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The Rise of Indie Games

We have all heard of the big AAA titles for video games. From Call of Duty, Halo, and Assassins Creed, these games are always some of the top sellers for developers for every iteration that comes out. What about the smaller games? Ever hear of Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, or Papers, Please? If you play video games, it’s certain that you have, and they were some of the biggest games of that year (Minecraft is still one of the best-selling games out). The developers of those games don’t have millions of dollars or a small army to help create their dreams. They have a few people, some frozen pizzas, and an ambition to create something special, and as technology has been improving, the rise of indie games is something that can’t be ignored. What Is an Indie Game? Just like independent movies, there are small groups of people that make games without the financial support of a publisher. Indie games have been around for quite some time on the PC, but only have recently seen a huge rise in popularity on consoles. The way that they were able to become popular was due to the rise of digital distribution via…

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