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Submitted by RGDfleet 750d ago | opinion piece

Are Indie Developers the Future of the Video Game Industry?

With the rise of the indie movement and decline in mid-level games, will the next generation belong to the small developers rather than the seemingly unstoppable multi-million dollar corporations. (Casual games, Culture, Industry, Machinarium, Minecraft, Mobile, Mojang, PC, PS3, thatgamecompany, The Unfinished Swan, Xbox 360)

AmayaAi  +   750d ago
Shouldn't say the future of the industry, but definitely a good part of it.
TronEOL  +   750d ago
Very doubtful. It seems the game industry is going through the same thing the movie and music industry is going through. We'll eventually move past the "hipster" generation and be back with gamers playing games.

And this doesn't mean Indie games are bad or anything, it's just they are getting more attention because there are people hating on popular games, and claiming these smaller games are groundbreaking.

I'll always play Uncharted, Borderlands, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, Half Life, Doom, God of War, etc, over many, many indie games.

If we lost games like those I mentioned, the gaming industry would be more about fashionista's then actual gaming.

There are indie games that push the better budgeted games though. Games like The Walking Dead (?), Bastion, Legend of Grimrock, Minecraft, Tiny and Big, and such.

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