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Vessel by Strange Loop Games is a unique looking puzzle game set in a Steampunked world. Created with a custom engine focused on liquid simulation and physics. After an invention named Fluro was created by M. Arkwright the world has changed. Fluro workers have replaced Human labour. In the game you must use the Fluro’s to bring animation to any liquid. Knowing the purpose of the liquid can help you complete levels. Throughout the game you are to discover what M. Arkwright’s next mystery invention “The Accelerator” might be. It seems as if  “The Accelerator” may be invented for something uncivil.

Strange Loop Games might be going in the right direction with this game. As a company they stated on their website that they are looking towards the best hardware for game play and not just graphics, which is perfect for the type of people that enjoy a car’s performance before looking at the paint job. Games like Minecraft by Mojang have tried this approach and it has worked flawlessly.

I hope to see more from Strange Loop Games in the hopes to keep imagination at a high level. The game seems to have a lot of potential for an in depth story and people spending hours trying to figure out a puzzle.

Announced to be released on March 1st on PC with Steam and possibly a later date for console.

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After taking care of SOPA and PIPA we are thrown another fast ball. ACTA alone could destroy the internet, which would lead to the destruction of gaming among many things. These bills that are getting passed and those supporting are by a generation who do not understand what the Internet is. The difference between SOPA and ACTA is that SOPA was a bill proposed in the United States while ACTA is generally international and supported by 27 U.N countries. ACTA will prevent you from messaging a friend without it being monitored. The video above may explain it better so I urge you to watch it and share with anyone you can.

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Monaco

An amazing looking and possibly addicting multiplayer heist game. Like that of Oceans Eleven you will be able to work as a team online to reach the prize in the back of the Casino. The thing that surprised me the most was the multilayer feature, which separates it from most titles. Each player has a specific job such as “The Hacker.” and “The Muscle”. Although the lights may seem distracting the game play will be focused on your character only.

” I haven’t had this much fun with 4-player co-op since The Behemoth’s Castle Crashers came out in 2008, and I suspect very deeply that Monaco is going to be this year’s breakaway indie hit.” – Motherboard.tv

Monaco does not have a current release date but is promised to be released on Pc and Mac and at least one console.

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Indie game developers and players alike are excited for the release of a new and interesting documentary called Indie Game: The Movie. showing the emotion and attachment to games that developers created for the pure entertainment of others. As developers release their content they are also releasing their identity as an artist to the world, which leaves room for criticism.
Indie Game: The Movie is about the process of making games and the process of revealing yourself as a creative individual.

The focus of the documentary is the story of Tommy Refenes and Edmund Mcmillen – who are the developers of widely known game Super Meat Boy. Phil Fish, creator of Fez and his journey spending years on development before revealing his work.

Pre order’s available.

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Gamer's Choice AwardTen finalists have been announced with the winners to be announced on February 10 at the 2012 D.I.C.E summit in Las Vegas.

The ten finalists will receive:

  • two full passes to the D.I.C.E Summit
  • Up to $2000 per team for traveling expenses
  • An audition session with a professional game publisher (Capcom, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Activision, Nintendo, Sony, THQ, and Ubisoft)
  • Three skill award winners will receive $2500

and grand prize of $100,000 to the challenge winner.

nominees for the 2012 Indie Game Challenge are as follows:

– Blendo Games – Atom Zombie Smasher
– Eyebrow Interactive – Closure
– Zeroscale – Demolition, Inc.
– Team Nitronic – Nitronic Rush
– Paradox Shift – Paradox Shift
– Empty Clip Studios, Inc. – Symphony
– Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda – The Bridge
– Team Dream – The Dream Machine
– The Fourth Team – The Fourth Wall
– Facepalm Games – The Swapper

2011 finalists 2010 finalists

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