IM PLAYIN discusses why some indie games shouldn't be missed, and why indie games have a special appeal.
"I think that some indie games are fantastic, and a good percentage are actually of a greater quality than the games dished out by the big developers and big publishers. Obviously, the ‘incredible’ indie games are like gems interspersed between pebbles, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are worth your time, and which ones aren’t worth bothering with. But sometimes that’s part of the adventure, provided you’re not paying too much for the game. That’s probably what puts some people off, especially if they’ve been burnt by a crap indie game once before. But, if history has taught me anything, it’s that you shouldn’t judge the many by the few. Yes, there will be some rubbish indie games, but there will also be some fantastic titles. I think you need to be brave when it comes to indie gaming, and if you’re willing to experiment, I’m sure you’ll find some games that you’ll absolutely love."