Brief content warning for a mention of a game that deals with domestic violence.
I’ve long been a fan of itch.io, the indie game (and other creative works) marketplace that plays host to countless small games. It’s where a lot of the most creative, personal, exciting work is happening in gaming, and frankly, feels like a bright, welcoming spot in an otherwise dim world. I don’t say that lightly, and maybe it’s weird to associate what is essentially a marketplace with such warm feelings, but there are so many innovative, interesting, often marginalized folks releasing work here that it feels crucial and almost revolutionary in a field that is dominated (as so many fields are) by large commercial interests.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/vbp8qb/itchio-free-games-five-years