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Best Of Indie Games: Snowmen, Heroes and Men in Business Suits

Best Of Indie Games: Snowmen, Heroes and Men in Business Suits

August 29, 2008 | By Tim W.

August 29, 2008 | 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 latest version include a couple of YoYo Games competition entries, a Java-based physics game, an addictive but also difficult puzzler, and a remake that will please fans of classic adventure games that were released before the creation of point-and-click interfaces.

Game Pick: 'The Lost Snowmen' (Red System, freeware)
"A platformer starring three characters with different skill sets, who will have to assist each other during their adventures in order to fulfill a variety of level objectives. Think The Lost Vikings, but with better graphics and watered down difficulty."

Game Pick: 'Towerball' (Måns Olson, browser)
"A physics game created in less than forty-eight hours, where players will attempt to guide two coloured balls on a string towards the yellow target found in each tower. Another enjoyable entry from the twelfth Ludum Dare competition, which is also available as a zip file download."

Game Pick: 'Hexiom Connect' (Biclops Games, browser)
"A puzzler where players will have to swap and rearrange tiles on a hexagonal board, so that all coloured lines are connected in order to clear a level. The game includes forty stages of varying difficulty, a color blind mode, and a level editor where players can save or share their creations by copying a line of code."

Game Pick: 'Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire' (AGD Interactive, freeware)
"A fan-made remake sanctioned and approved by Vivendi, Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire tells the tale of a hero who travels to the land of Shapeir with his friends for more adventures, fame and treasure."

Game Pick: 'Karoshi Factory' (Jesse Venbrux, freeware)
"A new sequel to Jesse Venbrux's popular platformer series, where players must find unorthodox methods to kill all suit-wearing characters on screen in order to progress from one stage to the next."

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