Indie Game Features

TheGamer's team of experts brings you the best in-depth indie game coverage, from developer interviews to takes everyone is talking about.


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Three Years On, The Queen’s Gambit Finally Has An Official Chess Video Game

Chess master Rockwater Studio has turned its hands to The Queen’s Gambit in a collaboration with Netflix Games

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This Relaxing Indie Is Where’s Waldo?, But Waldo Is Bees

I Commissioned Some Bees 0 has serious buzz.

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These Developers Are Making Games For The Love Of Art, Not For Money

Some developers spend years making indie games with techniques that might be considered unnecessarily time-consuming, and I love them for it

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Stardew Valley's Continuous Updates Are A Testament To Its Greatness

Seven years later and fans are still obsessed with it.

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A $2 Switch Game Is My Favorite Horror Game Of The Year

Fishing Vacation costs $2 and that's all you need to know about it

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One Of 2023's Best Games Is Also Its Ugliest

A hidden gem of Xbox Game Pass' horror line-up is one of 2023's most interesting, if most off-putting, titles

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For Me, Oxenfree 2 Was An Allegory For Substance Abuse

Oxenfree 2 is all about cycles and choices

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2023 Is The Year Of The Indie Fishing Game

Fishing has made its way from humble minigame to fully-fledged showstopper this year

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Dredge Has Just Fixed The Only Thing That Made Me Stop Playing It

Great news for scaredy cats like me!

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Don't Sleep On Dave The Diver

Dave the Diver is a brilliant indie about fishing, serving sushi, and what lurks in the abyss

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Geoguessr's Most Popular Map Has Been Deleted

A prolific Geoguessr map creator has deleted all their content to protest "anti-consumer" changes to the game

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Portal: The Flash Version Is A Reminder Of A Happier Internet

Games like Portal: The Flash Version, a fan project recognised by Valve, just can’t be made any more

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The Greatest Fighting Game Of All Time Is Only $4 During The Steam Sale

Four bucks, two buttons, the greatest fighting game ever.

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Gylt Review - The Google Stadia Exclusive Breaks Free

Once the cloud streaming app's only exclusive, Gylt is sneaking onto PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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The Internet Sucks Now, Play Hypnospace Outlaw

The free internet as we know it is rapidly falling apart, so it’s time for a blast of the past

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The Mystery Of A Missing Painting In Hercule Poirot: The London Case

The second Poirot game from Blazing Griffin studios, based in Glasgow, unites Poirot with his famous companion, Hastings.

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I Can't Wait To Solve A Murder Entirely Through Wiki Articles Later This Month

Neurocracy is back, and I am getting into an armchair detective, Hercule Poirot mood

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New Escape Academy DLC Fixes The Finale Problem

Escape From The Past gives Escape Academy its first satisfying ending.

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The Password Game Is A Sadistic Wordle For Inventing The World’s Strongest Password

It will have you searching "waxing gibbous moon emoji," too.

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Annapurna Showcase Brings Creativity, Ambition, And Heart To The Forefront

Plenty of big new reveals from the prestige indie publisher.