As gaming technology moves forward, better game development tools become open to the general public. These days, anyone can develop an indie game with professional caliber tools, provided they put in the work needed. This is great because as AAA game budgets bloat and development cycles keep expanding, indie games are there to help fill the gap. At the same time though, there’s very little quality control on these titles. With indies coming more frequently than ever, it’s easy to be burned by poor purchases (see: The Letter). With that in mind, we’ve composed a list of five indie studios that have put out titles worth your hard earned money.