If I had to put money down, I would say that Klei Entertainment has been one of the most successful and consistent studios this decade. Each game has its own sense of style and design to it, but also manages to embody the best aspects of that respective genre. This year, we saw Oxygen Not Included hit 1.0, and gives us the next best thing to Dwarf Fortress.
For this final part of our spotlight, we had two more games to look at.
There are two terms of games that have become popular this decade — souls-likes and modern retro. The idea of making a game that looks and feels like a classic game, while still having modernized elements, has given birth to a new subset of indie devs. This year alone, I’ve spoken to multiple developers using the past to give them inspiration for original takes today. For my #9 game, we have a developer who created an adventure platformer for a game that never happened. Read more…
It’s finally time; after much deliberating and changing things around, I’m ready to give my countdown of my favorite games. We’re starting with one that I love to hate and came close to being ranked higher.