The Best Indie Freeware Games:
A Little About Freeware Games…
Freeware games is not typically considered a genre of video games. However, it is being included because many indie games tend to go down the freeware path for distribution. There are many reasons why developers spend time on a game they are planning on releasing for free.
One of the most notable examples comes from the creators of World of Goo, 2D Boy. They set out to develop one game per week for the entire course of a semester at school. At the end of each week, they would release the game for free and received feedback on what their fans liked, didn’t like and so on. One of their games that they released was called Tower of Goo. This required players to be build a tower, with goo balls, as high as they could without it collapsing. Their fans ate the game up and it became the basis for the game people know today as World of Goo.
Most indie game developers who are relatively new tend to follow the freeware idea at the beginning. This allows them to build a community of followers, learn what works and what doesn’t, make connections and get all their ducks in a row for when they are ready to start releasing games for a price.