Articles tagged independent games

Space and System in Culver City: A Visit to IndieCade

Beset by sculptures of alien invaders and rampaging teenage zombies, IndieCade manages to be a place of community all but forgotten in mainstream electronic gaming.

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‘don’t take it personally’: Identity Performance and Surveillance Culture

Christine Love captures the impulsive, shortsighted character of adolescence phenomenally well here, including the reproduction of all the expectations and sex-obsessed attitudes our mass media have thrust upon these kids.

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10 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.

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25 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Crayon Physics Deluxe

What Crayon Physics Deluxe represents is a game where the author's intent is barely a whisper.

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This is a Cry for Help

Edmund McMillen's collection shows the slow shift from just making games with an artistic edge, through the indie scene, and to the subsequent art games that are starting to become popular now.

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9 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM


The thematic choice of the game is whether you wish to play Iji as she first starts out and refrain from violence, or use her newfound abilities to change her into a killer.

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1 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

I found this flash game thanks to Play This Thing!.

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Jason Rohrer's at it again, with a fascinating little game that has a lot more to say than its primitive layout would imply.

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16 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM


The real joy of Audiosurf is picking a song, any song, and seeing it literally appear before you as you travel and listen along.

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19 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Blackwell Unbound

Lauren Blackwell is a woman with a pack-a-day habit and a growing emotional apathy that comes from constantly staring at the end of existence and sending people there.

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14 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM


Aquaria, as it turns out, has a lot in common with gourmet pizza.

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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