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Developers React to the IGDA Controversy

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Authors Note: The developers had a lot to say about this, so I have cut down many of their answers for length with their permission. Following the recent controversy, where the International Game Developers Association wrongly labeled almost 11,000 people the worst offenders of online harassment, many have spoken out. TechRaptor decided to give a voice to developers to tell their ... Read More »

Interview with Eugene Ivanov

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This past week, after finding out about Indie GameDev Greenlight group on Facebook I decided to follow up on it to get more information on that and to discuss Greenlight with someone who was clearly invested in the process and knew some of its flaws. I contacted Palmkingdom’s creator and Indie GameDev Group creator Eugene Ivanov and asked if he ... Read More »

An Interview With the Man Behind Yandere Sim

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I see a lot of indie games every day, especially  when scowering through forum after forum. However, it’s rare that I see a game which has a concept interesting enough to get me hooked. Yandere Sim is one of these games. Set in a Japanese High School, Yandere Sim focuses on Yandere-chan trying to get Senpai-kun to notice her. So, ... Read More »

How is Gaming Excluding Women? – An Interview with Liana K

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I’m joined here today with Liana K, journalist for Metaleater, to discuss how she feels the gaming community is becoming exclusionary towards women. Full Disclosure: Liana had a lot to say and so this interview is edited down with Liana’s permission. Could you clarify your background and position in the whole #GamerGate debate? I saw the “gamers are dead” articles ... Read More »

Indie Dev Jennifer Dawe Talks GamerGate and Women in Gaming

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Indie Dev Jennifer Dawe is a vocal person in regards to GamerGate. After hearing her speak during an open debate, I wanted to get her opinion of the story and see what an indie developer and woman had to say about what has been hitting the games industry lately. The interview was conducted over email, and all answers are Jennifer’s ... Read More »

Crowned Daemon Studios Interview on Freak

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In the last couple of years, the gaming community has welcomed indie developers to make a name for themselves the gaming industry, none more so than PC Gamers. We are very excited for the indie-game Freak, developed by Crowned Daemon Studious. This up and coming creation promises to be released for PC, in addition to Mac and Linux. There still ... Read More »

Stewart Heckenberg talks about indie game devs

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I had the chance to have a conversation with indie developer Stew Heckenberg this week and he was happy to share his thoughts on GamerGate as well as shed some light on the indie developer community. Heckenberg is an ardent supporter of aspiring indie developers and enjoys offering help to new game creators. Read More »

An Interview with PixelMetal’s Nick Robalik

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Indie games have seen a growing spotlight in the industry over the years, thanks in part to the open relationship indie developers hold with fans and the community through blogging, Twitter, etc. One such developer, Nick Robalik of PixelMetal, spoke with me (Bryan Heraghty) on his new game: Sombrero, as well as whatever else we felt like talking about! TechRaptor Describe who you are ... Read More »