Braid has been ranked a prestigious no. 2 in TIME's Top 10 Video Games of 2008 list, beaten only by Rockstar Games' titanic bestseller Grand Theft Auto IV. Hunted Forever is also an interesting inclusion (in at no. 8), proving that you can make a game with little or no budget and still get to mix it with the big boys of the industry.

Jonathan Blow on the cover of TIME magazine soon?

Four indie games were also featured in Gamasutra's Best of 2008: Top 5 Downloadable Games list, posted just today. A sign that indie games are making an impact in a very big way indeed.

Top 10 Video Games (TIME magazine)
Best of 2008: Top 5 Downloadable Games (Gamasutra)