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EA Not That Evil, Sign Three Indie Deals

Publisher Electronic Arts has recently inked deals with three indie developers and plan distribute their titles through XBLA, PSN and PC. This comes off a fifteen consecutive quarter loss and a shift away from retail based sales. The hope is that going digital will obviously cut costs and spark growth…

Braid Available On PSN

Today Hothead Games announced that it’s indie hit Braid has launched on the Playstation Network in North America with Europe and Asia right around the corner. The new version of the title is “fully integrated with PSN, including trophies.” Apparently it runs great and at a smooth 60 FPS. So…

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Trailer

I meant to post this last week so we may be a behind on it but we usually are on most things. Plus it’s too sweet not to see again. This is the trailer for the anticipated PC (only platform as of right now) title Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. A…

Hey Advertisers – It’s All About the Indie Games

While game development costs for triple-A titles, like Halo and GTA, start reaching into the budgets of major films (GTA IV estimated at $100 mil – about the same for Starship Troopers, Terminator 2, Minority Report among others) so does their need advertising dollars. We’ve commented before on in-game advertising…

[8bit Spotlight] Stickmen Studios Ltd.

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these. We kind of fell of the [8bit Spotlight] bandwagon. Well to get us back into it the spotlight has fallen on a software development team based in New Zealand – which is not the capital of Australia. Stickmen Limited is a…

[8bit Spotlight] Playlogic Entertainment

Playlogic is a worldwide independent publisher for consoles, PCs, handhelds and mobile devices. Playlogic’s in-house studio: Playlogic Game Factory in Breda, da Nederlands, is made up of about 80 people and is one of the most modern and advanced development studios. Even though the Game Factory has developed titles across…

[8bit Spotlight] Ideaworks3D – Bringing You Mobile Gaming

There’s no denying it – mobile gaming is on its way up. With phones becoming more and more powerful they’re also becoming a center piece of communication and entertainment. The new ‘hot’ thing is developing apps for the iPhone and right behind it is gaming. Helping in that charge is…

[8bit Spotlight] G4Box Inc. – We Are Online

Toronto based publisher, G4Box Inc, is a leading digital media company that focuses on publishing and distributing online games. Which they believe will become one of the most significant forms of entertainment in the 21st Century and we couldn’t agree more. Founded in May of 2006, G4Box Inc. is still…