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Review: Strange World: Castaway

As first efforts go, Strange World: Castaway from developer Pure Indie Games, is good. It’s your standard platformer, but with some nice level design. And it’s a free download for Windows. Read on to see how the game fares overall.

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Top Ten Best Indie Games of 2010

This, was difficult. Selecting ten games from the plethora of independent comers in a watershed year for the indie gaming community was made even more difficult because of our desire to showcase those creative and adventurous minds that are helping to break molds and old patterns and often we have to separate the developer from the game and base our decision on the game itself – its playability, narrative, ease of use, originality, execution and not the potential of its creators.

Review: Hero Core

Dan Remar’s indie game Hero Core is bare bones black and white shoot-em-up goodness with a feisty soundtrack to back up the action.

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Review: Desktop Dungeons

From developers QCF in Capetown South Africa, Desktop Dungeons is an official entrant to IGF’s 2011 Festival that pays tribute to the early dungeon crawler Rogue which used randomly generated dungeons and has since become its own genre. QCF adds a twist by giving the player a finite amount of choices with which to solve the micro maps. Read on for the full review.

Arcadian Renaissance by Hand Eye Society at Toronto's Nuit Blanche

As gigantic moving projections became the facades of buildings, and massive towers of speakers carried the soundtrack for the dancing images that graced hundreds of over-sized LED displays, there is no question that technology and art can (and often do) go hand-in-hand.  

IndieGameReviewer covers the Hand Eye Society’s Arcadian Renaissance indie game exhibit at Toronto’s all night city-wide Nuit Blanche art event. No quarters required!

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Review: Enviro Bear 2010

Winter is coming. In fact, it’s coming in roughly five minutes. Too bad you’ve spent every minute up to now being lazy and generally NOT preparing for hibernation. You now have only one option: jump in a beat up old muscle car and drive through the forest to gather enough resources to sleep through the winter safely.

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Review: Pac-Match Party

Get Your Gobble On According to a study conducted by RescueTime research, when Google displayed a working Pac Man game […]

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Devil's Tuning Fork

IGF award-winning indie game Devil’s Tuning Fork, inspired by the works of master optical illusionist M.C. Escher and the sonic echolocation abilities of dolphins and whales, is a first-person exploration/puzzle game in which the player must navigate an unknown world using visual sound waves.

Fly Guy

With nothing but your directional arrow keys you can enjoy this amazing storylike odyssey that involves flying a fat balding guy through an 8-bit universe full of amazing characters and interactions. Kind of like floating through the Beatles film Yellow Submarine while color blind. And fused with a Commodore Vic 20.