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235 Free Indie Games – In Ten Minutes

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 18, 2010

Two hundred thirty-five indie games – all of them available for free – shown inside of ten minutes – at about 2.5 seconds each. In alphabetical order. It’s like… like going into an arcade in the 1980s and seeing the attract mode of hundreds of games, and knowing that they are all ALL on free play…

So the next time someone asks you, “So what are indie games?” you can show them this video, and note that this is just some of the stuff they are giving away for free.

Cool huh? I totally dig the Gameboy-based music, too.

Okay – granted, it’s almost all flashy action-game stuff, not representative of the wealth of genres out there. And not everything shown here is exactly the pinnacle of originality. In fact, some of them would likely get a C&D if the creators could be found and the distribution actually halted.

But you know what? Watching this thing just makes me grin. I feel like a kid again – back in the arcades, seeing some raw, unbridled LOVE of the hobby coming alive on the screen.  This is what indie is all about. Watch the video, pick some interesting-looking titles, grab the links, and play them. They are there to be played.

And have a FUN weekend!

UPDATE: As an added bonus, 190 Free Indie Games Still In Development.

Filed Under: Free Games, Indie Evangelism - Comments: 9 Comments to Read

  • Brian \'Psychochild\' Green said,

    Yeah, you know, I didn’t need to get anything productive done this weekend…

    …it’s for research, you see…

    Too busy downloading, can’t comment more.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    LOL – I know. Too much time last night that was supposed to be spent working went to playing Fraxy…

  • DGM said,

    I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t see any non-action CRPGs in there.

  • Silemess said,

    Hard to pick a scene from a CRPG that would fit well in 2.5 secs that isn’t combat.

  • Kimari said,

    Oooohhh, I didn’t expect to see so many Game Maker games there!

  • Craig Stern said,

    Ugh. I hate presentations like this, which try to equate indie games almost exclusively with platformers and shoot-em-ups. This is the sort of nonsense that led me to create IndieRPGs.com. :S

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  • PixelProspector said,

    The analogy with the free play mode was awesome!
    Thanks for that, it made me smile 🙂

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Ah-hah! Another old-schooler 🙂