Independent video games (commonly referred to as indie games) are video games created by individuals or small teams generally without video game publisher financial support.
"Activist games can be characterized by their emphasis on social issues, education, and, occasionally, intervention. ... [G]ames that engage in a social issues ... to benefit an intended outcome beyond a game's entertainment or experimental value alone."(2)
"[M]uch like we could argue that film's unique way of producing meaning is cutting sequences of film together, that game's unique way of producing meaning is on its foundation of operational logics. That doesn't mean that music doesn't contribute to the meaning of a film, it just means it's not that particular part that sets film apart."(4)