The Creativity of Indie Video Games

Another great video from PBS’s Off Book YouTube channel, this time they look at the explosion of the indie video games scene.

“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 without the budgets of the larger “AAA” games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream.”

BTW, Indie Game The Movie is now on NetFlix!

New Music – Imagine Dragons

On recent trip to NYC I heard Imagine Dragon‘s “Its Time” over the radio and I tagged  it on Shazam right away because its sound really caught my attention.

Imagine Dragon is a four member indie rock band from Las Vegas.

That said, I love that song, the Continued Silence EP sounds great and I’m pretty much sold on buying the album when it comes out in September.

The “Its Time” video has been on YouTube over a month and has over a million views to date. I think its just the tip of the iceberg.

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