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 retro-esque platformer featuring a bee-powered robot, the new iOS title from Super Mega Worm
developer Deceased Pixel, a handful of Ludum Dare 23 picks, plus the follow-up to Runic Games' 2009 action-RPG Torchlight
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Swords and Soldiers'
(Ronimo Games, commercial indie)
"Packed with multiple campaigns, online multiplayer and the bonus DLC, Swords and Soldiers
is a perfect example of how to make a casual game without skimping on depth and strategy."
Game Pick: 'Beeserker'
(Sugar Rockets, browser)
It is a wonderfully illustrated and playfully silly sidescrolling platformer sporting some smooth controls, parallax scrolling, a lovely soundtrack and one particularly odd protagonist."
Game Pick: 'War of the Human Tanks'
(Fruitbat Factory, commercial indie)
"War of the Human Tanks
is a strategy/visual novel hybrid title starring a cast of armored humanoid weapons. The game includes over 30 maps, and allows players to use resources earned from combat to purchase new abilities and upgrades between battles."
Game Pick: 'Recess Riot'
(Deceased Pixel, commercial indie)
is an arcade-styled action game divided into two gameplay modes: Jump and Dodge. In Jump, players must skip increasingly tricky jump rope patterns, while Dodge demands the ability to avoid and deflect incoming sports equipment."
Game Pick: 'Critter Crunch'
(Capybara Games, commercial indie)
"Previously released for the PlayStation 3 and iOS platforms, Critter Crunch
is an arcade-style puzzle game in which players grab, throw, and match colorful creatures throughout a lengthy single-player campaign."
Game Pick: 'Soul Searchin''
(Maxim Schoemaker, browser)
"A platformer that was originally developed for Ludum Dare 23, Maxim Schoemaker's Soul Searchin'
is the story of someone taking soul searching to a rather literal level."
Game Pick: 'Rot Gut!'
(Aidin Zolghadr, browser)
"An action-platformer set in the 1920s, Rot Gut
will have you taking on the role of an agent who must undermine the machinations of seedy, underground mafia types."
Game Pick: 'Torchlight II'
(Runic Games, commercial indie)
"Runic Games follows up on its 2009 action-RPG Torchlight
with a sequel that boasts a deep character customization system and cooperative multiplayer via LAN or online. The interface has been significantly overhauled, and there's now a New Game+ mode to keep you busy."
Game Pick: 'Clean'Em Up'
(Omidos Entertainment, commercial indie)
puts players in control of an Upgradable Antivirus charged with protecting a PC's file system from viruses and other threats. The game's Back2Back Engine allows you to launch attacks from both the front and the rear of your ship."
Game Pick: 'Bosnobo - Primate Change'
(GAMBIT Game Lab, browser)
"One of the seven games that were developed during the Summer 2012 of the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Labs, Bosnobo: Primate Change
is an interesting and relatively family-friendly look at bosnobo apes in a frigid, predator-filled winter land."
Game Pick: 'Encarmine'
(Project BC, commercial indie)
"Originally created for Ludum Dare, Encarmine
will have you playing as one of two demon-hunters, each of whom will have different perspectives on their search for a renegade spirit."