The blob is a game you could have heard of, but i'm almost certain you do not know the whole story behind this game, and its link with indie games.
The blob 1 was made only for the Wii, The blob 2 is for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS 3. So if you payed attention you now know it is not available on PC. Well that is only half true, because there is another version of The blob.
This version is the original version, and it is a true indie title. It was made in 2006 by 9 Dutch game design students. Some people might know that i myself am dutch, so when the game came out i immediately heard about it. The 9 students got the assignment from the city of "Utrecht". The city would change some buildings and they wanted to let the public see how it would look when it was done. What they did was they made the entire city and your character had to color all the buildings, a very fun and interesting idea. So this is basicaly what you do, color the buildings of the city and get points for it, but watch out! There are "ink cops" and they paint you black if they catch you. You than have to find water to get the ink of. You get more point for coloring special buildings like museums. Eventually a publicer from THQ put some Australian programmers to work on the game and made a decent Wii game. I am not going to talk about The blob 2 just because it is not an indie title and also because i have not played it. You can click here to view the trailer of The blob 2 and decide for yourself.
If you are interested in playing The blob you can! For free! Click here for the website with the download link. There is a Dutch and English version available.
Pro's: gets more fun the longer you play. Very colorful, can be very addictive and free.
Con's: You play only in one city so eventually you are done exploring new areas, the controls can be tricky to get used to.
I want to give The blob a very high score because of its history, but i can not. I give it a deserved 7,3/10. Try this game, you have nothing to lose.