You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.


The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name:

Identifying Indie: A Study of Who Plays What and Why


Over the past decade, the classification of an independent ("indie") game has blurred dramatically, as has its dramatically growing audience. Genre, art style, length, budget, size, and other elements factor into an array of opinions on what makes an indie game an indie. No matter how you classify itfrom single I indies to AA indiesthere's a series of distinct traits associated with the buying habits of indies by players. Humble Games worked with an independent analyst group on a study that has identified modern indie gamers, their values, interests, and motivationsand this session will walk through the findings.

Did you know free users get access to 30% of content from the last 2 years?

Get your team full access to the most up to date GDC content

  • Game Developers Conference 2023
  • Phil Hofman
  • Humble Games
  • free content
  • Business & Marketing
  • Business & Marketing