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Best Indie Games for 2010

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2010 has long passed but left with this plenty of amazing indie games released that have an important role in establishing the indie industry. Indie games made themselves an enormous part of the gaming industry by providing epic storylines. Even in 2010, it made almost historic 391 entries in the Independent Games Festival. This blog post will list the best 2010 indie games, and these are given below:

1. Super meat boy

Developed by team meat, Super meat boy is a single-player action jump n run video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes. It was published by team meat for Xbox 360 on October 20, 2010, by Xbox Live arcade. Later on, it was released on Microsoft Windows, Linux, PS4, Linux, and Nintendo Switch. The game won several awards as well as it was regarded as one of the best 2010 indie games.


A puzzle video game, VVVVVV, was developed and published by Terry Cavanagh. On January 11, 2010, it was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X through the Adobe Flash platform. In the game, the player controls the captain, which has the task to rescue his team, which is separation in dimension VVVVVV after a breakdown in the teleporter.

3. Limbo

An indie game: Limbo is an adventurous puzzle video game released by Microsoft game studio and developed by Playdead. On July 21, 2010, it was released for Xbox 360 through the Xbox Live arcade. It made a large sell, around 7.5 million dollars. Several gaming publications were titled as one of the top 2010 indie games.

4. Joe Danger

Developed by hello games, Joe danger is a platform racing video game, released on June 9, 2010, by hello games. It was the first game that hello games developed by adding the features of racing and platform in one game. It was released on PS3 in 2010 through the PlayStation network.

5. Super crate box

Super Crate Box is an action-adventure shooter indie game developed and released by Vlambeer. It was first released on October 22, 2010, for Microsoft Windows, then for Mac OS X, it was released on November 26, 2010.

6. Desktop dungeons

Desktop Dungeons is a roguelike adventurous puzzle video game developed and published by QCF Design. It was released on June 15, 2010, for Microsoft Windows and Linux. It got an award for Excellence in Design in Independent Games Festival in the year 2011. Moreover, it was listed at number 3 in Gamasutra’s Top 10 2010 indie games.

7. Hero core

Hero Core is an indie shooter game designed by Daniel Remar and developed by a game maker studio. The game was released on May 3, 2010, for Microsoft windows. It is a sequel to the game “hero”.

8. Aphelion: Graves of Earth

Aphelion is an action role-playing video game developed and published by lunatic studios. It was released on July 8, 2010, on the Xbox 360. It is the first game episode of the Aphelion series.

9. Soulcaster II

Soulcaster II is an action-adventure, role-playing indie game with combined RPG features, action games, and tower defense. It was first published on December 14, 2010, by Magical Time Bean.

10. Miasma: Citizens of Free Thought

Miasma: Citizens of Free Thought is a strategic action role-playing game. It was developed by ESP games and published by David Addis in 2010. It was released on Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Indie Game. It is referred to as one of the best 2010 indie games due to its interesting features.

11. Faery: Legends of Avalon

developed by Spiders Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive, Faery: Legends of Avalon is an action role-playing indie video game. It was released on November 10, 2010, on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Network on January 11, 2011.

12. Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition

Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition is the debut game developed by ACE Team and published by Atlus. On May 5, 2010, it was released for Xbox 360 with additional features in the previous version. I

13. Monday Night Combat

developed by Uber Entertainment, Monday Night Combat is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game. It was published by Microsoft Studios on August 11, 2010, on the Xbox 360 and by Uber Entertainment and Valve for Microsoft Windows.

14. DeathSpank: Orphans of Justice

DeathSpank: Orphans of Justice is an action role-playing comedy video game, Developed by Hothead Games and published by Electronic Arts.

The game was released on July 13, 2010, on the PlayStation 3 through PlayStation Network, then on July 14, 2010, on the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live ArcadeMicrosoft Windows and Mac OS X versions were released on October 26, 2010, and December 14, 2010, respectively, through Steam.

15. Cthulhu Saves the World

Developed and Published by Zeboyd Games, Cthulhu Saves the World is an action-adventure role-playing indie game. It was initially released on December 30, 2010, for Microsoft Windows.

16. Galcon Fusion

It was developed and Published by Hassey Enterprises; Galcon Fusion is an action-adventure strategic video game. It was initially released on February 11, 2010, for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. One of the 2010 indie games is from the game series “Galcon”.

17. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War

Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is a strategic puzzle video game developed and published by Cipher Prime. It was released by Cipher Prime on May 26, 2010, for OS X and Microsoft Windows. In this game, large hexagons are formed by bringing hexagonal pieces together


Developed and published by Basilisk Games, Eschalon: Book II is an isometric single-player role-playing video game. It features a big explorable game world and a non-linear storyline like the previous version. On May 12, 2010, it was released on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an action-adventure horror video game developed and released by Frictional Games. It was released on September 8, 2010, for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Moreover, it was released in 2016 for the PS4 and in 2018 for the Xbox One.

20. Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale is an action role-playing stimulating video game developed by EasyGame- Station and published by Carpe Fulgur. It was released on September 10, 2010, for Microsoft Windows.



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