#6 this year is a mix of old and new: We have a new developer making a classic game using the new methods of crowd-funding to do so. Shovel Knight may not look all that impressive from the outside but it is definitely a love letter to old school game design and an amazing game to boot.
#7 is another licensed IP game and one that everyone was expecting to fail. After the disaster of Alien Colonial Marine, the franchise seemed dead but Alien Isolation not only managed to revive it but also horror for AAA developers as well.
For #8 we have the first of two very successful games based on IPs in 2014 starting with Shadow of Mordor that managed to take a world that we all know and flip it on its head both design and story wise.
This week Ken and I spoke with Alix Stolzer, co-founder of the company Robot Loves Kitty to discuss their time as an Indie studio and talking about one of the most ambitious titles we’ve heard yet.