On One's Own: The Developer-Publisher Problem

DIYGamer's James Bishop writes: "A major problem with coming up with a definition for "indie game" really comes down to the single fact that larger non-independent publishers will occasionally pick up what some might have previously considered an indie game. Is Shank any less of an indie title now that EA Partners has teamed up to publish and promote it? Games like this continue to be indie titles, arguably, but have a major push in the public relations department. But how does this relationship actually work? Is it really beneficial to both parties?"

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