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Best Of Indie Games: When Pigs Fly, It Is a Night to Remember

Every week, <a href="http://www.indiegames.com/blog">IndieGames.com: The Weblog</a> rounds up the week's top free-to-download and commercial indie games for Gamasutra, this time highlighting a physics-based platformer, an adventure game starring a con man

Tim W., Blogger

July 31, 2009

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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 goodies in this edition include a new Flash game from the developer of Mighty Jill Off, an offbeat physics-based platformer, a puzzle game centered around the manipulation of vector fields, an adventure game about a con man and his last job before retirement, plus a free-to-download PC version of an upcoming Xbox Live Indie Games release. Game Pick: 'When Pigs Fly' (dessgeega, browser) "When Pigs Fly tells the story of a pig who conveniently grows wings after falling down a hole and finding itself trapped inside a dark cave. Unfortunately the pair of wings are preventing a quick escape from the same entry point, so the only thing left to do is to explore the caverns and seek another way out." Game Pick: 'Seven' (Makibishi Inc., browser) "Seven is a short physics-based puzzler created by the developers of the popular adventure game Makibishi Comic, in which your quest is to restore balance to a strange planet by travelling to each of the seven stages and retrieving the stars found within. You are allowed to play the stages in any order you like, although one of the puzzles can only be solved with the use of a particular item from another level." Game Pick: 'Disk Field' (Jeremy Appleyard, browser) "Disk Field is a short puzzler based on manipulating vector fields to push a spinning disk through each level. It starts off nice and simple but eventually gets pretty challenging. There's also really not that much to it, yet it's still strangely compelling. Be warned that a few levels towards the end require concentration of the highest levels." Game Pick: 'A Night To Remember' (Ethan Damschroder, freeware) "Nathan Carter has one more big job to finish before he can take an early retirement, but his final con doesn't go exactly as planned. A Night To Remember sees Nathan plunged into a story he'd much rather not be part of. It's your typical adventure game with an interesting and sinister tale that will take around half an hour to complete." Game Pick: 'Gum Drop Celestial Frontier' (Elbert Perez, freeware) "Don't let the long and rather odd name put you off - this is a free-to-download PC version of Elbert Perez's upcoming Xbox Live Community Games title 'Gum Drop Celestial Frontier'. While your ship doesn't have any lasers to take on the incoming enemies, it does have the SMASH ball, which can be swung around your ship and, well, smashed into your opponents. There's also a few other different moves which can be pulled off, and many powerups to try out. The game itself feels nicely polished and well worth a look-in."

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