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Best Of Indie Games: A Load of Space Rubbish

Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including a racing team management game and a survivial horor title set in a deserted school building.
[Every week, IndieGames.com: 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 delights in this edition include a racing team management game, an interactive fiction title about the zombie apocalypse, a Patapon-like tower defense game, and a survival horror game set inside a deserted school building. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Grand Prix Story' (Kairosoft, commercial indie) "Grand Prix Story, the next game from the management sim dev, is now available via the Android Marketplace. It plays out much like past games Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story, except with racing this time around." Game Pick: 'Divis Mortis' (Lynnea Dally, browser) "Divis Mortis won 11th place at the 16th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2010) and features a fairly standard post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested scenario. You wake up, there are bodies everywhere, you're hungry and you have to get out. As you progress, you'll find yourself having to deal with the inevitable undead and natural functions like overwhelming, gut-wrenching hunger." Game Pick: 'Space Rubbish' (Slakinov, commercial indie) "Although it looks like your standard Asteroids game, Space Rubbish is anything but - you are a mining ship, breaking apart meteors and selling the materials you find inside to boost your ship's stats and build yourself into a beast. Over time, other ships will come hunting for materials, and you'll need to blast them out of the sky too." Game Pick: 'zOMT' (Preloaded, browser) "Although side-scrolling 'tower defense'-esque games have been appearing in droves lately, it doesn't make zOMT any less impressive. Billed as a mash-up of Lemmings with Tower Defense and a sprinkling of Pocket God for good measure, zOMT features rather distinctive artwork and an odd resemblance to the Patapon universe." Game Pick: 'Survival' (Black and White, freeware) "In Survival you play as a female student who woke up from a deep slumber inside a rather empty school, surrounded by blue ghosts that will chase after and hurt her if they spot our clueless pupil nearby. The objective here is to explore your surroundings and collect ten hearts before making your way to the exit on the ground floor."

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