It’s exactly hard to pinpoint when the movement directly began, as there was no smoking gun which led to its creation. However, the assumption is that the origins can be traced back to the 1970s, even before there was an established video game industry. Early indie games were created by programmers, and were distributed among friends as shareware (during the very early days of the Internet) in the 1990s. However, in contrast to the many opportunities which lie in wait for prospective indie developers, the opportunity to publish a game became more difficult as the industry grew. Console manufacturers weren’t looking for garage developers to put their works on their systems, because they didn’t look like they meant business (no real company), and judging by their place as smaller...
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