Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 1, 2014
arrowPress Releases
September 1, 2014
PR Newswire
View All

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

 Thirty Flights of Loving  highlights this week's Best of Indie Games
Thirty Flights of Loving highlights this week's Best of Indie Games
August 31, 2012 | By Tim W.

August 31, 2012 | By Tim W.
    Post A Comment
More: Indie, Design

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

Game Pick: 'Breakfast' (gio-m, browser)
"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)
"Polyko 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)
"In Krog, 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)
"Hanten Puzzle 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."

Related Jobs

Aechelon Technology, Inc.
Aechelon Technology, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States

Geospatial Engineer
Aechelon Technology, Inc.
Aechelon Technology, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States

Geospatial Modeler
AtomJack — Seattle, Washington, United States

Level Designer
GREE International
GREE International — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Senior Game Designer