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Special: What’s Your Favorite Indie Game?

Published October 22, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene


 < Child Of Light is a relatively recent downloadable video game from the Nintendo eShop  (only for the Wii U).

The video game industry is often known for its bigger titles like the upcoming Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V, but others get left out of the spotlight. Minecraft is a rare instance where what was just a small basement project exploded into popularity. That is starting to change as more encouragement and funding is being given to indie teams to continue to support a particular system. But it’s still a tough world out there to get started and become known if you’re truly interested in doing this yourself.

Read more if you’re interested in some of my suggestions and see what are some of my favorite indie games. I think they’re very much worth a look because not only does it take a lot of work to be by yourself or with a small group, but also what they come up with are often things that are unique, original, and fun to play.

I look forward to seeing your comments! 🙂

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The Art Of Video Games: Part #2 (Music)

Published September 14, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

Music is not typically what you would first think about when talking about video games. It is sometimes the “key element” that truly makes a game. It can completely affect your experience by changing your emotions or thoughts in any given situation. There are plenty of examples where music (or the lack of) will get you pumped or scared for what’s ahead. Horror games or movies have to use this tool to their advantage by giving the audience a false sense of security or getting people to jump at every corner.

Many orchestras and bands often join in on a production, or made to be completely dedicated to creating soundtracks for video games. So be sure to thank them for their great performances the next time you look at media. Musicians truly talented, so they deserve a lot of credit for what they do.

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