Best Of Indie Games: High Five in Space

This week's edition of 'Best Of Indie Games' takes a look at some of the top independent PC Flash/downloadable titles released over this last week, including physics-based puzzlers No, Human and BrainSplode!.
[Every week, The Weblog co-editor Tim W. sums up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days 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 edition include a challenging racer with over fifty levels to play through, a Western-themed gun duel game, a pair of physics-based puzzlers, and a first-person exploration game that is going to test the limits of your problem-solving skills. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Nimbus' (Noumenon Games, commercial indie) "Nimbus is a puzzle racer with over fifty levels to play through and many tight spaces to navigate. Your craft has no means of propelling itself, hence it must use the surrounding level to gain boosts and reach the goal." Game Pick: 'GunBlood' (Andrew Wolf, browser) "GunBlood is a simple Western draw 'n' shoot style game that doesn't mind splattering a bit of blood around. Over nine rounds against increasingly difficult opponents, the idea is to hold your mouse pointer over the barrel of the gun for three seconds, then let loose on your enemy." Game Pick: 'BrainSplode!' (Richard Edwards, freeware) "BrainSplode! is a physics-based puzzle game which puts you in control of a rocket launcher that can be used to fire missiles at pink-coloured brains. The objective here is to destroy all of the brains in the area so that you may progress to the next stage, where more brains await for their eventual annihilation at your hands." Game Pick: 'No, Human' (Rolf Fleischmann, commercial indie) "No, Human is a physics-based puzzle game done right, where you play as an omnipotent red being who is slightly annoyed by humankind's desire to colonize everything and claim all that is free in the universe as their own. This petulant behavior calls for a lesson to be taught to the humans, and you do this by hurling fireballs at any construction they decide to launch into space." Game Pick: 'Q.U.B.E.' (Toxic Games, freeware) "Q.U.B.E. is a clever first-person puzzle game that tells the story of an unnamed protagonist trapped inside a maze, equipped with a pair of gloves that allows him to extrude or contract multi-coloured cubes by willpower alone."

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