[IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top free and commercial indie games 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 a Flash application that uses Google Images in an imaginative way, a psychedelic platformer sponsored by Adult Swim, a turn-based strategy game for 8-bit Atari computers, an extremely difficult platform game, and a short adventure game by prolific developer Ben Chandler and his pal Steven Poulton.
Here are the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'Prosopamnesia'
(Alejandro Grilli J., browser)
is a surprisingly clever piece of work that accepts only mouse gestures as input, although players will need to spend at least a couple of minutes experimenting with it before they can begin to comprehend what agj's Negative Capability entry is supposed to be about. Note that you will need a constant internet connection for Prosopamnesia
to work properly."
Game Pick: 'Give Up, Robot'
(Matt Thorson, browser)
"Give Up, Robot
is a psychedelic platformer about a dancing robot. A sinister voice tells him to give up his quest at every available moment, but still he battles on through sixty levels which become more intriguing and clever as progression is made."
Game Pick: 'Challenge from Kiyoshi'
(8bits fanatics, freeware)
"Challenge from Kiyoshi
is a 2D platformer that was designed to be extremely unforgiving, with plenty of instant-kill traps more likely to cause frustration than a feeling of amusement. Some puzzles require the player to think out of the box, and there are even a couple of invisible platforms that can only be found by trial and error."
Game Pick: 'His Dark Majesty'
(Jakub Debski, freeware)
"His Dark Majesty
is a turn-based strategy game for 8-bit Atari computers, where players get to command troops in battle by issuing orders to units one at a time. Fans of the genre will enjoy this retro effort quite a bit, although large skirmishes and battles could take over an hour to play when both sides have plenty of units to order around."
Game Pick: 'Eternally Us'
(Ben Chandler and Steven Poulton, freeware)
is a short adventure game that tells the story of Fio and Amber, two friends who have known each other since childhood. An incident occurs that separates the both of them while they were feeding birds in a park, so it is up to the player to help reunite the best buddies together again."