Indie Trio #4: Pull Out Your Wallet Edition

Welcome to the Indie Trio, where I name off three independently developed games that you should try out!  I’m going to do things a little differently today… for all the previous editions, all the games were free to download and play.  Well, this time… you have to pay for these gems.  Before you run off ranting about paying for indie games, let me assure you, these next three games are well worth the money you’ll spend on them.  In fact, chances are you’ve heard of these games, or seen them in your console’s online marketplace, in which case, buy them!

Enough rambling now… let’s start the list.

1. Braid

The best way to describe Braid would be “super awesome”.  Braid is a puzzle platformer, put simply; however, it adds cool time changing powers a la the newer Prince of Persia games, and Tim (the main character) uses the powers in interesting ways to solve puzzles.  Your goal is to grad puzzle pieces, which will help reveal what’s going on in Tim’s mind and life, and to help him find his princess.  The game’s fun, decently long, and provides a nice challenge.

Oh yeah, and the art styles really nice looking too.

Oh yeah, and the art style's really nice looking too.

Braid is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 MS Points ($15.00), the PC and Mac for $14.95, and will be available for the PlayStation Network soon.

2. World of Goo

World of Goo is an interesting physics puzzle game, where you connect little pieces of ‘goo’ to each other to eventually reach the goal.  Well… since my explanation kind of sucks, why don’t you check out this video instead:

Oh yeah, there is a viable story for the game too… and it’s pretty morbid.  It makes me feel bad, doing what I have to in order to advance the game…

Well, you can buy World of Goo on the Wii for 1500 Wii Points ($15.00), or on the PC and Mac for $19.99.


Guess what?  It’s a game with zombies in it!  As part of the newly renamed Xbox Indie Games section (formerly the Community Games section), this is the only game in the list to get near five stars by the players.  It’s gotta mean something now, doesn’t it?

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 is basically an arena shooter with zombies, but it has a cute little twist that I don’t wanna ruin.  If you’re worried about wasting your MS Points (which you shouldn’t, as you’ll see soon), than try out the demo, it’ll give you a good idea of the game.

Try this lovely game out for 80 MS Points (that’s only $1 people, come on!), and I’m sure it’ll be worth the money you spent on it.


That’s it for this expensive edition of the Indie Trio.  Of course, if you’re still upset about buying these games, think of it this way: you’d spend $50 or $60 on a new console game, but these games put together will only cost you around $35, at most!  So don’t complain too much, now.

Don’t worry too much, though:  The next few installments will have free games again.  See you next time!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. fauziwong
    Sep 11, 2009 @ 22:53:57

    nice info…. thanks


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