The IndieBeat: Dead Static Drive is ‘Grand Theft Cthulhu’ on Route 66

Developer Mike Blackney describes Dead Static Drive as “Grand Theft Cthulhu.” It’s his debut game, which he’s developing under the moniker Team Fanclub. Though he’s not announcing a release date at the moment, he’s planning on launching it on PC and hopefully one console. The game is also demoing at the Game Deve…Read More

The IndieBeat: Way to the Woods shows nature thriving in a Studio Ghibli-esque post-apocalypse

Way to the Woods is a gorgeous exploration game starring two deer in a postapocalyptic landscape. Melbourne-based developer Studio Happy Bee — which is actually just Anthony Tan — has worked on it since 2015, and the game is slated for a PC launch in 2019 with console releases hopefully to come. As inspiration for […]

The IndieBeat: How Studio Oleomingus is crafting its Indian post-modern fairy tale

For the last three years, Indian indie studio Studio Oleomingus has been crafting its first game, a post-modern fairy tale called Somewhere. It’s gifted the internet with occasional peeks into its magic realist world of stories within stories, notably with the interactive parable Timruk and the delightfully weird conversation-generator Menagerie. This weekend, it plans on releasing a […]

The IndieBeat: Obelus’s bleak future riffs off the familiar present

A game about an intergalactic insurance salesman could only go in a few different ways. One is the Douglas Adams route with wackiness in outer space and planetoid construction sites. The other is Springloaded Software‘s Obelus, which is a somewhat grim though cheekily surreal look at what humanity’s future might have in store. It’s a […]

The IndieBeat: How Rhythm Doctor was 1 second away from losing its pulse

Rhythm Doctor‘s catchy riffs and clever one-button gameplay have mesmerized a few notable indie game events this year. It was an official nominee at IndieCade and earned a spot at Double Fine’s Day of the Devs festival. It also won the award for best audio at the Indie Prize Showcase in Asia, the Busan Indie […]

The IndieBeat: Desert Child storms Kickstarter with hoverbikes and ramen

The last month has bombarded us with huge games like Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Call of Duty: WWII. But away from all the internet buzz, triple-A budgets, and million-dollar TV spots, there are tons of worthwhile projects and weird games out there by independent developers, looking to raise funds on Kickstarter or […]