Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 29, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Best Of Indie Games: The Long and the Short of It

Best Of Indie Games: The Long and the Short of It

September 24, 2010 | By Tim W.

September 24, 2010 | By Tim W.
More: Console/PC

[ 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 delights in this edition include a one-button action game set in space, a 2D platformer that was in development for over a year, a tower defense game that took just two hours to create, and a turn-based strategy game that can be played via email over a long period of time.

Here are the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'PlasmaPig' (Richard Edwards, freeware)
"PlasmaPig is a fantastic one-button game in which you control a space pig who must protect the motherships from attack. This involves soaring around orbits, picking up speeds and ramming into the enemy."

Game Pick: 'Acid Couch' (John Murphy and Devon Scott-Tunkin, browser)
"Created during a two-week Indie City Games jam, Acid Couch follows the journey of Anna who is on a quest to reach the top of couch mountain. This involves dragging a giant eye to make her fly, and dodging many strange, random objects."

Game Pick: 'Jables's Adventure' (Jason Boyer, freeware)
"Jables's Adventure (pictured) is a 2D platformer that took JaJitsu (developer of Cat Poke) over a year to make. The story is about a boy named Jables who one day wakes up with a squid on his head, and sets out to do heroic things after being advised to do so by the talking cephalopod."

Game Pick: 'The Frenzy Defense' (Jan Willem Nijman, freeware)
"Created in two hours for a Poppenkast competition, The Frenzy Defense is a tower defense game that mixes simplicity with hectic gameplay. Provided with four cores to protect, hundreds of baddies then start charging, and you really won't last very long at all."

Game Pick: 'Little Green Guys With Guns' (Wolff Dobson, commercial indie - demo available)
"Little Green Guys With Guns is a turn-based strategy played against AI or other players. You move your extraterrestrials, then hit go and wait for your opponents to finish up their moves. The game can be played over a long period of time, as the game can be set to email you whenever all your friends have made their moves."

Related Jobs

Question — Tiburon, California, United States

Level Designer - Unreal - WFH
Disbelief — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Junior Programmer, Cambridge, MA
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States

Lead Environment Artist
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States

Lead Outsourcing Artist

Loading Comments

loader image