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Best Of Indie Games: Lights, Camera, Action!

Best Of Indie Games: Lights, Camera, Action!

July 16, 2010 | By Kris Graft

July 16, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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[Every week, The Weblog co-editor Tim W. will be summing up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days on his sister 'state of indie' weblog.]

This week on 'Best Of Indie Games', we take a look at some of the top independent PC Flash/downloadable titles released over this last week.

The delights in this edition include a game that stars a turnip, a pair of browser-based puzzle platformers, more Action 52 game remakes, and a new experimental work from Stephen Lavelle.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'Action Turnip' (Raitendo, browser)
"In Action Turnip, the idea is to run, jump and double jump your way across quickly moving platforms, whilst shooting down pesky enemies that get in your way. There's also a Canabalt style mode for those who want to make the turnip run and rocket boost a lot."

Game Pick: 'Whale of Noise' (increpare, browser)
"In Whale of Noise, you control a whale which must use its haunting call to move through seemingly impassable rock formations. As the whale collects glowing gems, it is granted the ability to split itself in two, and can then move around rocks which were originally in the way."

Game Pick: 'Coma' (Thomas Brush, browser)
"In the puzzle platformer Coma you play as Pete, a friendly little creature who is on a search for his missing sister. During your adventure you'll meet other inhabitants of the outside world, some of them requiring your help before returning the favor with an item or a piece of advice."

Game Pick: 'Treasure Tower' (David Newton, browser)
"Treasure Tower is a WarioWare-style 2D platformer in which you have thirty-six seconds on the clock to climb to the top of a tower and acquire a rare treasure. This means going from room to room as quickly as you can, grabbing gems and food that'll add an extra few seconds to the clock."

Game Pick: 'Illuminator' (Logan Ames, freeware)
"Illuminator is a 2D action game which tells the story of a boy who has to rescue his kidnapped sister, captured by ghouls that travel from house to house by tearing through the fabric of space. Your objective here is to find the hole in each house, then kill enough monsters to weaken the stitches on the portal that prevent you from using it to travel to the next house."

Game Pick: 'Rocket Jockey' (Ben Pettengill, freeware)
"Rocket Jockey is a remake of an Action 52 game with the same name, where you play as a cow herder who owns a space ship in his backyard. One night all of his cattles were abducted while under his watch, so he sets off into space to retrieve them and exact revenge on the kidnappers who committed the crime in the first place."

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