[Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog co-editor Tim W. will be summing 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 2D action game that features objects falling out of the sky, a minimalist co-operative puzzler, a competitive hotseat multiplayer game, an arcade-style blaster for your browser, and a driving game that involves running down zombies.
Here's the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: 'The Incident'
(Big Bucket Software, commercial indie)
is a 2D action game made by Matt Comi and Neven Mrgan (featuring chiptune music by Cabel), where players have to help a man named Frank Solway survive falling objects from the sky that threaten to trap and bury him alive. The main campaign consists of seven stages to play through in total, and there are frequent checkpoints in every area that allows you to resume your progress with little effort."
Game Pick: 'Thomas Was Alone'
(Mike Bithell, browser)
"Created over the weekend, Thomas Was Alone
is a minimalist team-play game. Starting with a single block, the idea is to move 'Thomas' into the dotted lines in each level. Over time, Thomas makes friends, and each of these blocks must also be moved into their appropriate outlines."
Game Pick: 'Siamese Enemies'
"In Siamese Enemies
two players take on the roles of conjoined twins, helping each other grab organs and reach the operating table. Each player then must grab the organs and stitch them into their own body. Finally, both players use their new organs to rush back to mother - and whoever makes it there first wins."
Game Pick: 'Red Riot'
(BulletProof Arcade, browser)
is an arcade-style blaster in which you zoom around the sky, laying waste to tanks, towers and UFOs with upgradable lasers and special powers. Levels become progressively more difficult as you go along, although a lot of the unlockables require you buy nasty Mochi points which is a bit of a downer."
Game Pick: 'Road of the Dead'
(Evil-Dog and SickDeathFiend, browser)
"Road of the Dead
puts you in the seat of a car speeding down a straight highway, attempting to escape both the army and a zombie outbreak. Initially it seems like there isn't much to it - drive forward, hit the zombies, don't hit the cars or civilians. Easy enough. Slowly, however, the story begins to open up and you'll realise that you're about to lose way more time to this game that you originally thought."