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 percussion-focused rhythm game for Windows and Mac platforms, a highlight from Indie Royale's May Hurray Bundle, a product of the Indie Buskers
campaign, plus a free Flash game from Pippin Barr called Hot Coffee
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Tambour'
(Possible Metrics, commercial indie)
challenges players to match incoming beats from a predetermined chart in single-player mode, or from a competing player in local and online multiplayer modes. The game accepts input from a variety of sources, ranging from keyboard keys to MIDI drumkits to audio recorded via microphone."
Game Pick: 'Dungeon Defenders'
(Trendy Entertainment, commercial indie)
"Trendy Entertainment's runaway tower defence hit Dungeon Defenders
managed to build up a considerable community due to the strong focus on multiplayer and inclusion of several MMO elements. Combined with a steady stream of both free and paid DLC, and it's clear that Trendy's title is a game you can sink a ton of time into."
Game Pick: 'Super Office Stress'
(Sos Sosowski, commercial indie)
"Super Office Stress
is a unique action-roguelike in which players fight, steal, and eat their way to the top of the corporate ladder. Career advancement apparently involves slaughtering all co-workers you encounter, and any office equipment you discover can be equipped, thrown, or eaten."
Game Pick: 'Hot Coffee'
(Pippin Barr, browser)
"Pippin Barr (Epic Sax Game
, Ancient Greek Punishment
) simulates the sensual, multi-step process involved in brewing the perfect cup of java in the free Flash game Hot Coffee
. The procedure is split up into several timing-based minigames, all of which can be attempted as many times as you want."
Game Pick: 'DLC Quest'
(Going Loud Studios, commercial indie)
"Initially released for the Xbox Live Indie Games service, DLC Quest
is a side-scrolling action game in which players must purchase key gameplay components with in-game currency in order to progress through the story."
Game Pick: 'Tiny Parallel Worlds'
"Tiny Parallel Worlds
is a minimalistic platformer with a few puzzles thrown in. The objective is to help the '3-pixel red dude' find his spoon."
Game Pick: 'Bounce Box'
(Adam Parrish, commercial indie)
"Adam Parrish's pay-what-you-want (PWYW) Lexcavator
is a new word/arcade game for Mac, Windows, and Linux that combines elements of Mr. Driller
with word building ala SpellTower
and other Boggle
Game Pick: 'The Good Ship Higgs Boson'
"Changing gravity direction is the core mechanic in The Good Ship Higgs Boson
. A couple of screens into the game and the text narrator buggers up the 'Higgs Boson generator', which sends your gravity out of whack."