INDIE GAMES AND THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Independent video games have been on the rise in popularity since the beginning of the decade. Without budget limits and big publishers to adhere to, the developers are in full creative control of the games they produce resulting in innovative, creative and truly original gaming masterpieces. The internet has been kind to them as Steam Greenlight and later Steam’s Easy Access platforms allow for small time game makers to showcase their work and in some cases – reach mainstream popularity.
Kickstarter has also provided developers with adequate funding to make their games become a reality. Due to their immense popularity indie games have received their right to a convention as more and more developers showcase their games at E3, Comic Con, Indie Games Festival and IndieCade.