This is ++good: this year, why not download and play an indie game?
2012 has been "a banner year" for indie games, with more releases of quality titles than ever before - and it shows no sign of slowing. This is auteurship. That's a pretty pretentious word, but very important for the industry: auteurship means games have a "voice" now, unlike ever before. Step change.
There are enough games there to keep us quiet for the whole year, as it happens, so dig in!
(I had the pleasure of spectating a game of SpaceTeam in the bar at our xmas party the other night: raucously funny to watch, esp with vodka.)
(Via Alex Amsel a few days ago...)