[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. will be summing 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 visual novel made for a mini-Ludum Dare competition, a browser-based two-player versus game, a reversed version of Tetris
, and an interactive fiction game with an affinity for Cthulhu and all things squid-like.
Here's the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'Last Tuesday'
(Jake Elliott, freeware)
"Jake Elliott (Balloon Diaspora
, Kentucky Route Zero
) is back with a new visual novel game called Last Tuesday
, made during the period of one weekend for a recent mini-Ludum Dare competition. The story is about an unnamed protagonist who wakes up to find himself in a world where there's no one left around."
Game Pick: 'Where I Go At Night'
(Pat Kemp, browser)
"Where I Go At Night
is a local two-player versus game that features both players controlling the same character. In the day time, player one controls a man as he puts up barricades and prepares his town for night-time. As the moons comes up, the man is transformed into a werewolf, and player two takes over, destroying the town and killing as many people as he or she can before the sun comes up."
Game Pick: 'untris'
(Stephen Lavelle, browser)
is a clever take on the classic puzzle game Tetris
, where players are supposed to figure out the sequence of events that led to how the tiles are arranged as it is. This means doing everything in reverse, removing tetrominoes and adding horizontal lines until the entire well is cleared."
Game Pick: 'Anchorhead'
(Michael Gentry, browser)
, in spite of its affinity for Cthulhu and all things squid-like, is a breath of fresh air in a genre often associated with shock tactics and gore. Deeply immersive, Anchorhead
will have you playing as an unnamed woman in the small town. Instead of leading you immediately to ruin, the game takes its time to build up speed."
Game Pick: 'Royal Tea'
(Luke Davies and Ashley Gwinnell, browser)
is a simple score-based browser game in which players have to help a cup of tea fly into the skies and gather as many stars as they can. You'll gain a bit of air if you bounce off a cloud, but disperse two or three of them with just one jump and you'll be rewarded with a temporary boost of speed."