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Best Of Indie Games: This Ain't a Love Story

Best Of Indie Games: This Ain't a Love Story

April 29, 2011 | By Tim W.




[Every week, 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 goodies in this edition include a space shooter controlled with the microphone, an interactive music video from the developers of Machinarium, a visual novel by Christine Love (author of Digital: A Love Story), and a top-down 2D shooter that took its creator three whole years to code.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'PewPewPew...' (Incredible Ape, commercial indie)
"PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew is a two-player side-scrolling space shooter in which both players control certain aspects of the game via microphones. One players moves the spaceman up and down by blowing into their microphone, essentially creating a jetpack-like noise. The other shouts 'pew pew' into their microphone to make the spaceman fire his laser."

Game Pick: 'Tottenham' (Theta Games, freeware)
"In Tottenham you're a demolitions expert tasked with clearing a path between two stations, so that connecting subway lines can be built from one destination to another. Explosive charges can cause flying debris to kill you, so it's advised to stay clear of them whenever you decide to blow something up."

Game Pick: 'Osada' (Amanita Design, browser)
"Osada is a psychedelic interactive music video by the developers behind Machinarium and the Samorost series. In each scene, you need to work out where to click to progress the action forward. Along the way, the music plays a huge part as you build up different instruments and harmonics."

Game Pick: 'Don't Take It Personally, Babe' (Christine Love, freeware)
"Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story is a visual novel that puts a huge emphasis on the way technology has led us to talk to one another differently, while also tackling the usual issues that visual novels styled in this way delve into."

Game Pick: 'Ranger' (Foppygames, freeware)
"Ranger is a top-down 2D shooter that has taken developer Robbert Prins three whole years to write. You play as a space pilot hired to travel to several alien planets and rescue the hostages who are being held for ransom negotiations, all the while dispatching any kidnappers and mercenaries who dare stand in your way."


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