Thought Pieces

Review – Bitmap Books Presents: The Art of Point and Click Adventure Games

As a rather precocious child, I had taught myself to read before I even started school. It was therefore the decision of the small little village school I attended all those years ago, to pop me on the computer and let me play a few simple, educational games (or whatever the teachers could find) and free reign of the school library while the other children learnt the alphabet. Between playing Gran...[Read More]

The Rise and Rise of Retro Gaming

Just what is it about the retro gaming scene that is so engaging gamers, collectors and an entirely new generation all at the same time? All you need to do to get an insight in to the rise of retro gaming is to google the term ‘retro gaming’. It is huge and the reasons for this are varied. Why are people blowing their hard earned cash on games that are 30-40 years old? What makes the search for ol...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 3

Disclaimer: Downloading ROMs for games you don’t already legally own is very naughty. You should be ashamed of yourself! Neither Orange Bison nor anybody involved with the site will be held responsible if bad stuff happens to you as a result. I love Sega. No other big company seems to understand the appeal of retro gaming better than they do. Not only have they released a whole heap of their...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 2

Disclaimer: As stated in part 1, downloading ROM files of games that you don’t own is illegal, and neither Orange Bison nor anybody affiliated with the website will be held responsible. In this article, I talk about my own research into the laws governing trademark and copyright issues in the UK. However, I am not a legal expert, and the article is not intended to be used as an in-depth refe...[Read More]

The Orange Bison Journey Continues

As you may have noticed it has been very quiet with Orange Bison over the last several months. There has been no new indie game reviews, no new content being published, even the twitter account fell silent. Why did this happen? Did we just abandon you? Have we lost interest in indie games? Will Orange Bison come back? All fantastic questions, read on and all will be revealed. Life Sometimes Has Ot...[Read More]

Why Indie Games Need Their Own Streaming Service

Live streaming video games has become more and more popular over the recent years. Every day millions of people are tuning in to watch their favourite streamers play games or to watch them paint or show off other talents. These are done across multiple streaming platforms such as Twitch, Hitbox, Ustream and much more. However, after being a viewer of streams and an amateur streamer myself I have n...[Read More]

Funding and Publishing Indie Games

The UK video games market is estimated to be the 6th largest in 2015 in terms of consumer revenues, after China, US, Japan, South Korea and Germany. According to data collected by UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) which is the only trade body for the UK’s games and wider interactive entertainment industry and MCV, the leading trade news and community site for all professionals working with...[Read More]

Review of the BrightLocker Website – Crowd Publishing vs Crowd Funding

BrightLocker is a new and innovative way of directly influencing, and contributing to, the creation of Indie games. Instead of just funding a game for rewards or interest, you can be actively involved in the creative process and development cycle. Of course, funding is still a present factor but with BrightLocker, you get the power to influence the game development from start to finish. So what is...[Read More]

Why Indie Games Could be the Future of Gaming

Indie games are the hidden gems among the gaming community, these games are created from small groups of people (can even be a solo developer) and are usually not given enough credit they deserve from the effort that goes into them. That is one of the reasons why Orange Bison is here, to give you more recognition and credit for your work. So why am I writing this article you ask? Well after workin...[Read More]

Interview With Justin French: Upcoming RTS Game Failure a Possible Addition to E-sports?

How many times have you failed? Where were you? When was it? How many people did your mistake effect? What if your failure cost your friends and family everything. As our technological advances continues to grow at an exponential rate; every aspect of our lives is being stored in Cyberspace. It’s only a matter of time before our online world will become as tangible as the physical world we l...[Read More]

Knockoff Games

Image Source: http://apkmen.com/mad-dex/ A few weeks ago I received a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S7, and did what any new phone owner does: Needlessly download every free-to-play game in sight. Now, It was not long before I stumbled on a knockoff of a popular video game. I downloaded the game out of morbid curiosity, and Android being the genius operating system that it is, decided that I needed mor...[Read More]

An Interview with Martino Wullems: The Man Behind Spirit Sphere

First of all Martino thank you for taking the time to answer a few quick questions for us. We thought it would be a great idea to find out more about your unique way of developing computer games and your process for creating Spirit Sphere. 1)    You have a disability that prevents you from using a traditional keyboard and mouse anymore. Could you explain your health concerns in a little more detai...[Read More]

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