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Video: Curating the do-it-yourself revolution

Developers Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon) and Porpentine (Howling Dogs) highlight innovative games from 2012 and call for other developers to join in the curation.

Game Developer

May 17, 2013

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Developers Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon) and Porpentine (Howling Dogs) call for other developers to highlight interesting games, as they have been on their Free Indie Games blog, in this talk from GDC 2013. Courtesy of the GDC Vault, this 30-minute session focuses primarily on the innovation in a large list of games, including Merritt Kopas' Lim, which deals with the gender topic of passing, and Droqen's platformer Asphyx, which asks the player not to breathe in real life whenever their avatar is underwater. Session Name: Free Indie Games: Curating the DIY Revolution Speaker(s): Terry Cavanagh, Porpentine Company Name(s): Independent Track / Format: Independent Games Summit Overview: By hunting down and curating games that defy convention on both cultural and technical axes, Free Indie Games is one of today's most important game-related sites. In this presentation, Porpentine will describe how outsider voices are challenging and redefining the nature of games, talk about Free Indie Games as a response to the huge growth in indie DIY, and present some of the best, most overlooked indie games of 2012.

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