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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Develop's Indie Showcase, Kakao and WeChat boom, and is The Drowning drowning?
by Matthew Diener 6/7/2013
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The word 'independent' has been thrown around a lot this past week.

The United States just wrapped up its celebration of Independence Day, and next week Develop Brighton will celebrate some of the brightest indie games in the world.

But what does it truly mean to be independent?

When starting off as a developer, it's easy to be independent as it's the only world you know - but as companies grow and revenue flows in, an unexpected change happens and many creative game developers long for the independence to create simple, engaging games for fun once again.

So let's take a moment to celebrate independence in all of its forms by looking back at the week that was!

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Some of the biggest news to come from the upcoming Develop Brighton conference is that 5 of the 10 games nominated to the Indie Showcase are mobile titles.

We interviewed the minds behind all five games to see what they thought about the honour.Also, if you're planning to attend Develop Brighton you may want to keep the night of July 9 free so you can attend our next Mobile Mixer.
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