Limitless, creative, and quirky – 5 reasons why indie games rule on mobile

A bunch of you may disagree with me here, but I love indie games. No matter whether it’s on mobile, PC, or console, indie games are totally boss in my opinion.

But you know the drill, I can’t exactly state this and not give my reasons why – so keep on reading. 

Creativity

Indie games come in all shapes and sizes. Seriously, just look at Thomas Was Alone: a game about helping a bunch of coloured shapes work together to complete a bunch of platforming levels.

But it carries serious emotional heft, thanks to the stellar work of narrator Danny Wallace who spins a sad yarn about their true motivations.

This developer could make a story about a watermelon, lead me on a journey with it rolling across level after level, and make me shed tears at the end of it as it’s eaten by a bunch of hungry people. 


Bravery

With little money and next-to-no backing, the average indie developer just goes with their gut. If it works out, great. If not, no big deal – you move on and try again.

These developers take risks, and don’t follow the curve. They bring up issues the mainstream is afraid to and, as a result, inspire others to take a chance at doing what they love. 

General insanity

When you have games like Goat Simulator, you just know that someone’s sat in a chair, looked up at the ceiling, and gone “You know what the world needs…? *insert random idea here*”

There’s something so wonderful about that.

Accessibility

Let’s face it – most indie games really don’t cost much – just look at Five Nights at Freddy’s.

That’s especially true in the world of mobile, where you can grab games for a mere few pounds or dollars.

The smaller the price, the more likely people can afford it.

Passion

No, we’re not saying that AAA developers aren’t passionate but it’s an absolute requirement for indie developers to be.

We hear so many stories about people who spend all of their spare time making games out of love, and, unlike AAA companies they don’t tend to have the funds (that’s why we see so many KickStarter/IndieGoGo campaigns).

Anyway enough rambling, what are your favourite indie games? Let us know in the comments below!

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