Month: February 2010

Steambirds: Why indie games are good for fans

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Here’s a rough sneak peak video of an indie gem called SteamBirds. As I was playing, I started thinking about questions of authorship and authenticity in the game industry. The gameSteambirds is a rare treat. The magical design equation = Steampunk + Turn-based strategy + Air combat. Despite my immense love of turn-based strategy games, I’ve found two problems with the genre over the years. First, very few people make them any longer. This is […]