Finding teh games
August 13, 2011 7:07 AM   Subscribe

PC gamers of Mefi, how do you find new indie titles online? Right now I'm only aware of JayIsGames.
posted by Taft to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Are you looking for online only, or also offline? I've purchased every Humble Bundle so far and have been really happy with most of the games that came with it. I found out about each of them (well, at least two of them) from waxpancakes's site

Keep on keepin' on, Andy. You led me to MetaFilter.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:14 AM on August 13, 2011

I don't know if you're talking about forserious buy 'em and play 'em games or little free flash games. I play a lot of little free flash games...I recently started following He's got a lot of his own and posts links to new ones every day.
posted by phunniemee at 7:15 AM on August 13, 2011 and to some extent I also like Eurogamer's style of writing and focus, and they cover indie stuff from time to time.
posted by krilli at 7:24 AM on August 13, 2011

rock paper shotgun!
posted by nadawi at 7:27 AM on August 13, 2011

RockPaperShotgun has pretty good indie PC game coverage, as well as being one of the best PC games blogs on the planet.
posted by pharm at 7:30 AM on August 13, 2011

posted by pharm at 7:30 AM on August 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Play This Thing is pretty good, too, especially when it's Greg Costikyan doing the reviewing.
posted by col_pogo at 7:50 AM on August 13, 2011

I may be missing something or being stupid obvious but since you don't specify only discovery/review sites, as far as free-to-play online kongregate ends up hosting a pretty good percentage of what's out there. I find it worth a sign-up and there are a lot of ways to search around the games if you dig around (for example, if you sort "Achievements" by "Most Awarded First" you will get a selection of the stuff that EVERYBODY played (not everything gets set up with achievements though). A lot of it is cookie-cutterish "toss this thing" or "stationary object defense" games but there is a fair section of interesting games.
posted by nanojath at 9:21 AM on August 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

ditto This Thing
adding TIGSource
posted by juv3nal at 11:36 AM on August 13, 2011

For Flash games, the Newgrounds front page has good original games that oftentimes end up on Mefi.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:56 AM on August 13, 2011

(That would be, in the "Featured Games" section. They've also got an RSS feed.)
posted by Rhaomi at 12:00 PM on August 13, 2011

Indie Games on Steam
posted by dgeiser13 at 8:07 AM on August 15, 2011

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