As a guy who enjoys exploring the nooks and crannies of the indie game scene, I often find games I like (Thomas Was Alone was one) that I would like to tell folks about, but that I feel a little guilty starting a new thread. Typically they'll just get a few comments, and I know not everyone has a taste for the indie.
So this thread is for that kind of thing! Please contribute! Have you played a new little game that you want to bring attention to? Are there older indie games you think have been overlooked?
The immediate inspiration for this thread is:
What is it?
They Breathe is a horror story about frogs.
Why should you play it?
It's actually pretty creepy, or at least evocative. The game world has a kind of chilling logic to it. And I felt the core mechanics, while simple, were well executed and fit nicely with the theme. This is a nice tight game; just as big as it needs to be.
Where can you get it?
For PC on Desura. And I think it was on XBLA, too.
Sell me on it! Why is this thing worth my time?
Okay, a hint, but it might be a little spoilery. See this picture?
Take a close look at that cow/moose thing's head. Yeah, that's how this game operates.