250 Indie Games You Must Play

250 indie games you must playI’ve written a book! It’s called 250 Indie Games You Must Play, and it highlights 250 indie titles that I think are very much worth trying out. It’s both the perfect entry point for a gamer looking to delve into the world of indie games, and a bible for those who already love the indie scene.

The book is available to buy from a number of outlets, including Amazon, Waterstones and Blackwells. Also Amazon in the US!

[NEW: There’s now an eBook version too! Oh, and a Chinese version!]

Here’s some blurb:

Features
  • Presents 250 influential and fun indie video games
  • Colour screenshots show each game in action
  • Provides direct web links so that users can play the games described
Summary

With a surge in popularity recently and an increase in great downloadable games, there has never been a better time to learn about independent “indie” games. 250 Indie Games You Must Play is a guide to the exciting and expanding world of indie gaming. Whether you are a veteran of the indie game scene or have never played an indie game before, this book helps you experience the best in indie gaming and further your understanding of why indie games are so important in the entertainment industry.

The wide range of games highlighted in the text encompasses concepts and ideas that will change your perspective of what video games can be. The book covers puzzlers, platformers, beat ‘em ups, shoot ‘em ups, role-playing, and strategy.

Apart from being fun, indie games can be experimental, emotional, nostalgic, and occasionally just plain bizarre. Some make you sit back in awe, while others have you thinking, “Why have I never played a game like this before?” Better still, the majority of these games are completely free to play and even the commercial releases are incredibly cheap. Once you start playing indie games, you may not be able to look at your big-budget blockbusters the same way ever again.

Press

Kotaku
Gnome’s Lair
Retro Remakes
Pig-min
(Japanese)
Game Side Story

Reviews

Examiner: “250 Indie Games You Must Play is an excellent guide to the growing world of indie gaming.”
Go! Gaming Giant: ” The attention to detail is superb… he really knows what he’s talking about.” 9 / 10
Blog Jeux Video
: “250 Indie Games You Must Play is a book you must have in your possession if you enjoy video games.” 4.5 / 5
Game Maker Blog: “It picks out some of the very best games released over the last few years and presents them together consistently, concisely and away from the clutter of chaff and non-playable content.”
Pixels Mil
: 250 Indie Games is the best physical format compilation… I’m happy with the purchase.”
Purple Tentacle
: “A retro look tempting with games that are simple in concept but devilish in their addendum.”

Other cool mentions

The book was part of Story Bundle
I was guest speaker on the BoingBoing podcast

Book was also mentioned on a previous BoingBoing podcast
Mentioned on the indie(Radio) podcast

One response

30 12 2013
allfreeindie

Hmmmm … thinking about picking it up.

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