Be Thankful For These Fantastic Free Indie Games
All across the country, gamers are getting ready to dig into some of the year’s biggest triple-A games on the long weekend. Games with multi-million-dollar budgets, massive advertising campaigns, and months — if not years — of build-up. They’re interactive entertainment’s equivalents of a multi-course catered Thanksgiving meal.
But what if you want to try something a little different — a new kind of cuisine? This weekend is the perfect time to sample from the rare delicacies offered by indie games without even spending a cent. We’ve hand-picked five independently developed titles to get you started. Have a look and enjoy. You can thank us later.
Created by a group of students from the DigiPen game school, Nitronic Rush is a “survival racing” title inspired by the likes of the classic Midway arcade racer San Francisco Rush. Best played with a gamepad, it features cars that can boost, jump, and even fly. Its futuristic cityscapes are packed with hazards and obstacles to avoid as you reach breakneck speeds and perform crazy aerial stunts. It’s a highly polished coin-op style experience that’s so good you’ll think your PC has sprouted a quarter slot.