Monday, January 6, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image: 25 Must-Play Video Games

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games

December 14, 2013–March 2, 2014

IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games and Museum of the Moving Image present a playable exhibition of more than two dozen games that represent the breadth and depth of the “indie” video game scene. The designers and developers of these games, individuals or small teams independent of large studios and publishers, take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. The exhibition features recent cutting-edge titles, including the IndieCade 2013 award winners, alongside a selection of games that have had great impact on game design and culture in the last decade. Independent games are a fountain of innovation and experimentation, pushing games forward as one of today’s most dynamic and important cultural forms. 



  1. Any list like this will necessarily be incomplete, but I'm still surprised that the notorious Fez didn't make the cut. Also, I can't believe Alien Hominid is 12 years old already, yikes!

    1. Wow, Ken, I had heard a lot about Fez but I never really played it. It is so close to the story line of one of my favorite books "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" by Edwin A. Abbott.
      Also recently made into a compelling movie, Flatland also explores the rift between a 2-D world and the 3-D universe.

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  3. I have played Minecraft on my computer, xbox, and my phone and it can be such an addiction to you. Minecraft was just amazing because it was different than normal games. Unpredictable things, such as zombies that appear in the night, are really fun in this game. I never played other than Minecraft in the list, but I definitely want to try them all!