[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 a finalist entry in the Experimental Gameplay's 5 Buttons Competition, a new browser pick by provocative game designer Molleindustria, an experimental co-opt game set in space, plus the latest release from Viriax
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'SCP-087'
is a slightly odd little procedurally generated experiment in horror that will either have you jumping out of your seats or yawning dismissively."
Game Pick: 'Toy Stunt Bike 2'
(Raoghard, commercial indie)
"Inspired by RedLynx's Trials
series, the Toy Stunt Bike
games challenge Xbox Avatar characters to race through a series of miniature motocross courses littered with common household items."
Game Pick: 'Porkerpillar'
(Mommy's Best Games, freeware)
"Designed to be played using a unique setup of five large, pressure-sensitive buttons, Porkerpillar
challenges players to feed babies sweets and guide them safely back to their mothers."
Game Pick: 'Hatoful Boyfriend'
(Halfmoon, commercial indie)
tells a touching story in which the player is the only human student enrolled at a high school for birds. Drama and romance ensue among a dreamy cast of avian suitors."
Game Pick: 'Warp'
(Trapdoor Inc., commercial indie)
you take control of Zero, a kidnapped alien trying to escape from an underwater research facility. Using a range of powers like possession, creating echo decoy versions yourself, and indeed warping, you have to escape, and solve a load of puzzles on the way."
Game Pick: 'Unmanned'
"it's hard to deny that Unmanned
is an uncomfortable experience, something which is rather unsurprising given that it comes from the lords of provocative browser games."
Game Pick: 'Pixelry'
(Evelend Games, commercial indie)
, a delightful portmanteau of Pixelated & Chivalry, offers players a chance to see what it would be like to be a medieval Knight made out of pixels."
Game Pick: 'The Blocks Cometh'
(Halfbot, commercial indie)
"The Blocks Cometh
challenges players to climb, dodge, and shoot their way through an endless rain of falling blocks. A series of updates followed the game's release last year, adding new characters, unlockable achievements, and a new GameBot Mode available as a 99-cent in-app purchase."
Game Pick: 'Co-Op'
(MoaCube & Marta Dzikowska, freeware)
"An experimental co-opt game set in space, Co-Op
is a 'space shooter with no shooting'. Instead of endless bullets on unsuspecting enemies, you're going to have to co-ordinate with another player and slice through them with the power beam that connects both your ships."
Game Pick: '8bitMMO'
(Archive Entertainment, browser)
"With a tile based freeform construction system, support for PVP battles, and loads of Lawyercats for you to fight, 8BitMMO
is worth a look, especially if you've got any nostalgia for games from the 1980s."
Game Pick: 'AirMech'
(Carbon Games, browser)
is a fast-paced number that allows for both co-operative and competitive play, one that will have you right in the middle of the action."
Game Pick: 'Verminest'
"Along with wave-based Galaga gameplay, Verminest
also features vertically scrolling sequences straight out of Galaga '88
, along with boss fights that pay tribute to fellow classics like Centipede
Game Pick: 'Pizza Vs. Skeletons'
(Riverman Media, commercial indie)
"The premise of Pizza Vs. Skeletons
matches the mental picture conjured by its title. Players control a 25-foot-tall pizza that must roll over and crush armies of brittle skeletons."