CO-OP Live 0303, Sooo Indie!

We're experimenting today with all-live gameplay. Come on it and chat with us as we play the delightfully delicious The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and two awesome Independent Game Festival finalists Monaco and Puddle. Ryan was an IGF judge for the festival this year so he's got some unique perspectives to share. Remember, once the show starts, tweet your questions to @COOP_live and we'll have Jason here collating the best. Well, Jason's opinion of what's best anyway!

As an IGF judge this year, Ryan was on the ball for what was the best of the best in terms of the indie offerings in that most prestigious event. The Game Developer's Conference coming up soon is always a huge event for the indie gaming scene and as usual we've got some incredible games to look forward to. The student showcase is particularly strong this year and we'll be showing off one of the finalists: Puddle. Fluid dynamics with Loco Roco controls is the easiest explanation we can think of. One of the games up for the highest award of the festival is Monaco, a hugely innovative heist-movie-in-a-game that somehow manages to be retro and modern all at the same time. Finally, we're leading off the show with The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom--an XBLA title that is so charming it almost bleeds uh... charm! Sorry, we're not quite as original as the poetry and amazing "hint text" sprinkled throughout P.B.'s adventures. Such is life.

Bear with us in this next, experimental episode of CO-OP Live!