Indie Games are a great celebration of the audio, visual, interactive media and in the past few years it has grown into a world wide phenomenon. PBS’s Off Book has put together a great video highlighting all of the amazing things that Indie Games have to offer. Exploring everything from sounds to mechanics of their games, PBS focuses on how a lean development team can move more agile in these realms compared to the major game developers who aim for a larger demographic (I like to call them Casual Hardcore Gamers, you know the people with a hardcore gamertag and only own an Xbox plus every Call of Duty). Indie games have come a long way in the last few years getting major recognition through Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, and simular platforms, as well as getting large amounts of crowd funding from services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Plus an award winning feature film Indie Game The Movie. Games have been craving more from the gaming experience and the indie game community has become hard to ignore.
If you were as blown away by Journey as we were I bet you’re wondering how you can get your hands on that sweet sweet sound track… well the obvious answer would be to GO BUY IT but if you’re broke like us then take a look at this soundcloud. Posted by the team who made Journey. You can’t download it but hell if listing to it on your internet enabled phone or MP3 player isn’t just like having it downloaded.
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I haven’t posted anything in a while so I figured I would give you this ADORABLE picture of Sack Boy in a Journey Costume! I hear it is coming our next month. I await impatiently.
In celebration of Journey’s release on the Playstation Network we are going to be giving away $20 worth of Playstation Network credit! It order to be up for the credits all you have to do is be following @hashtagnerd and tweet the below message.
Follow @hashtagnerd and retweet this for a chance to win Playstation Network Credits!!! I am a #nerd
After tweeting this message you will be in the running for the chance to win. This contest will run from March 13th to March 21st. Please only tweet this once, your username will be added to a list for the running only once. After March 21st we will then choose a participant at complete random using a random number generator and we will send a direct message them to get more info on where to send the prize.
For full rules and details click here