CVG writes: We're entering an indie-gaming renaissance. Wherever you look, from the PC to the PS3, there are independent developers touting their wares and making a fast buck from their 2D shooter.
But you know what? This is a worrying trend. The Independent Games Festival should be outlawed, and indie gamers admonished. Indie game development is a bad, bad thing.
What's my problem with all those remakes of Robotron? Well, there's a couple of things. Firstly, it's just that: remakes. A Frogger-clone here, a side-scrolling platformer there: we're poking around in the cupboard of history and pulling out ideas that are well past their sell-by date, polishing them up and passing them off as new.