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

Zoe Hawkins

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