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Cultures of independent game production: Examining the relationship between community and labour

@inproceedings{GuevaraVillalobos2011CulturesOI,
  title={Cultures of independent game production: Examining the relationship between community and labour},
  author={Orlando Guevara-Villalobos},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2011}
}
In this paper I aim to show the process in which independent game development is being shaped and leveraged by communities of developers. Despite digital distribution channels and the emergent markets configured around a new generation of mobile and online platforms, indie developers still struggle to develop creatively controlled games mainly by the means of more or less compromising sources of funding. Within this context, I argue that experimentation, user testing and feedback, exploration… Expand
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