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Saturday, Nov 14, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Joshuah Bearman
The New York Times Magazine (11 November 2009)

“A group of young designers is redefining what makes a video game a game… These game designers, a self-described indie scene, form a tightly knit group with a do-it-yourself culture and a rebellious spirit — something like a ’zine movement for video games. New and cheap technologies have enabled the movement’s rise. New tools for production and distribution — through smartphones, over the Web and via downloadable services on PlayStation, Wii and Xbox consoles — now make it possible for individuals to conceive, develop and publish their own games.”


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