ell at the time, ID software was an indy company, and Doom as a shareware was somewhat of an idny game yes.
But it was a long time ago. A time that the younger can't remember or know. Internet didn't exist, HD TV didn't either.
CD players were the hot novelty and processors went up to 100 MhZ.
Ah, yes, after growing up with games on the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, Doom was a huge leap forward.
Does the original The Settlers count as an indie game? It was self-published by Blue Byte to begin with and it's my favourite game of the series and one of my favourite games of all time.
A more recent indie game I quite like is Dawn of Fantasy, although I'm slightly biased being one of the guys who made it <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle">