The Creativity of Indie Video Games

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Indie Video Games
Indie Video games have conquered the market in recent years. The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie video game realm, creating unique and experimental video games without the budgets of the larger “AAA” games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream.

Here’s an overview from the most excellent web series “Off Book” produced by PBS.

The Creativity of Indie Video Games

More about Indie Video game development on Wikipedia.

Jamin Warren, Kill Screen Magazine
Zach Gage, creator of Spelltower
Darren Korb, audio designer of Bastion
Eddy Boxerman & Andy Nealen, creators of Osmos
Leigh Alexander, gaming journalist

Indie Video Games

Indie Video Games Featured:
Owlboy –
Fez –
Botanicula –
Gunpoint –
Proteus –
Coin –
Scrumbleship –
Spelunky –
Limbo –
Bastion –
Castle Crashers –
Journey –
The Iconoclasts –
Don’t Blow It!
Amelia vs. The Marathon –
Lost Marbles –
Terraria –
Negative Nimbus –
Zombox –
Braid –
Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery –
Mark of the Ninja –
Super Meat Boy –
Rawbots –
The Splatters –
Legend of Grimlock –
Bit Trip Runner –
SpellTower –
Bit Pilot –
Pid –
Reset –
Minecraft –
The Binding of Isaac –
World of Goo –
Osmos –
Tiny Wings –
God of Blades –
Prison Architect –
Dear Esther –
Corpse Garden –
Amnesia: The Dark Descent –
The Moonlighters –
Dungeons of Dredmor Necromancer –
Faster Than Light –
Today I Die –
The Snowfield –
Symon –
I Wish I Were The Moon –
Passage –
The Dream Machine –
Ico –

Leokuon –
DoKashiteru –
Ic3m4n –
Yusuke Tsutsumi –
C. Portable –
Per –
Bliss –
Binarpilot –
John Bura –