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Best Of Indie Games: Rush the Castle, But Mind the Wall
Best Of Indie Games: Rush the Castle, But Mind the Wall
January 3, 2011 | By Tim W.

January 3, 2011 | By Tim W.
More: Console/PC

[ The Weblog co-editor Tim W. sums up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days, including include a reworked Ludum Dare competition entry for mobile devices and a side-scrolling runner which originated from a Sony ad.]

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 reworked Ludum Dare competition entry for mobile devices, a side-scrolling runner which originated from a Sony ad, a simple but cute puzzler about a boy who had fallen off the moon, and a co-op twin-stick shooter for up to four players on the same couch.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'Lame Castle' (Be-Rad Entertainment, browser)
"Lame Castle is a side-scrolling runner about kicking chickens, jumping over rocks and popping bouncy castles. Along the way there are plenty of opportunities to grab bonus points. It starts off a little slow, but once the chicken-kicking, treasure-smashing and barn-running are all in full flow, it's pretty satisfying stuff."

Game Pick: 'Fallen From the Moon' (Gamystar, browser)
"Fallen From the Moon is a simple but cute puzzler about a boy who has fallen off the Moon, and now must past a series of obstacles to get back home again. Over a number of screens, you are tasked with clicking objects in order to clear pathways."

Game Pick: 'Mind Wall' (Seth Robinson, commercial indie)
"Originally released as a Ludum Dare competition entry for Windows and Mac, Mind Wall is a 3D puzzler in which you have to create holes of the correct sizes on walls for the yellow blocks to pass through. The advancing yellow block cannot be turned or rotated to fit into the opening, and players are only allowed to remove a small square piece from every wall."

Game Pick: 'Score Rush' (Xona Games, commercial indie)
"Score Rush is a 1-4 player co-op twin-stick shooter, with plenty of bullets and flashy colours. It doesn't do anything particularly new or clever, but there's no denying that it's an absolute blast, especially if you can get three friends round to play."

Game Pick: 'Starfare' (Freemotion Studios, freeware)
"Starfare is a space RTS with lots of pew-pewing and resource gathering. After Earth runs out of resources and everyone goes a little crazy on each other, the nations take to space and start grabbing everything they can up there instead."

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Maurício Gomes
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Ming Wall is AWESOME.

Of course I would say that, since I use its technology on my own game.