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Best of Indie Games: From The Blocks Cometh to Pizza Vs. Skeletons

Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including an Experimental Gameplay's 5 Buttons Competition finalist, and a new pick by provocative designer

Tim W., Blogger

February 24, 2012

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[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 and Hydorah creator locomalito. Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com: Game Pick: 'SCP-087' (haversine, freeware) "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) "Hatoful Boyfriend 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) "In Warp 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' (Molleindustria, browser) "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) "Pixelry, 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) "AirMech 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' (Locomalito, freeware) "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."

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