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 an entry from Mochi's 'One Button' game competition, a Unity-powered minimalist platformer, a brilliant head-scratcher developed for the 4th Wolf RPG Editor Contest, plus the sequel to Blendo Games' acclaimed freeware title Gravity Bone
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Breakfast'
was originally conceived for Mochi's 'One Button' game contest. While it's definitely on the short side, the game's a rather cute little take on the morning after a midnight interlude."
Game Pick: 'Jumping Line'
(Capricorn Games, browser)
"In Jumping Line
, players guide a constantly bouncing line across a series of platforms by moving the mouse left and right. Initial challenges are simple, but after a few minutes of play, the game introduces colored blocks, switches, and other complexities that will test your reflexes."
Game Pick: 'Getaway to Nowhere'
(Sugar Pill Studios, freeware)
"Getaway to Nowhere
is for top-down thrill driving and memory retaining fans. While avoiding the cops, players race in two laps: the first teaches players a turn, and the second lap tests players' memory."
Game Pick: 'Polyko's Super Jelly Bean Quest'
(HotPengu and Senile Team, freeware)
offers a short but enjoyable jaunt in which players explore a colorful world for 31 jelly beans scattered throughout. The Dreamcast version allows players to save their progress via VMU, and includes support for arcade sticks and VGA adapters."
Game Pick: 'Bumper Jumper'
(Logan Fieth, freeware)
"Inspired by the likes of Qix
, Geometry Wars
, and Pixeljunk Eden
, Bumper Jumper
is a high-score 'bounce-em-up' where players must color the circular arena entirely blue or orange to score points and earn cash to unlock new cosmetic items."
Game Pick: 'Thirty Flights of Loving'
(Blendo Games, commercial indie)
"Previously available as a reward for backers of the Idle Thumbs Kickstarter project, Thirty Flights of Loving
is a brief tale involving high-flying schemers, lovelorn criminals, and more stray kittens than you can shake a stick at."
Game Pick: 'Krog'
(Conjured Graphics & Blackgard, commercial indie)
, players control a hungry whale-dog-boar-thing that has the ability to change colors. The story mode includes dozens of quests, and many more randomized levels are available in the post-game 'Roam' mode."
Game Pick: 'Hanten Puzzle'
(Rei Nejimaki, freeware)
is a refreshingly brilliant, hard head-scratcher for Windows developed for the 4th Wolf RPG Editor Contest. Players have a set number of times they can invert blocks or even themselves in a given column to arrive at the red cube in 50 levels."
Game Pick: 'Shoot 1UP'
(Mommy's Best Games, commercial indie)
"In Shoot 1UP
, players control an entire squadron of ships at once, rather than a single craft. The formation can be narrowed to make it easier to dodge enemy bullets, or widened for a powerful beam attack."