Half-hearted Wednesday post (actually, good news about indie gaming)

Some radspiffy news over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

Some indie games make a lot of money. Most don’t. Worse, many never even get off the ground because they have no funding. The freshly-announced Indie Fund means to change that – it’s an angel investment group set up by some of independent gaming’s greatest current luminaries (the likes of 2D Boy, Jon Blow, Flashbang…) and intended to help the next generation of indie devs get started on making wonderful toys for us lot to play with. I.e. more Worlds of Goo, more Braids, more Audiosurfs, more Solium Infernums…

PC indie gaming has been experiencing something of a renaissance over the past couple of years, with games like World of Goo, Braid, VVVVVV, Kudos 2 and Solium Infernum garnering significant attention (and, in some cases, the sales to match). However, there are still a lot of games that don’t make it to release or that disappear due to limited / poor promotion. Hopefully grants from this fund will help alleviate this problem and allow more wonderfully inventive independent projects reach fruition.

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