Indie zoe raider of lost news

How do these Thursdays keep on sneaking up on me? The week is already almost over, and it’s practically rAge time. I really need to figure out what I’m going to wear – the guys are no help. But then, they don’t understand my hipster dress code woes. But at least I know what’s awesome in the indie gaming news of the week.

Neverending Nightmares, a psychological horror game inspired by the developer’s battles with OCD and depression reached its Kickstarter goal. Great news. However, he had quite something to say about people looking to Kickstarter and planning on porting games across a range of consoles:

It kinda worries me in general that if you look on Kickstarter, a lot of people are like ‘oh we’re doing Vita and PS4 and our kickstarter budget is like 30K’. And it’s like, you haven’t done console development before and you really don’t have an idea of how much money it’s going to take to do those things. It’s expensive. Because usually you need professional QA, you need dev kits, you need to write specific code for all the consoles involved blah blah blah.

It’s definitely something that I’ve been wondering about – people seem to just pick a number for Kickstarter and hope for the best. I haven’t seen a lot of evidence of project planning or management ahead of launching a Kickstarter. This is what then leads to all kinds of issues down the line. I think Kickstarter is a great way for ideas to get funding, but there needs to be all the planning ahead of time to make it viable.

Meanwhile, over on Steam, 32 new titles got the Greenlight. I like the idea of some of the games on the list, and it’s always nice to see games getting the go ahead on Steam.

However, not all great games come exclusively to Steam. Check out this awesome initiative – Not On Steam. Tons of indie games that you can pick up for a steal. I might have to cave and pick up Sokobond, that chemistry game I told you about. It’s hoping to get a Steam Greenlight, but in the meantime you can already buy it DRM-free for Windows, Mac or Linux.

Okay, enough of the international indie news! Local is lekker and rAge is giving us a chance to support some local indie developers. They will have their own stand at rAge, with opportunities for people to play and buy some really cool local games. Developers being represented at rAge include: Celestial Games(Toxic Bunny HD), Free Lives (Broforce), QCF Design(Desktop Dungeons), and Steven Tu (Bear Chuck). I know there will be tons of AAA titles and vibrating triggers to play with at rAge, but definitely take some time to give these indies a once over. Look out for the MakeGamesSA banner and you may find something new and different to fall in love with. I know I’m excited to play with Broforce and Wang Commander!

Yes, I’m going to get a t-shirt with a pile of penises from Wang Commander.


Finally, want to pick up some indie games in a bundle? Check out this awesome bundle from BundleStars – for just R50 you can get Sanctum, Dear Esther and eight other games. That’s R5 a game! Do it, do it now!

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

52 Comments

  1. Rincethis

    October 3, 2013 at 14:05

    HAHAHA! I played Wang Commander the other day! AWESOME! hang on, can I say that?

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 3, 2013 at 14:15

      Some play it everyday, few play it multiplayer

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 14:16

        #foreverSP? πŸ™

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 3, 2013 at 14:44

          SP always works, you have less factors to rely on unlike MP. The availability of players,servers,internet,etc. DRM though is like an over obsessed mum. Sometimes denying you the right of SP.

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          • ElimiNathan

            October 3, 2013 at 15:19

            LOL!!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 3, 2013 at 14:18

      what the heck do you do besides flop around? balls and all!

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        October 3, 2013 at 14:24

        it’s a deep game about torture πŸ˜› – you need to use the wangs to slap the ball into getting electrocuted…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 14:26

          Then spraying like mad! hahaha

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        October 3, 2013 at 14:24

        also, flopping is useful if going for gladiator helmet. #justsaying

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        • Rincethis

          October 3, 2013 at 14:26

          I just dry heaved my orange back up, thanks…

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:27

            hehehe does it burn?

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:28

            It does!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:29

            You even see a ginger on gta v besides Michaels son?

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 14:28

          I have no idea what you mean Zoe… Please explain.

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          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 3, 2013 at 14:52

            really? don’t tell me you’ve never heard of a gladiator helmet. i’d say to google it… but i fear for what you might find

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 15:07

            I found just helmets.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 3, 2013 at 14:27

      We’re not at all surprised that you said it. :/

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 3, 2013 at 14:28

        He enjoys watching them spray!

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 14:28

        Shut up you! And go read my ten animals vs humans piece!

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        • Umar Jaeger

          October 3, 2013 at 14:29

          #Shameless…………

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          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:30

            #youknowit

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 3, 2013 at 14:30

            #Respect #gotaDoWhatYouGotaDo

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:31

            Did you read it?!

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 3, 2013 at 14:31

            Sharktopus…..Couldn’t have picked a better winner!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:43

            Did a good job man! I couldn’t of done it better myself…

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 14:29

          What’s this now?

          Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 3, 2013 at 14:29

          read what where. WHAT’S GOING ON?!?!

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:30

            Wanna get high?

          • John's better judgement

            October 3, 2013 at 14:33

            Towely get out of my head!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:38

            The freaky thing is I can do his voice perfectly! and vegetas from DBZ.. and Elmo. I don’t know why but I can…

          • John's better judgement

            October 3, 2013 at 16:04

            It’s not a party until someone does voices…

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:31

            Over at the @movies πŸ™‚

          • John's better judgement

            October 3, 2013 at 14:32

            at the at movies?

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:35

            Lol @ themovies

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 3, 2013 at 14:37

            eh… tl;dr

            nice pictures though. TROLLOL!

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:38

            Damn you!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 3, 2013 at 14:38

            πŸ˜€ I KEEEEEEED.

    • John's better judgement

      October 3, 2013 at 14:32

      Master Rince, I assume your knowledge of the wang is purely professional?

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 14:35

        Wang on, wang off? 0-O

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        • Umar Jaeger

          October 3, 2013 at 14:37

          wang up , wang down

          I’m sorry I will keep quiet now

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          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:37

            0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:40

            You wanna play with some wang? how about a group wang session?

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 3, 2013 at 14:41

            Co-Op?

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:42

            And the line has been crossed 0-O

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 3, 2013 at 14:43

            Sorry….#SP it is……….god dam I’m sorry I will stop now

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 14:45

            What’s wrong with a little co-op wang session! You bounce on me I bounce on you we get electrocuted we both have happy ending!

  2. Hammersteyn

    October 3, 2013 at 14:15

    Wang commander @ 2:40 WTF? Rainbow Sperm!

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 3, 2013 at 14:15

    @zoe can always wear an Indie Zoe outfit lol

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  4. Umar Jaeger

    October 3, 2013 at 14:26

    Wang commander is only for HARDcore gamers.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 3, 2013 at 14:41

      Amazing emphasizing on the hard…

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      • Umar Jaeger

        October 3, 2013 at 14:42

        Oh I though I was being subtle..

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 3, 2013 at 15:06

      i dunno, with that mix they seem pretty casual to me πŸ˜‰

      Reply

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