Limbo Was the PlayStation Network’s Top Indie Game This Year

on December 14, 2011 6:00 PM

Earlier this year indie-darling Limbo reached its one millionth download and today Sony announced the ominous puzzle platformer was the most-downloaded self-published game on the PlayStation Network for 2011. Castle Crashers took the second spot on the list and it seems like there are plenty of folks looking for cheap and easy therapy because TestYourselfPsychology was the third-most downloaded PSN game in that category for some reason.

Sony also listed the best-selling Pub Fund titles of the year and the best-selling Sony-published titles with Hoard and PixelJunk Shooter topping each respective category. Check out the full list for each category past the jump.

Top 10 best-selling self-published games

1. Limbo (Playdead)
2. Castle Crashers (The Behemoth)
3. TestYourself Psychology (Creat Studios)
4. Marvel Pinball (Zen Studios)
5. Worms 2 Armageddon (Team 17)
6. Dungeon Defenders (Trendy Entertainment)
7. Armageddon Riders (Targem Games)
8. Braid (Number None Inc.)
9. UnderSiege (Seed Studios)
10. Hamsterball (TikGames)

Top 10 best-selling Sony-published PSN Games

1. PixelJunk Shooter 2 (Q-Games)
2. Fat Princess (Titan Studios)
3. Flower (thatgamecompany)
4. Aquatopia (Playlogic Entertainment)
5. Hustle Kings (VooFoo Sudios)
6. Eat Them! (FluffyLogic)
7. Top Darts (Devil’s Details)
8. Super Stardust HD (Housemarque)
9. Linger in Shadows (Plastic)
10. Rag Doll Kung Fu (Qi Studios)

Top 5 best-selling Pub Fund games

1. Hoard (Big Sandwich Games)
2. Tales From Space: About a Blob (DrinkBox)
3. Joe Danger (Hello Games)
4. Eufloria (Omni Systems Limited)
5. Explodemon! (Curve Studios)

For those of you who don’t know, the Pub Fund is an initiative by Sony Computer Entertainment to bolster the amount of indie titles in development by committing funding to fledgling developers. So far the company has invested $20 million in the program, which has produced some pretty neat results.

If you haven’t checked out Limbo yet, I’d definitely recommend downloading the demo and seeing what the fuss is about. I absolutely loved it but I can understand some of the criticism. Maybe it’s just too popular for its own good.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.