The Most Important Indie Games of 2020 Some of Which are Actually from 2020.
Another year is almost in the books, and as we look back at the best indie gaming has had to offer in 2020, we once again celebrate the storytelling, the exceptional game design, the genre-mashups and everything else great that indie devs continue to provide year after year. The biggest difference this year has been that several of the most important indie titles had their genesis in years prior, and only now have had their finest moment. Let’s take a look what we discovered, and rediscovered this year.
Among Us (Steam, iOS, Android)
Gaming in 2020 in a nutshell:
- We all played Animal Crossing
- We all played Warzone
- We all played Fall Guys
- We all played Among Us
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve played Among Us, or have seen the memes or been called out multiple times as the Impostor. Originally released in 2018, the social hit for PC and mobile has showed no signs of slowing down since it began taking over Twitch streams everywhere, and topped the Steam sales chart at the end of the summer.
Why it’s important: It proved that good things come to those who wait, and that game developers who release a reasonably priced cross-platform game can hang with the AAA’s and change the current meta of game content creation. It’s all possible when your game is social, full of fun-filled deceit, and connects with gamers’ state-of-mind. It also single-handedly pushed Discord into heady air by becoming the platform’s killer app. Not too shabby.