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The Creativity of Indie Video Games

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The Creativity of Indie Video Games

The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games.

Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore “crazy” ideas. Many are drawn to indie video game-making because there isn’t a lot of money at stake, which gives them the flexibility to try new things.

In this clip from “Off BooK” and PBS Digital Studios, your class will learn more about how the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers outside the mainstream, and how they can be inspired by it to “stay small” and be more creative in their own artistic pursuits! Watch above, or click: http://to.pbs.org/1tcDQaF

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