If you really want to see innovation, there's only one place to go: Off the grid. You have to find game designers who actively opt out of the market -- by producing indie games they give away for free online. These days, this subculture is happily thriving, fed by game-school grads and underemployed programmers who, like indie musicians, crave to break out of old boxes and want to get as huge an audience as possible.http://www.wired.com...-0.html?tw=rss.index[link from shellcity.net]
Want proof? Here's a short -- and totally idiosyncratic -- list of some of my favorite free games, each of which innovate one thing cool and new..
as an aside - when are we going to see some wacky mini games written by dc members??