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After teasing some farewell levels for Celeste late last year, one of the game's co-creators, Matt Thorson, took to Twitter yesterday to detail exactly what we can expect from the upcoming DLC. Coming free to all platforms, these additional levels will be leaving the iconic strawberries behind, but they will feature a few new items and mechanics to make up for it. There's no word on when this DLC will be available, though they unfortunately won't be ready in time for the game's first anniversary on January 25th.

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If you're anything like me, you were probably ecstatic when Celeste got a Game of the Year nomination for The Game Awards 2018. It may not have won, but the team at Matt Makes Games did go home with two other notable awards: "Best Independent Game" and "Games for Impact." The latter, according to the Game Awards site, is "for a thought-provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message." If you've played Celeste or are at least familiar with its themes of struggling with depression and anxiety, you'll know this award was very well deserved. As someone deeply touched by the game due to my own anxiety, I wanted to talk about how Celeste brilliantly blends this story with its challenging gameplay, and why that hands-down makes it my game of 2018.

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Celeste is one of the best games of 2018, but as is the case with most indie games, it was only available digitally. That's going to change as we enter the new year, courtesy of Limited Run Games, a company which specializes in creating physical copies of digital-only games in limited batches. Two versions of the game will be available for sale starting January 1st—a standard edition and a collector's edition.

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Switch has become the go-to platform for indie developers looking to expand their audience, and numerous titles have seen higher than expected sales on the platform. 2018 was another great year for quality indie games on Switch, with titles like Celeste, Dead Cells, and The Messenger achieving critical acclaim. To celebrate these and other great games, Nintendo has put together two sizzle reels of 2018 Indie Hits on Switch.

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One of my favorite games of the year is indie darling Celeste. With challenging platforming gameplay, an outstanding soundtrack, beautiful retro graphics, and an emotionally charged story, Celeste impressed gamers around the world. It even managed a Game of the Year nomination and took home Best Independent Game at The Game Awards. Director Matt Thorson recently shared a major milestone for the hit game on Twitter and also teased more content for the future.

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The Game Awards 2018 is coming up in just a few weeks, and it's expected to be packed with more announcements than any previous show. Of course, as the name of the event indicates, the focus of The Game Awards is to honor the best video games from 2018. With that in mind, host and creator Geoff Keighley just revealed all the categories and nominees up for awards.

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It's been an interesting week for Undertale fans. Toby Fox, creator of the indie sensation, began dropping teasers about an upcoming announcement earlier this week. When the fated day came, Fox made a "survey" available for download. This free download turned out to be the first chapter of a new RPG called Delta Rune, and it left Undertale fans with countless questions. Thankfully, Fox has returned to answer some of those questions.

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Indie developer Toby Fox entranced the world with the charming, quirky, and lore-filled world of Undertale, and now he may be preparing to do so again. Dedicated fans have been chomping at the bit for any news about his next project for years, and the recent Nintendo Switch release of Undertale seemed to hint at an incoming announcement. A month later, Fox is cranking up the hype with a much more direct teaser.

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During this year's E3 I went hands-on with a point-and-click adventure called 3 Minutes to Midnight, and I came away quite impressed. We later named it our Best Indie Game of E3 2018, and we've been looking forward to seeing more of it since. That wish was granted today, as developer Scarecrow Studio released a new trailer that highlights some of the crazy characters, diverse environments, and mysterious happenings in a once-quiet New Mexico town.

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It's a great time to be a fan of indie games, especially if you own a Nintendo Switch. Last week Nintendo of Europe held  an indies showcase where they unveiled Windjammers 2 and other upcoming games and gave us updates on some exciting games we already knew about. Nintendo teased that there was more to come, and later announced another indie showcase. The fated day is here, and the action all kicks off at 9:00 AM Pacific / noon Eastern.

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Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is one of the biggest indie success stories of all time with over 2 million sales across numerous platforms. If you bought the Treasure Trove edition of this retro-styled platformer, you have access to all DLC, including the upcoming King of Cards expansion. We thought this would be the last update for Shovel Knight, but apparently that's not the case.

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Nintendo just keeps the announcements rolling! It wasn't long after E3 before Nintendo returned with their next video presentation, an Indie Highlights video that revealed Windjammers 2 and tons of other upcoming games. The video ended with Nintendo promising that more news was on the way, and they weren't kidding. The next Nintendo showcase has already been announced, and it's coming soon!

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It's been less than two weeks since the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, but Nintendo is already back with another video presentation. This time, it's a look at many of the exciting independent games that are headed to Nintendo Switch in the coming months. The lineup spans numerous genres, including space shooter, puzzle, platformer, action-adventure and more. Perhaps the biggest reveal is that Neo Geo classic Windjammers is getting a sequel!

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In a world of countless RPGs, you might be worried that the genre is becoming stale over time. Unfortunately, many developers are too afraid to shake up the formula out of fear their games may not sell well. So while the big names play it safe, we turn to independent developers for innovation. Enter Quincy Pringle, a young developer who is ready to liven up the RPG scene with his new game OTHER: Her Loving Embrace. The game takes traditional turn-based battles and turns each one into an interactive experience.

I had a chance to talk to Quincy about his upcoming game, and he had a lot to share, including details about the game's story, characters, additional gameplay mechanics, and much more. Quincy went into detail about his passion for game development, some of his greatest inspirations, and even some hardships he's faced when working on projects in the past. Hit the jump for the full interview!

We're just a month and a half out from Cuphead's first anniversary, but the charming indie game is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Studio MDHR announced earlier today that their premiere title has sold over 3 million copies since its launch on September 29th of last year.

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