IndieGames: A Farewell, But A Hello At IndieGamesPlus.com!
After twelve years of protecting great, playful, emotional video games, IndieGames.com is splitting off from its longtime proprietor UBM (GDC, Gamasutra, and many others!) & going unbiased as IndieGamesPlus. We’re carrying over all of our outdated posts and articles with a model new look and identify, however with that very same dream of discovering the perfect and brightest in digital experiences. And we’d like your assist! Here’s what’s occurring!
All About IndieGamesPlus
We’ve added new contributors & a model new (fashionable!) web site to make IndieGamesPlus, which is a Patreon-funded look into the world of indie video games and their growth, persevering with to offer protection of recent, distinctive video games, interviews with the artists who created them, and opinions and editorials that delve into the nuances of many titles. Our aim is to search out the video games few are speaking about and provides them the highlight they deserve, selling the range, inclusivity, and coronary heart that’s poured into these works.
We additionally intention to maneuver past the most recent releases, opening our doorways to video games of all ages. Too many unimaginable works get left by the wayside as a result of they had been missed throughout their launch window. We intention to focus on any and all evocative video games, no matter once they had been launched.
In that spirit, we’ve got launched a Random Post part on IndieGamesPlus, which highlights a random legacy publish from IndieGames.com’s twelve 12 months historical past, introducing readers to distinctive video games from years earlier than. (BTW, your entire IndieGames.com area will redirect to IndieGamesPlus someday within the subsequent few days, so we’ll get the good thing about all that historic website visitors). These video games had been value enjoying then, and so they’re properly value enjoying now.
We usually are not simply specializing in the outdated, although, and with our appears to be like at new video games come some new faces to cowl them. In addition to present editors myself (Joel Couture), Tim W., Thomas Faust, and Julia Couture, we’re happy to welcome Jupiter Hadley, whose tireless work to cowl recreation jam video games has explored the works of hundreds of builders, and Dann Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief of Big Boss Battle, who has been exhausting at work showcasing indie video games and indie board video games, to our new website. We look ahead to the pleasant video games and new views they are going to convey.
We additionally intention to be looking out for different new views in video games and in our writers. We are striving to cowl works from artists of all walks of life from internationally, and are actively seeking to write about digital experiences from LGBTQ creators and builders of coloration. For our readers as properly, we glance to make IndieGamesPlus a secure, welcoming house for all, one the place we deal with one another with kindness and respect. We will make each effort to make this a cushty place, one the place we will develop collectively as artists and gamers.
To these ends, we ask that you simply consider donating to our Patreon. Even a small donation goes a protracted option to serving to us pay our writers and produce on extra numerous recreation journalists to broaden our protection and views of video games and their meanings. We welcome your assist in any manner you may give it, although, and hope you’ll proceed together with us on this superb journey by means of what video games might be.
Some Goodbye Notes For IndieGames
To our IndieGames.com readers of the previous twelve years, we thanks for approaching this lengthy, surreal, pleasant path with us. It has been superb to indicate you the works of so many unimaginable artists and the distinctive issues they’ve performed within the medium of video games. It has been a supply of fixed pleasure to search out these video games and emotional, digital experiences and to do what we will to convey them to you. We hope we’ve got introduced one thing particular to you thru our work, and that you simply’ll comply with us to our new dwelling.
To the builders who’ve created all of those particular works, we’re honored to have been in a position to talk about your artwork. We have watched as your creativity and fervour have helped form what video games might be. We’ve had enjoyable in distinctive new methods, gotten ourselves into completely absurd conditions, and located the grins hidden within the smallest moments of our on a regular basis lives. Your countless concepts and inspirations make on daily basis all of the brighter, and we’re ecstatic to proceed seeing the brand new experiences you create.
This work has additionally blessed us with some great friendships with a number of the most caring individuals on this planet. You are too many to say, however I would like you to know that your spirit enriches our lives. Your kindness and look after others is a continuing inspiration, and the work you to do assist us perceive your lives and people of people that undergo is one thing we will by no means repay. Thank you for doing what you possibly can to make this world higher. Thank you for making every conference a spot of laughter (and extreme exhaustion), and we look ahead to seeing you all once more sooner or later.
We would particularly prefer to thank Konstantinos, Lena, Thomas, Julia, Christian, Mike, Chloi, Cassandra, John, Anthony, and all the different writers who’ve labored with us right here through the years. Personally, your want to cowl the numerous world of indie video games has spurred me to maintain digging for these experiences that is likely to be misplaced. For the writers who got here earlier than me, you made me wish to do the work you probably did, and in going by means of the archives one final time, I’m humbled by the breadth of works you discovered and the way you made me want to strive them.
We would additionally prefer to thank Simon and Kris. Your fixed assist and perception in us has been an incredible reward, and your efforts to assist the indie recreation scene develop and thrive, and to rejoice the artwork being made inside it, is an excellent larger one.
Most of all, I wish to thank Tim W, the unique IndieGames.com (and earlier than that Indygamer) founder. You have been a beloved buddy and trainer by means of my time right here. I can’t thanks sufficient for the work you’ve performed in protecting indie video games, and for being my associate on this new journey.
Games could be a drive for change. An agent to show us to really feel what others do. They might be darkish, horrible issues in an trade tormented by darkish, horrible issues, however we’ve got additionally seen the sunshine of hope they’ll present as properly.
Thank you for sharing your gentle with us. We hope to proceed to go it alongside for a few years to come back. Please help us do that by funding us!
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief