Best Of Indie Games: For the Multiwin

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 examining Introversion's Multiwinia, intriguing student
[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 goodies in this latest version include two major commercial indie releases, a Castlevania-type platformer, a collection of interactive puzzles, a procedural generated shooter, and a DigiPen student project. Game Pick: 'Multiwinia' (Introversion Software, commercial indie - demo available) "The award-winning Darwinia was recently given a huge facelift under a new name and boyo, did the guys at Introversion deliver. This multiplayer strategy game now sports six different gameplay modes to choose from, as you engage other players for ultimate supremacy online." Game Pick: 'Mount & Blade' (TaleWorlds, commercial indie - demo available) "A 3D open-ended RPG set in medieval times, and possibly the best (and only?) sandbox sword-fighting game available in the market today. There's just so much to do here that the slightly steeper price is more than justified, as the value you get from it is near limitless." Game Pick: 'Armed Generator Doom Machine' (Beau Blyth, freeware) "A game not unlike mon's Fraxy and Hikware's Warning Forever, where every boss encounter is procedurally generated to ensure a small percentage of randomness and variation." Game Pick: 'Hoshi Saga 3' (Nekogames, browser) "Yoshio Ishii is back with his latest work, as fans gather for more star-searching activities in this unique browser game. Some of the puzzles presented here will have visitors scratching their heads at least a couple of times while figuring out the solution to all thirty stages." Game Pick: 'Glitch' (Team Glitch, freeware) "A first person shooter created by a group of DigiPen students, freely available for download from DigiPen's gallery page. Your given objective is to survive twenty-five waves of enemies whilst trapped inside a room with high ceilings and rising platforms." Game Pick: 'Vampire Blaze' (RED, freeware) "A freeware platform game which seems to have taken the best elements from early Castlevania releases and updated them for this project with improved controls, decent graphics and a catchy soundtrack."

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