Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

The Fourth Wall is Fifteen Minutes of Platforming Brilliance

The Fourth Wall is Fifteen Minutes of Platforming Brilliance

A few insanely bright students at DigiPen have created one of the most refreshingly clever, all-too-brief platformers in a while with The Fourth Wall. At first glance, ...Read More

Cloudberry Will Be the World’s Most Stupidly Hard Platformer

Cloudberry Will Be the World’s Most Stupidly Hard Platformer

Take a look at that screenshot above. Have no idea what’s going on behind all the lasers, spikes, death traps, and generally unpleasant things? It’s Cloudberry, a brand ...Read More

The Cat That Got the Milk, aka Cats Be Trippin’ All the Time

The Cat That Got the Milk, aka Cats Be Trippin’ All the Time

Have you always wondered how cats see the world as they pass through it? With The Cat That Got the Milk, a team of ambitious devs have decided ...Read More

Take Over the (Fictional) Interwebs with Hacknet

Take Over the (Fictional) Interwebs with Hacknet

Indie developer Orann has just released his newest game called Hacknet, and boy does it look like a fictionally illegal time. If you’ve played terminal-based computer hacking games ...Read More

Do You Like Pac-Man, Action Games, and Epilepsy? Presenting: Rainbogeddon

Do You Like Pac-Man, Action Games, and Epilepsy? Presenting: Rainbogeddon

Rainbogeddon is Nitrome’s latest entry into their catalog of solid games, and holy crap, is it a barnburner. The title above basically says it all: it’s an ...Read More

Need a Change of Pace From Your Typical Gaming Fare? “Play” Arcadia

Need a Change of Pace From Your Typical Gaming Fare? “Play” Arcadia

Here’s a massive change from the usual sensory overload most of us are used to from modern video games: Arcada, a text adventure from Jonas Kyratzes. It’s more ...Read More

From the “What the Fu–DAWWWW” Files Comes ChatChat

From the “What the Fu–DAWWWW” Files Comes ChatChat

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say Terry Cavanaugh is kind of a big deal when it comes to indie developers; with games like At a Distance and ...Read More

Pineapple Smash Crew is Now Available, Features Explosions of an Awesome Scale

Pineapple Smash Crew is Now Available, Features Explosions of an Awesome Scale

Those of you with an affinity for fire, explosions, and mass chaos might be enthused to know that Pineapple Smash Crew is now available for purchase on ...Read More

Dirty Minds: Hitbox Team Talks Dustforce

Dirty Minds: Hitbox Team Talks Dustforce

Hitbox Team may have released the first indie breakout hit of 2012 with Dustforce, a smooth, flowing arcade style platformer that I can only describe as the love ...Read More

Microtone Makes My Brain Hurt So, So Good

Microtone Makes My Brain Hurt So, So Good

Independent developer Increpare is known for making games that are as fun as they are challenging, and his newest production, Microtone, is no different. The Flash game ...Read More

Santa Ragione Releases Soundtrack for Fotonica, Is the Complete Opposite of Suck

Santa Ragione Releases Soundtrack for Fotonica, Is the Complete Opposite of Suck

Last year I wrote about a little game called Fotonica, a first person arcade game that was basically all the good parts of Mirror’s Edge if they ...Read More

Reminder: 2012′s First Indie Retro Powerhouse Comes Out Wednesday for Absolutely Free

Reminder: 2012′s First Indie Retro Powerhouse Comes Out Wednesday for Absolutely Free

A couple months ago I posted an announcement trailer for Abobo’s Big Adventure, a love letter to all the NES games that influenced our 80′s childhoods. ...Read More

Review: The Baconing

Review: The Baconing

If you ask me what I miss the most in games recently, I’d answer, without any hesitation, humor. Not just action games that have crass references to bodily ...Read More

Review: Dark Souls

Review: Dark Souls

The fall rush of supposed must-play games has come and gone, and much of us have reveled in a world of gaming bliss. Indeed, this quarter has treated ...Read More

Is There a Humble Indie Store Coming?

Is There a Humble Indie Store Coming?

The good folks on Reddit may have just discovered a pretty awesome nugget of info that’ll delight indie fanatics the world over: the presence of what looks to ...Read More

Q.U.B.E., the First WTF Game of the Year, is Now Available on Steam

Q.U.B.E., the First WTF Game of the Year, is Now Available on Steam

I remember briefly hearing about Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) nearly two years ago, but it unfortunately fell slowly into obscurity. Now it’s apparently appeared out of ...Read More

Brilliance: Play Craequ Right Now.

Brilliance: Play Craequ Right Now.

Jonathan Whiting has developed an indie Flash game that’s kind of blowing my mind right now with its fantastic gameplay. Developed for Ludum Dare in just 48 hours, ...Read More

Ring In the New Year With the Incredibly Cruel Puppy Shelter

Ring In the New Year With the Incredibly Cruel Puppy Shelter

Another month, another Ludum Dare. This competition among independent developers to create the best game in under 48 hours is held a few times every year, and the most recent one just ended. ...Read More

Trailer for Sugar Cube Might Be the Most Adorable Mindf*ck I’ve Had All Month

Trailer for Sugar Cube Might Be the Most Adorable Mindf*ck I’ve Had All Month

South Korean indie devs Turtle Cream have just released a trailer for their 2012 Independent Games Festival entry, Sugar Cube, and my is it a doozy. The ...Read More

For Those That’ve Been Craving Some New Old-School Mega Man Action: Rokko Chan

For Those That’ve Been Craving Some New Old-School Mega Man Action: Rokko Chan

I know there’s a couple of you Blue Bomber junkies out there that are in massive Mega Man withdrawal, what with Capcom completely abusing the franchise and not ...Read More

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