Nintendo Issues DMCA Notice to Indie Games; Affects 'Pokemon,' 'Super Mario' and 'Zelda' Spinoffs

Nintendo Issues DMCA Notice to Indie Games; Affects 'Pokemon,' 'Super Mario' and 'Zelda' Spinoffs

Pokemon, Super Mario, Zelda and other spinoffs from Nintendo's popular titles were slapped with copyright infringement notice. Nintendo seems relentless in its pursuit, issuing DMCA takedowns to 500 fan-made games.

by Regin Olimberio


Gorogoa Twisted Apart Minds At The 2014 Fantastic Arcade

Gorogoa is not exactly the kind of game that works with a crowd. Developer Jason Roberts knows this, and as he tried to show off his puzzle-game-that’s-not-a-puzzle-game to the crowd of people drinking at the Highball during this year’s Fantastic Arcade, he admitted as such. But even with the clinking of glasses and the murmor of conversation in the background, the crowd quieted each time he showed the way the game worked.

by Alex Riviello

Xbox One Loading Screen

Are Indie Games Finally Coming to the Xbox One in March via ID@Xbox?

But the parity clause disrupts everything.

by Prarthito Maity

Xbox One and Don Mattrick

Microsoft changes its indie publishing policy for the Xbox One

The policy switch toward indie developers is Microsoft's latest PR move to boost support for the Xbox One.

by Luke Caulfield


Xbox One dev kit fiasco a nightmare for indie developers

Indie developers like Compulsion aren't amused by Microsoft's policies, but are dealing with it best they can

by Prarthito Maity

Sony PlayStation 4

Xbox One, PS4′s indie games policy frustrates developer

Xbox One and PS4's indie games policy will force indie developers to compete with the likes of Justin Bieber.

by Prarthito Maity

Xbox One

Microsoft is like a 'pimp,' Xbox One policies towards indies 'absurd': Fuel Overdose producer

Indie game developer Friqiya Studios compares Microsoft to a 'pimp'. The studio also calls out the Xbox One indie policies as stuck in the 'middle ages'.

by James Dohnert


Kickstarters to watch out for: Armikrog and Massive Chalice

This week's Kickstarters detail two projects from the creators of gaming cult classics.

by James Dohnert

Xbox One

Microsoft Promises Indie Support On Xbox One

Xbox One boss Don Mattrick says Microsoft will not skip the indie scene with its new platform. Will the company's actions match their words?

by Binu Paul

Quintet for Android

Kickstarters To Watch Out For: Pixel Press, Quintet for Android, AR-K

These three projects worth investing in on Kickstarter.

by James Dohnert

Xbox One

Microsoft Dumps On Backwards Compatibility And Indie Development

Windows 8 company says feature demanded by many is useless. Also, indie developers won't be able to self publish.

by Ural Garrett

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Unity Engine Free For Indie Mobile Developers

Developers who want to use the mobile game engine have $800 less to worry about. Now you just need to make a good game.

by Ural Garrett

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