Thanks very much for entering. The winners were thee_leg_jake and @timbo3er.
The advent of self-publishing and digital distribution has seen the breadth and depth of videogames explode over the last decade. However, game development is hard, whether it’s the biggest budget AAA game or two friends coding in a bedroom.
Independent By Design: Art & Stories of Independent Game Creation is a book that takes a look at the smaller end of the scale, with journalists John Robertson and Stace Harman talking to the developers behind some of the best independent games of the last few years. These include Dennaton, inXile Entertainment, Roll7, The Chinese Room and plenty more besides.
A Kickstarter project that launched back in 2014, the book has finally been finished, turning the in depth discussions and interviews with these nineteen developers into a gorgeous 240 page hardback. It’s been heading out to backers for the last couple of weeks, but you can also jump on the bandwagon now, buying the book through Amazon or directly from their website, where it’s a little bit cheaper before the end of the year.
Alternatively, you can enter our giveaway this weekend.
We have two copies of the book to give away – one in pristine condition, the other also pristine, but having been gently thumbed for an upcoming feature – and entries are dead simple. All you need to do is comment below, but feel free to tell us what your favourite indie game of all time is as you do so.
Entries are now closed and the winners have been contacted. We will post their online handles here soon. Thanks to all that entered.
Entries close on Monday 19th December at 6PM UK time, and the competition is open to UK residents only – sorry, these are big books to post and we want winners to have them in time for Christmas. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted via their TSA email address or Twitter DM. We’ll post the books as soon as possible to be with you by the end of the week, to fill your Christmas with the yellow glow off its hardback cover. As always, our decisions in all matters are final, including whether or not my having touched the book makes it first or second prize.
So, get entering and good luck!