Monday, 5 January 2015

My 10 Best Indie Games of the Year (Number 1 will shock you!)

It’s the end of the Year (ok it was the end of the year just under a week ago) and so it’s time for all sorts of people to share their favourite games with the world. I'm going to do things a little different and just cover my top 10 Indie games of this year so lets get started:


10)Speedrunners
A fantastic game for up to 4 players, what essentially amounts to a racing platforming game can cause so much hilarity and shouting amongst friends.



9)Niddhog
Probably some of the most downright fun that I've ever had with a group of people. No other game manages to get one on one sword fighting so well. it’s also super easy to pick up and play, with its two buttons one stick controls. A room full of all sorts of people can just sit down, watch, play and yell “NIIIIIDDDDHOOOOOOGGGG!”



8)The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
An intriguing story and murder mystery, with its Sherlock style visuals. Not only that, the game looks so beautiful, there were moments when I just wanted to stop playing and just explore the forest and admire, and that’s when I realised that this was the true nature of the game: Exploring the pretty forest.



6)Proteus
Taking the idea of the vanishing of ethan carter even further, Proteus does not even try to hide it’s meaning behind some so called “Story”. it allowed you to just explore an island that looks so beautiful. It is through this that I learned so much about colour and nature and beauty but most of all, I learned about myself.



5)Ham and Eggs
You may not have heard of this one, Ham and eggs is probably one of the truest indie experiences I've ever had. Choosing to ignore common tropes in games such as controllers or a mouse and keyboard, Ham and Eggs is a game that can only be experienced in its purest form and can never be shared. You won’t ever know what it is until life gives you the opportunity to play it but it will change you forever. [Image has been censored to avoid all spoilers]



4)My Wood Burning Stove
My wood burning stove is a game that I have felt to be one of the most rewarding experiences this winter. Learning how to take care and maintain the fire, while observing all the pretty flames and stuff is a sight to behold. Not to mention the heat it gives off really helps save on my gas bill.



3)A burnt Piece of toast
When you burn toast, you have to ask yourself the deep questions in life. What happened? How did I leave it in for so long? What of my life's decisions lead to this series of events? Can I save it by just putting some beans on it and hoping for the best? [SPOILER ALERT] and it is not until you add the beans yourself do you discover that the answer to all of these questions is “YES”


2)Nothing
Nothing is almost the indiest experience of all. there is no controller, no keyboard, no screen, no console or PC, there aren't even any players, just yourself. The 50 strong team of developers for nothing have worked hard to bring you your own unique experience. All you have to do is sit in a chair, close your eyes and create your own unique story. This is truly a revolutionary product and, for a measly $100 donation to their kickstarter, the story of your mind can be yours!


1)Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The ultimate indie experience. No other game encompasses so much of what makes games indie: than huge budgets, explosions, map packs, multiplayer and of course Kevin Spacey. I mean, did you see him in house of cards? I didn’t because it looks too boring for me, but he looks totes evil and all actory in the trailers for that, he must've been AMAZING in the new COD.

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