Submitted by doctorstrange 1012d ago | article

How Indie Games Can Move Us and Change the Industry

They might not have huge marketing budget or the fancy limos of big studios, but indie developers are able to push the boundaries of what games can do, forcing the industry to change with them. The Daily Reaction team of Seb and Dan discuss how, and get a little teary eyed in the process. - PSLS (Industry, iPad, iPhone, Jason Rohrer, Johann Sebastian Joust, Johann Sebastian Joust, Journey, Mobile, Papo & Yo, Passage, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

Foolsjoker  +   1012d ago
I really hope we see a bigger indie movement next gen as there some interesting titles created over the last few years.
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alexcosborn  +   1012d ago
Agreed. I'm all for creativity.
burn1n9m4n  +   1012d ago
Well it's not even a question of creativity. I think you need indie games as a means of exploring ideas that big publishers are too scared to take a financial risk on. There have been tons of ideas within the last two or three years in the indie scene that have gone on to be aped by bigger retail titles.

In fact, I'm surprised that the narrative style of Bastion hasn't shown up in more games since it came out.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1011d ago
"Star Citizen Sets New Crowd Funding Record with $6.2M Raised"

can't wait!

2014 will be awsome!
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doctorstrange  +   1011d ago
Looks like they shut up and took everyone's money
doctorstrange  +   1012d ago
Some really powerful indie games out there, truly the best place to look for something different.
TrendyGamers  +   1012d ago
PlayStation Mobile will really pave the way for some unique games.
doctorstrange  +   1012d ago
Hopefully. But they need to give developers a realistic reason to switch from iOS and Google Play, which are far larger markets.
dbjj12088  +   1011d ago
I agree with doctor strange. Unifying with those mobile platforms will make PlayStstion Mobile more attractive to indie devs.
BitbyDeath  +   1011d ago
I hope so, current mobile games are just plain horrible. EA remade Theme Park and made it utter garbage that charges you at every turn.

Someone needs to turn those games around to show it's not just about repetitive instruction/endless fees
dbjj12088  +   1011d ago
I think the massive AAA games are just too big and limbering to really innovate. Indie games can move and react fluildly.
knifefight  +   1011d ago
Journey GOTY 2012 baby!
doctorstrange  +   1011d ago
It's not about the prize at the end, it's about the journey to get there.
Obnoxious_Informer  +   1011d ago
The Unfinished Swan all the way!

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