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Developer Twisted Pixel is no stranger to giving freebies to their loyal fans and their latest announcement is tantalizing as well. For those of you who don’t know, their newest game in development is Comic Jumper, which sees an eccentric super hero jumping through several stylized comics to save the day.

In true indie fashion, the devs have decided to include a free DLC package for ‘Splosion Man for fans who purchase Comic Jumper, including both a multiplayer level and a single player level for fans to explore.


This year is going to be great for indie games, and when you combine that with cute, what you end up with is ilomilo. This Swedish platform puzzler rivals Little Big Planet in its cuteness and yet I still have no idea what the gameplay is like other than using two cute characters to move blocks back and forth.

The summer trailer helps to alleviate some of the mystery around the game, giving us a glimpse at the “ilomilo shuffle” which reminds me of the old tile shufflers in which you move tiles around to solve a puzzle. Still, the healthy heap of adorable Southend Interactive is piling on is making ilomilo a must try title for Xbox LIVE later this year.

It’s always good to see healthy competitions that spawn awesome indie games and the Make ‘Em Up competition is no exception. Sponsored by Turborilla and Blue Systems, the contest aims to find the best indie game prototype and award that team with $80,000 in order to make their game a reality.

The kicker here is that you don’t even need to have a finished game to enter. The idea is to find a team with a great idea to bring the game to life. The only requirements are a great prototype and a competent team to take said prototype from design to finish if the idea is chosen.


Smashmouth Games has partnered with the Blitz1Up initiative to bring their ambient music game Ongaku to PC and possibly other platforms such as Xbox Live Arcade soon.

Ongaku is a 2D rhythm game combining elements of Patapon and the Guitar Hero series to create a new brand of musical gameplay. Players assume the role of a crystal known as Ongaku and must paint each level by popping the colored paint bubbles in time to the musical beat. With each successful bubble popped, the world behind Ongaku comes to life in vibrant colors and shapes.

The flash version of Ongaku is available for play here, but the partnership with Blitz1Up promises to bring about several changes to the game.


If you’re a fan of ambient strategy games, this is one release you are going to want to look out for. Alex May and Rudolf Kremers announced their 2009 Independent Games Festival finalist Eufloria will be released on the PlayStation network sometime next year.

According to the press release, this new version of Eufloria will feature new content and several improvements over the PC version that was released late last year. There are scant details on what sort of new content we will be seeing, but because the game is divided up into levels one would assume you will see new environments to explore and conquer.


Indie pay whatever deals have run into problems recently with the miscommunication stirred up from the last deal, however the most recent set of indie games to feature this pricing scheme are very much legit. They are both being offered by their original creators and while they are not part of a bundle, it is worth checking out these titles if you enjoy platformer games.

The first of the two is the Lunar Pack bundle which contains two different games, including Wake and Lunneye Devisty. Both are platforming adventures with Wake focusing on the story of an engineer who must navigate a sinking ship in order to be rescued, and Lunneye Devisty the story of an alien who has fallen off of the moon and must find his way back. The Lunar Pack features 360 controller support, which makes them even more appealing for hardcore platformer lovers.


[Update: Since the time of writing, is reporting that the "Give Whatever You Want" Indie Bundle has been taken down. While the original site states technical difficulties, a staffer at contacted one of the charities involved. The charity stated "we were rather astonished to see our logo on the website ''. We weren't informed about that."

Apparently charities were contacted, but nothing was set in stone. Early yesterday, a staffer for PC Gamer was able to get into contact with the man responsible for the bundle and while his English is broken in the interview, it seems this was an honest attempt to bring indie love to the masses, but the poor execution soured the deal for customers and developers alike.]


No, no. I know what you’re thinking. “Revenge of the Titans? How could they make Wrath of the Titans any worse!” Of course you’re sad you wasted $24.50 for tickets and a box of popcorn to see such a crappy movie, so how would you feel about paying $13.37 for a completely AWESOME game that bears a similar name to a crappy move? Elite? I thought so.

Revenge of the Titans is an RTS/Tower Defense style game currently being developed by Puppy Games, an independent development studio. The game features a huge research and development aspect and the humor of the game is what you would expect to find in a game developed by Behemoth, or Team Meat. Set in the future in which an alien race known as the Titans are attacking earth, you must plant your guns strategically in order to fend them off.


Super Meat Boy is going to be one of the best downloadable titles this year with over 150 levels and insane challenges to boot. However, it won’t be ready any time soon. If you’ve been looking to scratch your itch with another difficult platformer, you should try Orton and the Princess instead!

Orton is a Flixel-based platformer with eighteen levels to knock your head against, though the game’s humor is sure to dreg a few smiles from between curses. The music track is pretty awesome as well and while it is definitely no Super Meat Boy, you should experience it just to see the ending.

On Saturday, the makers of a wonderful little game called Auditorium are releasing their newest title, Fractal, a puzzle game that is literally designed to destroy your life. Or at least all the freetime you have left in it.

To help buyers decide if the preorder discount price of $9.99 was worth it, there is an in-browser demo you can play on the site, completely free of charge. And if you haven’t made up your mind by Saturday, the release day price will only be a few bucks more than the pre-order. Still a great deal for such a fun and addicting game.

[UPDATE: the release was pushed back to later in May, but the preorder still ends on the 15th so go get on that!]


Remember that Humble Indie Bundle I wrote about a last week? Well it has turned into quite the success. Right before the deal came to a close yesterday, gamers dug deep into their pockets and managed to raise over $1 million.

In celebration of this fantastic achievement, the offer has been extended by four days. This mans that you have until 4pm EDT on May 15 to get in on the action. Also, because the bundle broke the million mark, several of the developers have decided to release the source codes for Lugaru HD, Gish, Aquaria and Penumbra Overture. This means that modders will be able to produce new content for the bundled titles. Read more… »

Today new digital distributor Green Man Gaming has officially launched its service offering gamers an option never seen before in the realm of downloadable titles: a trade-in feature.

Green Man Gaming’s big selling point is that games bought through the site can be traded back in for store credit. To give you an idea how this works, the game VVVVVV is currently for sale at £8.99. If you were to purchase this and decide it’s not for you, you can sell it back for £4.99 of credit at Green Man. Read more… »