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Apple markets indie developers via App Store Indie Game Showcase
Apple markets indie developers via App Store Indie Game Showcase
March 24, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

March 24, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: Last week Apple added an Indie Games Showcase to the its App Store in an attempt to more prominently highlight -- and sell -- the work of independent game developers.

It's a long-overdue move, one that recognizes the quality of independent games and empowers their creators to highlight the work of their peers. Apple claims the Indie Game Showcase will change on a regular basis, and every time it does a different developer's work will be featured alongside a selection of games from other studios that they've chosen to recommend.

The inaugural Showcase spotlights Device 6 developer Simogo and features a brief explanation of why the studio is noteworthy alongside a list of their games and their favorite games from other developers, including Lucky Frame's Bad Hotel and Taito Corporation's Groove Coaster.

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Tyler King
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Its cool that they are making this move, but aren't 99% of games(whether they are good or not) released Indie games? Again I love seeing companies recognizing the need to push Indie games into people's view, so more exposure is great. However again, it seems like most games on there are made by small indie teams? So I am very curious to see how they choose which games are considered indie and how they will decide which ones to promote.

Rafa Del Riego
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Exactly what I though after reading it. Hopefully the recommendations along with changing games exposed on regular basis will do for small teams.

Christian Nutt
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You don't get more indie than Taito! Wait, what

(nothing wrong with Taito but being owned by Square Enix isn't exactly "indie")