I started this post as the capstone of my "IGF nominees" post sequence, and then it fell to pieces because I kept wanting to write about games that weren't IGF nominees. Also the Meanwhile release swamped me for a couple of weeks.
If I just call it "favorite games of 2017" I can write about anything I want. Right?
"Favorite game of the year" is an indefensible category. I will not say these games are perfect, only that they did something perfectly. Did something right, with a rightness that felt both surprising and inevitable, beginning to end.
In this post, in no particular order:
- Cinco Paus
- Universal Paperclips
- Night in the Woods