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Celeste was the most popular indie game in r/gamingsuggestions

by Matt Making Games

97% positive based on 9306 ratings
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
Golden Star#1 Indie
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Why you might like this
IndieIndie Gem
Smooth gameplay
Easy to learn, hard to master
Beautiful pixel graphics
Charming story
Incredible soundtrack
Madeline needs your help
Climb the mountain

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by The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but thats ok because you are probably already dead anyway.

92% positive based on 1553 ratings
by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel

Why you might like this
IndieSuper Meat Boy / Binding of Isaac Devs
Challenging platformer
Dark atmosphere
Precision needed
Rich Evans character
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TowerFall Ascension

by Matt Thorson

95% positive based on 1676 ratings
TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce.

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IndieFrom the creator of Celeste
2D Combat
Local multiplayer
Couch co-op
Beautiful pixel graphics

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A Hat in Time

by Gears For Breakfast

98% positive based on 15965 ratings
A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D platformer featuring a little girl who stitches hats for wicked powers! Freely explore giant worlds and recover Time Pieces to travel to new heights!

Why you might like this
IndieComing to Nintendo Switch soon
Similar to Banjoo-Kazooie
3D Adventure
Sell your soul
Repair your space ship

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Yoku's Island Express

by Villa Gorilla & Team17

96% positive based on 530 ratings
Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku's Island Express! Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!

Why you might like this
IndieTry the DEMO
Metroidvania-pinball hybrid
Open-world pinball adventure
Deliver important post
Innovative game design

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Dead Cells

by Motion Twin

95% positive based on 27397 ratings
Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

Why you might like this
IndieIndie Gem
Dark Souls in 2D
Similar to Hollow Knight
Requires pure dedication
Roguelite? Metroidvania? Roguevania!
Raised on the salt of the testers

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Ori and the Blind Forest

by Moon Studios

96% positive based on 25133 ratings
“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC.

Why you might like this
IndieBeautiful artstyle
Emotional story
Fun and challenging platforming

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Super Meat Boy

by Team Meat

94% positive based on 18491 ratings
The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!

Why you might like this
IndieSuper Mario in a bizarre and cruel world
Creative levels
Epic boss fights
Rescue Bandage Girl

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

by Yacht Club Games

96% positive based on 8468 ratings
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

Why you might like this
IndieIndie Gem
Classic 8-bit Retro look & soundtrack
New game+
Kill scary looking bosses with your shovel!

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Dustforce DX

by Hitbox Team

93% positive based on 904 ratings
Take control of a nimble janitor to rid the world of dust and debris.

Why you might like this
IndieBroom Parcour!
High skill cap
Movement is smooth and feels great
Unique game idea
Local multiplayer
Janitor simulator

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Rogue Legacy

by Cellar Door Games

93% positive based on 12779 ratings
Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf. But that's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be to succeed.

Why you might like this
Procedurally generated levels
A modern day Ghosts n Goblins
Tons of secrets and easter eggs

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The Messenger

by Sabotage, Devolver Digital

95% positive based on 2517 ratings
As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

Why you might like this
IndieNinja Adventure
Authentic old-school 8-bit graphics
Athmospheric diverse level design
Awesome handmade chiptune soundtrack

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Hollow Knight

by Team Cherry

95% positive based on 45003 ratings
Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

Why you might like this
IndieIndie Gem
Story heavy
30 epic bossfights
Rewarding and challenging

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by Studio MDHR

95% positive based on 37659 ratings
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Why you might like this
IndieUnique Cartoon Graphics
Incredible art style
Local co-op

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Wings of Vi

by Grynsoft

85% positive based on 846 ratings
Wings of Vi is a challenging 2D platformer in which the player controls the angel Vi, tasked with defeating the Demon Lord Jeh’oul after he is freed from captivity. While inspired by masochistic retro platformers, Wings of Vi aims to cut out arbitrary difficulty in favor of skill based gameplay.

Why you might like this
Challenging gameplay
Inspired by Megaman and Castlevania
Intense boss fights
Super tight 2D action platformer

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by Metanet Software Inc.

96% positive based on 1401 ratings
N++ is a fast-paced, momentum-based platformer about darting around obstacles, narrowly evading enemies and collecting gold in a beautiful minimalist landscape.

Why you might like this
Simple but hard to master gameplay
Over 4300 hand-made levels
Local Co-op

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by Moppin

96% positive based on 4572 ratings
Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him.

Why you might like this
Looks like it has been released 1980
Blow stuff up)
Unique vertical level design
Procedurally generated levels
Unique Weapons and Items

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Mute Crimson+

by Iced Lizard Games

85% positive based on 106 ratings
Be a ninja and go on an action platforming adventure to save the world. Climb walls, slice up bad guys, master tricky platforming sequences and face ruthless bosses.

Why you might like this
Intense boss battles
Intelligent and satisfying level design

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