12 - A Mighty Bloodstained Yooka-Laylee Kills "Actual" Indies

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Minecraft is the most watched game on youtube, surprising no one. But the others on the list are a bit surprising. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/17/minecraft-most-watched-game-on-youtube/

Alien Isolation sold 2.1 million copies and according to SEGA that’s “weak”, proving that SEGA is about as dumb as you’d think. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/13/alien-isolation-sales-figures-2-1-million/

Wasteland 2 GOTY Edition free for players, includes a fairly big overhaul to the game. A dev sticking to what they promised, a rare treat.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/7/8569083/wasteland-2-game-of-the-year-edition-free-for-current-owners

Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night destroy on Kickstarter. Showing Microsoft and Konami that people do actually want games that aren’t brown chest-high wall cover simulators.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer-rare-vival

Ex-Bioshock devs put a hold on The Black Glove for now, but apparently they’re working on other games, so that’s alright?
http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/11/8585293/black-glove-shelved-ex-bioshock

Through The Woods, a Norweigan folk horror game was announced and looks kinda really awesome.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/12/through-the-woods-norwegian-horror-game/

Black Mesa, the former mod gone paid game but also still free mod won’t be getting Xen in the mod version because of tech limitations. Cue the angry mobs.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/12/black-mesa-mod-no-xen/

And finally, Nintendo promises to produce 5 phone games by 2017. Which seems slow but also really fast somehow.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/8/8572401/nintendo-promises-to-release-about-five-phone-games-by-march-2017-any


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Katie Chironis wrote and opinion piece on Polygon about how “big indie” kickstarters, such as Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee are “killing actual indies”.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/19/8624665/big-indie-kickstarters-are-killing-actual-indies

75k Kickstarter Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lFW2sjShHriYRsyuVZx4Se8Qxjw38VJk4g-7cls8cpg/htmlview?usp=sheets_home&sle=true

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