A Different Experience Entirely
With the popularity of Indie game Industry, giving every aspiring game dev to bring their ideas to life making them as a separate Industry. It would be wrong to compare.There are literally very diverse variety of games that are being made by a small team of devs, solo devs which make unique kinds of game that you never really thought of.
These games end up giving you with a completely different vibe that you normally won’t experience in AAA titles. From looking at the overall trend of AAA games now a days, Indie Games are better from the creative perspective and even from quality perspective in some cases despite financial constraints.
As tools for developing games and content on how to develop games become more common, accessible to devs over this past decade, Indie Games started taking over.
The games are mostly made by solo devs or small groups of development team. It seems obvious to me that Indie Devs have much less “pressure” and a much wider window of opportunity for focusing and experimenting the quality of the game without worrying too much about the commercial aspect of the game to begin with.
Unique Relationship with their Community
If you have been following Indie Devs on social platforms then you must have noticed a different way in terms of how they interact with their audiences and how it literally feels like person-to-person interaction and relatable rather than a company-to-person. Apart from
Game devs often share clips, trailers, work that went behind while making a particular scene talking about their journey and idea behind the game. Dev of Choo Choo Charles, Stardew Valley is one of the great example.
You often get to see sneak peeks, behind the scenes the that helps you bond with the developer/s and gets you interested in the game and what is has to offer, making users feel comfortable to give honest feedbacks in the comment section directly.
Would you go for a Indie title on a relaxing weekend over the AAA Game experience? I know I would;). Feel free to share your thoughts over this in the comment box down below.