There's no doubt that the production values of AAA series such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed are impressive, but if you want to see the cutting edge of gaming, look no further than the indie scene. In recent years, we’ve played genre-defying classics like Braid and Faster Than Light, along with engrossing adventures like Hotline Miami and To The Moon. Just what else can we expect from the developers that work outside the system?
After combing the web for the best looking indies of the foreseeable future, we amassed this list of titles. We've also scoured gaming conventions--most recently the Penny Arcade Expo--to find the best indie games currently in development. Of course, given the lo-fi nature of indie games, it’s hard to pin down a real date on any of these, but rest assured that whenever these games come out, they’ll be worth your attention.