IGR’s Best Indie Games of 2010 – The Nominees

Here are IGR’s nominees for the best of 2010. If you would like to see any of these on our year end list, please feel free to mention them in the comments, or, if there is game you insist we must consider, please include them as well in your response to this post – we are always ready to be convinced.

Indie Game Review - Incognito: Episode 2

Episode two of ambitious and immersive FPS title Incognito from Magrathean games – does this second installment get noticed, or does it blend into the backdrop?

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Review: Super Meat Boy

Indie Game Reviewer does what it does best and covers 2010’s most talked about, highly anticipated indie – Super Meat Boy from indie superstar Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes. Does it live up to the hype?

Seven composers – one indie game album – First 200 Downloads Free

“We have a lot of friends in both the indie game and freelance composer scene. So one day I decided to get them all on board and finally create something special together,” says Beck Peccoz, “You don’t really have that many chances to cooperate with other composers when doing indie game music.”

He then called up his former fellow students, indie composers from all over Germany and the local munich audio scene. They were all provisioned with the Astroslugs theme song and only one request: “Please take this piece of music and make something great out of it that reflects your music style.”

The album entitled “Astroslugs & Friends – Theme and Variations” currently consists of nine tracks by seven different composers. If you’re fast, you can get the album for free from the Bit Baron’s Bandcamp Account. The first 200 downloads will be completely free of charge, afterwards there’ll be a pay-what-you want sale.

REVIEW: Pound of Ground

It’s getting risky to step into the Zombie genre, mostly because of its blinding over exposure in video games, comics and movies, to say nothing of the humorous phenomenon it is on the net. In this indie game review, we find out whether Pound of Ground brings anything new to the growing pile of bodies…

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REVIEW: RUSH

From Two tribes – the good people that brought you Toki Tori – comes Rush; a twisting stylish puzzle game for Windows, Steam and WiiWare, with conveyor belts, stop signs, warps and other shenanigans. Read the review and see if this crazy head twister can keep it together or whether it will keep you…

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Review: Tommy Tronic

Tommy Tronic is every little boy’s imaginary adventure come true. The game takes a wee lad with a giant noggin, arms him with a bright, plastic weapons (each complete with the bright orange safety muzzle) and sends him on a daunting quest through an enchanted forest, full of nasty veggies, bugs and a large assortment of other creepers. Read the Indie Game Review and find out why this ain’t just another Mario clone…

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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World

An indie game review of Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World from Cateia Games – wherein we discover whether this Steampunk-influenced Point & Click in Space stands out from the pack…

Review: AlternativA

There isn’t any innovation in AlternativA, so we’ve rating it on the elements. On one hand, what’s good is very good, but on the other hand, what’s bad is very bad.

Review - Winter Voices Prologue: Avalanche

A review of indie game Winter Voices Prologue: Avalanche recently released on Steam and for Windows from French developer Beyond the Pillars. Can this first chapter build enough charge to make it through six more?

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Review of Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes

Review Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes -from Silent Dreams comes a slanted look at an East-meets-West tactical strategy RPG. A bountiful bosom or a botched boob-job?

Review: Shank

Exploitation films have made a comeback recently and so have old-school 2D Platform games. The good people at Klei Entertainment asked, why not blend the two? Why not, indeed. Shank is certainly a strange breed, but it got the best features of both parents. Be forewarned though, the best parts of exploitation film is NOT under any circumstances meant for children.