Welcome to the first of a new series – Get Indie Gaming’s Week in Review.
The Week in Review is a collection of all the posts written here at getindiegaming.com, videos uploaded to our YouTube channel together with a selection of links to other things we found interesting this past week. More generally these items are related to all things video games. On occasion we will look into other things such as lifestyle, news items although mostly these things are games based as after all, that’s what we really do, isn’t it?
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With that, lets get stuck in, shall we?
getindiegaming.com Posts from the Past Week:
Here’s everything that made it onto the website this past week:
- Alto’s Odyssey Comes to Android
- Guacamelle! 2 Gets a Release Date and Price Info
- Edgar, A Hermit Puzzlebox Adventure Announced for PC
- No Man’s Sky Next Update on PC, PS4 and Xbox – 1.5 Patch Notes
- To The Core – A Free Procedurally Generated 3D Platformer
- Boundless Launch Date and Cross Play Announced
- Felix the Reaper Preview – It’s Shaping Up Rather Nicely
- How to Market Your Indie Game – Top 5 Things to Think About
- The Tide Has Turned for No Man’s Sky & Half Price on PC
- No Man’s Sky Next: Time to Look at This Again?
YouTube Videos we made from the Past Week:
Here’s a rundown of the videos we published on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the channel and click the notification bell to get access to them the second they arrive on the site.
Things we found Interesting Around the Internet:
- As reported by the Verge and many others, Microsoft are hinting their next-generation Xboxwill be all about, or mostly about cloud based services. That’s fine, the business model is sound. Trouble is, the delivery mechanism for such services into the home for much of Europe, and particularly rural USA via mobile, cable, fibre or a plain old telephone lineis a long way off being able to support this. To see this away Microsoft et al will need carriers the world over to spend billions of Dollars on network upgrades to provide the speeds and low levels of latencyand jitterthese services require. This is years away from happening.
- The Binding of Isaac card game Kickstarter smashed its target by over 5000%. While originally seeking $50,000, a target met within 75 mins of the campaign launching, the final tally came in at $2,650,780 from 38,334 backers. The game is said to be ready and will ship later this year.
- The developer behind Dead Cells, Motion Twin offered an interesting outlook on their pay and conditions structure. In an interview with Kotaku, Motion Twin described itself as an “anarcho-syndical workers cooperative.” In practical terms this means in theory, all of its 11 workers are equal. Game designer Sébastien Bénard told the site: “We actually just use a super basic formula: if a project finds success, people are basically paid more in bonuses, and everyone is paid the absolute same way. This is a remarkable take on how small teams can be structured. For more info, head on over to the main article.
- The folks at BGR picked up the ongoing story on cable chord-cutters, people dumping their traditional services of over the air offerings provided by the likes of Amazon and Netflix. Cable companies can fight back although they need to innovate and provide original content asap to avoid becoming obsolete.
- While we’re on this, here’s a new major study in online viewing habits in the UK. OK, that’s all a tad dry – this summary is way more fun:
And with that, we’re done for the week. Hope you’re all enjoying this new website and the content.
Coming up next week on YouTube we’ve our Top 5 indie games for August and our round up of the games we’ve most enjoyed playing over the past month. On the website we’ve a couple of reviews planned and the usual news and feature coverage too.
Many thanks for reading, we hope you have an awesome what’s left of your day!