For those of you that put some stock in a rather outdated calendar…today marks the end of the world. We’re supposedly mere moments from being crushed by a giant meteor, greeted by some form of the Rapture—the possibilities are endless for a mind cynical…I mean, creative enough.


If nothing else, this article will make for some interesting reading material! Will we never get to see these games that we’re all looking forward to next year? Personally, I think of any stupid apocalypse thinks it’s going to stand in the way of me and the games I want to play…it better think again!

You’ve all seen our various Staff Picks articles before. Whether they’re Top 10 lists or something a little different, it seems to conform the individual opinions of the Oprainfall Staff into a sort of collective. While I think that’s important for something like the Game of the Year… I thought I’d try something completely different for the games we’re anticipating next year. You won’t find any voting here!

Everyone at Oprainfall is looking forward to different things. Sure, there may be some commonalities from person to person, because a lot of us share a passion for niche games—but no one list is the same in this piece. I made a point to give each person who contributed towards this project complete creative freedom—so it should be a blast to read through everyone’s pieces.

Without any further ado, here are the Oprainfall Staff’s most anticipated games coming/confirmed/wished for 2013!

Jonathan Higgins | Editorial Head

David Fernandes | Community Manager

Steve Baltimore | Lead Reporter

Charlotte Buckingham | Editor

Jeff Neunschwander | Editor

Will Whitehurst | Assistant Editor

Devin Kotani | Review Staff

Crystal Baltimore | Writer

James Best | Writer

Justin Graham | Writer 

Kyle Emch | Writer

Rose Weitz | Writer

Jonathan Higgins
[Former Staff] Jonathan parted ways with Operation Rainfall on June 15th, 2014. You can follow him on Twitter @radicaldefect.