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Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (29 August 2013)

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Yup, it’s that time again – your weekly wrap up of all your indie gaming joy. It may not be as hyped as GTA V, but it won’t steal your soul… as much.

According to Mamonga developer, Derk de Geus, the way in which companies like Nintendo and Sony are wooing indie developers an "embarrassment of riches". He explains

"It’s amazing that all of the major developers are opening up. It feels like we’re moving into a golden age of indies on console, it’s a really good place."

"It’s a dream, if you’re an indie, to go for the big consoles and just be able to play the games on the couch, on the TV. There are so many opportunities right now, also with Ouya and GameStick. It’s an embarrassment of riches because all of a sudden you are able to work with Nintendo, and we’re meeting up with Sony and Microsoft. I couldn’t imagine being able to do this when we started in 2005.

Momonga is available on iOS and Android, but will be getting an HD Wii U port soon; de Geus is also pursuing the PS4 and Xbox One.

In Steam news, 100 titles were greenlit at once in the latest batch. This brings the total number of games published via Steam Greenlight to 260. Greenlit games will now get to polish off any rough elements and incorporate any Steamworks aspects the developers would like. Hopefully these titles will be releasing soon. I’m looking out for Cook, Serve, Delicious which takes the restaurant sim to a whole new level – looks really cool.

Itching to play some awesome Indie Games? Check out the Atomic Indie Bundle over at Bundlestars.com. For a little over R60 you can get your hands on ten titles, including the Tropico Trilogy.

Finally, check out this bizarre pixellated prison game coming next year. Inspired by Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, Prisonscape is an adventure/RPG coming next year where you must survive incarceration – this includes making shivs and working your way up a gang. Why does that sound so cool?

Last Updated: August 29, 2013


  1. ElimiNathan

    August 29, 2013 at 13:06

    Nice, the prison one looks quite cool


  2. CrasH

    August 29, 2013 at 13:07

    Header needs a new face…. 😛


  3. Sargon

    August 29, 2013 at 13:12

    An indie game I desperately want to play: Shelter. Have you heard about this, Zoe? You get to play as a mommy Badger – protecting her young against the elements and predators. I’m desperate to try this out.


    And a related comic picture from the perspective of the gamers emotional turmoil/experience.


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      August 29, 2013 at 14:21

      that looks awesome! will have to get my hands on it


  4. RinceThisNintypoo

    August 29, 2013 at 13:23

    You should review my boet’s game Zoe!


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      August 29, 2013 at 14:21

      cool! sounds like a plan


  5. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    August 29, 2013 at 13:26

    I really need to get a new PC…


  6. Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    August 29, 2013 at 13:32

    mmmmhh… Chocolate…

    (Did you think we would forget about this one? :P)


    • Anon A Mouse

      August 29, 2013 at 14:16

      Ahh thousand chin Zoe, keeping me awake at night since August 2013.


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      August 29, 2013 at 14:20

      really? REALLY?! that’s it, someone in the community now has to come forward and help me make an awesome indie pic that i can use from now on….


      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        August 29, 2013 at 14:24

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          August 29, 2013 at 14:27

          i know, i remember. wait, he also said he taught photoshop… 🙂


          • TiMsTeR1033

            August 29, 2013 at 14:39

            INDEED Ill make one for you if you want

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            August 29, 2013 at 14:44

            really?? that would be awesome! would make me a very happy indie zoe 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            August 29, 2013 at 14:49

            Just remember this, to let those trolls out there that its sponsered by the Timster 🙂 *darn now gotta find that old article again..

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            August 29, 2013 at 14:52

            I know, just don’t want to get into trouble like the time I “borrowed” the ban hammer…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            August 29, 2013 at 14:52

            ill make it look sweet!

  7. CodeName Tailgunner

    August 29, 2013 at 13:45

    Um Zoe, are you sure you want to be in that picture holding a sack and a head?

    Im quoting another post by the Admiral:

    “Trolling aside, I love watching the Lagz staff with their more “hands on” approach. Well done dudes.”


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