Free Indie Games

I’ve started a new project! It’s a blog called Free Indie Games, which I hope to update regularly.

When I started making games as a full time thing, most of the sites I read were blogs that covered lots of cool and experimental freeware games. It was really exciting for me at the time, to see that sorta thing happening around me, to see so many people doing things with this medium that I’d never seen before. Being part of that hugely influenced the sorta games I work on now.

I think that’s still happening, but things have changed, as they do. The sites I used to read have changed their focus. And that’s cool, but I feel like something’s missing now. I want there to be somewhere out there which just focuses on the awesome little experimental games that got me into this in the first place – so, I started something.

I’m intentionally keeping it pretty simple – the site is literally just screenshots and links to stuff I find interesting. Hopefully you’ll find it worthwhile, though.

I’ve started the site off by posting about some cool freeware games I’ve played recently. Check it out at http://www.freeindiegam.es.

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13 Comments so far

  1. SEH on March 17th, 2012

    Perhaps this will fill the void that TIGS has left in my heart.

    I like the format!

  2. wisnoskij on March 17th, 2012

    “just focuses on the awesome little experimental games”

    Those are the best kind! 🙂
    But I am not sure about the title, “Free Indie Games” does not really encapsulate “little experimental games” to me.

  3. Terry on March 17th, 2012

    Yeah, I’m not sure about the title either. But I figured it doesn’t really matter that much.

  4. PC on March 17th, 2012

    Remember Christmas?

  5. Andrew dublin on March 17th, 2012

    Ill keep an eye on that site Terry, perhaps some of my upcoming games will feature!!! Oh, happy St. Patrick’s day! And sorry that At a Distance didn’t win but hey, to get nominated is awesome.

  6. Brendan ☼ on March 18th, 2012

    Would you be able to have tags for the platform? ie. mac, windows, linux, iOS and android?

  7. Terry on March 18th, 2012

    Brendan: Should be able to arrange that, I think!

  8. jim on March 18th, 2012

    thank you thank you thank you! been sorely in need of this since gamasutra ruined indiegames.com.

  9. Luke on March 18th, 2012

    This is great!

    Maybe you could call it “Blog Title.” 😛

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  11. Oliver on March 23rd, 2012

    Fantastic! A great way to discover new games… seems to be a quality selection!

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  13. Wayman Harris on May 5th, 2012

    Really good for supporting Indie developers

    “Indie Game” The Movie has inspired me to tell my story.

    Episode:1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbKQ779W-w4&feature=relmfu

    Episode:2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rs_cO6RQwI&feature=relmfu

    Episode: 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2iWFgkeqb0

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