Free, thought provoking and inspiring 2D indie platformers you can play now.

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

Gameplay screenshot from Black and White 2D indie platform game controlling two inverted characters simultaneously.

Play Black and White here

Level Up

Level Up - and indie RPG style 2D platform game

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

Fishbane 2D puzzle platformer, using your spear to climb and fly over obstacles.

Fishbane 2D puzzle platformer, using your spear to climb and fly over obstacles.

Play Fishbane here

Loved

Loved - an interesting monochromatic 2D platform adventure game by Alex Ocias

Loved - an interesting monochromatic 2D platform adventure game.

Play Loved here

Amil

Amil - 2D puzzle platformer utilising the player's ability to change the direction of gravity as a major game mechanic.

Amil - 2D puzzle platformer utilising the player's ability to change the direction of gravity as a major game mechanic.

Play Amil here

Faultline

Faultline - 2D indie platform game where you can use the mouse to adjust the environment

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

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

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

Meat Boy - Stylish, bloody 2D platformer that quickly ramps up the difficulty level.

Play Meat Boy here

Action Turnip

Action Turnip - 2D fast-paced run and shoot platformer, similar to Canabalt.

Action Turnip - 2D fast-paced run and shoot platformer, similar to Canabalt.

Play Action Turnip here

Love

Play Love here

Seppukuties

Suppukuties - The cutesy-style of this 2D platform puzzler only makes the sacrificial gameplay mechanics darker

Suppukuties - The cutesy-style of this 2D platform puzzler only makes the sacrificial gameplay mechanics darker

Play Seppukuties here

Lightmode

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.

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

Tasha’s Game

Tashas Game - 2D platform puzzle game with the help of a magic owl to place collected platforms and change the environment.

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

You can also play through thousands of games in every genre on these popular free games portals listed below.  Please feel free to suggest more in the comments section.

http://www.alillm.com/
http://www.newgrounds.com
http://armorgames.com
http://www.kongregate.com
http://www.nitrome.com
http://gamejolt.com
http://www.rocksolidarcade.com
http://www.agame.com
http://www.y8-games.net
http://www.heavygames.com
http://www.yoyogames.com
http://www.crazymonkeygames.com
http://www.miniclip.com/
http://www.bubblebox.com/

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 03:27 | Permalink

    armorgames.com/play/6286/coma

    I’m not sure if this counts or if you’ve looked at it before, but it is very inspiring.

  2. Posted December 1, 2010 at 12:38 | Permalink

    Wonderful stuff=D I am going to need a good amout of time to toy with your site.

  3. Posted December 4, 2010 at 20:36 | Permalink

    Yes Coma is worth adding in – I’ll pop it on as a post with a big update soon.

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