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!