As far as game play tuning for the demo though, I think it's safe to say ...

Empires and Dungeons

Empires and Dungeons is basically a quasi turn-based dungeon hack with a simple, albeit purely turn-based, strategy game bolted on top of it. It plays surprisingly well, for it manages to be as simple...

Indie Game Reviews: x3

When Grid Runner first appeared on the VIC-20 it was nothing more than a great but a simple and quite unassuming little budget game. Now, over 20 years later, Jeff Minter, the game's original creator,...

AardbloxX

AardBloxx is a 3D puzzle game that has a Tetris feel to it. The game itself does challenge your brain so if you think this is just something you pick up and beat in a few moments, think again. On the ...

Independent GAMER: ALEX ARIS

The aim of the game is to collect all of the Karma Crystals, whilst trying to avoid, Ghosts, Zombies and Bouncing Balls ! If you study the level, you will notice that the Ghosts are one of the keys to...

Haruneko: Haruneko Entertainment

Eternal Darkness because this masterpiece is not known well enough: this game is just sheer perfection, the game system, the story, the characters, everything is crafted really well. This is an horror...

James Whitehead: Boss Baddie

No game has inspired me as much as this one. Most of my inspiration comes from sound and music, and as a 7 year old when I found this rummaging through my parents bedroom, it blew my mind when I first...

Ben Bradley: Ben Bradley

This was a blend of real time strategy and first person shooters - it took the two most popular genres on the PC at the time and combined them in their entirety. Add to that an amazing outdoor graphic...

Mark Sheeky: Cornutopia

The best games combine action and strategy and my other favorites Airborne Ranger of Project Stealth Fighter on the C64 did that brilliantly, as well as Frontier Elite 2 on the Amiga. Oh and I can't h...