Be Thankful For These Fantastic Free Indie Games
Do you fancy yourself an adventurer? Do you like really challenging games? If your answer to both was “yes,” you owe it to yourself to check out Spelunky. Released this year on Xbox Live Arcade, this indie has actually been available for PC for a couple of years, but it remains a must-play to this day. In it, you control a nameless spelunker who must collect treasure, avoid traps, and defeat enemies in a maze of underground caverns, using ropes, bombs, and other items to progress. The levels are randomly generated and the difficulty leve is high, but it’s one of those “just one more time!” situations you’ll keep coming back to.
Slender: The Eight Pages
If you’re someone who doesn’t consider most games that profess to be “scary” very frightening, we’d like to introduce you to Slender: The Eight Pages. We don’t know anyone who hasn’t been thoroughly creeped out by this simple indie horror outing, in which, equipped with only a flashlight, you explore the woods at night — able to see only the illuminated spot in front of you — searching for the titular eight pages. It’s a solitary, unnerving experience at its base level alone, but then you add in a persistent boogeyman (the “Slender Man” of internet lore) who chases you the entire time and things get really terrifying. Don’t play on a full bladder.