It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., which means we get today off. It also means we've got an excuse to talk about presidents, and since we've already gone over some of the best ones videogames have given us, it's high time we took a long, loving look at some of the absolute most craven, opportunistic bastards ever to take up the fictitious reins of office...
to the ever-expanding selection of viable digital distribution platforms -
including Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and the iOS App Store -
it's easier than ever for independent game developers to dream up fantastic new
ideas and get them into the hands of willing players. And they're responding in
kind by spawning some truly amazing and slick-looking game ideas for all sorts
of platforms, many of which recently enthralled us while wandering the floor at
PAX. We've collected 10 of our most anticipated indies across various platforms
and genres, so if you're seeking something fresh and unique in the months ahead,
here's a look at some of the more enticing possibilities on the horizon...
We're all about wacky and weird protagonists this week, as we're spotlighting Velocispider – a really stellar arcade-style shooter for both iPad and iPhone – as well as protein-based platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi HD and Laser Dolphin HD, a game that feels like an in-joke taken to an entirely new stratosphere. And then we're tackling Tri-Tri-Triobelisk, a revitalized new version of the local two-player gem Shot Shot Shoot, which you likely either played and dug or totally ignored because of its simplistic looks. Now it looks and sounds awesome, so no more excuses!...
Looking for categories like Best PSP Driving Game? Greatest Achievement in Control Layout, Artistic? Eastern European Developer Most Worth Watching in 2011? Then our end-of-year awards might not be for you.
GamesRadar's Platinum Chalices are different. We're not interested in checking off a massively tedious list of genres, platforms and technical subdivisions… we'd much rather focus on the stuff that makes this hobby, you know, fun. And reward whichever games delivered the most of that stuff.
So if you're looking for the best fan service, most satisfying gore or greatest achievement in old-school kickassery in 2010, you've definitely come to the right celebration. Let's get it started…