Top Downloadable Games: April 2010

“It seems there‚Äôs never a dull moment in the downloadable gaming world, as new and exciting titles are launched each week across numerous systems. This month continues the winning streak for players seeking fun games to download with some hotly anticipated releases and a few other pleasant surprises. Plug in and get set, as we dig into pixilated caves, hop after thieving monsters, explore the challenges and drama of high school, and uncover alien conspiracies.”

Check out the full column here at What They Play.


Indie Queue: Cave Story Lives Again

“Almost a decade ago, budding Japanese developer Daisuke Amaya (aka Pixel) first set to work on creating a platform adventure game about a young cyborg boy who wakes up with amnesia in a vibrant subterranean world populated by charming, rabbit-like creatures. As he toiled away over the course of five years to complete his first gaming project, he never expected it would grow to become one of the most renowned and revered freeware indie PC games in Japan and abroad. With work on updating Cave Story for its WiiWare debut now in the home stretch, Pixel and the small U.S. development team at Nicalis are anxious to introduce scores of new players to the indie classic.”

Check out the full story here.