NewsThis 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) "Tambour 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' (MadcoreTom, browser) "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-likes." Game Pick: 'The Good Ship Higgs Boson' (Jezzamon, browser) "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."
Dungeon Defenders and DLC Quest highlight this week's Best of Indie Games
Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including a percussion-focused rhythm title, and free Flash game from Pippin Barr called Hot Coffee.