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Your favorite indie games

Posted May 7, '13 at 7:38am

ChromeDeathRazor

ChromeDeathRazor

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@Ihsahn

Oh... Yeah, Indie actually stands for independent... Got abit mixed up here..

 

Posted Jun 8, '13 at 10:44am

TeslaGuy

TeslaGuy

1,000 posts

What genre are indie games ?

 

Posted Jun 8, '13 at 11:40am

HappySunFlow

HappySunFlow

26 posts

An indie game could actually be from just about any genre, or it could belong to two or more genres, or it could even be "genre-busting", as in, very hard to classify.
I suppose Minecraft, Psychonauts, Super Meatboy, Gunpoint, Don't Starve and Guns of Icarus are among my favorite indie games, though it is sometimes difficult to tell indie games and officially published games apart, since the major difference between them is the fact that one is created by a small, self-reliant group and the other is sponsored, backed up and marketed by a publisher. The former is often free of charge or seeks sponsorship and advertisement either through a commercial platform such as Steam or a donation-oriented community forum such as Kickstarter. 
Although I am all for independent game designers, I do not quite understand why some gamers tend to place indie games on such a high pedestal; personally, I respect indie game creators as much as the publisher-backed game designers, as both types of designing teams have their own advantages and inconveniences: indie designers have more freedom and flexibility in terms of time and creativity, but they work with a smaller budget and often with a low-experienced team, and not every designer is guaranteed a monetary reward for his hard work; a "dependent" designer, on the other hand, is often pressured by time constraints and limits to the style and creativity of a game, but they have a wider budget, work with an experienced team, have access to special equipment (for Sound FX, Motion Capturing, etc.) and a (semi-)steady source of income.

 

Posted Jun 11, '13 at 5:51am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,238 posts

What genre are indie games ?

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This

And like, what genre are adventure games? Lke, srsly guiz

 

Posted Jun 11, '13 at 7:53am

Trizion

Trizion

5 posts

Path of Exile which is a new Indie developed Action RPG by Grinding Gear Games that has been in Closed Beta for about 5 years in testing, however went into Open Beta. Its a game that rivals the Diablo series and due to its extreme depth and customization it offers it is a game you'll want to check out for yourself. The ability to use any skills and customize them with support gems such as adding more projectiles, making projectiles faster, more melee attacks, splash damage, etc and of course the massive Passive Skill Tree which you can make your own builds for your character, as well.

 
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