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Best of Indie Games: From Rotten Tangerines to Epic Sax Game

Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including an iOS game featuring rotting tangerines and pixelated baddies, and a rather epic sax game.

Tim W., Blogger

April 6, 2012

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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 2D psychological horror game partly inspired by Konami's Silent Hill series, an iOS game featuring rotting tangerines and pixelated baddies, a rather epic sax game, plus a mesmerizing 2D platformer from Snapshot co-creator Kyle Pulver. Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com: Game Pick: 'Lone Survivor' (Jasper Byrne, commercial indie) "Jasper Byrne's 2D psychological horror game is probably what every Silent Hill title after the first two dreams to be. It's a skin-crawling, paranoia-inducing romp through a world ravaged by disease and madness and quite possibly my favorite horror game eve." Game Pick: 'Rotten Tangerines' (Skipmore, commercial indie) "Rotten Tangerines challenges players to remove tangerines from the screen by tapping them as they show signs of rotting. Though all tangerines will rot on their own eventually, a swarm of pixelated baddies invade the playfield to make your task even more difficult." Game Pick: 'Epic Sax Game' (Pippin Barr, browser) "In Epic Sax Game, players attempt to replicate Epic Sax Guy's solo using six keyboard keys. After practicing, you can record a studio version and join a jam session before attempting the toughest challenge of all: a ten-hour YouTube video, performed live." Game Pick: 'The eXceed Collection' (Nyu Media, commercial indie) "The eXceed Collection includes Tennen-sozai's bullet-hell doujin shooters eXceed: Gun Bullet Children, eXceed 2nd: Vampire REX, and eXceed 3rd: Jade Penetrate Black Package, all of which should prove quite challenging." Game Pick: 'Offspring Fling' (Kyle Pulver, commercial indie) "For all those frustrated parents or on-lookers of horribly misbehaved kids, Kyle Pulver has come to the rescue with his mesmerizing 2D puzzle platformer, Offspring Fling." Game Pick: 'Raptus' (Alan Zucconi, browser) "Raptus is a sad and beautiful work of interactive fiction. To say too much would ruin the experience but to quote the author, the game 'explores the concepts of Love and Death'."

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