Best Of Indie Games: Adventures in Space

Every week, The Weblog editor Tim W. will be summing up top titles and happenings in indie games in the last seven days - this time checking out two classic shooter-inspired updates, plus an int
[Every week, 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 Game Maker production which has been in development for more than three years, a new Flash game by the co-creator of Gish, two remakes of classic shooters, and a puzzler by the people who brought you Jets'n'Guns. Game Pick: 'Aether' (Edmund McMillen, browser) "A new collaborative effort by the co-creator of Gish and Tyler Glaiel, where players get to see the a small part of the universe through the eyes of a young dreamer as he ventures into space on the back of his newfound friend." Game Pick: 'Iji' (Daniel Remar, freeware) "An action platformer which took the developer more than three years to make, where players assume control of the titular character as she learns how to cope with waking up to find her world overrun by an alien race." Game Pick: 'Archibald's Adventures' (Rake in Grass, commercial indie - demo available) "A platform puzzler not unlike Grubby Games' successful Professor Fizzwizzle series, created by the developers of Jets'n'Guns. Archie finds himself trapped in a mad professor's mansion after a skateboarding adventure gone wrong, and it's up to you to help him find find a way out of his current predicament." Game Pick: 'Gravitron 2' (Castle Software, commercial indie - demo available) "A retro arcade shooter with Thrust-like controls, where the objective is to destroy enemy reactors while saving as many scientists as you can before blasting into space. Fans of games with glowy vector graphics should not miss this." Game Pick: 'The Hordes' (Chris Roper, freeware) " Galaxian on speed, created by the developer of Destructivator and Return to Sector 9. Take on wave after wave of enemies as you aim for a good placing on the online high score table."

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