Gaming Top 5 recent indy/small dev games

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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: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=874...t=0&start=0 or two http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=91373 ,

So for the list. No order intended.

* Avencast- rise of the mage.
http://www.avencast.com/index.php?id=&L=60
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.
http://frictionalgames.com/site/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
http://games.wildtangent.com/fate/fateur/index.htm
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.
http://2dboy.com/games.php
Also available on the wii as wiiware it is a physics based puzzle game with a rather oddball sense of humour.

*Mount and Blade
http://www.taleworlds.com/
A fun sandbox game, the original leaves a bit to be desired but mods are pretty good and improve greatly on the basic game:
http://www.moddb.com/games/mount-blade
 

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Hey what happened to lemmings
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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:
http://www.mrdictionary.net/lemmings/
 

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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!
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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
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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.
 

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