Indie games are powerful creations by those not a part of a big company or organization. It’s a game made by those who value the game as art over it as a way to make money. Independent groups have made a wealth of excellent games. Here’s a link to 2012’s top ten indie games. And here’s a link to 2013’s top ten
Anyone who wants to make video games in the indie level, (or if you want to see the process) it is vital for you to check out this documentary, Indie Game the Movie. This is a great showing of how Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid were all created, and what the process was like. The full monte is on Netlfix, but here’s a clip.