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Best Of Indie Games: I Was In The War Too

Every week, <a href="http://www.indiegames.com/blog">IndieGames.com: The Weblog</a> editor Tim W. will be summing up top titles and happenings in indie games in the last seven days - this time showcasing Java physics games, Game Maker classics, and multip

Tim W., Blogger

July 25, 2008

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[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog editor Tim W. will be summing up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days, as well as any notable features 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 latest version include a new RPG by the creator of a popular physics-based web toy, three different Game Maker projects, and a simplified real-time strategy game involving universal conquests. Game Pick: 'Ceramic Shooter' (Theta Games, freeware) "An abstract scrolling shooter with a unique concept - players will have to actively avoid destroying objects on screen while attempting to pilot a malfunctioning ship. And yes, it's one of a trio of Game Maker projects to be featured this week." Game Pick: 'Galcon' (Phil Hassey, commercial indie - demo available) "A multiplayer strategy game where participants will wage war with one another in an attempt to wrestle control over an entire planetary system. This is achieved by commanding entire fleets and propagating their influences to as many planets as they possibly can, before their adversaries do the same and overwhelm all other opposing forces." Game Pick: 'I Was in the War' (Bisse, freeware) "I Was in the War is a short action game which involves undertaking a dangerous mission to infiltrate the enemy territory, all the while being subjected to relentless offensive attacks from all fronts. Created in under three hours for a friendly Poppenkast competition." Game Pick: 'Stick Ranger' (DAN-BALL, browser) "A new Java-based application by the developer of Powder Game, where players will manage a party of adventurers by dragging them towards the enemies to engage in either ranged or melee attacks." Game Pick: 'Destructivator' (Chris Roper, freeware) "The new retro-style platform shooter from Chris Roper, developer of The Pyramid and Return to Sector 9. Shades of Brøderbund's Lode Runner? A definite and resounding yes."

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