Sunday, 19 April 2009

On the topic of indie games

It's been a good couple of years for 2D platformers. By which I mean that about five have been released. Still, that's got to be about 50% up on the first half of the decade.

1 comment:

  1. 2D platform games were such an early nineties thing. There was Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey, and that was sort of a retro throwback (albeit with fancy graphics and a weird story).

    I remember everyone saying how archaic it was that you couldn't save in that game.

    And Yet It Moves looks like it's based on this game I found on StumbleUpon a month or so ago. What I found was actually a 30 second video of, I think, an idea for a game. Everyone agreed it looked awesome and it was supposed to be a teaser trailer, but the game didn't exist. Obviously I can't find it anymore.

    The fact this is a platform game reminds me of Braid. Who'd have thought platform games would apparently be reaching their peak now, two decades after they were first "discovered"? What does that say for the current trends in games? HMMM