Indie Development: Exploring the Fringe
Away from the corporations and the studios, the economic imperatives and the metacritic, the focus group and the accepted wisdom, are developers intent on being truly independent - and, in doing so, exploring their own personal passions, art and experiences.
Being independent means more than not relying on someone else to pay the bills. It also carries with it a certain aesthetic, a certain outlook and a certain way of exploring the fringes of being creative.
Just as the major film studios set up independent divisions, so has the idea of what it means to be an independent game developer initiated the process of being co-opted by the industrial system, turning it into something distinctly softer, safer and perhaps more palatable.
Join us for a night of discussion, game play and live music as we set out to map the outer fringes of game development, far from the mainstream, and step beyond the known into what might lie beyond.
Co-curated with Freeplay, Re:Play is an ongoing series exploring gaming culture today.