What’s your perception of independently developed games? Do visions of weirdly textured first-person shooter mod maps come to mind? Do you think of flash games of dubious quality? Or do you think of games like Braid, Eets, Monday Night Combat, Super Meat Boy, and Limbo? Any of these answers are correct – there is a lot of shovelware that comes from independent studios. But dig deeply enough, and you’ll find some of the best games on any platform. And here’s the beauty part: The best of Indie Gaming is yet to come. We have never, and may never, have a year that was the “Year of the Indie”. But strap in, because we’re entering the Era of Indie.
Oh Activision, Why have you forsaken me!
Did I not pay enough money to get CoD: Black Ops in my hands in the first place?
Have I not payed enough money for your DLC in your games previous iteration’s?
Will I not fork out enough money for map packs still to come?
Is it because I’m… Australian?
Of all the things I’ve done for you, in buying your product, and playing it more than any other game I own, I have never asked for much in return, except for one tiny, little, itsy bitsy thing…