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About me[]

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future additions[]

I want to somewhere mention the following:

  • Chris Crawford
  • Eric Chahi, who did Another World/Out of this World and Flashback
  • Jordan Mechner who did the original Prince of Persia
  • Keita Takahashi of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy(the latter almost seems to me to be an indie game). Also judged for SOWN.
  • M.U.L.E. apparently influential, haven't played it myself.
  • Pixeljunk games by Q games: Pixeljunk Racers, Monsters, Eden, Shooter. Nominated for an IGF award.
  • Echochrome


  • Gun Fu Deadlands
  • Rolando by Hand Circus
  • Osmos and its creator Hemisphere Games
  • Melolune by Laura Shigihara (Shigsy)
  • Artsy Games Incubator
  • Nikujin
  • Vessel [1]
  • Adult Swim
  • Trauma
  • Owlboy
  • Rocketbirds:Revolution
  • Continuity [2]
  • Proun
  • Pitiri
  • redScratch
  • Café
  • Velella
  • Hydorah making of
  • Eliss

Possible themes[]

as a category:

Mr. Robot

  • space/scifi
  • nature

Blueberry Garden

  • nightmares

Au Sable, La La Land

  • cute
  • death

You Only Live Once, Karoshi, Deaths, Today I Die, The Graveyard, Execution

  • fantasy

Immortal Defense

  • abstract

Clean Asia, Mondo Medicals, Everyday Shooter, Space Giraffe

  • contemporary
  • school

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble, Super Columbine Massacre RPG!

  • ninjas

Too Many Ninjas, N+, Nikujin, Shotgun Ninja

  • dinosaurs

Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, Dino Run

Category Name?[]

All these titles were first released for free, before expanding upon the original and polishing it, and releasing it commercially.

recently created supercategories[]

My favorite pages[]