The explosion in the popularity of indie games over the past few years has been nothing short of a revelation, and it's arguably been helped by the proliferation of smartphones throughout the world which has meant up and coming developers have a way of reaching potentially millions of players with their software.
In a bid to make the process even easier for gamers eager to hunt down the latest indie gems, Apple has taken the decision to add a brand new section in its iTunes App store dedicated to the niche. The Indie Game Showcase section picks a selection of the best and most popular indie games on the platform and serves them up to users in an easy to follow manner, which should help raise awareness of many titles.
The information displayed on the page gives a taste of the company's reasoning:
Often made up of just a few dedicated members, independent studios prove that what really matters is the size of your dream. In each Indie Game Showcase, we celebrate a popular game and its creative team, highlighting the developer's titles along with their favourite games from other studios.
As things stand right now, the section exists as a featured panel on the store, and it's certainly very visible, however it remains unclear as to how regular an occurrance this showcase will be. Fingers crossed it's something that Apple will keep updating, rather than using sporadically, but until an official statement is made by the company, it's going to be a case of waiting to see how things progress from here. Nevertheless, it's a great step towards showcasing some of the best and brightest indie talent on the scene right now.