An interview with Daniel Vavra: GamerGate and the gaming industry


I’d first like to personally thank Daniel Vavra for allowing TechRaptor this interview. For those of you that do not know, Daniel Vavra is a game designer and writer that has been in the industry for about fifteen years. Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven was the first big project he led back in 2002, where he was both director and ... Read More »

An indie developer’s thoughts on the state of the gaming industry


An indie developer, who has requested to remain anonymous (but whom has been verified) considering the recent string of harassment and attacks on the internet, has chosen to speak out about the recent controversies in the gaming industry. He has seen first hand how the industry works, as a developer, and also has experience in the media (though not gaming journalism). ... Read More »

Indy PopCon 2014 – An interview with Extra Life, a charity for gamers

Extra Life

There’s no shortage of need for great charities in the world, especially ones that help kids. Extra Life, a worldwide charity that benefits Riley’s Childrens Hospital, has a local chapter in Indianapolis – and we sat down to talk with Oliver and Jake to talk about the organization, how it started, and plans for the future! For those that don’t ... Read More »

Indy PopCon 2014 – We talked Ray’s The Dead with Chris from Ragtag!

Ray's The Dead

Indy PopCon was chock full of people for us to talk to, and Chris from Ragtag Studio was no exception! Ragtag is developing Ray’s The Dead, a game that puts you in the shoes of newly resurrected zombie by the name of Ray. Most people may think that zombie-based games are becoming overdone, but instead of pitting  you against the zombies, ... Read More »

Indy PopCon 2014 – Arcade gaming, both new and retro, with DreamAuthentics

Dream Authentics Featured

Indy PopCon had a lot of surprises in store for us, with a ton of companies and people that we didn’t know we’d have the absolute pleasure of speaking with! Rick Baretto, the Founder of DreamAuthentics, took some time to talk with us about what they’re doing to bring arcade gaming back for both the people at home and arcades. After ... Read More »

Indy PopCon 2014 – We talk Astral Terra with Tethys Interactive!

Astral Terra PopCon

There was a great mix of tabletop and video game developers at Indy PopCon this year. We had the awesome opportunity to sit down with local game developer, Tethys Interactive and talked about their in-development game – Astral Terra! As a little bit of background, Astral Terra is a voxel-based Action RPG that allows you to play and modify the ... Read More »

Interview with CD Projekt Red {EXCLUSIVE}


The gaming industry has risen so drastically in popularity over the past decade that game studio developers need big budget publishing companies to help fund and advertise their games. EA (Electronic Arts) has been a juggernaut in the news the past few years and has painted a rather dull picture on publishing companies. Pre-orders and DLC (downloadable content) are some ... Read More »

GameArt Studio’s Andreas Mellenthin Interview


GameArt Studio is a small video game developer that has only published browser games before their first true video game creation, Quantum Rush. GameArt Studio has sent out many invitations to many gamers and Youtubers for the closed beta that started back in December. As in such, I got the chance to interview GameArt Studio’s head of marketing department, Andreas ... Read More »

Games to Watch: The Mandate – “One Rule, No Quarter” [Interview][Updated]

The Mandate Game

Kickstarter has become a great place for developers to get funding for games that might not otherwise be possible to complete, and because of its existence, we’ve seen great games like Mighty No. 9, and the recently funded Cornerstone: Song of Tyrim come out and have successful kickstarters, showing us awesome games that are made possible by people willing to put ... Read More »

Interview with “The Escapists” developer; Chris D

The Escapists

“The Escapists” is an upcoming prison break game by developer “Chris D”. The game revolves around life in a virtual prison where the ultimate goal is to break free by any means possible. The game was recently “Greenlit” on Steam along with hitting its funding goal on Kickstarter. All in all, the game has some interesting and diverse mechanics that ... Read More »