[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog editor Tim W. sums 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 physics-based puzzlers and three platformer with different themes - avoid losing all your lives, kill yourself and travel back in time repeatedly.
Game Pick: 'World of Goo'
(2D Boy, commercial indie)
"The award-winning World of Goo is finally out for the Windows platform, with a WiiWare release coming next week. 2D Boy's debut release has been getting plenty of rave reviews, and with all the good reasons - fun, engaging, charming and addictive."
Game Pick: 'Tumbledrop'
"A physics-based puzzler created by Hayden Scott-Baron, a character artist whose work can be seen in the recent WiiWare release LostWinds
. Much like Gabriel Ochsenhofer's Totem Destroyer
, the goal of the game is to get the pink star down to the island in each stage without dropping it in the sea."
Game Pick: 'Karoshi Suicide Salaryman'
(Jesse Venbrux, browser)
"A Flash implementation of the popular platformer series, where players must once again find unorthodox methods to assist our suit-wearing protagonist commit suicide."
Game Pick: 'Love'
(Fred Wood, freeware)
"Not to be confused with Eskil Steenberg's similarly-titled MMO, Fred Wood's twenty-level platformer is now available as a free 30 MB download - no strings attached. If you love (no pun intended) frustrating platformers in the style of messhof's Punishment
series then this is the right game for you."
Game Pick: 'Temporal'
(Oren Bartal, freeware)
"A time-bending platformer in the style of Braid
and The Adventures of P.B. Winterbottom
. The game involves guiding a confused robot from one room to another, with subtle instructions on solving puzzles provided by a talking technological processing unit."