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