Why You Should Give Indie Games a Try
Gaming these days is like being a kid in a candy store. There are thousands of games to choose from, on tons of different platforms, with brand new titles and long-term franchises alike.
So how do you choose what to play next? The blockbuster AAA titles will always dominate the space, especially with the budgets and built-in fan bases that prop them up, but why should you consider trying an indie game instead of those tried and tested games we’ve come to know and love.
Well, let’s look into it.
The Benefits of a Smaller Studio
Independent studios have a certain charm about them. They often have talent in abundance and much more opportunity for that talent to push boundaries, grow, and flourish compared to a larger studio. When you combine the fact that smaller studios can take more risks and stray further from the “norm”, with the exciting talent that they have, you get a perfect recipe for something special to be produced.
With these smaller studios, you can also get some truly amazing and unique designs. Indie studio fans will understand that there’s nothing quite like the stories you will encounter, or the innovative game mechanics, or even the very meaningful journeys your character will go on.
Small studios are packed with passion too. You aren’t going to encounter unfinished games fraught with bugs with an indie game, and if there are any minor bugs then the devs communicate far more frequently, with more transparency than you will ever get with a AAA studio.
There’s another unappreciated benefit of indie games, that there’s always something for everyone. Unlike the major studios, which very rarely deviate from the typical games they produce year after year, indie studios are a growing, global phenomenon that have such variety there will always be a game available that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Are you into fishing? Truck driving? Growing a garden? Maybe even being a top surgeon? With indie games, you’ll find it.
Producing some of the most complex systems out there and providing gamers with incredible experiences from limited resources, indie studios are something that people have come to adore and, in many cases, even prefer over their bigger competitors.
If you’re looking for original music scores that connect you with the surroundings and instantly transport you to a new world, stunning artwork that becomes iconic and ingrained in your head, and a one of a kind story. Make sure to include indie games from independent studios in your search for your next gaming experience. They are a great choice for new gamers and with 2021 lacking some of the heavy hitters in the industry, they’re something that every gamer should consider in this year and the years to come.