Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (21 November 2013)

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It’s been an interesting week. After a Hansa-filled Rocksmith launch on Tuesday, I seem to have lost track of days of the week. Apparently today is Thursday, which means it’s time for some indie news before we prepare for a weekend of gaming. Last weekend I finally finished Bastion, which if you haven’t played, you really need to.

First up, some good news coming for Make Games SA. They are registering with the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as an Industry Association. With this, they could apply for funding to send people on a trade mission – sounds just like Civ V. In actual fact, this means that we could have a South African delegation at the GDC in San Francisco or Europe. Don’t worry, this just means that they get government money, it doesn’t mean that they will become a government organization. Also, as an Industry Association, Make Games SA could advise on future ventures to help fund local projects – all around, this sounds like excellent news. However, they need your help – so go fill in this form to justify to the government that Make Games SA should be approved. According to the guys from Make Games SA:

[…]Everybody is welcome whether they’re a professional, indie or hobbyist developer, artist, manager or not part of the industry but feel there’s value in making Make Games South Africa the government recognised industry association and, importantly, can motivate it. We need the motivations.

This is something tangible that we can do for the local indie scene, so go do it! Speaking of supporting locals, Stasis is almost 75% of the way to target on Kickstarter. Go take a look and throw money at it if it seems like your kind of game. Also, Vapour still needs your Greelight support – check it out and click on the thumbs up to help them get Greenlit.

The Humble Bundle has gone mobile Android again, but it includes Kingdom Rush, which makes it all worthwhile. Meanwhile, the Humble Store has some games for ridiculously cheap – it’s almost criminal. Go make your own ala carte bundle. Bundle Stars is running a Majestic Indie Bundle that I’m considering buying simply because it has Shelther and only costs R40.

Last Updated: November 21, 2013

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Admiral Chief Duke

    I really wanna get Kingdom rush on my phone, BUT THAT TINY DEATH STAR TAKES ALL MY DAMN TIME!!!

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      3 words… Candy Crush Saga… 🙁

      Totally killed my Death Star time lol

      • TiMsTeR1033

        CANDY CRUSH MY ASS!! oh wait… that sounds sooo wrong!

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          O.o

        • Rock789

          O_O

          Now that is definitely not something you read everyday… 😉

    • joniegub586

      My Uncle Tyler just got a stunning green BMW Z4 Convertible by
      working part-time off of a laptop… try this http://www.Bay35.co?

    • Skyblue

      Deleted Tiny Death Star when I realised that it was gonna suck more of my life away than I cared for. Installed Quakelive instead and I feel much better now.

  • Admiral Chief Duke

    Man, need to start up Bastion as well. BUT Planetside 2 has 2X XP until the end of the week!!!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      Play Bastion. you have to. seriously, just play for 5 minutes and you’ll be convinced 🙂

      • Admiral Chief Duke

        BUT, 2X XP!!!!!!

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          you will never regret playing bastion

          • Admiral Chief Duke

            Bastion can wait until the 2X XP is over

          • Willjam

            Bastion is amazing. Just the music hooked me

          • ToshZA

            Never ever ever ever ever in the history of ever and gaming would a person regret it. Too much of awesome.

  • Admiral Chief Duke

    I dunno, Vapour does not interest me tbh

  • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

    Sorry to Hi-Jack the article… But here is further proof that Pokemon is only a copy of the previous game with “Better Graphics” and slightly different story line… JUST LIKE COD!!!

    • Admiral Chief Duke

      Also the bloody fanbois, sheeeesh

      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        Lol, my point is merely that every one complains about CoD just copying what they have done before. But there are so many other games that do exactly the same, yet no-one complains about it. EA have been releasing FIFA since 93, it’s the same game over and over, yet no-one complains? Activision have only been doing it since 2003 and they only started releasing one yearly since 2005 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Not exactly a mega evolution amirite!

  • Admiral Chief Duke

    Has anyone bought from the Humble store? The prior humble bundles and the Humble store’s payment options look different…

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      i have! it was the same for me. only difference is you can’t adjust how much money is given to devs vs charity

    • Kensei Seraph

      It is slightly different.
      Instead of filling in your details in one go it now splits it into 2 sections.

  • RinceandShrubbery

    Come on people, fill that form in! Or the chairman will hunt me down! 0-O

    • Kensei Seraph

      Which type of chairman?

      • RinceandShrubbery

        A man who stands on a chair? Hehehe 😉

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Hopefully an axe-wielding psychopath of a chairman.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      I have made you a new avatar! you wish to see it master rince?

      • FoxHoundZA

        HI TIM 🙂 HOW ARE YOU DARLING?

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I am okay…. kinda concerned too

      • RinceandShrubbery

        Yes, show me!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          TADA!!

          • RyseandRepeat

            Awesome! But it also needs a bit of my old identity in…

          • Kensei Seraph

            Maybe try replacing the griffin?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What is your old Identity?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It looks like some kind of bacteria. Fitting really.

          • RyseandRepeat

            It is. Because that bacteria can survive in space and in a nuclear reactor, both of which you’ll end up soon enough Potter, soon enough…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Gosh, you’re hardier than a cockroach.

            Edit: BOOM!

          • RyseandRepeat

            That’s what your mom said! BOOM!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            After stamping on you 5 times to crush you.

          • RyseandRepeat

            Which, although her size, she couldn’t do! Roach power man!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            OMG this just occurred to me. I’m lol’ing my arse off. (Refresh for image)

          • RyseandRepeat

            Hahahah! Nicely done sir 😉

          • RyseandRepeat

            The pic above?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Raspberries?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            No, I guessed right lol.

          • RyseandRepeat

            No, Trev was right, it’s a bacteria.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            So you want me to put bacteria into avatar…. okay then…

          • RyseandRepeat

            I want you to put bacteria into @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus No, wait what? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            See Tim, I never make mistakes 😀

      • Her Highness the Hipster

        you making everyone new avatars? where do i sign up? 🙂

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I need more face shots for Indie Zoe, Next time I wont fail you Mistress! Timmy deserves to be whipped for making you look bad! and yes I can make anyone a avatar if they ask nicely.

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          I also want one 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What is this a charity?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            abso-bloody-lutely

          • TiMsTeR1033

            you want a new one seriously?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            My vamp squirrel is cool, but yes I do, as I believe you can do better than what I’ve got

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Bastion is great, the narrator’s voice made it.

    You could have gotten Shelter for $1 with the last Groupees bundle.

  • ToshZA

    BASTION. My favourite narrative and atmosphere in a game ever. Definitely worth it people. Buy it, play it, love it. So beautiful, and that voice-over, gave me chills.

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