Top 5 recent indy/small dev games

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by FAST6191, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    For whatever reason I have found myself playing games made by small dev teams/companies and I should I would share them and see if I can gain some suggestions. Whether we turn this into an [essentials] topic or not remains to be seen. I am looking at indy/small dev games as opposed to free/open source ones, for that we already have a list: or two ,

    So for the list. No order intended.

    * Avencast- rise of the mage.
    A sort of action rpg meets dungeon crawl. Couple it with a decent story (stick it out past the initial school part) and you have a good game on your hands.

    *Pemumbra- 3 episodic games.
    When it comes down to it there have been very few actual horror games these last few years, most are third person shooters with a horror staple thrown in. Here physics based puzzles and hiding are the mainstay of the game.

    *Fate- Undiscovered realms
    A diablo clone but a very good one (I would rate the single player above diablo 2), it is however the first game I have played like this aside from actual roguelikes that lacks a multiplayer.

    *World of goo.
    Also available on the wii as wiiware it is a physics based puzzle game with a rather oddball sense of humour.

    *Mount and Blade
    A fun sandbox game, the original leaves a bit to be desired but mods are pretty good and improve greatly on the basic game:
  2. Athlon-pv

    Athlon-pv GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 25, 2005
    United States
    Hey what happened to lemmings [​IMG]
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Lemmings as made by DMA design which then became rockstar north and proceeded to make the GTA series? Also I have not seen a new game for a while, I was looking at recent games.

    This being said if anyone is after a good version the DS port is available here and features just about every level going from the first game and the expansions to it:
  4. Taza

    Taza GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Mount & Blade is 75% or so off on Steam for this weekend only.
  5. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    World of Goo by 2dBoy

    Soul Bubbles by the small french developer Mekensleep.
    One of the most creative games I played on the DS.

    Painkiller by polish developer People Can Fly
    I don't know if this counts since People Can Fly was bought by Epic recently. But the game is a blast! I decided to buy it after seeing Zero Punctuation's review on it and it's one of the most fun single player FPS games I played recently, has a great old school feeling to it. And it's 10 bucks on Steam! [​IMG]

    Cave Story by Pixel and now being ported to WiiWare by Nicalis
    One of the best platform games I played in my life, and I played a lot!

    The Kingdom of Loathing by Asymmetric Publications
    I don't know if this counts too since it's a browser based game.. but it is a RPG! I don't think I ever laughed so much with another game.. I wish someone could port it to consoles with a more "interactive" system [​IMG]
  6. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2007
    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Well, there's Zeno Clash coming up, which I've made a topic about (though no-one seems to want to read it, apparently solving people's tech problems is more interesting :S).
    Looks rather amazing I have to say.

    Night Game from the creator of Knytt Stories, Nifflas, will be coming out some time this year too.
    Not to mention Machinarium, a point-and-click from the creators of Samorost 1 & 2 (if you haven't heard of them, go play them now, they're free browser-based game).

    I can't think of any other Indie games coming up that particularly excite me off the top of my head, but I'll post again if I find/remember any.
  7. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    2D Boy's World of Goo is the only one that comes to mind.
  8. Kelsey

    Kelsey Advanced Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    United States
    Dark Energy
    Checked out your links, going to give Fate a try [​IMG]