I'm a gamer married to a gamer and, for lack of variety, have gamer friends. While I enjoy a single player game, I'm always looking for those co-op titles to play, ideally on the same couch as my partner. I assume more indie gamers are out there like me who enjoy co-op. That's why I am starting this co-op game pick series.

The first co-op pick is 2011 Eurogamer Indie Arcade Finalist and iPad only Greed Bankers vs. The World from Alistair Aitcheson Games, a deluxe version of his iPhone title Greedy Bankers. Here Aitcheson takes multiple stabs at the ongoing real world capital chaos, but not in a way that bogs down the core, gem building and cashing-in gameplay. Traps and color-changing power-ups spice up the gem matching, too.

Greedy Bankers vs. The World has two modes for single player: story and arcade. The story mode has a few lines of dialogue before each stage and adds more stages the harder the level played. The arcade mode pits the player against the clock in a race to achieve a growing score goal as the rounds pass.

Whereas story mode's battles happen across two playing fields, the multiplayer area is shared by both players. Either can drag gems across enemy lines in an attempt to score or deceive. Players can adjust their own difficulty level to make it easier to play with newcomers. Players can also orientate the battle field such that they play side-by-side or on opposite ends, depending on how heated things get.

Aitcheson was also cool enough to create a colorblind option, which seems to be a simple yet considerate implementation for such puzzle games. Personally, the story mode's crisis level has reached pissing-me-off proportions as to how quickly the third enemy wins. That's replay value for you! Seriously, the Jurassic ending of the hard level practically forced me to attempt the crisis level.

I don't want to be the only one to recommend Greedy Bankers vs. The World, so the developer has given me four free codes to share. The codes will be emailed randomly after November 16 11:59 PM to people who name at least one of their favorite indie co-op (offline or online for any platform) games in the comments below. Those who can't wait can grab this iPad only co-op puzzler for $2.99 from iTunes now.