Top 3 Indie Games by Black Developers

The past week has been filled with political turmoil and calls for political change. Shows of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement have been made by various game companies. In today’s article, we will analyze the best games made by Black developers.

Atgtha in Absurdia by Four Bit Friday

Atgtha in Absurdia is a really nice minimal roguelike game. It is very similar to the original Rogue game. It was originally made for the Roguelike Jam 2020, so similarities between the two are a normal occurrence. The story of the game is quite straightforward: you play as Atgtha, and you go into a dungeon to save your lost brother. You get some cool weapons and fight intimidating enemies along the way. It is a charming, humorous game, and the minimalist take on it feels nice.

Concentric by Ben Wilson, Zero Fifty One

Concentric is a casual minimalist action game about moving in circles with a lot of elegance. The player has to navigate a series of concentric circles in order to properly charge the center sphere before progressing. The game has a nice soundtrack, but it is not a rhythm game. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful game.

Project Madison by Taylor Adams-Harriot and Pauline Martyn

Project Madison is a workplace revenge fantasy set in the corporate world of the 1960s. The protagonist is an unlucky secretary with a straightforward goal. She wants to get revenge on her nemesis, Jeff. She has to use the environment and work relationships in order to get Jeff fired. It is a point-and-click game, and it goes a bit slow at times, but the humor more than makes up for it. All in all, this is the perfect game to play if you are trying to get your revenge on your coworker and are looking for some inspiration.