Last Saturday I made my way to Boston for the 2nd annual Boston Festival of Indie Games, Boston FIG for short. During my time down there I was able to sit in on people from the gaming industry as they gave their talks about the problems they faces in their quest on making and it made me glad that I have absolutely no desires or plans to produce my own game.
Even with all of that, the best thing about the entire Boston Fig event was the expo hall where indie game developers showcased their prized games, and it is events like this that reminds me why I follow the indie gaming scene.
Did you want an in-browser PvP game where you get build custom spaceships and fight against other players across the world by using the same wonky controls as the original Asteroid game?
Are you interested in an on-the-go mobile jigsaw game with point and click adventure elements that takes place in a fantasy world where you have to stop your evil brother from destroying the kingdom?
then keep an eye out for Puzzle Axe coming to iOS and Android soon
Or are you more angry about the idea that stateless companies and a select few billionaires are competing against each other by spending an incredible amount of money to influence members of government to persuade them to open up mines and factories in their name and rigging the free market so that those mines owned by those billionaires makes the right deals with factories in other nations (which are also owned by the same companies) in an ever-growing race to see who can manipulate the free market the most and walk away with the biggest pot of money at the expense of other? – Oh I’m sorry, it seems one of my old college papers got mixed in with the notes I took for today’s post.
….what, I was mistaken and there is in fact a game that is exactly that and it’s called Neocolonialism?
This is why I love indie games because most of those games that I just mentioned( and the many more that I didn’t mention) would not have been greenlit by most companies but that didn’t stop these developers from going out there and making the exact game that they wanted to make and delivering it into the world either by themselves or with a very small team.
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