A club for all the indie game lovers!
Independent video games (commonly referred to as indie games) are video games created by individuals or small teams without video game publisher financial support. Indie games often focus on innovation and rely on digital distribution. Indie gaming has seen a rise in the last few years, primarily due to new online distribution methods and development tools.
Some indie games have become very successful financially, such as Braid, World of Goo, and Minecraft.
There is no exact widely-accepted definition of what constitutes an "indie game". However, generally indie games share certain commonalities. Indie games are developed by individuals, small teams, or small independent companies. And, typically, indie games are smaller than mainstream titles. Indie game developers are not financially backed by publishers and usually have little to no budget available, thereby generally relying on Internet digital distribution schemes. Being independent, indie developers do not have controlling interests or creative limitations and do not require publisher approval as mainstream game developers usually do. Design decisions are thus also not limited by the allocated budget. Furthermore, smaller team sizes increase individual involvement. Therefore indie games are known for innovation, creativity, and artistic experimentation. Developers may also be limited in ability to create graphics, so they have to rely on gameplay innovation. Both classic game genres and new gameplay innovation has been seen. However, being "indie" does not imply that the game focuses on innovation.
This club was made for all you indie gamers out there!
Have you ever played the world-famous game called "Minecraft"?
Or what about "LIMBO", "Braid", "Binding of Isaac" or other very non-mainstream game?
These all games are called indie games, the games we love.
If you want to win these awesome indie games, tell your friends about this group, and if they love indie games too, invite them to share their experiences and information with us!