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Here and Now Indie: Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles

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You know a puzzle game’s good when you start seeing its patterns every time you close your eyes. Wind and Water is a simple-but-deep puzzler that comes in the single-player and head-to-head varieties, and its tile-rotation action is infectious. With fundamentals as solid as Tetris or Bejeweled, insanely charming pixel art, and a wealth of content, W&W deserves a place in the indie hall of fame alongside Cave Story and VVVVVV.

Whether you’re playing with friends or taking on the game’s Story Mode (which clocks in at dozens of hours long), there’s an abundance of addictive puzzle gameplay here. Fun fact: This puzzle game’s such a success, it got its own Dreamcast version in 2008. That’s one of the true marks of indie game awesomeness.

We want to make your Saturdays better, and the best way to do that is recommend a great, easy-to-acquire indie game. If you’re looking for something fun to play, Here and Now Indie marks the end of your search.

Lucas Sullivan is the former US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. Lucas spent seven years working for GR, starting as an Associate Editor in 2012 before climbing the ranks. He left us in 2019 to pursue a career path on the other side of the fence, joining 2K Games as a Global Content Manager. Lucas doesn't get to write about games like Borderlands and Mafia anymore, but he does get to help make and market them.