[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 delights in this edition include a charming hand-drawn game for the iPhone, a point-and-click adventure with a quirky sense of humor, a mod for Nifflas's much-loved 2D platformer Knytt
, plus a new procedural-generated 2D arcade game from the developer of Hydorah
Here's the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'Senor Mistu'
(We Choose Fun, commercial indie)
is a charming, hand-drawn game for iPhone. Sr. Mistu is a blind man who realises he has no olives for his pizza. He sets off with his trusty guide dog to find olives around the world."
Game Pick: 'Zee and the Alien Machine'
"Quirky and unapologetically tongue-in-cheek, Zee and the Alien Machine
is filled to the brim with bad stereotypes. From the ill-kept and possibly insane housemate to the humorless, bespectacled Plain Jane, this point-and-click adventure from Clickshake has it all. It also has alcohol."
Game Pick: 'Brutally Unfair Knytt Mod'
"Brutally Unfair Knytt Mod
is essentially a reskinned version of Knytt
, with new item placement and some extra silliness. Every now and again, a B.U.T.T.O.N.
-style pop-up box will tell you to do something, and if you don't follow the rules, your character dies."
Game Pick: 'Viriax'
is a procedural-generated 2D arcade game set inside a human body, where you must guide a deadly virus from organ to organ as you make your way towards a medical research chip located somewhere inside the host's brain. Along with the chip, scientists have planted a variety of tiny nanobot machinaries inside each organ in hopes that they will be enough to stop the rapid spread of the virus and cure their patient."
Game Pick: 'From Beyond'
(The Super Flash Bros, browser)
"Less a game and more a five minute study in gleefully malevolent omnipotence, From Beyond
reminds us that that the all-powerful being residing outside our understanding of the universe might not be a very nice entity at all. Consisting of five rounds, From Beyond
will have you flinging everything from black holes to extraterrestrial vehicles at an unsuspecting earth."