Freedom. It's what every indie developer has at their fingertips, able to program and design whatever game they can imagine. Without stockholders' money, manager's deadlines, or gamer's expectations looming over their work, indies have the power to truly break out of the mold and deliver wholly unique projects to the world, often without a price of admission. Some things in the video game world can only be accomplished with million-dollar budgets and a publisher backing you up. But by that same token, some games could only be accomplished by an indie dev with an idea and a lot of passion for their work.
WARNING! Some of the magic of playing these games come from the experience of not quite knowing what awaits you. Though we've done our best to dance around the standout bits, we'll inevitably have to discuss the contents of the game to explain how it's such an indie indie. If you consider yourself a gaming purist, stop reading at the image headline, play the game in question, then move on to the next one. But if you need a little convincing, we're offering a taste of the extraordinary, unforeseeable wonders that await you.