The best thing about indie titles is that they don’t really have to conform to any sort of industry standard. The big publishers and developers aren’t breathing down anyone’s neck to get the right game out at the right time through the right outlet to impress the right people. I’m not saying that those pressures aren’t there, but it just seems that indie companies have more time to fully explore their creative vision and try and realize it to its fullest potential before releasing it to the masses.
For more on what it’s like being an indie developer in the industry, check out my interview with Michael Hartman here. This week, we’ll take a look at some, but sadly not all, of the best indie games – both available now and coming soon. I realize that there are many out there worth mentioning. But, unfortunately, I only get ten spots to work with, so here are the ones that made the cut.