[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 release from the creators of the DROD
series, an action game set under the sea, two space shooters and a 2D 'demake' of the PSP puzzle-platformer Crush
Game Pick: 'DROD RPG - Tendry's Tale'
(Caravel Games, commercial indie - demo available)
"A new game by the developers of the Deadly Rooms Of Death
series which mixes puzzle and RPG elements together, while retaining the tile-based movement that has made Caravel Games' flagship title one of a kind."
Game Pick: 'Bounce Shot'
"A cross between Breakout
and Space Invaders
. Walls and ceilings in each stage are padded with barriers that bounce shots fired from both your ship and from the enemies. This calls for the practice of prudence when firing shots, else you'll find yourself dodging a hail of bullets in no time."
Game Pick: 'Squish'
(Terry Cavanagh and Josiah Tobin, freeware)
"Another entry in TIGSource's Bootleg Demakes competition
(voting now open
), and inspired by Zoe Mode's Crush
for PSP. Your character onscreen is endowed with the ability to reduce multiple levels of platforms into a single flat line - a useful trick which can be used to grab the marbles required to open the exit door."
Game Pick: 'Alien Assault'
(The Games Page, freeware)
"An homage to classic vertical shooters created by the developer of Super Bubble Blob
and the Hurdler
series. Each stage only lasts for about a minute long, and power-ups left behind by defeated bosses are crucial items that should be acquired if the player has any serious intentions of surviving for longer than five minutes in space."
Game Pick: 'Kaleidoscope Reef'
"A new action game by Jeff Nusz, developer of Sprout
and Anika's Odyssey
. This particular effort features art by Tom Robinson in a style neatly reminiscent of Derek Yu's work in the IGF grand prize winner Aquaria