LIFE AFTER “GO”

You’ve signed up, you’ve formed your team, you’ve packed the freezer with microwavable foodstuffs, and you’re ready to hit “Go!” If you’ve never done Indie Speed Run before, you might be wondering exactly what happens next. As...

ISR 3.0 Unity Licenses Now Live

This year, we’ve partnered with Unity3D to provide all of our jammers with a special Unity Pro license that will remain active from right the heck now through October 31st, the last day of the ISR jam period (10/1 – 10/31). Unity’s always been great...

Welcome to 3.0.

Hey everyone, We’re back from hibernation, and incredibly excited to (finally) be writing to you about Indie Speed Run 3.0. We’ve got some cool stuff in store for this year’s event, some you’ll probably recognize, and some you won’t. Read...

People’s Choice and The Mighty Burchatta

People’s Choice and The Mighty Burchatta (also the name of our new band) are two of three “prize money awards” Indie Speed Run 2.0 will be doling out this year. Aside from an immediate cash award ($1000 and $500 respectively), both will be joining...

The Final Five Finalists Finally Fly Free

The following five games will join our previously announced eight finalists to be considered for the $3,500 grand prize as chosen by one Mr. Yahtzee Croshaw of Zero Punctuation. And because all parties are better with more people, two additional games will be joining...

Five More Judge Picks, Five More to Go

Here’s our next batch of organic, fresh-picked games. BRIAN FARGO’S CHOICE: Brightees Soup Kitchen by team StrataGeeGeeGee What he had to say: “I would have to give my vote to Brightees Soup Kitchen as felt polished and an excellent art style for the...

How to Win. Probably.

Recently, we sat down with the winners of last year’s Indie Speed Run to see what advice they had for people hoping to replicate their success this year. Of course, they’re also competing this year to take home the grand prize two years running, so...

2.0 Go Go Go

Now that ISR 2.0 is officially open for entries, we wanted to talk a little bit about how to get noticed by our judges, as well as clear up some popular misconceptions about competing in the event. 1) Team Size This is one we hear a lot, that lone developers have no...

Themes, Elements, Danger Dice and You

Before it’s possible for you to comprehend Danger Dice, you’re going to need to be in the right frame of mind: Alright, now that everyone is pumped, let’s talk dirty. Danger Dice: What are they, how do I roll them, why should I avoid them. Basically,...