The importance of small developer outlets cannot be underestimated as things have changed a lot in recent years, ever since the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network got in to the groove. We have seen a ton of awesome indie games released by a plethora of talent across the world. Today we take a look at the ten of the best indie games in recent years.
Note: The Listing is totally random and is not ranked.
From your house in the city, journey to a series of worlds solving puzzles that will help you rescue an abducted princess. Time behaves differently in each world, and every puzzle shows you something different about the world. The time behaviours include rewinding, independent time streams, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more.
In the world of Limbo, your only friends are a tiny ray of light, or a wooden log that can help you get across a pond, or your own wits, that can help you get through extremely tough puzzles and mind-boggling bosses. Limbo never relents its hold on you, and keeps throwing one thing after another- finish a really tough puzzle, and you’re faced by a giant spider which will follow you around for a long time and take a good thirty minutes to kill, not counting the time you waste in dying. And you die a lot in Limbo. The developers defined this as a trial-and-death game, and they were oh-so-right. The number of times you die in Limbo is simply unmatchable. Each puzzle is so tough to solve, and riddled with so many traps that can cost you your life, that you will have to give each and every one of them around five tries before you can successfully decipher how to get through the puzzle. How many lives you take to get through it after that is a whole different matter.
Super Meat Boy is a game where you play as a boy without skin who’s girlfriend who is made of bandages gets kidnapped by a fetus in a tuxedo wearing a top hat and a monocle. Super Meat Boy features platforming madness spanning over 300 levels of saws, disease, fire, lasers, missiles, and various other traps that Meat Boy must avoid to rescue is lady love.