GAME/SHOW: Does “Indie Game” Mean Anything Anymore?


Does “Indie Game” mean anything anymore? The people at PBS-funded webseries, GAME/SHOW discusses this topic in their latest episode.

Gamers talk about indie games. A lot. But what qualifies as an indie game? Does it need to have scrappy DIY beginnings? Is the amount of funding important? How about the number of copies sold?

Today’s cornucopia of “indie games” and their wide-ranging success seems to indicate a golden age for game creators. But who truly deserves the “indie” moniker, should these diverse properties even be under that same label, or should we get rid of the term entirely?

In August of 2013, PBS kicked off a brand new weekly web series called GAME/SHOW, hosted by gamer and reporter Jamin Warren. The show provides relevant commentary on the current state of the video game industry in the same style as other PBS-funded web series such as Idea Channel.

You can follow GAME/SHOW on Twitter at @pbsgameshow or on Facebook. If you have suggestions, ideas or feedback about the program, send them to [email protected].

Check out Game/Show’s take on what it really means to be an “indie” game right here:

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