Dear Complainers and CM in GRID General Discussion Posted October 20, 2014 Well, 'indie' isn't a strictly defined term, so everyone sees something different in it.You could say, that anything but EA, Ubisoft and Activision is indie, if you like.For me, a studio can be called indie, if it just develops games, is in that independent of any publisher that forces deadlines on them or has anything to say about the content. A studio that hasn't got the capabilities of publishing a game on itself, meaning pressing discs, do commercials etc.Codemasters has 3(?) studios and publishes their games mostly on their own. They may not be a major like the 3 big players, but still no indie anymore. The studio gets a certain budget for a title from the headquarter, a deadline and some politics like DLCs. The people working in the studio don't have a completely free hand on how to design the game. They may have their freedoms but in the end they do as they're told. -> not indie....but this is just my personal view/definition of the term indie on game companies.