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Today’s Indie Games… Return to Form?

Today’s Indie Games… Return to Form?

The past few years have shown something of a revolution in video games, marked by the rise and recognition of the “indie game.” Minecraft, Braid, Limbo, VVVVVV, Super Meat Boy– the list goes on. But maybe we are getting ahead of ourselves. What is an indie game anyway? The question is getting harder to answer as their popularity increases. To start, let us consider a definition. Indie games are typically characterized by small teams of programmers, … Read entire article »

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