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 an action game that pits players against an army of evil skeletons, Llamasoft's Time Pilot
-inspired shoot-'em-up, an 8-bit-styled nostalgia-fest, plus a papercrafted underwater side-scroller starring a recently orphaned shark.
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Second Wind'
"Described as 'witty blend of Text Adventure, Roguelike, and Sweet Simplicity', Second Wind
is a comedic little browser-based title that will have you exploring a massive world with the help of random chance."
Game Pick: 'Derrick the Deathfin'
(Different Tuna, commercial indie)
"Derrick the Deathfin
is a vibrantly colorful action game in which players control Derrick, a recently orphaned shark out for revenge. In Derrick's case, revenge involves destroying ocean-polluting machinery created by humans while eating damn near anything in his path."
Game Pick: 'Retro City Rampage'
(Vblank Entertainment, commercial indie)
"Retro City Rampage
is an 8-bit-styled nostalgia-fest that parodies the original Grand Theft Auto
and tries to cram as many 80s and 90s references into one game as humanly possible."
Game Pick: 'Johnny Carnage'
(Milkstone Studios, commercial indie)
"In Johnny Carnage
, players must search each level for captured women while evading traps and fending off skeleton hordes. There are multiple weapons to collect, and the bullet-time mechanic is a nice addition."
Game Pick: 'Pushcat'
(Zut Games, commercial indie)
"Zut Games' Pushcat
seems accurately described as Boulder Dash
, with a purple cat doing all the grunt work. The man-cat has a lust for silver and must push and dig until he lines up at least three like-colored gems to make the silver appear."
Game Pick: 'Swing Soccer'
(Splittin' Pixels Studios, browser)
"In each stage, you must use timed swings in order to kick a soccer ball into a goal or basket at the opposite end of the level. Your character is fragile, though, and if it bumps into the surrounding environment, it's likely to lose an arm or a leg in the process."
Game Pick: 'Five A Day'
(Llamasoft, commercial indie)
"Five A Day
is a Time Pilot
-like multi-scrolling shooter in which players destroy squadrons of enemies and recover their delicious fruit cargo. Since it's a Jeff Minter game, you can expect minotaurs to play a prominent role."