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Merge, Merge, Merge!

Kelsey's Pick - Merge Games I recently went to a remote meeting for the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) where game devs were there to answer questions for folks interested…

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TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

Cameron's Pick - TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Konami’s TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection focuses on the oldest video game adaptions of the series, which include classic arcade beat ‘em ups, action…

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The Knight Crawlers Dub the Dastardly Duck Competition Has Begun!

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on a great game? Well now you can! Knight Crawlers is hosting a competition where you get the opportunity to name the…

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Dynamic Roguelike Deckbuilder Sigil of the Magi Is out Now on Steam!

Build synergistic decks, engage in strategic, tactical combat, and explore an ever-changing world! Solo developer YongJustYong and Publisher The Iterative Collective are excited to announce that Sigil of the Magi,…

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We’re Coming to PAX Australia!

The Iterative Collective is excited to announce we’ll have booth PR07 in the PAX Rising section during PAX Australia. We’ll be showcasing three of our new and upcoming games, and…

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The Signal State – An Interview With the Developer

The Signal State is full of complex puzzles that have been engaging players now for an entire year. Developed by Reckoner Industries, the game is often referred to as a…

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The Signal State Celebrates One Year Post Launch!

If you’re the kind of person who loves to fix things, who enjoys using your brain to methodically and logically find correct answers, and finds joy in completing complex puzzles…

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Tinykin

Cameron's Pick - Tinykin Growing up on a farm in rural Australia, weekends would usually involve helping out picking a variety of vegetables for extra pocket money that I could…

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Tavern Master

Kelsey's Pick - Tavern Master Do you long for the bar scene but have gotten used to never leaving your house? Do you want to manage a business without having…

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Achievement Hunting: What Is It?

In part one of this special feature series, Cameron outlines the basics of achievement hunting. What are achievements? Achievements are included within games to extend the title’s longevity and provide…

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Survival RTS Game Homeseek Partners with The Iterative Collective

Greek indie studio Traptics and Singapore-based publisher The Iterative Collective are excited to announce their partnership to release Homeseek. This survival RTS challenges you to balance resource management with exploration…

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The Witness and The Looker

  Kelsey's Picks – The Witness & The Looker If you’ve played The Witness¸ you’ve likely come out the other side of it feeling accomplished and, if you’re like me……

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Niche, Breed and Evolve

  Kelsey's Pick - Niche, Breed and Evolve Niche, a Genetics Survival Game was one of the first games I covered back in my freelance game reporting career. I love…

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Knight Crawlers Create Your Crawler Contest – Winner Announced!

In celebration of the upcoming launch of Knight Crawlers in a few months, we ran a contest during one of the game's open demo periods to showcase the super fun character…

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Cult of the Lamb

Cameron's Pick: Cult of the Lamb   Cult of the Lamb puts you in the fleece of a wooly cult leader; resurrected by the deity called The One Who Waits,…

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How to Make a Pitch Deck for Your Indie Game – Putting It All Together

In part one, we discussed all the things a good pitch deck comprises. It seems like a lot, doesn’t it? But if you think about it in chunks, it’s really…

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How to Make a Pitch Deck for Your Indie Game – What Information to Include

You did it! You made a game. (Congratulations!) It’s done or getting pretty close, and you’re ready to show it off. You’d like to approach publishers and let them to…

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Slime Rancher

Kelsey's Pick: Slime Rancher You’re a thousand light years away from Earth and you’ve decided to forge new frontiers and make a fortune doing something unique to this strange and…

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Why You Should Attend the Safe in Our World’s Mental Health Training for Community Managers

Cameron's first-hand experience with the course For the last two weeks, I was fortunate to attend an online training course centralized on community management mental health. The course runs through…

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8 Purrfect Cat Games

With the recent success story of Stray, a third-person cyberpunk-style adventure title that lets you see and interact with its world as a lost cat we thought it would be…

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Evertried

Cameron's Pick - Evertried This week I have been engaged in the world of Evertried, a beautifully crafted isometric, tactical rogue-lite where the player ascends a mysterious tower utilizing strategy…

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Carrion

Cameron's Pick - Carrion Carrion is a 2D Metroidvania with a unique reverse horror theme. You assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origins, stalking and consuming those…

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Bringing Your Game to its First Con? Here Are Some Things to Consider

Kelsey - What I Learned from Working My First Con I recently took a game I’ve been working on to a local con outside my city, Philadelphia. The convention is…

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Mini Motorways

Kelsey's Pick - Mini Motorways I'm always in the market for a good management sim. From Banished to Sim City, Prison Architect, Oxygen Not Included, and everything in between, I'm always ready…

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What Is Ludonarrative Dissonance?

Ludonarrative dissonance is a slightly pretentious sounding term that is relatively new but incredibly important to keep in mind while designing your game. Coined in 2007 by LucasArt’s former creative…

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A Game Developer’s Guide to Steam Wishlists

Steam wishlists have become a key metric for developers and have quickly become an essential way for developers to quantify a game's potential on Steam. Here, we explore why Steam…

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Sunset Overdrive

Cameron's Pick - Sunset Overdrive What do you do when a contaminated energy drink transforms most of the population into toxic mutants? Well, you embrace the chaos of a hyper-colorful,…

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Firsthand Account – XBox & Bethesda FanFest

Cameron - Xbox + Bethesda FanFest (Melbourne)   This week I was very fortunate to be invited to the Xbox & Bethesda Fanfest event in Melbourne, where we were able…

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Banished

Kelsey's Pick - Banished One game that’s drawn me back in during these unpredictable, pandemic-laden times is Banished by Shining Rock Software. It’s from 2014 but holds up just fine, and there…

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How to Get the Most out of Your Steam Page

With Steam Next Fest kicked off, we thought it would be a great time to discuss how to get the most out of your game’s Steam Page. There are a…

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Why Sigil of the Magi is the New Roguelike Deckbuilder You Don’t Want to Miss

Sigil of the Magi hasn’t been released yet, but I’m already fully captivated. As a long-time player of Hearthstone (and an early supporter of Shardbound, which I will forever mourn),…

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Gorogoa

Kelsey's Pick - Gorogoa Gorogoa manages to tell a story without a single word in the actual gameplay. Some people say it’s less of a game and more of an interactive…

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How to Find the Best Game Publisher for You

In #80 of The Iterative Digest, we explored the benefits of working with a game publisher, and now we’re following up by helping you find the best fit for you! (If…

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The Talos Principle

Kelsey's Pick - The Talos Principle This 3D puzzler isn’t new, but its subject matter feels more relevant than ever. In The Talos Principle, you spend half your time solving…

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The 7 Main Stages of Game Development

  Game development can be chaotic, but there is some method to the madness. Here we can take a look at the 7 main stages of a game’s development: Planning The planning…

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Cameron's Pick - Overcooked! All You Can Eat What do you get when you mix a few friends, chaos, and cooking? Overcooked! All You Can Eat, of course! I’ve been revisiting the…

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How Can a Publisher Help with Your Game?

The Iterative Collective is a video game incubator and publisher, so it's no secret that we believe publishers can bring a ton of value to your game. There are many…

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