During this generation of gaming, we have seen independent, or “indie” games rise in relevancy and popularity. Small development teams have made big noise with games such as Minecraft, Fez, Journey, and Braid. Indie games have become so relevant that indie developer support for next-gen systems is favored upon and has even become a factor in which next-gen console people are choosing.
Clearly, Indie games are a big part of the video game industry’s future but what does it take to get them there? How do indie developers come up with their ideas for their games and what are some challenges they may face? These are some questions I have wondered about the indie game industry, so when fellow Sheattacker Alexis proposed her idea about SheAttack featuring Candlelight, an indie game in development, I couldn’t pass the opportunity up.