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Best Of Indie Games: Crafting Harpoons and Spears in Rome

IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. rounds up some of the week's top indie games, this time including a new arcade shooter from Cactus, a multiplayer mining game, and a pair of great pixel platformers.
[IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. rounds up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last week from 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 an educational strategy game, a new arcade shooter from indie celebrity Cactus, a multiplayer mining game for the XBLIG and PC, and a pair of challenging platformers with great pixel art. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Cellcraft' (Cellcraft Team, browser) "Cellcraft is an educational strategy game based around living cells and organisms. A meteor is headed towards the planet, and your job is to create a organism which can save the Platypus species." Game Pick: 'Fishbane' (Droqen, browser) "Fishbane is a challenging platformer about a diver who explores the murky depths in the search for golden harpoons and goldfish. The game's main concept revolves around the ability to throw a harpoon into a wall and then jump on top of it, using it as an extra platform for reaching higher ground. Fishbane can also throw a harpoon, then jump on top and ride it across chasms." Game Pick: 'Delve Deeper' (Lunar Giant Studios, commercial indie - demo available) "Delve Deeper is a great single and multiplayer strategy game featuring dwarfs, mines and evil creatures. Over a number of turns, your task is to dig deep into the mountain, setting your team of dwarfs to work digging precious minerals and collecting ancient relics." Game Pick: 'The Ultra Mission' (cactus, freeware) "The Ultra Mission is an arcade shooter game in which you play as a soldier who has to rescue civilians from a group of armed kidnappers. The enemies will not hesitate to open fire at any threat, and have placed sentries and automated turrets to prevent you from achieving your mission objective." Game Pick: 'Arvoesine' (Alastair John Jack, commercial indie - demo available) "Arvoesine is a tough NES-style platformer in which you play a Roman soldier, throwing spears and swiping your sword at the enemy. The protagonist can throw spears in an arc at oncoming enemies, and make them eat his blade if they get too close. For baddies which fire projectiles, his trusty shield comes into play."

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