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In today’s pictures, rescue workers comb through debris in Texas, a U.S. soldier responds to a bomb attack in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama checks the weather, and more.

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Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and the usual round-up of interviews with developers from around the 'net. (image source).

Ctrl-2-Crouch: Solar 2 Interview
"This week I managed to catch up with Jay Watts, indie game developer of Murudai, for an interview on their awesomely passive space sandbox Solar 2."

Gamers With Jobs: Greg Kasavin Talks Bastion (audio)
"This week Greg Kasavin from Supergiant Games joins Shawn, Julian and Lara to talk about developing Bastion and a whole lot more. There's even a Bastion spoiler section right after the credits."

DIYgamer: Sense of Wonder Night 2011 in Video Part 1
"Tokyo Game Show hosted the fourth annual Sense of Wonder Night last week, allowing experimental games to have their spotlight. Ten titles were given ten minutes each to present what essentially makes them wonderful."

Photon Storm: Building a retro platform game in Flixel, Part 1
"With a strong community and plug-ins available Flixel is the perfect choice to create games with. In this two part series we'll explore how Flixel works and build a retro-styled platform game in the process."

Indie Games Channel: Exalt Studios' William Sworin on Silas
"Silas is a hybrid game built with the A8 Engine, combining the best elements of first-person shooters and kart racers to create a whole new experience. To learn more about Exalt Studios, its long journey, and its plans for the future, I took the time to talk to its founder, William Sworin."

RPGWatch: Jay 'Rampant Coyote' Barnson Interview
"As work on the soon to be released indie RPG Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon nears completion, its developer Jay Barnson from Rampant Games was gracious enough to answer a few questions about both himself and the game."

TruePCGaming: Hidden Path Entertainment Interview
"Released three years ago, Defense Grid: The Awakening is still one of the best tower defense games ever to grace a PC. TPG had the honor of interviewing Jeff Pobst, CEO of Hidden Path Entertainment, and developer of Defense Grid. Jeff speaks on various issues in the PC gaming industry along with what it took to develop Defense Grid."

Against All Expectations: Ruari O'Sullivan Interview (audio)
"In this episode I interview Ruari O'Sullivan (developer of Beacon and Fear is Vigilance), talk about topics such as Beautiful Escape, Ludum Dare, and how he once came to Finland and stuff."

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