My full review of LIMBO is pending me completing the game again. In the meantime, here's a bunch of links to video-games and video game related items:
I just got linked to this comic and I am now a fan. It's a wonderful blend of humor, imagination and nostalgia that is very close to how I feel about the video games of my childhood. The artist has a similar taste to mine, based on the games he chooses to reference. The art is rough, but very expressive.
Video games as poetry. I really enjoyed playing this game. Today I die is one of the first truly independent games I played during my recent phase of indie game playing. Free to play, in-browser.
This game is a simple platformer, doesn't take long to beat. It's a rough game, not a big show, like Braid or Limbo. But this game really gets its concept across, and it is totally awesome. I highly recommend it. Actually, I think this was the first indie game I played. Free to download. $5 on Steam for the HD version.
I've already mentioned this one in a previous post. But I thought I should include it while I'm posting free online games. This game is a silly, violent and clever tribute to NES games. Lots of fun.
Cave Story is utterly charming. I think this is the best Retro Game I have played. It isn't the first indie game I played, but it is probably the best and most complete. Beyond simple nostalgia, the game has some clever and well-implemented mechanics and plenty of those little touches that make a good game into more than the sum of its parts.