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If indie gaming was a country, Ivan Zanotti would be one of our national treasures. He effectively created a new and exciting subgenre of horror with his indie masterpiece Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare. He's gone on to mess with our heads while combining emotion, platforming, and puzzle solving in games like Collapse, Collide and NothingElse. His most recent release (as of this writing), the collaboration Calm Time, explores new territory in terms of the way horror is portrayed in games.Posted On: 12/4/2013
Jack King-Spooner, AKA Jack Spinoza, is something of a renaissance man. He makes visual art, object art, music, and of course videogames. To paraphrase something he once said, he can’t help leaving a trail of impractical nonsense in his wake. Well, we can be grateful that some of that takes the form of amazing games.
King-Spooner shares with us a clear and unique vision in his work. Will You Ever Return set the precedent by transporting you to another place, a beautiful nightmarescape that is equal parts Bosch, kitsch, pop-culture, and contemporary art.Posted On: 8/18/2013
Great news, everyone! Game Jolt is now indie! Well, perhaps I should say that I, CROS, am now indie.
It's been a long ride these past several years. I've been working on Game Jolt for a long time to try to get it to a point where it could support full time development, dreaming of when that time would come, and what it might look like. Well, I'm happy to announce that I've now left my job and am going to give it a shot with this indie venture! =]
So now what?Posted On: 8/10/2013
The developer known as Myformerselves has produced only one game so far, but it is arguably an indie game masterpiece: Middens. Many developers using hand-made art and many of those using RPGMaker as a tool for personal expression probably owe a debt to Myformerselves and to Middens. The surreal, erudite, symbol-laden exploration-adventure in RPG clothing blew the mind of everyone I know who's played it. This meticulously constructed labor of love has influenced a number of developers and continues to attract new fans. Recently patched to version 3.3, Middens may finally be truly complete.Posted On: 7/18/2013
The Catamites is a guy who makes freeware games. If you've played at least one of his games, chances are you were inspired to seek out more, or maybe to create your own. The games of The Catamites are funny, surreal, boundary-pushing, and full of wonder over the possibilities of videogames and the worlds they can create. They often feature quirky dialogue, strange characters, handcrafted art (pen and paper, clay, dioramas, Legos), and a tendency to toy with game tropes and genre conventions. The Catamites is building one of the most exciting and original bodies of work in gaming.Posted On: 5/6/2013
You read that right, Game Jolt now supports HTML games! This has been one of the most requested features from developers, so we decided to listen and release. =]
It took us some time to get this implemented just right, and there's mainly one reason for that...Posted On: 2/11/2013
Those active in the community will know we've had an achievements system under the wraps and in closed beta for quite a while. We've taken our sweet time with this one, as we wanted to "get it right first time"™. BOOM! As of right now the Achievements System is released!
Are you ready to stuff your games chock full of Trophies, Online Leaderboards and Cloud Storage features?Posted On: 7/17/2012
We've been working hard at making Game Jolt the best indie gaming site out there for developers. And part of that effort is platform stabilization.
We noticed that a lot of people were upset that the Ad Revenue Sharing system stopped working a while back.
It was unacceptable, and so we worked hard on fixing it! The previous version was looking more and more like a quick hack to get it out quickly, so we stepped back and decided to think about the future.
After a few taps and more than a few clacks later, the platform is much more stable and solid.Posted On: 6/27/2012
Hey, peeps. I hear there's a new Game Jolt contest runnin' 'round these parts. Catch it if you can!
It's running from August 20th to September 24th, so you have plenty of time (too much if you ask me) to make an entry. If you can't make a game in that time, you should rethink your game dev skills. That's a really long time. Like, seriously. I hear that if you make it to the top 3 games you could win some prizes or something, too. I think that's pretty cool!
The theme is Music Interpretation, or something like that. Either way, check out the contest details, dawg.
LONG LIVE GAME JOLT!Posted On: 9/2/2011
Well, there's going to be a little change from the usual this time around; this particular contest is being hosted and sponsored by NAL! We figured Game Jolt has been too long without a good contest, and with NAL willing to put in some effort to get one going, why not?
It's already running and will be ending on Valentine's Day, so get a move on!
We hope to see some inventive contest entries, as well as some classic Game Jolt Good Time Fun!
You can view the contest details as well as prizes at the URL below:
http://gamejolt.com/community/forums/topics/game-jolt-invention-contest-hosted-by-nal/730/Posted On: 1/19/2011