[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor-in-chief 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 delights in this edition include a finalist in both the IndieCade and Dream.Build.Play contest, a browser-based puzzler that bears similarities to Jonathan Blow's Braid
, a punishing 2D platformer, plus an iOS title that's described as "Angry Birds
Here's some recent highlights from the site:
Game Pick: 'SONAR'
(Nerdy Bird, commercial indie)
"Forgoing stylish visuals for a focus on sound design, SONAR
will have players investigating the underbelly of the earth. Armed with nothing but a sonar scanner, your friends dead and buried, you'll have to figure out a way to escape from the subterranean depths."
Game Pick: 'The Bridge'
(Physmo, commercial indie)
is an 2D puzzle game that was recently selected as a finalist for both the IndieCade and Dream.Build.Play contest. Similar to Broken Rules' And Yet It Moves
, players can manipulate gravity inside a level by shifting the layout and orientation in any direction."
Game Pick: 'Eryi's Action'
(Xtal Sword, freeware)
"Similar to King's Owata: The Life Ending Adventure
, Eryi's Action
is a 2D platformer that attempts to punish players at every possible opportunity. Traps can appear out of nowhere, and enemies have a tendency to surprise you even when they all look alike."
Game Pick: 'One and One Story'
(MaTX and Gabriele Bonis, browser)
"One and One Story
has a fair bit in common with indie classic Braid
. There's the game mechanics that change every now and again and force you to go back through previous levels with a totally different light on what you're doing."
Game Pick: 'Squids'
(The Game Bakers, commercial indie)
feels like Crush the Castle
except with a generous heaping of RPG elements and a tangible plotline. It's Angry Birds
but with more sense and firearms-wielding cephalopods."