Best Of Indie Games: A Bumpy Road to Success

Sister site looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including a 2D platformer that encourages players to rebuild stages and an unorthodox defense game from Jap
[Every week, 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 goodies in this edition include a charming little iPhone game with cutesy graphics, a free 2D platformer for your Android device, a browser-based zombie survival game, plus a No Quarter showcase title that is playable online now. Here are the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Bumpy Road' (Simogo, commercial indie) "Bumpy Road is a gorgeous and well-crafted little thing, with oodles of charm and innovation. An old couple have gone out for a relaxing drive, and you need to control the curves in the road to make sure they don't come a cropper." Game Pick: 'Meganoid' (Orange Pixel, freeware) "Meganoid is a free (ad supported) platformer for Android that focuses on short, challenging levels with plenty of replay value. You're tasked with simply reaching the end of each level, but there's also diamonds to collect, baddies to kill and times to beat." Game Pick: 'Die2Nite' (Motion Twin, browser) "Die2Nite isn't so much a game about zombies as it is a game about other people. Living, breathing people sitting on the other side of 39 computer screens, each one as intent on surviving as you are." Game Pick: 'Clock' (Luke Connor, browser) "Clock will have you staring at this radial, clock-like thing and a single white line as it runs on its path. As time progresses, red lines will appear and you will have to dodge this by pressing any button on the screen. This will, in turn, have the line jump to the opposite end of the screen." Game Pick: 'Ambia' (Ian Snyder, browser) "Ambia is an intriguing platformer that features procedurally generated music and a weapon leveling up system. On each level, you simply need to destroy each enemy and reach the exit. As you kill enemies, you can pick up their leftovers to add experience to your current weapon."

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