The necessary elements of a great video game are constantly debated. Usually it’s some combination of gameplay, story, and fun with bonuses to soundtracks and replay value. Sometimes, though, I approach video games with a pocketful of superficiality—give me a cheap, pretty game that’s easy on the eyes. ‘Tis the season for sharing, so now I present you Paper Darts fans with a few free indie games that are visual treats.
My increasingly short attention span has dissolved my belief in saving the best for last, so my first game for you is Aether, developed by Tyler Glaiel and Edmund McMillen.