Its time to promote some more indie games that catch my eye! Seems like I do that a lot these days, but indie games have long now become my bastion for original titles. ‘Anna’ is a game that channels a lot of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but with way more light…and outside-ness. Watching the trailer will really draw you in, then it will basically scare the living bejezus out of you.
The surprising thing about this month has been the ridiculous number of games that have come out in such a short period. Its February. People are suppose to be getting girlfriends and stuff, not playing video games, right? OK you win this round games.
And not there’s even more games about to come out. Just in case you missed it, checkout the list after the jump to make sure you didn’t forget about your next big game!
In 2008 Jonathan Blow’s Braid released to critical fanfare and shattered expectations of what video games could do with narrative. Each part of the game represented a piece of the story and theme, from the way Tim controlled time, to the written snippets of story, to the music and artwork that permeated the landscape. It was quite the spectacle and after the spectacular ending I was convinced that this would propel video games to the next level of narrative art-form.
There was an article the other day on Kotaku discussing 2011 as a year of disappointments. I thought about this long and hard. 2011 actually had some of my favorite games of possibly the last decade, but there was always this subtle agreement with that statement, something in the back of my mind that told me this year really was a big disappointment. Now I know why. You can certainly have great, amazing sequels and some of them may even be GOTY, but if there are no original titles to surround them it becomes a wash of rehashed and refined formulas.