Party people: play pixel puzzle-platformer Pico Park

The Japanese indie scene has lagged behind the West a bit, despite arguably founding its modern era through Daisuke Amaya’s Cave Story. There’s definitely been a number of quality releases, but as trends go, it’s usually a year or two before the community jumps into the fray. That said, when games show up, they have a very different feel and are worth a look.

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