06-20-2012 07:18 AM
It's interesting what people consider to be indy games. Isn't Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty (which is on PSN) as much an indy game as 'The Infinished Swan', for instance? Insomniac games are still an independent studio.
The Arkedo games I believe are all indy games also. So there's Arkedo Jump, Arkedo Pixel, Arkedo Swap, and soon Hell Yeah, from Arkedo studio. There are plenty other indy games not mentioned here too but it's tedious to go find out which are which. I have over 160 PSN games now. To me it really doesn't matter which one is 'indy' or which isn't. Quality and content varies just as much from indy developers as it does others.
Oh and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is not an indy game (listed in the OP as one).
06-20-2012 08:22 AM
That's a good point, it's not an indie though it does have that indie feel. I'll remove it.
As for Insomniac, R&C is a mainstream franchise so while they are a third party developer their games have never been considered indie titles, including the DD games. I think the name itself is generally thought of as smaller downloadable titles of non mainstream games. I added LC:GoL because it was more an offshoot of Tomb Raider than an actual TR game but yeah, since it's done by a major studio guess it doesn't count.
07-22-2012 05:44 PM - edited 07-22-2012 05:45 PM
Dyad is currently 85 on Metacritic. Who else has picked up this great indie game on PSN?
Its visual and aural splendor lies a simple, stimulating experience that's difficult to put down. Dyad manages to create a beautiful synthesis of music, visual design and gameplay mechanics, and it does so without missing a beat.
Between its exceptional presentation, fair but firm gameplay challenges, and trophy requirements that ensure you'll get some significant mileage from the experience, there's no digital game in 2012 that's like Dyad.
This PSN exclusive offers something unique and fun to the PlayStation audience, and it's a game I truly think that a wide variety of gamers with an even wider variety of genre preferences can enjoy.