[Every week, Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com: 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 earlier this week - three commercial indie releases at wildly variable and endearing price points, and an equal number of freeware games, including new titles from the creators of Crayon Physics
Game Pick: 'Love'
(Fred Wood, commercial indie - demo available)
"A minimalistic platformer with twenty playable levels, four hidden stages, eleven different tracks, and seven endings. All at the cost of one measly dollar. The demo offers a tasty five levels to sample as well."
Game Pick: 'Planet of the Jellies'
(Petri Purho, freeware)
"A new monthly game from this year's IGF Grand Prize winner, marking the first anniversary of Crayon Physics
' public release. Match invaders drawn in a wobbly line art style to rack up points in the endless invasion mode."
Game Pick: 'Stardrone'
(Orb Games, commercial indie - demo available)
"Stardrone is a new one-switch arcade game with puzzle elements, created by independent developer Orb Games. Take control of a drone as you make your way through over fifty stages with varying mission objectives."
Game Pick: 'Kaiten Patissier'
(Alpha Secret Base, freeware)
"An action game with puzzle and platformer elements, built around the concept of rotating the levels to re-adjust the locations of walls, floors, ceilings, and even boxes. Works on Windows, Linux and even GP2X platforms."
Game Pick: 'Battle of Tiles'
(Bimboosoft, commercial indie - demo available)
"A simple yet strangely addictive strategy game, where players have to decide on the attack formation of their army before rushing into combat. Odd name for a software development company, but nonetheless the game is an absolute bargain at only a fiver!"
Game Pick: 'Rescue: The Beagles'
"A new platformer by the developer of Counterclockwise
, where the objective is to save the required number of dogs from the hands of evil researchers in each stage to progress. Levels are procedurally generated, the action comes thick and fast, plus the inclusion of an online high score table ensures that players will be coming back for more."