All posts by Elliott Mack

I Wanna Be the Guy

You might think that the best time to examine a trendsetting video game would be at the height of its


LIMBO is the debut title from Playdead ApS, a Copenhagen-based development team headed by former IO Interactive (the folks behind

Legend of Bum-bo, The

If you’re familiar with the work of Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, and many, many Flash


While there’s nothing inherently negative about the terms ‘Souls-like’ or ‘Metroidvania’, you could hardly say that the indie scene had

Yoku’s Island Express

An open-world pinball-based platform Metroidvania. There is no way that this should have worked. And yet, Yoku’s Island Express is

Binding of Isaac, The

Edmund McMillen is arguably the quintessential indie developer. He began his career in 2001, releasing crude games on Newgrounds laden

Papers, Please

Papers, Please is many things. Papers, Please is one of the first games to come up in any discussion about


Like so many great indie games, Evoland began life as a Game Jam project. Ludum Dare, a video game programming


Gunpoint has one of the most satisfying origin stories that you will ever hear. Tom Francis was working as a

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