Side-Quest 174. Indie-cent Definitions

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about the definition of an indie game. It’s a cool game. A neat game. A funny game.

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The Topic

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What is an indie game? What’s the technical definition and how is it normally used by the average person? Where did the term “indie” come from? Is the categorization actually useful? Does it make sense to have a “best indie” award?

The Actual Discussion

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We talk about all the things that people associate with indie games and all the things we don’t. We try to find our own definition and mostly fail. After all, indie is a somewhat useless way to identify something at this point. We also go into The Game Awards controversy a bit.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Advance Wars and Lords of the Fallen (2023 edition).

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