Best Of Indie Games: Escape to a Magical Dimension

Sister site looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including a brilliant adventure game illustrated in the style of a children's book.
[Every week, The Weblog editor-in-chief 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 brilliant adventure game illustrated in the style of a children's book, a 2D platformer seemingly inspired by Cave Story, plus a trio of Ludum Dare 21 submissions from the recently concluded weekend-long global game jam event. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'The Book of Living Magic' (Jonas Kyratzes, browser) "The Book of Living Magic is a strangely trippy jaunt into a world filled with unusual creatures, brilliant prose, pop-culture and visuals straight out of a child's fevered dreams. It's, in a word, awesome." Game Pick: 'TransDimensional' (Willem Rosenthal, browser) "TransDimensional is a fun little exploration platformer that focuses on being a weird and wacky as possible. After a devastating earthquake, a robot is sent to retrieve a special part for fixing the area around him." Game Pick: 'Hotel Escape' (Ben Pettengill, freeware) "Hotel Escape is a simple 2D platformer with a clever gimmick - you're a hotel employee who is seeking to escape from a nondescript building, jumping and avoiding spikes whenever he can to survive the tough obstacle course ahead of him." Game Pick: 'Stratus' (Richard Edwards, freeware) "In Stratus you're an unnamed protagonist stuck in a ship with no crew, waking up to find a pool of blood on the spot that he's been lying on. There are items scattered around the room you're in, and it's up to the player to figure out what to do with each of them." Game Pick: 'The Cell' (Kevin Glass, browser) "The Cell is a block manipulation game with an interesting spin - you play as a convict who has the ability to replicate himself, and can direct the clones to mimic his actions while he plans his escape from each room."

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