Bastion was one of the most well-received, critically acclaimed downloadable titles of 2011. In fact, I’ll wager you’ll see it come out on top of independent game of the year categories for publications all over print and the Internet.
The project originally released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade platform. Less than a month later, the game saw its launch on Steam. Now, gamers can add another, albeit unique, location to snag and play Bastion: the Chrome Web Store.
If you head to the Chrome Web Store right now (Chrome browser required, of course), you’ll be able to quickly download and launch a demo version of the game. While the demo is free, the full version of the game will cost you $14.99. That price is the same across both Steam and the XBLA.
The Chrome Web Store has been slowly building a library of respectable, quality gaming titles over the last several months. While the standouts like Plants vs. Zombies from PopCap and Fieldrunners from Subatomic studios have performed well as mobile titles outside of the Chrome browser, Bastion serves as one of the first strictly console and PC games to get a launch on Google‘s platform.
Does this spell out the way things may go for the Chrome Web Store? Could it become one of the best locations to find in-browser gaming? Perhaps. Bastion certainly is a fantastic title to land for the store’s arsenal this early in the game.
If you’ve never played the title before, now’s your chance to check it out quickly and for free. I fired it up on my laptop without a hitch, and this thing has problems running Minecraft. I know, I know…dark times.
Bastion was one of the best titles to release in 2011. Try it if you haven’t already; it’ll make you super cool. Promise.