The World of Indie Games

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 21 2007 @ 09:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The best thing about indie games nowadays though is the way they are spreading to other systems and are being encouraged by some of the major developers, like Microsoft.

Microsoft in particular is going crazy for indie developers and cheaply giving away support and assets to indie game makers who want to sign up to the XNA Creators Club. Doing so allows designers to create their own games, with the hope of distributing them on Xbox Live and becoming the next Geometry Wars.

But Microsoft isn’t alone in the way it is encouraging indie developers.

Nintendo too is eager to entice bedroom-based game designers to the Wii and is encouraging developers to make ‘WiiWare’ games which will build on the unique and lower-end appeal of the Wii as a console.

Check it out at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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