Indie Van Game Jam on the Big Screen!

It’s been a while, Internet. We come bearing news!

If you’ve been following along with the action here or on IndieVanGameJam.com, you would know that we have released three episodes of our ramblin’ road show thus far. Up to his point, we have filmed seven. We’re working on the fourth episode, featuring our Austin friends Stoic, makers of The Banner Saga. This one is taking us a bit longer than usual due to all the various going-ons for us.

While you wait for the fourth episode, however, you can still delight in some Indie Van content. You can see Indie Van Game Jam at a theatre near you! We have set up a screening here in Austin at the Drafthouse Lakeline and you can set up a screening in your town as well! Through the magic of Tugg, you can watch the first three episodes of Indie Van Game Jam as well as a special feature from each episode on the big screen and loud sound!

Indie Van Game Jam Poster

If you’re able to come to the Austin screening, grab your tickets and we’ll see you there! If you’re not able to make it, set up a screening and let us know! We’ll make sure to help talk about your event!

 

See you, Space Cowboy.

The Hunt for Steam Greenlight: September 30, 2014

Steam Greenlight is a competitive place. Our Steam Greenlight campaign has been hard fought thus far. We know just how big of a role promotion plays in getting your game onto Steam. It’s time for our semi-regular piece where we highlight some unique, cool, or just plain fun Steam Greenlight games.

Remember:

It’s time for…

All similarities to any other graphics are completely... "unintentional."

Battle Brothers

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=311186565

Fight with your brothers!

Battle Brothers is a really fun looking strategy game. The art is similar to Diego’s style. (Gorgeous and hand-painted.) Some of the game is procedurally generated, so that’s a replayability plus. If you’re curious to try before giving them the vote, you can even go download their combat demo: http://battlebrothersgame.com/downloads/.

I Can’t Escape: Darkness

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=315021678

Or can you?

On the opposite end of the sprectrum: A horror game! Oh my! The game looks pretty cool, and apparently it’s a follow up from a game on Newgrounds! (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/610205) It’s refreshing to see new entries into the genre.

Ultraworld

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=309754491

Whoa! Colors!

Ultraworld looks cool and unique. It has a seemingly interesting narrative to deliver. The color palette is appetizing. It is, a bit of a mystery, though. It will be interesting to see more. Again, if you don’t want to wait for Steam, you can check it out at http://visit-ultraworld.com.

 

 

Thanks for reading! Please check out the projects on Steam, give them a thumbs up, and spread the word! Every bit helps.

Indie Van Game Jam Episode 3 Is Live!

After a two month cliff-hanger from episode 2, Wizards of the East Coast, the second half of the story comes in like a wrecking ball. (Sorry, I had to.)

Check out the latest and greatest episode of Indie Van Game Jam, “Wreckingball Run.” In this episode, the mystery producer from Episode 2 asks us to make them a branded game that has them look “cool,” “hip,” and “with it.” We take the task head on as we take the detour to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This episode features Pixel Dash Studios, who just released Road Redemption on Steam Early Access. 

Head over to IndieVanGameJam.com to see the episode and download the game.

The Hunt for Steam Greenlight: September 5, 2014

As an indie worried about our Steam Greenlight campaign, we know just how big of a role promotion plays in getting your game onto Steam.  Every once in a while we dig around Steam Greenlight, find some really cool projects, and help spread the word about them!

Here’s how it works:

Here are this weeks picks for games that are in The Hunt For Steam Greenlight.

All similarities to any other graphics are completely... "unintentional."

Words for Evil

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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=296295398

A typing fantasy RPG? Yeah. The trailer looks pretty awesome and reminds me of games such as 10,000,000 and what we were trying to create, This is My Quest. It purports to have complex combat, multiple varieties of word game based on the action at hand, and tons of content.

24 Killers

WATCH OUT!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=304847468

24 Killers intrigued me with its cool artwork.  It turns out this one dude, Todd Luke, is like Shakey Graves for indie games.  According to his Kickstarter, which was successfully funded, he is tackling the game’s programming, art, and music alone.   It’s an adventure game where “four miscreant spirits are possessing the people in a small island town, and you’re responsible for finding them.” Sign me up!

A Rite from the Stars

Shiny!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=230466606

A Rite from the Stars rounds our collection this week. It looks playful. It looks interesting. It has care and attention dripping from it’s pores. The trailer is well done. This game takes our third vote this week.

 

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading. Please check out the projects on Steam, give them a thumbs up, and spread the word! Every bit helps.