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Best Of Indie Games: From Ravenmark To Nitrome Must Die

Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including the 100th release from Flash dev Nitrome, and an iOS strategy game by Singapore's Witching Hour.
[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-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 goodies in this edition include the 100th release from Flash developers Nitrome, an iOS strategy game by Singapore-based Witching Hour, a new update for the sandbox game Terraria, plus a review for the Indie Royale bundle game Really Big Sky. Here's some recent highlights from the site: Game Pick: 'Nitrome Must Die' (Nitrome, browser) "Nitrome Must Die is a game about two emo kids who have decided to rampage through Nitrome's fictional headquarters, in an attempt to take revenge for the in-game frustration that the developer has caused." Game Pick: 'Ravenmark - Scourge of the Estellion' (Witching Hour, commercial indie) "Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion will make a lot of turn-based strategy enthusiasts very, very happy. Created by Singaporean Witching Hour, this rather brilliant debut production is a pretty rock-solid addition to the App Store. Consisting of fifteen campaigns, the game is less about magic and more about military tactics." Game Pick: 'Hungry Forest' (moonmagic, browser) "Originally designed for the Super Friendship Club JUSTICE pageant, Hungry Forest is a quirky little real-time strategy game with an interesting premise. You're some kind of forest god who can only manifest when there is sufficient magic in the world, magic that is derived from vast forests." Game Pick: 'Cthulhu Saves the World' (Zeboyd Games, commercial indie) "Game play-wise, Cthulhu Saves the World is a rather faithful recreation of the JRPGs of yore. If you've ever played games like the original Final Fantasy, you probably know how all this is going to go." Game Pick: 'Hyper Princess Pitch' (Daniel Remar, freeware) "Hyper Princess Pitch puts you in control of a crazy princess who has quite the thing against Christmas - so much so, that she visits Mecha Santa to stop him building presents and bringing joy during the festive seasons." Game Pick: 'Hatoful Boyfriend' (Halfmoon, freeware) "Hatoful Boyfriend is set in St.PigeoNation's Institute, the 'most splendid and greatest academy of the pigeon, by the pigeon and for the pigeon'. And you're the only human being there." Game Pick: 'Terraria' (Re-Logic, commercial indie) "Terraria 1.1 introduces a staggering thirty-six new monsters, including a new underworld master that unlocks additional world challenges upon his defeat. Friendly NPCs have been tweaked and bugfixed, and three new NPC characters can now appear in player worlds after certain conditions are met." Game Pick: 'Really Big Sky' (Boss Baddie, commercial indie) "Welcome to Really Big Sky. The cosmos, as you might have guessed, is a rather large place. And you, as a small ship capable of drilling through planets, will soon learn that the galaxy is filled with enemies." Game Pick: 'Teleglitch' (Johann, browser) "Teleglitch is a surprisingly enjoyable top-down shooter that features multiple guns to pick up, a variety of monsters to kill, an upgrade system for improving your weapons, plus four large levels to play with in the current beta release."

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