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Indie publishing styles: The ‘Hey, kid, take a ride on my bus’ tactic

The week after E3′s blockbuster bombardment from high-profile, mainstream publishers seems like a proper time to step back, take a breath and remember that for many indie developers, getting a game made has nothing to do with fog machines, loud on-stage demos or awkward celebrity banter. Sometimes, indie publishing involves standing on a shady street corner in San Francisco until a bus pulls up and offers you a beer and a ride. At least, that’s how it worked out for Chris Pavia, a developer who recently quit his mainstream industry job to create indie titles under his own studio, Cube Roots

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Dungeon Hearts was made in the back of Devolver Digital’s bus, out early 2013

Devolver Digital has teamed up with Cube Roots to publish the indie puzzle RPG Dungeon Hearts on PC, Mac and mobile in early 2013. Before any of you smart alecks ask: No, it’s not a mashup of Dungeon Defenders and Kingdom Hearts

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Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam Double D XXL run screaming to XBLA this fall

This fall, Xbox Live Arcade doubles down on Serious Sam. Serious Sam 3: BFE – which launched on the PC late last year and was ported over to the Mac last month – will ditch the disc for an Xbox Live Arcade release this fall.

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Devolver Digital open to indie pitches at GDC, set appointments now

Serious Sam publisher Devolver Digital will hear indie pitches as part of its “Pitch Fork Parker Project” at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The project is a continuation of the successful Serious Sam Indie Series , in which Devolver Digital and Croteam produced Serious Sam “indie titles” with developers Vlambeer , Mommy’s Best Games and Be-Rad Entertainment . Devolver will provide “completion funds and a publishing deal” to the three best game prototypes, demos or pitches it’s presented.

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Devolver on piracy: People will pay for awesome

Serious Sam 3: BFE is apparently doing quite well on Steam, with publisher Devolver Digital boasting on Twitter that “people will pay for awesome.” According to the Devolver CFO Fork Parker, SS3 “combats piracy by being a fun, frantic game and offers wild ass 16-player campaign co-op.” Sensing an opportunity, I contacted Mr. Parker to get some extended thoughts on the piracy issue.  “Piracy is a problem and there is no denying that but the success of games like Skyrim and our own Serious Sam 3 on PC illustrates that there is clearly a market willing to pay for PC games,” he said.

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