It was tucked in a corner of the Tokyo Game Show, but the expo's first-ever dedicated Indie Game Area was abuzz with attention and, most importantly, great-looking games. The inaugural IGA featured 40 different exhibitors across the four days, including both Japan-based teams and devs from as far as Spain, Germany, Mexico, the UK and Canada. There were more well-known names, such as Nigoro, who had La Mulana 2 stashed away, and newer ones, such as Team Martini, the creators of the adorable Pechan.

We've got more coverage of IGA games on the way, but in the meantime, here's Jordan Mallory to take you through some of the talent that was on show: They Bleed Pixels, Space Qube and Analogue: A Hate Story.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.