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David Owen

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Inside the world of the Spelunky record-chasers

Everyday they're spelunking.

Sometimes the Spelunky world record hunters seem to speak in another language. They enthuse about eggplants and Udjat Eyes, Hell runs and Olmec, a vocabulary incomprehensible to outsiders.

The Humble Rise of Humble Bundle

The modest story of an indie icon.

The origins of Humble Bundle are themselves so humble that it renders wordplay obsolete. Ask John Graham, co-founder and COO of Humble Bundle, his proudest achievement with the company and he won't cite his role in building it up from a room in his parents' house, the frequently staggering sales figures, nor its central role in the rise of indie games.

The story of Net Yaroze, Sony's first indie push

Over 15 years ago the original PlayStation ushered in a new generation of talent.

Most independent developers would likely be horrified if implicated in a console war. In the last year or so it's become clear they might have no choice; independent games could prove vital to who triumphs in the next-gen race.