Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I'd like to talk about Kickstarter. It's an indie funding website for various things, from art projects and movies all the way to, yes, video games. It's a pretty marvelous thing, with projects asking for support in an NPR-like method with pledges and prizes.
I'm a pretty new developer on the indie scene and a coworker tweaked me onto the site, and I think (rather obviously) that it's marvelous for the small-time game developer. It's at once a great proof of concept and a great way to develop a personal relationship with fans and supporters. Money is perpetually a headache for small developers and this site can ameliorate some of those concerns. Developers have used Kickstarter to pay for everything from contest entry fees to 3 months of dev time. It's a fantastic way for gamers to support the kinds of small, indie projects that are really fueling innovation in the industry.