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What Makes an Indie Game...Indie?

Indie Gaming is a growing sector of interest and popularity in gaming today, but what exactly makes a game indie? We’ve all heard the term, but what does it really mean? What’s the difference between games like Braid, Castle Crashers, and P.B. Winterbottom?

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snaileri2596d ago

Independent video game development is the process of creating video games without the financial support of a video game publisher.

No need to open the link to the article.

bearsfaan2596d ago

That line isn't as clear cut as you think. That's the point of the article.

proper_kill2596d ago

While that is the technical definition of indie it fails to describe all indie games these days. In today's pop culture indie becomes the term for any thing that is a little different from the ordinary and still fun. Just look at how music generas are handled. Indie music doesn't mean made in a garage with a few friends any more. It means to add synthesizers and a shit load of random bells.
I would like the definition of an indie game to remain what it originally was, but sadly, that definition always changes with popularity. It happened in indie music, cloths, radio, design, and now video games.

Sadie21002596d ago

What bearsfaan said below. He points out why games that everyone considers to be indie aren't necessarily, depending on who's doing the classifying.

Tolkoto2596d ago

Wait, you mean artsy-fartsyness doesn't make a game indie alone?

JamesDeRosa2596d ago

This article is really interesting.