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Indie is a short form of "independence" or "independent"; it may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Independent video game development, video games created without financial backing from large companies
  • Indie game, any game (board-based, video, or otherwise) published or produced outside mainstream means; a subset of third party game
    • Indie Fund, an organization created by several independent game developers to help fund budding indie video game development
    • Indie Game Jam, an effort to rapidly prototype video game designs and inject new ideas into the game industry
    • Indie role-playing game, a role-playing game published outside of traditional, "mainstream" means
      • Indie RPG Awards, annual, creator-based awards for Indie role-playing game products


Media and art[edit]

  • Independent film, a film produced outside of the major film studios
  • Independent media, media free of influence by government or corporate interests
  • Indie art, fine arts made by artists independent of commercial fine arts establishments
  • Indie comics, independently published comics
  • Indie design, for handmade products by independent artisans
  • Indie literature, a book published outside mainstream publishing
  • Indie poster, or alternative poster, a poster created by a novice graphic designer
  • Small press, or indie press, a book or magazine publisher whose publications appeal to small, niche audiences, and are typically not distributed widely


  • Independent baseball league, a professional league in the U.S. and Canada not affiliated with Major League Baseball
  • Independent circuit, or indie circuit, in professional wrestling, comprising smaller promotions that do not have national TV contracts

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