It is easy to be overwhelmed by the bombast, the grandeur, and, most of all, the marketing, of large triple AAA games. Though AAA games are not the only ones to have received attention as major indie games with significant backing, either in terms of money, staff, or renown, have come to attention. This has developed at the same time that the world of “indie games” appears to be in crisis, as the original conception of what indie games are, and what money they should make, is crumbling.
Despite that, there are games and interactive works outside of those categories and outside of the determined area for “indie” games. We are leaving what that means somewhat ambiguous, and up to you… This category is for games that might not get tons of attention, that might be called “small”, but show effort and innovation. It is to talk about and bring to light games that you have stumbled upon, that defy tradition, or perhaps show a new direction for game, one that few might know about.
Now, what’s that “obscure” game you’re amazed everyone isn’t playing?
This category is not involved in our nomination/voting process and instead is all about discussing your favs!
Be sure to check the Q&A section below if you have questions, otherwise feel free to reach out to one of us! We hope you enjoy this event and we’re excited to see what sorts of discussion each category inspires!
Q: End of Year? What's that?
A: I’m glad you asked! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the event here.
Q: What is eligible to be discussed?
A: Though we’re still largely looking for discussion of things that released in 2018, given that this is a discussion thread separate from the nomination process we’re happy to be a little more lax on items that might fall into a grey area. You’re free to use your own judgement with that, and to reach out to us if there’s anything you’re not sure of.
- Thank you to @Emily for the banner!