Indie games are the best - here's Grande Vegas' thumbs up on the BEST of 2021?

The video game market including those players looking for good Grande Vegas casino login games is bursting with great titles. You can find almost any game plot or storyline that you want amidst multiple game genres. If you’re ready to experiment a bit, try one of the new indie games that has come out on the market.

These games are developed by small teams which often have the freedom to go in directions that you won’t see at large companies.The indie companies aren’t afraid to take chances or suffer losses -- they want to offer new types of gaming experiences as they push the industry in new and exciting directions. Together with the traditional online casino games, console games and -- increasingly -- cloud games the indie companies are delivering innovation and new levels of creativity.

Some of the best indie games of 2021 include:

Papers Please

Papers Please is set in 1982 where the player, playing the part of an immigration inspector for the country of Arstotzka, must process arrivals while keeping out smugglers, terrorists, and wanted criminals. If you make any mistakes your salary suffers.  The biggest challenge of the game is that, throughout the tasks, you are expected to maintain a high level of morality.

In addition to the people themselves, you’ll have to overcome the temptation of bribes, the dilemma of what to do with a couple that has papers for only one of the people and the worry that your mistake could cost innocent countrymen their lives.


Inside is the follow-up to the popular Limbo but here Playdead has created a more refined environment with more detail, more depth, and a more sophisticated gameplay. The action takes place in cavernous factories and facilities where you need to avoid capture from masked menaces and vicious animals.

Mysteries are a major part of Inside where, as one level leads to the next, puzzles become more complex. Corpses re-animate amidst a plot that never quite explains itself as you are drawn further into a dark world of surveillance and industrial science. Reviewers have noted that Inside features one of the most intriguing final acts of any video game.

Untitled Goose Game

If Untitled Goose Game sounds like it’s going to be a little simplistic, think again. It’s a part puzzler and part comedy game but there’s more to this game than meets the eye. In Untitled Goose Game you simply need to be a goose who causes a big hoopla in a quiet English village.  You might want to make off with some of the farmer’s produce, bully a little boy, turn on the hose to get the groundskeeper wet, and more.

There are a number of to-do lists in each walkthrough --Garden Walkthrough, High Street Walkthrough, Back Gardens Walkthrough, Pub Walkthrough, and Model Village Walkthrough -- along with bonuses and hidden tasks -- that make you a real village menace. The puzzles are truly challenging and the possibilities are endless.

Hypnospace Outlaw

Remember the ‘90s World Wide Web? When hacking was in its infancy and the biggest challenges involved monitoring for copyright infringement and harassment. As you make your way through Hypnospace Outlaw  you’ll be asked to trawl through geocities-like fan sites, chat forums and Bebo-esque profile pages to police the web.

Soon enough though the game transforms into a thriller that takes you into the bowels of censorship and mass surveillance. There’s plenty of good humour and storytelling to keep you company while you make your way through a surreal 1999 version of the Internet.

Disco Elysium

Just the name Disco Elysium conjures up images of pulsating beats and interactive excitement. Disco Elysium invites you to become a detective who must investigate a disturbing murder. There’s no traditional combat here -- Disco Elysium involves guiding the detective as he wrestles with his own demons while he confronts suspects, interviews “persons of interest” and tries to get some answers from the deceivers around him.

This police-themed real player game is often referred to as one of the best indie games out there. The writing is phenomenal and players find themselves entranced with the complex personalities that make you really care what happens to each and every one of them -- and, of course, to the detective himself!

Fall Guys

Fall Guys is a silly game whose banter and sentient beans has made it a huge success story. It’s a bigger project than many of the games on the Best of 2021 Indies list but since it’s technically still an indie development, it counts.

The “tasks” that you have to complete are ridiculous -- diving through flying hoops, running up a conveyor belt while fruit is being thrown at you, winning a Squad Duos show and more with the goal of unlocking a Ratchet costume, emote, color, pattern and player banner as well as other themed accessories.

If you’re looking for an intensive gaming experience, this one isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for something alternative, download Fall guys and win a goose outfit (what?).

The Witness

Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid which kickstarted the indie game sector, has now released The Witness, a new kind of puzzle game where 500+ puzzles await solutions. It can take up to 100 hours or more to complete these puzzles with fresh rules and approaches for each one. No one tells the player what the rules are -- you have to figure them -- a different set of rules for each game -- and then figure out how to apply them in the way that fits each individual game. THEN you break the rules in favor of new ones.

No tutorial, no rule book, just puzzle tasks and a lot of fun.

Rocket League

Rocket League can best be described as “Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars” in which two teams go head to head to score goals with balls that bounce from one bumper to the next. Get the ball into the net and you’ve scored a Rocket League touchdown.

The lure of Rocket League is that there’s no metagame to master, no equipment to control, no classes to get through.  You drive the cars with some aggression and tactical skill, use some tricks to pass and master ball control and just sit back and enjoy the relaxing action.

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