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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; 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


  • Independent music, subculture music that is independent of major producers
    • Indie electronic, a music genre
    • Indie folk, a music genre that arose in the 1990s from singer/songwriters in the indie rock community showing heavy influences from folk music scenes of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, country music, and indie rock
    • Indie hip hop, hip hop music that primarily exists in the independent music scene
    • Indie pop, a genre of alternative pop music
    • Indie rock, a genre of alternative rock music
  • Independent record label, operates without major corporate funding
  • Indie Recordings, a Norwegian independent record label specialising in heavy metal

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Independent film, or indie film, a low-budget non-Hollywood film
  • Independent media
  • Indie art, fine arts made by artists independent of commercial fine arts establishments
  • Indie comics, independently published comics
  • Indie dance, or alternative dance, a type of dance music rooted on indie rock and indie pop
  • Indie design, for handmade products by independent artisans
  • Indie literature, a book published outside mainstream publishing
  • Indie poster, or alternative poster, a graphic design poster created by an individual
  • 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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