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Sep 25, 2012
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Wild Rumpus #3

It’s that time again! Wild Rumpus Time! Yeah!

 

Our favourite indie games club night returns to London after its visits to LA and Nottingham. This one is bigger and better than ever before, hosted at Cargo, just off Kingsland Road, and costing a mere £5 for a beautiful ticket. It’s this Thursday too, the 27th September.

The line up this time brings some old favourites together with some new delights:

  • Megagirp – Girp on steroids, 4 dance mats stuck together with magic glue courtesy of Douglas Wilson and Bennet Foddy.
  • Swordfight – Have you ever wanted to strap an Atari joystick to your crotch and (actually I don’t know what you do in this game). From Kurt Bleg and Ramsay Nesser (and Gareth Biggs for the Atari strapons).
  • Uprok – Five players, one foot pedal each. A kind of minimalist multiplayer Tiny Wings. Made by yours truly, Joe Bain.
  • Barabariball – A retro futuristic Super Smash Bros. meets volleyball from Noah Sasso.
  • Komendium – A collection of obtuse and delightful 2-player mini-games from Michael Brough.
  • Super Hexagon Tournament – Normal amazing insane addictive reaction rape Super Hexagon by Terry Cavanagh but with a winner takes all tournament stickered on.
  • Cumulo Nimblers – Bounce on clouds and collect coins. Apparently. Sounds ace. By Farbs and John Martz.
  • Recurse – A webcammy sound-reacty something-thing. It looks tres interesting. By Matt Parker, Colin Snyder and Ithai Benjamin.

So yeah, loads and loads. You should go, I’ll be there, that other guy, the cool one, he’ll be there, so will everyone else. Go get a ticket.

Sep 25, 2012
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AdventureX: Adventure Game Event

Do you sleep with Sam and Max dolls next to your bed? Do you have all the Discworld games, still in their original, oversized PC box packaging? Are you madly in love with Dan or Ben and their funny, angular walks (accurate to real life, I can confirm)?

If so then AdventureX 2012 is for you! AdventureX is a kind of festival / conference event for adventure game fans and makers, both professional and independent. There will be hands on adventure games previews, presentations on up and coming adventure games, a quiz (with prizes!), an audience driven choose-your-own-adventure, and an after-party.

Guest speakers already confirmed are Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games and creator of the Blackwell series and Stephen Marely, writer and designer on Playstation and PC survival horror Martian Gothic.

The event runs for two days, over Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December. It is being held near Liverpool Street Stn., on Middlesex Street under the kind awnings of the University of East Anglia, and entry will be free.

How does such a grand and unparalleled games super-event manage to charge nothing on the doors though? The organisers, Mark Lovegrove and Alasdair Beckett-King, have set up an Indie-Go-Go fundraiser to secure £1665 ($2200) to cover all the costs of the event. It’s a lovely, socialistic endeavour, which means anyone can just turn up on the day, and they don’t have to worry about selling enough tickets on the door. It does need your help to get it going though.

Sep 7, 2012
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We’re Back!

The London Indies website has been down for a couple of weeks. Many apologies! My server exploded, or so I’m told, and I had no backups.

So here we are, starting from dot. I managed to rescue some of the old posts from Google cache and I may get round to reposting them over the course of the rest of my life. Please do not hold your breath though. Unless you are a free diver. My uncle is an amateur free diver. He had to make a neck weight, filled with lead shot. You can’t buy them because apparently they are dangerous, so he made one.

To celebrate the return of the website: Ninjas. Courtesy of the wonderful Jerry (aka King Baggot)!

This actually happens quite a lot.