Best Of Indie Games: Defense of the Titans
[IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top indie games from his sister 'state of indie' weblog.]
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 a remake of an Action 52 game, a pair of RTS games, a short story-driven game, and a satirical take on casual restaurant management sims.
Here's the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'Jigsaw'
(Miles Drummond, freeware)
is a puzzle platformer made for Arthur Lee's Action 52
cart-themed game development jam, featuring two worlds to explore and a healthy number of checkpoints that automatically saves your progress up to that point. The playable character in this remake has a gun that fires nails, which is mainly used for defeating the enemies he encounters and building small steps for him to scale walls with."
Game Pick: 'Revenge of the Titans'
(Puppy Games, commercial indie - demo available)
"Revenge of the Titans
has entered open beta, and is available to download from the Puppy Games site. It's an RTS-cum-Tower Defence game, with an alien invasion setting. The Titans are attacking Earth, and your job is to place a variety of guns and structures to fend them off."
Game Pick: 'Pixel Legions'
is a real-time strategy game that features multi-coloured pixels as units, which are automatically generated by your mobile base when it's not under attack by your enemies. Numbers will always win the day, although you can also turn the tide of the battle in your favor by flanking enemy units on either side."
Game Pick: 'Blind'
is a short story-driven game that is divided into two halves, with the first part consisting of walking around and exploring your environment using standard first-person controls. This Game Maker project features no sound at all, although it does have six possible endings to discover."
Game Pick: 'Death Row Diner'
(Adult Swim, browser)
"Death Row Diner
is a satirical take on Diner Dash
set inside a prison cafeteria, where you're placed in control of a lunchlady who has to serve inmates their meal and clean up their mess afterwards. Prisoners will start a fight if the service is too slow, and if that happens you'll have to break them up before it ends in bloodshed."