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Best Of Indie Games: Zombies in the Machine

Best Of Indie Games: Zombies in the Machine

September 11, 2009 | By Tim W.

September 11, 2009 | By Tim W.
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[Every week, The Weblog editor Tim W. will be summing up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days, as well as any notable features 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 goodies in this edition include a fast-paced action platformer from a development studio based in Thailand, a new freeware release from the developer of IGF finalist Noitu Love 2: Devolution, and a Minesweeper remake with zombies in it.

Other highlights include an adventure game that resembles Broken Rules' And Yet It Moves (artwise), and an action game for the browser that features plenty of violent kills and bloodletting.

Game Pick: 'Trashman' (Extend Studios, commercial indie - demo available)
"The story of Extend Studios' Trashman is set in the distant future, where a space station has been built to clean up the heavy pollution contaminating Earth, using funds contributed by governments around the world. Everything worked according to plan and the planet was finally on the right track to recovery when an unexpected incident causes all robots on the station to go haywire. Playing as the super-robot Ares, you are sent on a mission to rescue task force members who were trapped while conducting an investigation to find out the extent of damage sustained by the ship."

Game Pick: 'Solar Plexus' (Joakim Sandberg, freeware)
"A puzzle platformer created by the developer of the Noitu Love series, where you are in control of a female protagonist sent to investigate the sudden communication silence from a certain space colony. Most of the challenges in the game require the player to manipulate blocks using the mouse and navigate around obstacles placed deliberately to hinder their progress forward."

Game Pick: 'Onslaught of the Electric Zombies' (Rodain Joubert, freeware)
"Nandrew's Onslaught of the Electric Zombies shares a number of similarities with the classic Windows game, but also introduces a couple of new rules and items that encourages more strategic planning than a usual Minesweeper session. There are eight stages to beat, and you can choose to defeat the zombie king in the final level or just retire with a lower score after you've discovered the exit point."

Game Pick: 'Paul Moose In Space World' (thecatamites, freeware)
"Paul Moose In Space World is an adventure game featuring a world made (and hand drawn) entirely out of paper and pens. The whole experience has a very 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' feel to it, from the situations Paul finds himself in to the dialogue. An absolutely fantastic concept and well worthy of the second prize it received in the Game Jolt Axiom Contest."

Game Pick: 'Vox Populi, Vox Dei' (Weremsoft, browser)
"Vox Populi, Vox Dei sees a troubled hero on his quest to save the girl who had previously hurt him. The werewolves have taken her prisoners, so now it's time to rip them apart limb from limb and get her back. While the werewolves are the evil-looking characters, the damage they deal out is nothing compared to what your little guy can muster up. Hammering the space bar to completely destroy enemies has never felt so good."

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