I do like free games. I'll download it and check it out.
Hero Core was a ton of fun.
I still hate the name "Metroidvania", what retarded blowfish came up with such a pathetic name for a concept?
Argh...I'm both happy and sad to see this post. Happy because I agree Hero Core was amazing...never thought I'd see a game like Air Fortress again. Sad because the reason why this wasn't on my Top 10 list from last year is because I kept typing in Herocore. I could blame it on the search engine, but my logic didn't kick in either it seems...
Shoot 1up was pretty bad ass
Sad that there's no Mac version...
Digital: A Love Story deserves a special mention.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm a sucker for Metroidvania anything.
Really cool to see Game Maker folks gaining notoriety. I remember playing this guys older games (original Hero, Retrobattle) years ago.
How the hell could you forget the greatness that is Arise 4?
Ill have to check out that one seems intresting. I didnt play a ton of it but I did play about 3 games that lasted about a month or so each in Neptunes Pride not sure if that came out this year or not but it was a great indy game.
Yes, Hero Core was awesome =D
Admittedly, I kind of forgot that I played and enjoyed it until I read your post D:
2010 was a great indie game year. We saw lot's of excellent titles and some sort of commercial successes for some of these. Minecraft sold like crazy while still being in alpha stage. Super Meat Boy and Limbo both received lot of deserved publicity and sold pretty well I would assume.
We saw two Indie Humble Bundles this year that both were a great success. Also Steam has pushing their indie-bundles lot on the sales. Maybe they've done this always?
Game's wise there was the already mentioned Minecraft, Limbo and Super Meat Boy. As well as: Joe Danger, VVVVVV, Cave Story (Wiiware) no name few. Not to mention the crazy selling IOS games such as Angry Birds and Game Dev Story.