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Big Three Embrace Indie Games

 

 

Cordova, TN -- April 28th, in the year of our Lord 2013, The video game industry goes in trends. We have seen a variety of trends over the decades. Numerous companies tried to create an iconic character in 2D side scrolling adventures. The industry went crazy making 2D fighting games. There was a mad rush to create 3D fighting games. Many companies rushed to put out FPS games. Want to know what the latest trend in the video game industry is? Indie Games. Sony is talking about it, Nintendo is talking about, Microsoft is talking about it, and its all over Steam.

Kickstarter is drowning in Indie Game ideas. So the buffalo rush is coming our way. It was not that long ago that Nintendo complained about these ninety-nine cent apps. Yet Nintendo has allowed them to be released on their systems recently. Kung Fu Rabbit was released on the Wii U, and Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo was released on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has embraced these cute little games that have come from outside their normal developer channels. Nintendo has embraced Indie Games.

Microsoft has all kinds of Indie Games on their Xbox Live service. In fact an entire section is devoted to them. From well known titles like Minecraft to family friendly favorites like Bible Trivia Avatar Edition. If you are looking for Indie Games, you will easily find them on the Xbox 360. Microsoft may not talk about it as much, but they have embraced Indie Games for some time now.

Sony is making the biggest waves and the biggest push for Indie Games. Not only are they talking about them on the Playstation 3, and Playstation 4; but they are also putting their money where their mouth is. Games like Journey, Sound Shapes, and Flower have received big pushes. Sony is showing they want to make their sandbox a place where Indie Games can flourish and grow.

Then there is Steam. If you are a Personal Computer (PC) gamer then you know all about Steam and Greenlight. You know that Indie Games already flourish on the PC. You also know how well supported they are on the PC. You can also say that you are the main reason the Big Three Embrace Indie Games. Your support got their attention.

- Paul Bury
- Family Friendly Gaming

 

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