Torchlight II highlights this week's Best of Indie Games

Sister site looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including the follow-up to Runic Games' 2009 action-RPG Torchlight.
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 retro-esque platformer featuring a bee-powered robot, the new iOS title from Super Mega Worm developer Deceased Pixel, a handful of Ludum Dare 23 picks, plus the follow-up to Runic Games' 2009 action-RPG Torchlight. Here's some recent highlights from Game Pick: 'Swords and Soldiers' (Ronimo Games, commercial indie) "Packed with multiple campaigns, online multiplayer and the bonus DLC, Swords and Soldiers is a perfect example of how to make a casual game without skimping on depth and strategy." Game Pick: 'Beeserker' (Sugar Rockets, browser) "Beeserker! It is a wonderfully illustrated and playfully silly sidescrolling platformer sporting some smooth controls, parallax scrolling, a lovely soundtrack and one particularly odd protagonist." Game Pick: 'War of the Human Tanks' (Fruitbat Factory, commercial indie) "War of the Human Tanks is a strategy/visual novel hybrid title starring a cast of armored humanoid weapons. The game includes over 30 maps, and allows players to use resources earned from combat to purchase new abilities and upgrades between battles." Game Pick: 'Recess Riot' (Deceased Pixel, commercial indie) "Recess Riot is an arcade-styled action game divided into two gameplay modes: Jump and Dodge. In Jump, players must skip increasingly tricky jump rope patterns, while Dodge demands the ability to avoid and deflect incoming sports equipment." Game Pick: 'Critter Crunch' (Capybara Games, commercial indie) "Previously released for the PlayStation 3 and iOS platforms, Critter Crunch is an arcade-style puzzle game in which players grab, throw, and match colorful creatures throughout a lengthy single-player campaign." Game Pick: 'Soul Searchin'' (Maxim Schoemaker, browser) "A platformer that was originally developed for Ludum Dare 23, Maxim Schoemaker's Soul Searchin' is the story of someone taking soul searching to a rather literal level." Game Pick: 'Rot Gut!' (Aidin Zolghadr, browser) "An action-platformer set in the 1920s, Rot Gut will have you taking on the role of an agent who must undermine the machinations of seedy, underground mafia types." Game Pick: 'Torchlight II' (Runic Games, commercial indie) "Runic Games follows up on its 2009 action-RPG Torchlight with a sequel that boasts a deep character customization system and cooperative multiplayer via LAN or online. The interface has been significantly overhauled, and there's now a New Game+ mode to keep you busy." Game Pick: 'Clean'Em Up' (Omidos Entertainment, commercial indie) "Clean'Em Up puts players in control of an Upgradable Antivirus charged with protecting a PC's file system from viruses and other threats. The game's Back2Back Engine allows you to launch attacks from both the front and the rear of your ship." Game Pick: 'Bosnobo - Primate Change' (GAMBIT Game Lab, browser) "One of the seven games that were developed during the Summer 2012 of the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Labs, Bosnobo: Primate Change is an interesting and relatively family-friendly look at bosnobo apes in a frigid, predator-filled winter land." Game Pick: 'Encarmine' (Project BC, commercial indie) "Originally created for Ludum Dare, Encarmine will have you playing as one of two demon-hunters, each of whom will have different perspectives on their search for a renegade spirit."

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