What is an "Indie game"?

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#1 lalamusa
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If it a genre of a game, plz elaborate on that. Thanks

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#2 Danold
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"Indie" stands for independent of a major corporation. Indie music is headed up by musicians who made it to the top without the backing of a huge record label, and only on the coat-tails of their own talent, the same could be said about an indie game.
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#3 GSU28
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It is a low budget, usually short, but artistic piece. Indie applys to movies as well. One Indie game that recieved a good amount of praise was The Indigo Prophecy.
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Typically low budget and relatively unknown. The developers usually also get more freedom with the development so you may see more unique features and art direction than you would see in a main stream game.
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#5 ocdog45
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independently of the financial backing of a large publishing company......... strait from wiki. liek the first guy said.