If you are a serious fan of Indie games than you will be glad to hear that Branching Paths has been released on Playism and Steam for a mere $9.99. Essentially, Branching Paths is a documentary that takes an in-depth look at Japan’s Indie game scene by following several small developers and talented artists.
Directed by Anne Ferrero, Branching Path’s takes a unique two year long look at what Japan, the titan of creation and innovation, has to offer the smaller audiences of the indie scene. From companies like Onion Games, Unity, Q-Games, and even Sony and Microsoft Japan, you will experience the trials and tribulations of what it is like to work for a small company, and obtain a better understanding of the time and effort that goes into these games.
To help celebrate the launch of Branching Paths, games that are featured within the documentary are holding a sale on the Playism website at the moment. The sales are ranging anywhere between 15%-80% off! Take this opportunity to pick up some seriously cheap indie games and then watch a documentary about how they were made!
I believe learning about how these games are made and who they are made by is much more important for indie games than for any other genre. Indie games are usually made by a small team of people, and its easier to dismiss their bugs or unpolished nature because of that. However, just because it is made by a small group does not mean we can dismiss the pursuit of excellence. In fact, as a community we should be holding these developers to a higher standard; to continue achieving achieving greatness and encourage them to continue pushing the envelope.
-The Noticed One