Game Front is Ramping Up Indie Coverage and We Want Your Help

Indie games have grown enormously in popularity in recent years while still managing to remain pretty well under the radar. The resources needed to create them are often no more than a computer, lots of passion, and access to copious amounts of energy drinks, so the quantity and variety of them are vast. They’re not all great. But there are plenty of gems, and exposing them is what I’ve joined Game Front to do.

From Doom to Minecraft, some of the most popular and influential games ever made come from small but dedicated developers not associated with major publishers. Indie games and the brilliant people responsible for them have changed the entire gaming landscape by taking risks and living on the bleeding edge of gameplay. They introduce innovative new ideas and sometimes prove that there’s an audience for them. Often, they’re concepts deemed too risky by the “big guys.” To gamers, they’re fresh, unexpected, and usually pretty weird.

In the coming weeks, months, and beyond, you’ll be seeing an increased presence of indie games here on the site, spearheaded by yours truly. Note that I didn’t say an “increased focus,” since I don’t mean to imply that our editorial focus is going to shift away from covering the entirety of PC and — to an extent — console gaming. We believe, though, that there are some truly amazing experiences to be found in the world of indie games, and we want to bring you even more of them going forward.

That said, we know that there are already a lot of you who have found some of these gems on you own. That’s why I want to get you involved in this new endeavor. I’d like to hear what you’ve found that has you really excited. What you’re most looking forward to. Which developers you’d like to see — and hear — more from.

We can get this started right here and now in the comments. So, give me a shout and let’s have some fun!


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2 Comments on Game Front is Ramping Up Indie Coverage and We Want Your Help

Air Jimma

On November 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

The only gaming topics I can think of that I care about less than indie games are facebook and kinect games.

You should make a subsection of the site where you guys can talk about who played which game before it was popular, who has more “gems” in their record collection, etc…

That way you save space on the homepage for stuff I actually care about, like reviews of the big releases or pictures of kitties in silly costumes.

I come to this site because it is one of the few that does reviews I can trust to be evenhanded and you guys do some interesting editorials.

Vivid8

On November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Of stuff I’ve played which I’ve enjoyed which I believe is Indie would be Braid, Limbo and Bastion which are the most known. I love’em and would love to see a continuation of all three. Also the recent Slender man game was good. But of the most important gems I’ve found lately is Natural Selection 2! I was a big fan of the half life 1 mod and have been following NS2 since it was announced, I never got into the beta but picked it up first day of release and holy heck it’s amazing. Not only does it play like butter but visually it’s breath taking. NS2 gets my top vote. Also there is a mod series for Half Life 1 called Half-Quake. It’s also amazing, especially the 2nd one. I’m looking into WarZ and DayZ, really like the idea of a zombie apocalypse MMO.