Indie games are productions from the independent games market, which in most cases are created by small teams or one person without any financial support from publishers. Indie games are often characterized by innovative gameplay and are distributed via digital distribution, and are often less developed than typical AAA games. Developers often earn funds for the development of the game, starting with all crowdfunding campaigns, where they receive support from fans.
The indie gaming market is growing at an alarming rate thanks to new methods of online distribution. Examples of independent games are: Braid, World of Goo, Minecraft or Undertale.