Apple has recently brought some changes to its iOS App Store and one of them is the new â€œIndie Game Showcase,â€ a special section where independent games and their developers will get featured. Thew new Indie Game Showcase section now appears on the iTunes App Storeâ€™s homepage and was first spotted by the Mac Stories publication. Hereâ€™s how the App Store team describes the new section:
The first edition features the Simogo developer who created hit game Device 6, a runner-up for 2013′s Game of the Year award. Year Walk and Beat Sneak Bandit are the other two games that have been highlighted. Appleâ€™s new Indie Game Showcase section gets official at the end of the Game Developers Conference where indie productions have been receiving a lot of promotion.
Big companies have started to take a bigger interest in indie games, as Sony unveiled improved development tools for indie developers on PS4, Microsoft showcased games part of the ID@XBOX program, Nintendo showed the capabilities of its Web Framework and Epic and Crytek announced subscription services for their game engines.