The Best Games Made by a Single Person

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Created Feb 22, 2018 by MeZev
Making a game is hard. Just look at Valve! Making a game single-handedly is a feat. But the idea to craft your very own idea into a game of your dreams is quite appealing and there are quite a few people who actually did it. Do I need to say that these games are truly unique and special?
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    Toby Fox Undertale is a hit game with lots of secrets, mysteries, theories, non-linearity, and memorable characters. The praise the game deserved brought ot much higher than a mere Earthbound seque…
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      Jasper ByrneA little hommage to Silent Hill 2 grew to be a standalone game with one of the crepiest atmospheres in video games and multiple endings. You wander along dirty corridors and hide from mons…
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        Lucas PopeLucas created this game while he was in Japan and proved that an interesting story could be told even through a monotonous bureaucracy. Papers, Please is a strange sim where you'll chech pap…
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          Markus "Notch" PerssonEverybody knows Minecraft. It sold well over 100 mln copies and finally was bought entirely by Microsoft. It spawned lots of toys, story-driven spinoffs, copycats, and ports to n…
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            Aleksey AbramenkoIntrusion 2 is a solid run and gun platformer with lots of diverse enemies. Lots of things in the game depend on physics and bosses attack you with long detailed limbs. 
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              Thomas HappSome call Axiom Verge "a true Metroid." Thomas invested 6 years to creat a dark live world stirring in every corner.
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                Eric "ConcernedApe" BaroneFor 5 years, Eric slowly, but steadily built the game he'd always wanted. He picked up where Harvest Moon had left and came up with the most compelling farming experience in …
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                  Alexey PajitnovFinally this! The king of puzzles and the most sold game ever (over 170 mln copies). All the way from mother Russia comes Tetris, which is truly gaming classics, somewhere between chess…
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                    Luke HodorowiczStrategies are complicated and hard to develop, but Banished is a real city-building sim, where you have to survive under dire conditions.
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                      Alexander BruceI'd recommend watching Alexander talking about the seven years of development this first-person puzzler. The process was so hard that at some point he even sheds a tear, recalling every…
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                        Daisuke "Pixel" AmayaCave Story is a relatively old title, dating back to 2004, when indie devs had no places to promote their games and hence nearly no indie lovers to buy them. Nevertheless, Cave St…
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