Over the past couple of years I’ve accumulated a list of interesting, and original platform-genre indie games that have inspired, amused, puzzled, addicted and also frustrated the hell out of me!
I’ve compiled some of the best of these games together for you below. They are free 2D platform-puzzlers and platform RPG-style games, and most can be played in your web browser.
This resource will keep growing as I come across appropriate additions. Feel free to suggest your own game, or obvious titles I’ve missed, in the comments.
Continuity (integrated sliding puzzle / platform game)
Play Continuity here
Black and White
Gameplay screenshot from Black and White 2D indie platform game controlling two inverted characters simultaneously.
Play Black and White here
Level Up – indie RPG style 2D platform game with a focus on levelling up stats such as running, jumping, restoring health, etc, all having a direct impact on character control and abilities.
Play Level Up here
Fishbane 2D puzzle platformer, using your spear to climb and fly over obstacles.
Play Fishbane here
Loved – an interesting monochromatic 2D platform adventure game.
Play Loved here
Amil – 2D puzzle platformer utilising the player’s ability to change the direction of gravity as a major game mechanic.
Play Amil here
Faultline – 2D indie platform game where you can use the mouse to adjust the environment.
Play Faultline here
Frogatto and Friends
Frogatto and Friends – 2D open source platform game with some really nice camera work.
Download and play Frogatto here
60 Seconds to Save the Queen
60 Seconds to Save the Queen – 2D adventure platformer / baby puncher.
Play 60 Seconds to Save the Queen here
Meat Boy (pre-cursor to Super Meat Boy on XBLA)
Meat Boy – Stylish, bloody 2D platformer that quickly ramps up the difficulty level.
Play Meat Boy here
Action Turnip – 2D fast-paced run and shoot platformer, similar to Canabalt.
Play Action Turnip here
Play Love here
Suppukuties – The cutesy-style of this 2D platform puzzler only makes the sacrificial gameplay mechanics darker
Play Seppukuties here
Play Lightmode here
Epic Adventure – Revolt in Ogre Town
Epic Adventure in Ogre Town – Old skool 2D adventure RPG platforming game with magic, guns, ladders, platforms, you name it.
Play Epic Adventure in Ogre Town here
Tashas Game – 2D platform puzzle game with the help of a magic owl to place collected platforms and change the environment.
Play Tasha’s Game here
Here are a handful of interesting indie platformers that have sparked a lot of interest in the indie games communities, and especially at games festivals over the past couple of years.
Ibb and Obb (in development)
Due to be released in 2011, find out more about Ibb and Obb here >
Feist (in development)
Due to be released in 2011, find out more about Feist here >
Fez (in development)
Due to be released in 2011