Indie News

All Nine PlayStation Indies Showcased Today, Coming to PS4 and PS5

From maps and rabbits to violent, carefree worms.

Xbox Will Host Over 60 Demos As Part of Summer Game Fest Event This Month

Get into the summer mood with some show floor demos.

Join USgamer This Weekend As We Stream During BitSummit Gaiden

Tune in to see some demos of upcoming indie games.

Adding More Teraflops Doesn't Lead to Better Stories

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What's holding back creators from making the heart-wrenching experiences they've always envisioned?

Sea of Stars' Release Date Is Still Far Away, But a Backer Demo Is Coming Very Soon

Backers can have a little demo, as a treat.

Untitled USgamer Stream: Slay Steampunk Pixels With Us in Gestalt: Steam & Cinder

We're chatting with devs and picking up some contracts.

Night in the Woods' Scott Benson Teases "Brand New" Game, Not a Sequel

Don't expect a return to Possum Springs.

Itch.io's Massive Racial Justice and Equality Charity Bundle Has Raised Over $2.3 Million

With over 740 games and a week left on sale, the bundle is far from losing steam.

The Guerrilla Collective Delays Its Digital Festival, Plans Show to Highlight Black Voices

The three day event has been pushed back, but there will be a new stream on Sunday.

Slay the Spire Coming to iOS This Month, Android Version Still in the Works

Tune into the Guerrilla Collective for more information.

Gang Beasts Goes Independent as Double Fine Publishing Label Winds Down

With Double Fine now part of Xbox Game Studios, Boneloaf will carry on Gang Beasts itself.

Rev Up Those Next-Gen Hype Cycles

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Can Sony's PS5 game showcase announcement finally get us excited for the new systems?

BitSummit Announces Online Showcase BitSummit Gaiden For End of June

The indie expo returns as a digital showcase.

More Info on Little Nightmares 2 Coming This Summer

Any news is welcome news.

All the Big News From Today's Wholesome Direct

Every game from today's soul-cleansing not-Nintendo Direct.

Summer Game Fest Teams With Day of the Devs For Two Showcases This Summer

The indies will get their spotlight this summer, too.

Why Indie Devs Are Calling Epic's New Unreal Engine Policy a "Game Changer"

By only taking royalties on titles that earn over $1 million, Unreal could expand its base of indies.

Arcade Closures Have Sparked a Killer Queen Single-Player Experiment

Abs vs The Blood Queen is set to take Killer Queen from ten players down to one.

The ESRB Was Finally Badgered Into Doing the Right Thing About Loot Boxes This Week

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Ratings board seems to be less responsive to complaints from people who know what they're talking about.

The Indie Megabooth Is Going on Hiatus Due to the Pandemic

After a Steam sale in May, the traveling showcase is "going away for now."

The Steam Game Festival Will Fill the Void of E3 2020 This Summer With Limited-Time Demos

The digital event is teasing more platforms to come.

ID@Xbox's 6-Part Showcase Spotlights Indies That Would've Been at GDC 2020

It's sort of like a bunch of tiny Nintendo Indie World videos all released at once.

USG Notebook: One of 2020's Hottest Games Might Be Super Mario 64?

Super Mario 3D World, Galaxy, Sunshine, and 64 are getting everyone's attention.

Untitled Goose Game's Delightful Soundtrack Is Now Available to Stream

Dan Golding's goose-y Debussy interpretations have been released by a real classical music label.

EGX Rezzed Digital is Live, Showcasing Tons of Indies and Live Let's Plays

With panels on careers advice, how to get into games journalism, and more.

Steam's Second Game Festival Is Live With Over 40 Demos That Missed Out on GDC

From a winemaking sim to a kickball brawler, there's lots to play right now.

Everything Shown in Today's Nintendo Indie Showcase

Including a few games that are out today.

The Last Campfire, A Small Scale Adventure by Hello Games, Is Out This Summer

The studio behind No Man's Sky has a new game, and it's coming to most platforms.

Nintendo's Hosting Another Indie World Presentation Tomorrow

It's not a Direct, but c'mon, you want to hear about these games too.

Afterparty's Hellbound Bar Crawl Hits Nintendo Switch Next Week

Night School Studio's Oxenfree follow-up has a release date for Switch, and it's very soon.

BAFTA Winning Storybook Game Florence Is Coming to Switch, PC, and Mac This Month

This quaint love story is finding a few new homes.

Indie Publisher Compares Switch to Steam: “In Comparison, I Just Have Zero Clue Whether It’s Going to Sell or Not”

The Switch backend seems to be leaving some folks in the dark.

After a Nine Year Wait, Kentucky Route Zero Finally Comes to a Conclusion This Month

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will also release in its entirety across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Doki Doki Literature Club Creator Says New Content is Coming This Year

He's also got a new original VN in the works.

New Dangen CEO Says All Developers Are "Free to Reconsider Contracts" In Wake of Publisher Controversy

The indie publisher is offering an out for those who want it.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Gets Delayed by One Month

You'll have to wait a teensy bit longer this spring to play the new Ori.

The Absurdly Difficult La-Mulana Games are Finally Coming to Current-Gen Console in Early 2020

Hope you're ready to get lost in some ruins, and then smushed.

The CEO of Japanese Indie Publisher Dangen Entertainment Resigns As Allegations of Harassment Mount [Update]

Ben Judd is stepping back from the publisher he helped found, as well as his "other industry endeavors."

After Four Years of Development, Here's the First Glimpse of Axiom Verge 2

Tom Happ's been working on a follow-up to his Metroidvania for 4 years.

Nintendo's Streaming One More Indie Showcase Before the Year's End: Watch It Here

The Switch gets one last shot of indie news for 2019.

The Choose Your Own Adventure Publisher is Going After Indie Developers Who Use Its Trademark Phrase

Takedown notices going out to small-scale devs on Itch.io.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

Wargroove Developers Respond to Criticisms of Whitewashed Voice Cast

"We want to be honest about what happened."

Indie Devs: Apple Arcade is Healing a Wound in Mobile Gaming

The developers of Guildlings and Threes say the model is fixing the player-dev relationship.

Fans Are Comparing Wattam With Death Stranding, and Now Keita Takahashi Is Weighing in

Is Wattam a strand game? Maybe Takahashi or Kojima will tell us one day.

Katamari Dev’s Wattam Finally Has a Release Date

It'll debut on PS4 and PC a little over five years after it was announced.

Suda and Swery Host Strange Reveal Event for New Horror Game Collaboration

Welcome to the Hotel Barcelona.

Manifold Garden Launches This Friday After Seven Years of Development

The mind-warping puzzler is finally finished.

Time-Looping Mystery Outer Wilds is Coming to PlayStation 4 Next Week

Solve space mysteries and try not to wake the space fish.

Following Bombshell Report, More Indies Share Horror Stories of Working With Nicalis

Sources allege that Nicalis routinely stonewalls its prospective and established business partners.

Apple Arcade Springs Soft Launch on Developers, Some Games May Not Be Final Versions

Some iOS 13 beta participants can play games that don't even have official release dates yet.

New Celeste DLC Includes an Affecting Revelation About Madeline That Casts Her Story in a New Light

Madeline's battle with depression and anxiety take on a new meaning in Farewell DLC.

Untitled Goose Game Will Sound Its Release Honk This September

Less than a month 'til goose-ageddon.

"Stop Asking 'Is It Political?' and Start Asking Instead About the Actual Politics of Each Game"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.

Epic Responds To "Disturbing Trend" of Misinformation and Harassment of Epic-Exclusive Developers

The publisher is supporting its partners in the wake of a harassment campaign.

Ooblets Devs Flooded With Hateful Messages Following Epic Deal

The anti-Epic vitriol train went to Ooblets this time.

The Wii U And 3DS Both Have The Same Number Of Upcoming Games... One

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.

There's a New Turok Game, and It's... Absolutely Adorable

He's a dinos-aww hunter.

"G2A Do Not Care About the People Who Make Games"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.

Valve Clarifies the Rules of the Summer Sale Grand Prix as Indie Devs Face Mass Wishlist Deletions

Indie devs say Steam's new summer sale contest is hurting their games.

Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: The Next-Generation Xbox is Revealed (Sort Of), But Keanu Reeves Steals the Show

Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Emotive Adventure Game Sea of Solitude Is Coming Out In July

Get lost in your feelings in a flooded city this summer.

Necrobarista is an Introspective Game About a Supernatural Coffee Shop Coming to PC This August

Spend your last day in a quaint coffee shop at the edge of mortality.

Outer Wilds Will Launch As Timed Epic Exclusive, And Backers Don't Seem Happy

The Fig-funded space exploration sim won't be coming to Steam right away.

Earthworm Jim Surprise Sequel Announced For Intellivision Console You've Never Heard Of

The original Earthworm Jim team is back for a new project.

Developer "Deeply Regret" Easter Egg That Resulted in Their Switch Game Getting Pulled

An easter egg meant to encourage creativity has backfired.

Igarashi Explains Bloodstained Switch Demo's Poor Performance at PAX

We also get confirmation Bloodstained Switch will launch with a 30 FPS frame rate.

Respawn Co-Founder Now Working for Epic Games

Jason West is working on unknown projects within Epic.

The Devs Heard You: You Can Now Pet the Dog In Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is finally feature complete with its final update.

"Apple Arcade Games Will Be Great for Families, Respect User Privacy and Will Not Have Ads or Require Any Additional Purchases"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | EA lays off 350, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai fully retires, and a number of developers reflect on various GDC announcements and events.

Her Story Creator's New Game, Telling Lies, Has a Teaser Trailer

Find the first details for Sam Barlow's Telling Lies here.

Xbox Will Begin Showcasing Indie Games on Nindies-Style ID@Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft wants to show off its indie catalog.

Spring 2019 Nindies Showcase is Full of Surprises and Cool Games

A showcase bookended with two unique reveals. See all the trailers here.

Watch the Nintendo Spring 2019 Nindies Showcase Right Here [Done!]

There are more indies coming to the Switch!

Nintendo Will Be Showing More Nintendo Switch Indies Via Stream on Wednesday

The new home for indies gets a bit bigger this week.

"BadLand has Literally Stolen Money From a Disabled Toddler"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Investors ponder an exclusive Grand Theft Auto, BadLand Publishing is accused of stealing from a disabled toddler, and EA has an up-and-down week with influencers.

Stardew Valley Celebrates Anniversary With Release Date on Android

All that's missing at this point is a version for your microwave.

Former Uncharted Director Amy Hennig Talks About Life After Star Wars, Decries Gaming Elitism

During an on-stage talk with Tim Schafer at DICE Summit 2019, Amy Hennig divulged what's been interesting her as of late.

Nintendo's Indie Showcase Reveals Multiple 2019 Games, and Goat Simulator is Out Now

The Switch looks like it will continue being a great place for indie games in 2019.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is Coming First to Nintendo Switch in 2019

A deckbuilding, monster slaying, fantasy RPG.

A Nintendo Indie Games Video Showcase is Coming Tomorrow

It's not a Direct, but there's sure to be some cool Switch games.

The Only Tool You'll Use In This Open-World Adventure Game is a Paint Brush

Eastshade is an upcoming painter sim.

Play a New Free Game Every Day This Year With Meditations

A new initiative through a new launcher.

Blendo Games' Next Project Is Skin Deep, an Absurdist First-Person Shooter With a Sneeze Meter

And you can pull glass out of your feet too.

VA-11 Hall-A Developers Announce Surprise Sequel to Cyberpunk Bartending Action Game

Androids like it shaken, not stirred.

Gone Home on Switch Delayed to September

Can't go home yet.

Gris is a Gorgeous Looking Platformer Coming to Switch and PC This December

We still don't know much about this game, but it sure looks pretty.

Nintendo Looking to Release 20 to 30 Indie Games on Switch Per Week

Nintendo wants even more indie games on its platform.

Twitch Prime's Free Games for April Include Cult Hits Like SteamWorld Dig 2 and Tokyo 42

More free games for players who love subscription plans.

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