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SOMA is a hit at 92,000 copies, will keep Frictional Games afloat for two years

SOMA is a hit at 92,000 copies, will keep Frictional Games afloat for two years

Ron Duwell

SOMA has emerged as one of the biggest indie hits of the year, but I guess that depends on how you judge a hit. On a grand scale, the 92,000 units it has sold so far isn’t that impressive when you put it next to other games, even the biggest of indie hits. I get the feeling that developer Frictional Games doesn’t mind, because, for its own interests, 92,000 pays for the company for two...

Screenshot Saturday: For the love of Kickstarter, where are these games?!

Screenshot Saturday: For the love of Kickstarter, where are these games?!

Ron Duwell

I was thinking a lot about Kickstarter this week. You read about these Kickstarter flops like Yogventures! and whatnot, and you think, “Man! At least that hasn’t happened to me!” Then it really hits home when you realize that it has, one of the projects you’ve backed has gone south and maybe you wasted your money after being suckered into a risky deal. I read a negative update for a...

The best games of BitSummit 2015 — A whole new ballgame

The best games of BitSummit 2015 — A whole new ballgame

Ron Duwell

Much like last year, I braved the torturous summer climate of Kyoto to cover Japan’s leading indie game convention, BitSummit, in search of the hottest Japanese indie games of 2015. Seriously guys, why not come on down to Kobe next year? It’s easier to navigate, and you won’t be drenched in sweat by the time you reach the front doors. It’s very clear that the organizers have learned a...

Mighty No. 9 team returns to Kickstarter with RED ASH, a Mega Man Legends spiritual successor

Mighty No. 9 team returns to Kickstarter with RED ASH, a Mega Man Legends spiritual successor

Ron Duwell

Keiji Inafune and his indie studio Comcept teased last Friday that a mysterious game called RED ASH – The Indelible Legend would be unveiled shortly, and they have followed through on their word. RED ASH – The Indelible Legend is live on Kickstarter and is asking for $800,000 to totally fund its “freely explorable anime world.”. Those who recall Inafune’s last Kickstarter game, Mighty...