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Apple shines the spotlight on indie games in the App Store

Apple shines the spotlight on indie games in the App Store

The section kicked off today and will run indefinitely, according to Apple, featuring new games daily, along with highlighting older titles.

In a continuation of its current promotion of indie games, the App Store has now added a new section dedicated to featuring indie titles.

The selections were chosen by the App Store's Editorial team, and include a mix of both paid and free-to-play titles. The special collections, discounts, and new title launches will continue through the start of next week.

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Given the App Store is a curated store front, it still receives a mindblowing number of new apps and games everyday.

As of publication, Surgeon Simulator, Botanicula, The Escapists, and Prune - four indie games - occupy spots in the top-10 paid chart across the entire App Store. There are so many great titles highlighted by Apple that you'll surely find a new favorite.

However, according to a tweet posted on Thursday by the App Store Games Twitter account, the indie games hub will be a permanent installation on the App Store, after the promotional period wraps.

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iOS has been home to some developers for years, like NimbleBit, the company behind, Tiny Tower, Pocket Planes, and the recently released and spotlighted Bit City, as well as Zach Gage, whose work includes SpellTower, Ridiculous Fishing, and TypeShift, which will be released on the App Store on March 18. However, the more apps there are, the harder it is for developers to stand out.

Placement on the App Store often has a direct correlation with the success of a game. After the current indie promotion ends, will it remain as the top featured banner a while?

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