We've been on a journey, Owlboy. At your announcement you established a new bar of excellence in art that I didn't think was possible for indie games. As the years went by, other games came out and raised that bar and made me question what was taking you so long. In the end, a development timeline rarely matters for a labor of indie development love such as yours.

You couldn't be more gorgeous and you couldn't play any better. The years may have hardened me as a fan, but you still broke through despite my lack of enthusiasm. You are as pure as video games get and remind me why I fell so hard for the medium in the first place. Thanks for the adventure and reality check, Owlboy.

Games of 2016

Throughout January, the Games of 2016 will lead the way towards The 2016 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.