Ode to Indie Games

Reviewing my most-played, most-loved games of the year

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
9 min readDec 25, 2023

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Screenshot with heading “funcrunch’s Steam Year in Review 2023”, text “13 Games Played”, “30 Achievements”, “469 Sessions “, 6 New Games”. Under text “Your Most Played Games by % of Playtime” are images for: Terraria (51%), Stardew Valley (23%), Oxygen Not Included (16%), Cities: Skylines (3%), and Two Point Campus (2%)
My Steam Year in Review 2023.

For better or worse, gaming has been my primary hobby for the last several years. Playing games helps me cope with depression and anxiety by giving me a temporary escape from an increasingly alienating and frightening world.

Computer gaming is hardly new to me. As a high school student in the mid-80s, I played…

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