15 July 2009
I'll be honest. I love weird indie games. Right now, my favorite weird indie game is Erik Svedang's platformer [Blueberry Garden].
I don't want to ruin the magic of it for you, but basically you're a flying bird man in beautifully illustrated world of berries, men wearing party hats, chickens, and oversized objects.
It's an acid trip of whimsy and relaxing game play with a killer (but simple) piano soundtrack.
Here's the trailer:
Here are some screenies from my gameplay:
I had been waiting for this game to come out since it was announced in early 2008. I was finally set to launch on Valve's [Steam] service in June but then faced more delays. It finally launched in the middle of June. I bought it within hours of release and I'm so glad! I'm totally down with the art style and the mood. And the story is simple, vaguely nonsensical, and compelling once you discover it.
This is a great little game--but let yourself play until the end of the level--you'll know when you get there.
To sum up:
[$5 on Steam]
There's a free [demo].
By the way, there's a link to my Steam profile on the sidebar. I'll repost it here since it's relevant.