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As more and more people take game development in their own homes, it's now become easier than ever to get their passion projects out to the world with yesterday's launch of the Xbox Live Creators Program. The program allows independent developers to publish their own games directly onto Xbox One's and Windows 10's game stores via a simplified certification process and no concept approval required, albeit with some restrictions compared to full-scale releases.

The first round of indie games are available now via the brand new Creators Collection, and you can see them in action via the highlight reel after the jump!

The month of May closed to an energetic preorder trailer for Sonic Mania, featuring a sketch-styled animation directed by Sonic: MEGA DRIVE artist Tyson Hesse. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the Mania developer panel revealed that Hesse's team has also worked on a fully animated opening for the game, just like Sonic CD before it, and that fans can look forward to seeing it live with a launch trailer before August 15th.

The wait might be over earlier than planned, but true to their word, the opening sequence to Sonic Mania has finally gone live via the Sonic social channels. Give it a watch after the jump, but be warned of spoilers!

The release of Axiom Verge on Nintendo Switch has been officially postponed to October 17th, according to creator Thomas Happ. The title was originally scheduled to come to the Switch sometime in August, coinciding with the release of the game's special edition on all platforms; however, given the lack of news about the Switch port ever since its announcement back in June, many people had already guessed that the game wouldn't be able to reach its launch window.

Follow after the jump for more!

Wavedash Games, a studio whose members were behind Super Smash Bros. Brawl's beloved Project M mod, has announced a fighting game of their own, just two years after their modding project was shuttered out of fear of legal troubles with Nintendo. Icons: Combat Arena, revealed at EVO 2017, is a game that's very similar to Super Smash Bros. with an original cast of characters.

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Love it or hate it, crowdfunding has become a huge part of the indie game development process. For many projects, these campaigns are make or break; either you meet your goal and are able to continue, or you fail, which can lead to entire projects being halted. One current project that's caught my eye is LUCAH, a vivid, Dark Souls-inspired RPG from melessthanthree.

Head inside to learn more about LUCAH and find out how you can help!

Less than two months remain until Sonic Mania hits digital storefronts, and with Sonic's 26th anniversary comes the official announcement of a vinyl album, a possibility which was hinted at during SXSW 2017. Data Discs, a UK-based record label known for re-releasing classic SEGA soundtracks in vinyl form such as Shenmue and Panzer Dragoon, is partnering up with the publisher once again to do the same for the highly anticipated 2D platformer.

Read on after the jump for more details, including an early listen at the newly mastered Studiopolis Zone - Act 1!

The world of Undertale is filled to the Underground's brim with a memorable cast of characters, and it doesn't hurt that the game's soundtrack is exceptionally catchy either. Combine these with the determined and talented fanbase centered around Toby Fox's creation, and you'll quickly find animatics, song covers and official remix albums, or in today's case, a full-length musical.

Hit the jump for more details, and the musical itself!

Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel, the creators behind The Binding of Isaac and Super Meat Boy, have revealed their new indie title: The End Is Nigh! Debuting in the genre of adventure platformer, The End Is Nigh is set to launch on Steam on July 12th. The team is also planning to release the game for Nintendo Switch and "possibly [other] consoles" at a later date.

Jump into the abyss for trailers, features, and quotes from the developer.

The second official day of E3 has come and gone, and with it a trio of showcases that held a veritable wealth of gaming news and reveals. From the PC Gaming Show's Age of Empire: Definitive Edition to Sony's Spider-Man to the long-awaited reveal of Beyond Good and Evil 2 at Ubisoft's conference, there was plenty that happened today to get excited about! Of course, with all that news, it becomes easy to overlook something, so we've compiled all of our posts on the day's events right here. Check it all out after the jump!

Before today's Sony E3 conference even began, it was announced that the famous retro-style RPG Undertale will be coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game will also be available in a standard physical edition (for PC as well) that comes with a paperback storybook, courtesy of Undertale artist Temmie Chang.

Read more after the jump!

It's that time of the year again: E3. As always, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has brought with it tons of news already, with three press conferences (technically two, but we all know EA's part of this too) having divulged tons of new reveals and trailers in just the past two days. We know it's hard to keep track of all the news that's been coming out, so we've gathered together every last story and compiled them into this one post for all of our convenience.

Check out anything you might have missed after the jump!

The Microsoft E3 conference has finished up, but there was a ton to see there. All-in-all, the team behind Xbox showed a total of 42 different titles, some of them being major reveals and others showing off mere glimpses at the titles we'll soon be playing. While we managed to cover the majority of our favorites and the biggest news to come out of the conference, however, there's still plenty left over, and that's where this post comes in.

If you want to take a gander at all the games from Microsoft's press conference, make the jump!

The time is upon us yet again, everyone: E3 2017 is just about here. Just like last year, Electronic Arts is getting ahead of the crowd with its own event, EA Play (which technically isn't a part of E3, but c'mon, we all know it is), and they'll be kicking it off with the usual press conference today at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET. We can expect a ton of news on games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed, FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield 1, no doubt accompanied by plenty of other surprises.

Head inside to catch the livestream of the event!

It's been five months since Gamnesia's podcast crew got together to talk Nintendo, and with E3 fast approaching, we couldn't wait any longer. Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for a long-awaited new episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast, as we catch up on everything we've missed from Switch, 3DS, and more. After the break, Alex and I sit down to discuss our predictions for Nintendo at E3 2017.

You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now.

Playtonic Games may be skipping out on E3 this year, but that does not mean they do not have news to share. Not only is progress significant enough on the Nintendo Switch version of Yooka-Laylee that the developers were able to show it off on the device, but there are loads of changes coming in an update that should make all versions of the game more enjoyable.

Make the jump to learn all about Playtonic's latest update for Yooka-Laylee!