I just discovered this totally fine-looking 2D game coming soon for the PC from an independant group of developers. The game is called “Aquaria”, and appears to feature a blue-elf who does a lot of swimming, and apparently can toss fireballs (underwater?) and stuff. I don’t really know much about it yet, but the trailer looks friggin’ awesome. Here’s the YouTube version, but you can get videos with a bit more clarity at the developer’s website.
I found out about this project from a Digg post from a few days ago that I saved away (I was at work) and finally got around to checking out.
Update: Looks like it will run under Linux systems, as well. This game just got that much sexier!