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SA indie nominated for award and Exploding Kittens go nuclear

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Exploding Kittens

For those of you used to Indie Zoe, don’t worry, it’s still here. Just hopefully in a form that people will want to read. Because I know you don’t want to miss all this awesome action on the indie scene.

Last year, local developer Duncan Bell released a game under his Red Dot Lab studio called Blazin’ Aces. You can read Gavin’s review of it over here, and of course we’d encourage you to buy it if it’s your kind of game. The game was actually created in GameMaker, leading to it getting nominated for an award – Game of the Year (for games made in GameMaker). Go give it a vote – it’s currently in second place and we’d like to at the very least keep it that way, or maybe even push it up to first.

Yesterday, I told you about Exploding Kittens, a Kickstarter game from The Oatmeal. Well, they’ve raised another million dollars since then. That’s right, the game is getting incredible support. I think my favorite part is that the normal deck has 5 163 backers while the NSFW deck has 59 323 backers. We are all just far too curious about what’s in the NSFW deck.

I bought Don’t Starve Together so that I could enjoy my desperate bid to survive with others. Of course, being a Mac gamer, that was impossible, but not for much longer. According to a recent update, Don’t Starve Together will be getting the four most requested things soon: Player-hosted dedicated servers, controller support, Mac and Linux support and Reign of Giants integration. I can’t wait!

If you’re looking for some new indies to play, you could do far worse than the Humble Weekly Sale. Offering a variety of indie brawlers, includes games like Guacamelee and Fist of Awesome, as well as Fist of Jesus. Or, just wait for this weekend and take advantage of the PSN 10% off sale and grab some awesome indies on your console.

Don’t worry, by next week I’ll be able to tell you about a bunch of cool new local prototypes for games. This weekend is Global Game Jam. You can still get involved. Register and make a game – talk about having a productive weekend.

Last Updated: January 22, 2015


  1. ToshZA

    January 22, 2015 at 12:34

    I bought the basic Humble weekly for Reaper. It’s been fun, while a touch annoying with the dodge mechanic.


  2. Shas 'O Norm

    January 22, 2015 at 12:47

    Still loving the idea of The Oatmeals game.


    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 12:57

      You and me both dude


      • Kensei Seraph

        January 22, 2015 at 12:58

        Sounds like I need to watch that trailer once I have a 1/3rd decent internet connection.


        • Admiral Chief

          January 22, 2015 at 12:59



  3. Ghost In The Rift

    January 22, 2015 at 12:54

    Remember i am Copyrighting the name “Imploding Dogs”

    *Calls my lawyer**runs*


  4. Kensei Seraph

    January 22, 2015 at 12:55

    My brother has been playing Don’t Starve Together and says it’s amazing.
    This from someone who plays almost nothing but Dota 2 and the Bioshock series is pretty high praise.


    • z1n

      January 22, 2015 at 13:10

      I play almost nothing but Dota. Got DST for my SO, and now I’m also playing it. It’s actually really good and you always feel like there’s something new to learn. And then there are mods.
      IMO this is a better survival game then GayZ, Rust or even in some ways Minecraft. And what’s more it’s a game which seems to have a lot of interest from casual female gamers.


  5. Admiral Chief

    January 22, 2015 at 12:59



  6. Kensei Seraph

    January 22, 2015 at 13:08

    When I tried to vote it said invalid captcha and that my email has already been used, admittedly I did disable a VPN connection while voting so that may have had an affect.
    Now when I vote it gives a server error.


    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 13:13

      Slim vang sy baas 😛


  7. Duncan Bell

    January 22, 2015 at 13:56

    Thank you so much for the mention of Blazin’ Aces Zoe! I’m so happy that we have such a strong local game community, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been voting 🙂


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