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Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (4 December 2014)

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I am officially convinced that Joburg drivers are indies. They refuse to abide by the rules, choosing to be “trendsetters” on the road. You know, making their own paths and whatnot. Right? That is what’s happening? I’m going to stick with that explanation in a bid to cut down on my road rage at the idiocy.

First up, Microsoft is apologizing for being deadbeats. Claiming it’s due to technical issues, Microsoft has apologized for delaying some payments to developers for income from Xbox Live Indie Games. However, it’s this quote from Gamasutra that made me giggle:

However, in speaking to developers Gamasutra learned that Microsoft is often late on making payments to Xbox Live Indie Games developers; so often, in fact, that some of those affected didn’t much notice or care that this most recent round of payments was late.

It’s no wonder indie developers are moving away from working with Microsoft.

Secret Ponchos is out on PS4 (I wonder if that means they will get paid on time). Here’s the official description of the game:

Secret Ponchos takes place in a dramatic Wild West setting, full of tension, stylization and attitude reflective of a graphic-novel. In a town crawling with bandits, murderers and bounty hunters you are an outlaw with a bounty on your head and everyone is gunning for you. In order to survive you must be the best and to gain notoriety you must defeat your opponents–claiming their achievements as your own. How many you kill and the rewards you collect define your legacy.

Secret Ponchos in the new PS4 game from PS+ and you can watch the launch trailer here.

Prototype of the Week

I have officially nagged Alessandy who is busy making a game in Cape Town, but he says it isn’t a game yet. I promise that as soon as it is a game, I will let you all know so we can play it and have fun at his expense. No wait, not his expense, his hands? This isn’t helping.

Last Updated: December 4, 2014


  1. Hammersteyn

    December 4, 2014 at 12:46

    “Microsoft is apologizing for being deadbeats” hahahaha that’s like saying Eskom is sorry for loadshedding.


    • Quo Vadis?

      December 4, 2014 at 12:57

      if Eskom were a game, they would be “dying light”


      • Hammersteyn

        December 4, 2014 at 13:06



      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 4, 2014 at 13:06

        Except they don’t work any faster once the lights go out like the zombies do. :/


        • Quo Vadis?

          December 4, 2014 at 13:11

          I guess the bright side to this will be, once the zombie apocalypse starts, places like Europe and America will be in disarray once utilities are gone. We, on the other hand, will be so used to it, it will be just another day in Africa 😀


          • Cat

            December 4, 2014 at 13:39

            At least we will still have our eToll’s, read up about those gantries being on even if there is no power in some area’s go figure.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 4, 2014 at 14:03

            eTolls? What’s that? Must be the same mythical people such as Eskom. I keep getting billed by eToll, but I have yet to pay a single cent 🙂

  2. Pieter Kruger

    December 4, 2014 at 13:33

    There are hundreds and hundreds of Indies developing for Xbox, not that anybody care really. like Indies? Buy the new ZX Spectrum, comes loaded with 1000!


  3. RinceThis

    December 4, 2014 at 13:45

    Microsofts are thieves!


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