The 14 Best Games Developed By Only One Person
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One Game, One Dev
A majority of indie games are developed by teams of creators, but every once in a while, someone comes along and builds an entire game by themselves. It's not an easy task, but it's possible with the right amount of hard work, passion, and luck.
Over the years, we've seen hundreds of indie games developed by one person. Many are passion projects, designed and developed in a few weeks to scratch a creative itch, fulfill an academic requirement, or realize a dream. However, some developers take the extra time to make something that can compete with a triple-A title in terms of length, graphics, or cultural impact. The best of those games have been highlighted in this gallery.
These games encompass a variety of genres and popularity, so we've simply listed them alphabetically. A third of the games take inspiration from Metroid or Castlevania, while the rest range from survival horror to life simulator. One of them can be completed in five minutes, while two others never really end. But one thing remains the same for each of these games: they are all developed by only one person--and sure, there might have been a little help from their friends along the way.
What's your favorite game that was developed by only one person? Let us know in the comments below.