Midas Is The Sweetest Little Indie Game So Far This Year

Look, I’ve just pulled myself out of the clutches of Skyrim, I have a job and a new house to move into, and I just can’t afford to get wrapped up in another game and… damnit, Midas.

Midas is a simple and sweet little game about King Midas, who wants nothing more than to hold his daughter’s hand. As the tale goes, however, there is one problem in that Midas turns everything he touches into gold – including people.

The goal of the game is to reach the stream to wash off your… er… taint, and then return to your daughter. Until you get to that stream, however, everything you touch will turn to gold, especially the very blocks you stand on, which will drop after a short period of time.

This highly addictive (and slightly frustrating) game is available to play online for free, and was developed by Wanderlands as part of the Ludum Dare game jam. It’s quite a sweet little story, too, for a game that had me crying in frustration.