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Best Of Indie Games: Dash and Smash

Best Of Indie Games: Dash and Smash

February 4, 2011 | By Tim W.

February 4, 2011 | By Tim W.
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[Every week, IndieGames.com: 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 goodies in this edition include a zombie annihilation game, a Global Game Jam submission featuring an invisible protagonist, a 2D platformer that doesn't allow you to control the main character directly, and a freeware arcade game with exploding fishes and scuba diving robots.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'Atom Zombie Smasher' (Blendo Games, commercial indie)
"It's zombie outbreak time, and you're the guy who has to get the civilians out and eradicate the threat. Campaigns in Atom Zombie Smasher are procedurally-generated, you can play co-op with up to three other friends, and there's a nuke button."

Game Pick: 'The Sun Always Lies' (TSAL Team, freeware)
"The Sun Always Lies is a short but sweet 2D platformer about an invisible character who must reach the flower in every level for some inexplicable and unexplained reason known only to the developers of the game. Every stage is divided into two parts: if it rains, you'll be able to guess your location by observing the raindrops, and splashing puddles will reveal where the main character is standing when the sun is up and shining."

Game Pick: 'Dash-Da-Dash DX' (Renard Queenston, freeware)
"In Dash-Da-Dash DX you control the hero ship by clicking anywhere in the playing area, making it dash towards your waypoint. The basic idea is to survive while collecting gems along the way. Thing is, you probably won't survive very long, as there's a giant monster at the top of the screen who is constantly spurting out bullets."

Game Pick: 'Come On Rabbit' (kero and satokivi, freeware)
"Come On Rabbit is a 2D platformer with an interesting gimmick - you don't control the titular protagonist directly, but you can point at the next platform that the bunny should jump to with his little feathered friend. Left-clicking calls the energetic rabbit over, but do watch out for the bats because you'll lose a life if you collide with these nocturnal creatures."

Game Pick: 'Katuo Bomb' (Katuo Bomb, freeware)
"Katuo Bomb is a freeware arcade game from Ikiki in which you play as a diver out at sea looking for underwater robots to destroy. You do this by grabbing hold of a fish and guiding them towards a robot, causing both of them to collide and explode into tiny bits of fish meat and metal plates."


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