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 the Flash version of Ben Pettengill's Metroidvania-styled platformer The Moonkeeper
, a retro-styled, overhead-view racing game for Windows, the sequel to PikPok's delightful iOS puzzler Monsters Ate My Condo!
, plus a pick from Indie Royale's latest Oktoberfest Bundle.
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'LD24 X0ut'
"The winner of the fun and overall jam awards from Ludum Dare 24, X-0ut's LD24 X0ut
for Windows is an epic horizontal shmup that is as demanding on computer specs as it is on player skill. Great music, a thrusting narrative and the ability to destroy companion cubes are a few highlights from X-0ut's latest jam entry."
Game Pick: 'Nikki and the Robots'
(Joyride Laborotories, commercial indie)
"Nikki and the Robots
stars the wall-jumping, robot-controlling, cat suit-wearing Nikki, who must use her abilities to solve a wide variety of physics-based puzzles throughout each level."
Game Pick: 'Vitrum'
(9heads Game Studios, commercial indie)
puts players in control of an android that can harvest energy from colored crystals in order to flip gravity and create mid-air platforms, among other abilities. The game includes more than 45 levels, including a set of unlockable Insane stages."
Game Pick: 'Little Racers: Street'
(Milkstone Studios, commercial indie)
"Originally released for the Xbox Live Indie Games service back in January, Little Racers: Street
includes more than 30 upgradable cars, and supports up to 12 simultaneous players across a variety of online multiplayer modes."
Game Pick: 'The Moonkeeper'
(Ben Pettengill, browser)
consists of several single-screen challenges that connect to form a large explorable game world. While you're equipped only with a pea shooter at the game's outset, you'll encounter a variety of upgrades during your quest to destroy 5 mutation pods."
Game Pick: 'Snayke'
(Alexander Szpakowski, commercial indie)
"Alexander Szpakowski's multiplatform release Snayke
takes the Snake
formula and adds a puzzle twist. While traditional rules hold, players can't run into themselves and must eat the blocks, Snayke
adds multiple block types: teleporters, bombs, sequentials, reversals, and more."
Game Pick: 'Super Monsters Ate My Condo!'
(PikPok, commercial indie)
"Super Monsters Ate My Condo!
features the same mechanics as the original game, but play sessions are now limited to two minutes in length. The change makes gameplay considerably more frantic, and new additions like equippable boosts and special condo types provide plenty of new twists."
Game Pick: 'Save the Pixels'
(Beshr Kayali, freeware)
"In Save the Pixels
, players control a square that must collect smaller squares on the way to each level's exit. It's more complicated than it sounds -- touching each level's surrounding walls will drain your health, while level layouts shift and undulate as you move."
Game Pick: 'The Adventures of Shuggy'
(Smudged Cat Games, commercial indie)
"If you haven't played Smudged Cat Games' The Adventures of Shuggy
yet, you've missed one of the most consistently creative and entertaining platformers released for PCs this year."