The Republia Times and Sword & Sworcery highlight this week's Best of Indie Games

Sister site looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including a browser pick in which you play as the editor-in-chief for a tabloid paper.
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 comical AGS project set in ancient Central Europe, increpare's slanted take on Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV, a browser pick in which you play as the editor-in-chief for a tabloid paper, plus the much-anticipated Steam release of IGF award winner Sword & Sworcery. Here's some recent highlights from Game Pick: 'Sword & Sworcery' (Capybara Games, commercial indie) "Sword & Sworcery is a gorgeous-looking iOS game that made clever usage of its platform's device orientation capabilities. It's now available on Steam for those who missed it the first time around." Game Pick: 'MMMMMM' (Stephen Lavelle, browser) "MMMMMM is Stephen Lavelle's slanted take on Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV. It feels a bit more puzzle than platformer, as players move and manipulate gravity in one of eight directions to avoid spikes, traverse 3 maps worth of levels, and collect items." Game Pick: 'UNGA needs MUMBA' (Knoodn, freeware) "UNGA needs MUMBA is a rather comical affair set in ancient Central Europe. Here, you're going to have to maintain your dignity, please your wife, and bring mammoth meat home for dinner." Game Pick: 'Score Rush' (Xona Games, browser) "Previously released for the Xbox Live Indie Games platform, Score Rush offers multiple enemy waves of increasing difficulty, each of which is capped off by a tough boss fight." Game Pick: 'The Republia Times' (Lucas Pope, browser) "Order is slowly returning to Republia and it's your job as newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Republia Times to keep the nation's morale high and those subversive thoughts at bay." Game Pick: '.heartbeats' (Sebastian Trelles, freeware) "Built in Ren'Py, Sebastian Trelles' .heartbeats is a brief but interesting experience, one that earned special mention at the IDEAME++ event in Spain. It explores the lives of four seeming disconnected individuals and how certain decisions can influence life and death."

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