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Best Of Indie Games: A Rock and a Hard Place

Sister site <a href=http://www.indiegames.com/>IndieGames.com</a> looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including titles such as an unusual fishing game, a zombie research game, and more.

Tim W., Blogger

October 28, 2011

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[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 goodies in this edition include a 2D platformer about a kid with an overactive imagination, an unusual fishing game, a rollercoaster creation tool, a zombie research game, plus a side project from one of the developers of Octodad. Here's some recent highlights from the site: Game Pick: '"A Tale by Alex' (Digital Dreams Light, browser) "A Tale by Alex is the story of a kid with an overactive imagination. Players will find themselves controlling three versions of Alex all at the same time, and you'll have to try your best to keep all three incarnations alive." Game Pick: 'Fisher-Diver' (2DArray, browser) "Fisher-Diver is probably one of the more unusual fishing games out there. You'll spend most of your time diving into the ocean to shoot at what passes for marine life in the game." Game Pick: 'Maximum Roller Coaster' (Bimboosoft, commercial indie) "Maximum Roller Coaster is a rollercoaster creation tool that also comes with a comprehensive set of theme park attractions for players to mess around with. There are plenty of rail type and colors to choose from when designing your rollercoaster track, and you can even take the ride for a test run after building one from ground up." Game Pick: 'Lab of the Dead' (Evil-Dog, browser) "Best described as an odd mixture of alchemy and Tamagotchi, Lab of the Dead is definitely an unusual approach to zombie games. As a researcher you're going to chain up zombies, toss beach balls at them, feed them meat and analyze their responses." Game Pick: 'Finding Eden' (Project BC, freeware) "Finding Eden is an action-adventure microgame created by Project BC in response to a contest held by RPG Revolution. Set within a post-apocalyptic universe where everything has been depleted of mana, Finding Eden is a rather quaint story of two friends looking out for one another." Game Pick: 'I Seem To Be A Rock' (Kevin Zuhn, freeware) "I Seem To Be A Rock is a side-project by one of the devs at Octodad. It's all about a rock who can teleport between two spots, as long as he has a clear line between the two places at some point. Your job is to help the rock on its path of enlightenment." Game Pick: 'Unlock' (uuav, freeware) "Unlock, a Ludum Dare 21 competition entry, is a block manipulation puzzler in which players are supposed to assist a convict escape from a series of rooms with small corridors and bottomless pits."

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