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Weekly Indie Update (Week 49 of 2011)


Once again we’re kicking off with DIYGamer’s predictions for 2012, but this one’s about 10 indie games they think will be “most popular and well received” come next year. I’m not going to drop my $0.25 on these however, since most don’t have enough details available just yet.

In totally unrelated news, everyone’s favorite dungeon crawler title, Dungeons of Dredmor, is getting an expansion titled The Realm of the Diggle Gods (what an odd name). I haven’t had a chance to really dig into the main game much yet, but from what I’ve seen and experienced it’s definitely one of the best takes on the genre in recent years and if the expansion is anything like the original, I smell a hit coming very soon. Check out the blog for screenshots and a trailer.

And speaking of dungeon crawlers, Legend of Grimrock had another update on the blog, this time with a nice list of features recently added and what’s coming up next in the development process. The one that immediately caught my eye was an option for playing without the auto-map.. That’s going to be fun, though likely frustrating.. but fun. Still no release date though.

But let’s continue with another dev diary: Voxatron dev diary 1 went up this week, and it’s quite a read! A lot of work is going into improving/building upon an already solid product – especially for something still in alpha stage. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this one, especially with the strong community it’s already gathering.

Microsoft decided not to include Denmark (and too many other) among countries that does not have access to XBLIG, so it’s always good news when a developer decides to port games from that platform to other, so we get a shot at enjoying them too. This time Milkstone Studios showed PC owners some love by bringing Infinity Danger and Zombie Football Carnage over. Guess everything has zombies today..

Phew. There’s quite a bit going on in the world of indie games every week! We’re not done yet though.. people were rather talkative this week, and five interviews were conducted. Like the releases and reviews I’m going to list them and wrap this one up.

Have a great weekend!

Gaming Irresponsibly – Alex Poysky, lead developer of Towns
Indie Games Channel – Justin Korthof
from Robot Entertainment
Indie Game Magazine – Ryan Vandendyck from Eden Industries
Pixels or Death – Calvin Goble from RobotLovesKitty
TruePCGaming – Jordan Hemenway and Kyle Holdwick
, developers of Nitronic Rush

At a Distance (free, Windows/Mac)
Bastion for Chrome (demo available)

Dungeon Defenders reviewed on Pixels Or Death and DIYGamer
Interstellar Defense Troops reviewed on TruePCGaming
Rochard reviewed on Gaming Dead
Skydrift reviewed on Indie Game Magazine
Waves reviewed on TruePCGaming
Your Doodles are Bugged! reviewed on Lameazoid