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Itch.io Bundle For Abortion Funds Launches With 750 Games, $50,000 Goal

The Itch.io Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds is live today with over 750+ games and a $50,000 donation goal for the National Network of Abortion Fund’s Collective Power Fund. After the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Itch.io will fundraise with its bundle until July 13. Last…

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Following the Roe v. Wade decision, the Itch.io bundle will raise money for abortion funds across the country.

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6 Upcoming Froggy Indie Games

The internet has gone through many phases when it comes to beloved animals, from the “I can has cheezburger?” renaissance to the infamous Doge. For the past couple years, though, the humble frog has been surging. They’re strange creatures — amphibians are already kinda weird, landing spiritually somewhere between reptiles…

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Logjam Explores Gay Lumberjack Fantasies and Queer Cottagecore Dreams

I wouldn’t say that I find most creators (in or out of games) personally and genuinely inspirational, but that is absolutely the case for me with Robert Yang’s work. He’s a game designer who has spent the last few years making work that explores play, queer sexuality, and various subcultures,…

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I Want To Play This Gorgeous Mega Man Legends-inspired Game

I recently became aware of Fermata on the pithos thanks to some arresting videos on developer Kyu Fu’s twitter: showing off an intriguing 32-bit aesthetic and smooth-looking 3D platforming. Merritt shared the following video in our editor’s chat, and I immediately needed to see more. pic.twitter.com/YfyRqHCRP4 — 休符 (@kyu_fu) May…

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ICYMI: Here’s Everything at Nintendo’s Indie World Presentation

Indie World, Nintendo’s Indie-focused event that sits in parallel to the typical Nintendo Direct presentations, got another quarterly show today. There’s usually quite a few reveals and updates, plus a lot of shadow drops — games that get released the day of the show. Here’s everything and the kitchen sink…

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Everything You Missed From Today’s Nintendo Indie World

Nintendo held an Indie World presentation today, where the platform holder spotlighted a number of new indie games and updated some others with release dates for the Switch. Previous shows have unveiled games like Hollow Knight: Silk Song and Axiom Verge 2 but also host a number of really cool…

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A Short Hike Has Me Excited About Game Design Again

A Short Hike has always been a game I meant to play. It received serious positive buzz from smart folks when it arrived in 2019, and its pitch is very appealing: it’s a small-scale — yet complete — open-world platformer. In its adorable, outdoorsy world, you play as a bird…

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