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Indie Games

Discussion in 'Indie Games' started by ogreman, Jun 2, 2011.

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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    GameOgre is considering doing more with Indie Games:). Some of these games are very hard to categorize other than they are indie games. Terraria : Online Games Review Directory is a great example of this. World of Goo is another game that comes to mind when that is hard to categorize. Both are very creative games that are not free.

    Any suggestions on how to cover these games more? A directory category is one good possibility:).
     
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    indie games category..?
     
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    Yes. Do you know of a better category for games like World of Goo, Terraria, and Braid etc:)?
     
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    lol.actually i was suggesting a new category called "Indie Games" :p
     
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    Ah, good suggestion then:).
     
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    Big companies can make unique and interesting games too!
    Also Terraria is a Platformer MMORPG.
    World of Goo is an Action/Puzzle game.
    See, not that hard to categorize, it just fits into multiple places.
     
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    Just trying to find a way to bring in more indie games:). Many are worth knowing about.
     
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    Okay it's just my personal opinion but I don't like it when websites have an "indie games" category.

    The reason for this is that indie games just tells us the developer isn't a big company. As far as gameplay goes, indies can range from being platformers to MMORPGs, to first person shooters. It's just so broad, and it seems almost unfair to the indie developers that they just get grouped in and dubbed one thing. What I would do, if possible, is attempt to classify any indie games you want added to the directory and then as a sub-category you could have either your "mainstream" games (or whatever you call them, I really have no idea) and your "indie" games. That way we would not only be able to find indie games, but we would be able to find indie games of the genre we are interested in.

    Also I'm glad you're trying to make indie games a bigger part of GO. They are awesome and a blast to play.. but sadly very underrated.
     
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    Except the database doesn't currently use 'tags' which would be a nice solution.
     
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    Adding tags doesn't seem like it would be too hard of a thing to feature. Maybe if ogreman has a chance after E3..
     
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    If you mean tags for the directory, there is more customization there than in the past:). Each game and category can now have an HTML-enabled custom box up top that can contain links and resources.

    A tag system could also be a possibility:).
     
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    Indie games with screenshots would be awesome!
     
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    Minecraft is an indie game i think =o
     
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    We will be adding a category in the Directory for Indie Games soon:). It will help classify many of the games from Steam.
     
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    Yes! But the category is so empty. ;)
     
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    How many indie games are there?
     
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    In the directory? Look for yourself: Indie Games: Review Directory (there are 11 atm but tomorrow it could already be more)
    In total? I think thousands.
     
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    The Indie Games category has now doubled:).
     
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    The only Indie Game I'm playing now is Minecraft. I'm not sure what other indie games are out there besides those that were already stated. I do agree that they are very underrated, and Minecraft is a living example. It looks so crappy at first sight, but once you played it, it's like one of the most awesome games in this century.
     

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