ICYMI: King of the Cul-De-Sac is a choose-your-own-adventure that’s a lot of fun and out for free on just about every PC platform you can think of. Read my impressionon Black Nerd Problems.
Here we are with another edition of Indie Radar, our feature series highlighting independent games from smaller developers. Whether they are in development, just released, or in the initial concept stages, we think they deserve your attention. This week’s highlight – King of the Cul-De-Sac.
If there one thing I love in a video game, it’s a story that you can mess with. A good, old-fashioned, choose your own adventure deal. I’m a sucker for them. How can I not be? A childhood filled with Goosebumps books will do that to you. King of the Cul-De-Sac is looking to be the latest in my life-long obsession with choice-based games. In fact, it’s self-described as an interactive graphic novel. So, you know it’s calling to me.
If you didn’t not get a chance to go to the NYU Event a few weeks ago by Developer Shawn Allen, then you’re in Luck! Video of the event has gone online and people should really give it a look. Allen discusses a majority of problems for minorities within the indie game industry. Mainly the misrepresentation of minorities and the lack of them as well. As both African American and Puerto Rican, one of the problems I have had with playing video games is I don’t see my culture and basically I don’t see myself. For a culture that I love so much, for me, it is something that sticks out like a sore thumb. It is an issue that Allen touches on fairly well, so I encourage everyone to watch.
Yesterday, Sony announced that the Playstation Store on the PS Vita would be getting a brand new Indie Games section like the PS3. To celebrate, a new trailer has been released showing off all the great indie games on and coming to the Vita.
I have had a PS Vita since day one and always felt that the system was a great place downloadable and indie games. With more than year within the Vita’s life cycle, it great to see the catalog of indie games Sony has built already. More trailers like this are necessary to show how special the Vita is and perhaps if they threw these into a couple of television commercials they might see more sales.