An introduction to some popular independent game developers

In a market saturated with new material, it’s hard to track the latest and greatest independent game developers. We’ll break the most popular down here. Make sure to put these people on your watch lists.

First is Markus Persson, creator of a popular survival game involving mining and hiding from creatures that appear in the night. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s alright, he usually goes by his nickname, Notch. He started out programming for other game developers before striking off on his own.

Next we have a duo: Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel. These two have created an immensely popular, physics-based game involving little balls of goo. These two both came from inside the industry, much like Notch did. Now they own their own company located in “whichever free wifi coffee shop they wander into.”

Lastly we have another duo: Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, owners of an immensely popular flash movie and game website, as well as the co-creators of some of the most popular browser-based games ever. Dan Paladin in particular is someone to watch, having won over 35 awards.

So, if you’re looking for fun games at good prices, keep your eye on these guys!

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