John Posted December 18, 2009 Share Posted December 18, 2009 Thanks in large part to the indie game explosion of the last few years, more and more excellent, free games are being developed today, and I think it's high time we have a thread about them. So go ahead and tell us what you've been playing for free lately, be it web-based, desktop, mobile, or whatever. (And be sure to post a picture too, because every thread's better with pictures.) [IMG]http://www.g4g.it/g4g/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/spelunky_01.jpg[/IMG] [B]Spelunky[/B] ([URL]http://www.spelunkyworld.com/[/URL]) This is a great little platformer released about a year ago that centers around exploring procedurally-generated caves, collecting gold, stealing idols, saving dames, and killing cave creatures. The controls are tight, the art is wonderful, and the difficulty level is just right, but what really ties it all together is how well the procedural-generation algorithm works; it's so polished that it never really traps you in a spot you can't get out of, and the gameplay elements work so well together naturally that when they're thrown together (somewhat) randomly, you'd swear some of the clever situations you face were designed by hand. Impeccably polished, mercilessly addicting. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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