Since I’ve posted my thoughts on AAA gaming, let’s have a lot at the other side of the fence, and have a look at Indie gaming.
Indie (or independent) gaming has been on the raise in the past 5-10 years, and has seem major growth in popularity.
Indie games basically means, a game that’s developed by a single person, or small group without the financial assistance of a big name game publisher. Often gaining funding from crowd-funding campaigns, sometimes however the efforts of these small companies gain the attention of publishers.
Speaking purely from my personal perspective…and given the direction AAA gaming titles are heading in these days…I think the indie developers and their titles are what is going to save the gaming industry.
Because the way it’s going now, it’s turning into a joke…and not a funny one.
Who remembers actually being excited for their favorite major titles to come out, only to be disappointed by shallow repetitive game play, very short duration, or just a rehash of last years title?
It’s enough to drive a gamer insane!
Due to unreasonable deadlines, and far too much hype being generated by marketing efforts of big name publishers, the gaming industry is suffering. Not suffering financially…but suffering from a lack of quality in their titles which is only declining as time goes on.
Something needs to change….that’s when I discovered Game Jolt…
A very large, and every changing community of indie developers…Game Jolt is the place to find tons of games from independent developers…I can easily spend hours clicking through pages and pages of games I can download, or sometimes even play a game within my browser!
I feel like I was on the slow boat to discovery, as Game Jolt has been around for quite some time. Now that I have a more than capable gaming PC, I was able to learn about it a few months ago…first time for everything right?
If you haven’t already, check out Game Jolt. I hope it’ll bring new life to your gaming like it has mine! If you find a game that you like, you can follow it, support it, and track its progress…I’ve seen many titles on here end up on Steam.
I truly think that Indie games are the Obi-Wan Kenobi of the gaming culture today…you know…our only hope and all that?