NOTE: I AM NOT A MODERATOR, DONT PM ME FOR THE BADGE, PM A MODERATOR INSTEAD
Q: Some members have an *indie author* badge underneath their name. What does this mean and how can I get one?
A: People with that moniker are people who belong to the "indie author" group. Basically it means they've published at least 1 game. (commercially either online or retail etc..) It also means they can access the private forum. Anyone meeting the above criteria can ask to be added to that group by private messaging a moderator.