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    "Indy Games" Recommendations

    I started playing Atom Zombie Smasher. Once you get into it, it's surprisingly a fun addicting game.
    Braid and P.B. Winterbottom was pretty cool too.

    Can anyone recommend any other good ones?

    Recommended in no particular order:

    1) Realm of the Mad God (Free)
    2) Limbo
    3) Minecraft
    4) Heroes of Newerth
    5) Cave Story
    6) Super Meat Bot
    7) Machinarium
    8) World of Goo
    9) Frozen Synapse
    10) P.B. Winterbottom
    11) Braid
    12) Atom Zombie Smasher
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    Realm of the Mad God (Free) and Limbo (cheap) are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor Faustus View Post
    Realm of the Mad God (Free) and Limbo (cheap) are fun.
    I'm thinking of trying RotMG, but visually it's very off putting.
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    Most of the Humble Bundle games are a good start.

    Cave Story, Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, World of Goo, Machinarium, Frozen Synapse were all pretty good.

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    Minecraft is independent I think, a bit too time consuming for me though.
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    Heroes of Newerth ? It's big for an indy game.

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    Lemme fire up Steam and see what I got that I consider fun...

    Ancients of Ooga and Cloning Clyde are both fun platformers.
    Bastion, for obvious reasons.
    Limbo, impressive.
    Greed Corp and Gatling Gears. Two games that take place in the same world. First one is a strategy game, second is a dual-stick shooter.
    Dungeons of Dredmor. Like a simple, turn-based (kinda) adventure game, completely randomized. Simple style to it, but can be quite challenging.
    Orcs Must Die! and Dungeon Defenders are both great tower defense games. Dungeon Defenders definitely more fun in a group, though.
    I really like Rochard, physics-based puzzle platformer.
    Runespell: Overture is fun. Basically a fighting game with a poker-style fight mechanic. You'd have to see a video. :P
    Sequence, another unusual game where the fights have a DDR mechanic, trying to hit falling arrows to the rhythm of music to cast spells.
    Trine and Trine 2 are gorgeous and fun side-scrolling action games.
    And of course, Terraria, fun sandbox/RPG style game. Sadly, the developer will not be making any new content, but I still find it fun.
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    Thanks for the replies! So many titles I forgot about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku View Post
    I'm thinking of trying RotMG, but visually it's very off putting.
    Yes, pretty basic - almost looks like lego men.

    Pretty addictive gameplay though!

    ---------- Post added 2012-03-03 at 01:39 PM ----------

    I guess the only problem with Limbo is that it's pretty short - but your first play through will have you pulling out your hair - try not to cheapen the thrill by using video guides!

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    Bastion.. all there is to say.. great gameplay, beatiful music and voice acting.. and the idea behind it all is just fantastic.. it's a must

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    Dungeon Defenders.

    Quote Originally Posted by agnow View Post
    Bastion.. all there is to say.. great gameplay, beatiful music and voice acting.. and the idea behind it all is just fantastic.. it's a must
    Bastion isn't an indie, but yes, it's a great game
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Bastion isn't an indie, but yes, it's a great game
    Pretty sure it is; developed by Supergiant Games which is like .. 7 people.

    I'd recommend Terraria, but the developers recently stated that they're stopping future development on it. Still, it's not a bad little timewaste.

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    Cthulu Saves the World
    Breath of Death VII
    They are sold in a pack on steam for like 2€ i find them quite hilarous.

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    Where the hell is The Binding of Isaac?!?!?!oneone

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/113200/ , I've spent 40+ hours on this *amazing* indie game (and one of the two staff worked on Super Meat Boy), I'm making it a mission to tell people about this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Dungeon Defenders.
    I'll second this. I recently got it and I am super addicted. SO MUCH FUN!
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    Magicka, 100% good addictive fun. Like $24 on steam for all DLC.
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    I'd recommend joining the www.humblebundle.com mailing list. They do regular great deals where you get to pick the price you pay for a set of Indie games.

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    Space Pirates and Zombies, you'll fall in love with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeralDruid View Post
    Pretty sure it is; developed by Supergiant Games which is like .. 7 people.
    Some people don't understand that distributors don't actually make the games, pretty sure that's why that person doesn't consider it indy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeralDruid View Post
    Pretty sure it is; developed by Supergiant Games which is like .. 7 people.

    I'd recommend Terraria, but the developers recently stated that they're stopping future development on it. Still, it's not a bad little timewaste.
    It's published by Warner Bros.

    Independent video games (commonly referred to as indie games) are video games created by individuals or small teams without video game publisher financial support. Indie games often focus on innovation and rely on digital distribution. Indie gaming has seen a rise in the last few years, primarily due to new online distribution methods and development tools.
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