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Awesome Indie Games

I used to be a big gamer, especially when it came to console games. Nowadays I don’t have much time for that anymore, but I’m still quite interested in gaming culture and games as a medium. I’m especially fond of indie games, since their authors can afford to explore stranger concepts than more mainstream development teams. Here’s a list of some of my favorites, most (all?) of which should be available on Windows, Mac and Linux:

  • And Yet It Moves: Awesome physics-based platformer, featuring a very unique design.
  • Atom Zombie Smasher: Probably my absolute favorite at the moment. Great presentation, awesome music and an interesting twist on the tower defense genre.
  • Braid: Cute puzzle game that utilizes time as a central element of the game mechanics.
  • Crayon Physics Delux: Ok, I’m a sucker for physics based games, and this is no exception. The great visual style definitely helps.
  • Desktop Dungeons: While the developers are working on a “proper” version now, the original alpha is still available for free. Think of it as the bare essence of rogue-likes.
  • Osmos: I really like this one for it’s almost meditative quality.
  • Sword of Fargoal Legend: Another dungeon crawler that proves that good game mechanics are more important than fancy graphics.
  • Trauma: Maybe the most unique game in this list, this point and click adventure deals with the psychological trauma of a young woman who survived a car crash. Eerie atmosphere, great presentation.
  • VVVVVV: A 2d puzzle platformer that I’m quite fond of. Messing with gravity while listening to chiptune music? Count me in!
  • World of Goo: The cute Gooballs alone are a reason to play this one.