BEST INDIE GAME
What a year this was for indie games! Finally reaching beyond the realms of obscurity and into the limelight thanks to Steam, XBLA, PSN, and a host of other distribution services. These games are in many ways paving the future for the industry. A hotbed for innovation and advancement, indie games have given us some of the most unique and engaging experiences this year; we were thrilled to have such an incredible crop of titles to choose from.
While not as expansive or never-ending as Minecraft, Bastion manages to forge its own path of excellence with dynamic narration, beautifully hand-drawn art, and a captivating story. As you can read in our review, Bastion truly exemplifies the feeling of next-gen nostalgia. It is stunning, vibrant, and positively HD, but at the same time evokes the classic sensibilities of an old school isometric RPG. This compelling gameplay, coupled with a truly innovative narrative delivery combine to create our Best Indie Game of 2011.
The Binding of Isaac
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Cthulhu Saves the World
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