Reward yourself with a listen to IGR’s favorite indie video game music of the year.
“ORBITER” is a complex, full-fledged flight simulator that takes you beyond the skies and into outer space. Highly detailed and deep in its implementation of existing spaceship control, this amazing, free program allows you to launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system among other things.
This sounds ridiculous, but World of Goo combines a story line that is very affecting by any standard, graphics that leave players stunned and amazed and a level of game play rivaled by no other game currently on the market. It’s that good. For Windows, Mac, Linux or WiiWare
Explore the process a very low budget indie developer might take to create an online video game. You can see character sketches, early stage 3D models, even play with early versions of the game engine he has created. Also learn about an exciting online game building tool.
In a world of multi-million dollar budgets in video games, independent video games are gaining ground. And within that field holds some of the creative and inspiring games; one of which is Braid. Braid is a puzzle/platformer, but so much more.
Crazy Machines for iPhone or iPod Touch is the latest in the franchise from German based developer Fakt Software. The object is to use the provided items to make a contraption in the spirit of the old board game Mousetrap. Read our review.
If you enjoy challenging puzzles, you should try “Vision” from Neutral. In this free, Myst-style Flash game, you are asked to escape from a mysterious room. You will need to solve a number of puzzles, including finding and using objects and figuring out mini-puzzles within the room to open boxes, compartments, etc.