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Best Of Indie Games: Sunshine on a Hot Spring Day

<a href="http://www.indiegames.com/blog">IndieGames.com: The Weblog</a> co-editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top indie games, including a bug-based arcade title, a clever block-shifting puzzler and an addictive iPhone management game.

Tim W., Blogger

April 1, 2011

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[Every week, IndieGames.com: 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 goodies in this edition include a score-based arcade game that features a familiar-looking green dragon, a puzzle platformer about the sun and the rain, a Japanese spa management simulator, and an iPhone App pick that tasks the player with saving a baby from a specter named Mr. Grimm. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Bug Hunt' (Lazy Brain Games, freeware) "Bug Hunt is a score-based arcade game that features a familiar green dragon with a sticky tongue, hungry for a serving of insects like flies and mosquitoes. The jungle is swarming with these little critters, so all you have to do is stick out your tongue to catch some food and fill up your tummy." Game Pick: 'Go Go Sunshine' (Bored, browser) "Go Go Sunshine is a puzzle platformer about the sun, the rain, and the people of Go Go Land. Your job is to make the sun jump from cloud to cloud, dodging lightning, birds and other assorted nasties." Game Pick: 'Interlocked' (Nikita Leshenko and Ido Tal, browser) "Interlocked is a block-shifting puzzler game that is both calming and anger-inducing in equal measures. There are various 3D shapes coupled together, and your task is to simply pull them all apart." Game Pick: 'Hot Springs Story' (Kairosoft, commercial indie) "Hot Springs Story is a game about Japanese spa management. You place down areas for customers to sleep, bath, eat and play, and then watch the money roll in. Over time, you'll be able to invest money in outside projects to boost the economy, and take part in magazine competitions to have the best spa in the country." Game Pick: 'Grimm: Ride of the Perambulator' (Robox Studios, commercial indie) "In Grimm: Ride of the Perambulator, a mother has accidentally left her pram at the train station along with her baby in it. The creepy top-hat wearing Mr. Grimm wants to get his hands on that pram, and your task is to tilt your iPhone to move the pram out of harm's way."

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