RE:BIND

We sit down with James Interactive to talk about The Legend of Bum-bo, the upsides of the indie development community, game stores, the importance of itch.io, James’ career, the importance of having interests beyond video games, parallels with the maker community, and art house games!

The Legend of Bum-bo

The upsides of indie games community (easier to talk with devs, getting feedback)

game stores, importance of itch.io

James’ career

importance of having interests beyond games

Videogames coverage, lack of indie and art angles

Parallels with Maker Community

Dev burnout

potential of VR for indie devs, art house games being a more accessible approach for non gamers

Plugs:

James’ twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesid

The Legend of Bum-bo: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1148650/The_Legend_of_BumBo/

Notes:

Hackaday: https://hackaday.com/

Kusogrande: https://twitter.com/kusogrande


Emily Rose is an indie developer who writes for rebind.io and resides in the pacific northwest. She’s often seen in the local VR arcade and developer community participating in pushing the medium’s horizons. You can find her on twitter @caravanmalice