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Best Of Indie Games: Way to Go, Mac

Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog editor Tim W. sums up top titles and happenings in indie games in the last seven days -- this time checking out an update of procedurally generated strategy game _Dyson<

Tim W., Blogger

November 7, 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 two (!) Mac releases, a puzzler based on Conway's Game of Life, a procedural-generated strategy game, a 2D platformer and a physics-based variation of Tetris. Game Pick: 'Dyson' (Alex May and Rudolf Kremers, freeware) "A real-time strategy game which involves commanding an army of seedlings with the aim of colonizing an entire asteroid belt, one asteroid at a time. The latest version includes a handy three-page tutorial, and a Linux build has been made available to download as well." Game Pick: 'Treasure Hunter Man' (Bernie, freeware) "A freeware 2D platformer created by the developer of Darkside Adventures and Reactor 09, featuring four dungeons with different themes to explore, a variety of inventory items to find for puzzle-solving purposes, unlockable skills, a couple of secrets, and two endings to discover." Game Pick: 'The irRegularGame of Life' (irRegularGames, browser) "A puzzler based on Conway's fascinating Game of Life theory, where cells in a grid stay alive, die or multiply based four simple mathematical rules. The included sandbox mode allows for easy sharing of user creations, and there is even an option to change the colour of cells if grey isn't your thing." Game Pick: '99 Bricks' (WeirdBeard Games, browser) "A physics-based variation of Tetris created by WeirdBeard Games, where the objective is to build the highest tower possible out of ninety-nine tetromino shapes." Game Pick: 'Millenipede' (Zolyx, freeware) "This Centipede remake was recently updated with a host of new additions - power-ups, statistics tracking, an online high score table, new music, improved visuals and more. Millenipede is available for both Windows and Mac platforms." Game Pick: 'World of Goo' (2D Boy, commercial indie) "We couldn't resist mentioning 2D Boy's award-winning debut release for a second time, especially since Mac users can now get a taste of what Windows people and Wii owners have been raving about for the last couple of weeks."

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