Is Prison Architect an indie game?

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Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby Penroyaltea » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:25 pm

I had an argument with my bf who claimed it wasn't, because the guys who made it have done other successful things.
I think it is, because.
Who is right?
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby xander » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Define your terms. What is an "indie game"?

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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby christopher1006 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:38 am

Indie, for me at least, a low budget game since they didn't have publishers. Now though, it's changed to whatever game 'is making a stand against big publisher companies'. I'm not sure IV is doing that, they just want to make a fun game.
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby SNJ » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:08 am

indie, short for independent, so yes
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby paktsardines » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:31 am

Many would argue that Introversion are the pioneers of the indy devs. Their slogan is/was 'The last of the bedroom programmers'. The fact they are successful now doesn't make them any less indy.
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby Penroyaltea » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:11 pm

SNJ wrote:indie, short for independent, so yes


That's what I thought.

I don't really know what the real definition of indie is for games. I know what it is for music, but if it's the same then there is a mseeive cross over between success, comercialisation, popularity and style. There are many indie bands who are successful and rich.

I think the most important thing is the style of the game, and how it feels like the developers are just as packetsardines says, in their bedrooms (figuratively).

To me it feels like Prison Architect is a project designed and made by a group of people who are actually involved and creative, and not like EA Games where they just give some vague idea to a bunch of faceless computer monkeys to milk profits out of people.
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby veio » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:31 pm

SNJ wrote:indie, short for independent, so yes


Yep. Also they rock ;)
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby WISD0MTREE » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:21 pm

veio wrote:
SNJ wrote:indie, short for independent, so yes


Yep. Also they rock ;)

Hope EA's greedy hands don't get to them...
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Re: Is Prison Architect an indie game?

Postby Penroyaltea » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:48 pm

WISD0MTREE wrote:
veio wrote:
SNJ wrote:indie, short for independent, so yes


Yep. Also they rock ;)

Hope EA's greedy hands don't get to them...



Me too. :(

I hate what they did to Simcity.

I wish PA would make more textures and wall types. One of te things that annoys me is I cant make 'beautiful' prisons yet. I don't care about dogs and contraband, I want to do architect things, as the title suggests.

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