[IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. sums up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days on 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 an multiplayer turn-based strategy game, a tricky bouncing ball game, a side-scrolling platform adventure game, an experimental one-button game, and a clever puzzle game involving symmetry and boxes.
Here's the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'Conquest: Divide and Conquer'
(Proxy Studios, commercial indie - demo available)
"Conquest: Divide and Conquer
is an online multiplayer turn-based strategy game that was just released for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Rather than supplying long, drawn-out battles against friends, Conquest
aims to provide short bursts of strategy action, with randomly generated maps and plenty of destruction."
Game Pick: 'Super Mind Dungeon'
(Jan Willem Nijman and Connor Kimbro, browser)
"Super Mind Dungeon
is a tricky bouncing ball game, in which you click to fire a ball around each level and into the goal. The ball can only be manipulated after it has touched a non-metal surface. The first few levels give you the chance to get into the swing of it, then it's rather difficult from thereon in."
Game Pick: 'The Creature'
(The Creature Team, freeware)
"In The Creature
you begin life as a simple rolling ball, but through completing worlds gain eyes, then legs, then horns... and having some good solid fun all the while. The controls can be a little fiddly and you'll spot the occasional bug here and there, but in general the game is really well made and enjoyable."
Game Pick: 'Roulette'
(Peter Lu, freeware)
is a one-button game which sees you sat at a table playing a game of Russian Roulette. You and your opponent take it in turns to point the gun at your head and pull the trigger. It's really shocking stuff - I found myself gritting my teeth and watching out of the corner of my eye every time the trigger was pulled."
Game Pick: 'Box'
(Stephen Lavelle, browser)
is another clever puzzle game from increpare, where the objective here is to get all of the boxes to their designated locations before you are allowed to proceed to the next challenge. The gimmick here is that you can only move the boxes in pairs, and one box will always move in the opposite direction of the other."