Back in the day when vinyl was more commonly associated with music rather than clothes, I remember the countless hours of flipping through stacks of music records looking for surprise gems. Sometimes they would be stuck between pop hits. Other times they would be sitting on top of record stacks in plain sight. Occasionally they would be showcased on the staff recommendation racks. However they found their way into my hands, when I donned the headphones and the needle hit the groove of the record it was a magical moment of head nodding discovery.
That is the moment of discovery I also search for in video games. To find games unbeknownst to me that capture my imagination and bring a smile to my face. These are the games that aren't household names but deserve your attention.
This is the beginning of an ongoing series. I will highlight games that I stumble across that may not be on MetaCritic or be the featured App in the iTunes Store. These are the sleepers that light up the rest of the gaming landscape and provide creative inspiration to all of us in small and big ways.