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July 23, 2012

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Andy K

Heya! Andy from Story-Games here!

The main thing is, I asked that very same question 7 years ago: "Where's the RPGNet/'Forge Birthday Forum' for indie roleplaying games?" There wasn't one, so I *made* it. It didn't spring up in a vacuum! I had the same questions you did, but since no one else was doing it, I made it myself instead of waiting for someone else to do so.

Oh, incidentally: The moderation step means I basically approve every single applicant in but spammers. But the great thing about that step is that it *is* a step: You have to sort of "want it more" to post there, which I think has created a community of mostly okay people with a low ratio of bitter posters/trolls. Some folks have complained loudly about the elitism that such a step implies ("What, I have to ASK to join!? Elitist!"), but honestly its unexpected emergent behavior was to prevent a tiny but insurmountable barrier to douchebags. :-)

Good luck!

Xander

I enjoy the indie game threads on Something Awful, but they aren't separated out from the rest of the games forum.

That having been said: it's a friendly and honest community, strict modding keeps the trolls away and threads are divided by subject matter, so you won't have a million Mass Effect threads. Right now Dwarf Fortress, Starfarer, Crusader Kings and Day Z are on the first page.

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The Games

  • Energy Hook
    3D grappling-and-swinging-and-running-on-walls-and-doing-tricks ... with a jetpack ... for style!

Jamie's Bragging Rights

  • Spider-Man 2
    The best superhero games of all time Game Informer
    Top five games of all time Yahtzee Croshaw
    Top five superhero games of all time MSNBC
    Top 100 PS2 games of all time Official Playstation 2 Magazine
    1001 Games You Must Play Before You Die Nomination for Excellence in Gameplay Engineering Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
  • Schizoid
    Penny Arcade PAX 10 Award
    Nominated for XBLA Best Original Game
    Nominated for XBLA Best Co-Op Game