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Best Of Indie Games: May the Forte Be With You

Best Of Indie Games: May the Forte Be With You

July 30, 2010 | By Tim W.

July 30, 2010 | By Tim W.
More: Console/PC

[ The Weblog co-editor Tim W. presents his weekly roundup of the top free and commercial 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 goodies in this edition include a time-bending platformer similar to Number None's Braid, a new educational game created by the developer of Flotilla, a Sokoban-style puzzler, a 2D puzzle platformer that features a transposer gun, an an excellent arcade game in the same vein as the classic shooter Gravitar.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'Air Forte' (Blendo Games, commercial indie - demo available)
"Air Forte is a brand new educational game from the creator of Gravity Bone, out now for Windows, Mac, Linux and Xbox 360. Designed with the young of age in mind, the objective in Air Forte is to fly your plane into the numbers, flags or words that meet the requirements of each level."

Game Pick: 'Stream' (Roger Hicks, freeware)
"Stream is a time-bending platformer with some really interesting ideas. Your soldier can place wormholes down, then travel back in time to where the hole was placed, allowing him to then co-operate with past version of himself."

Game Pick: 'Ssshifty' (Glen Forrester, browser)
"Ssshifty is a puzzle platformer created by Radix for submission to the Klik of the Month competition, where players have to collect all fruits in a level while trying to avoid falling off the map. Similar to Polygon Gmen's Transmover, you have a transposer gun that can be used to switch places with any solid object on the screen."

Game Pick: 'Cygnus' (Thunderware Games, freeware)
"Cygnus is an arcade space game that's in the same vein as the classic shooter Gravitar. Fly through simple rooms, chasing down a mysterious red craft and dying many, many times. Your ship can thrust and rotate, but cannot shoot. The action is also accompanied by one of the weirdest soundtracks I've heard in a good while."

Game Pick: 'Connection Road' (D.K, freeware)
"Connection Road is a Sokoban-style puzzler created by Japanese developer D.K and his friends, where the objective is to collect all diamonds in a stage so that you may progress to the next. You start out with pulling or pushing blocks out of the way, but things get a bit more complicated with the introduction of pipes a few levels in."

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