Best Of Indie Games: Seeking Refuge from the Living Dead

Every week, The Weblog editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top free and commercial indie games, this time looking at a basejumping game, a Wikipedia-based title, and a visit to King Arthur's era.
[Every week, 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 over this last week. The delights in this edition include an exhilarating basejumping game, a mini-Ludum Dare competition entry played on Wikipedia articles, an action game set in the days of King Arthur's rule, and two browser creations created with the help of Adam Saltsman's Flixel framework. Game Pick: 'Aaaaa! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' (Dejobaan Games, commercial indie - demo available) "Dejobaan's Aaaaa! is a fantastic title which is perfect for jumping (quite literally) straight into for a quick game or, as the case may frequently be, staying up until a ridiculous time in the morning playing 'just one last level' over and over. Simply put, this is nothing but pure, unadulterated fun and never tries to be anything else." Game Pick: 'Wikirunner' (Doches, freeware) "Wikirunner is a chase game inspired by Jeremy Bushnell's Wikipedian Tag. Created for Mini Ludum Dare #12 (the theme was 'Wikipedia'), two players are given a random Wikipedia page each, and then 'the chaser' must try to navigate his or her way to the same page as their opponent, while 'the runner' must try to stay off the same page as the chaser for as long as possible. The game can be played in a 2-player hotseat style, or 1 vs AI, or AI vs AI (if you want to watch how the program thinks)." Game Pick: 'Knight of the Living Dead' (Pistachio Productions, freeware) "Knight of the Living Dead tells the tale of brave Sir Galahad, who has been called upon to defend Camelot from the vilest of evil - zombie knights. Armed with only his trusty sword and a handful of regenerating spells, Galahad must survive ten waves of zombies and defeat the final boss in order to restore peace to the land." Game Pick: 'Station 38' (Pat Kemp, browser) "Station 38 is a mouse-based action game where you are in control of a robot that can only jump in short bursts. Players have to be very careful while navigating around tight corridors, as our robotic friend tends to get hurt rather easily after falling from a great height or colliding with a wall at high speed. Plasma barriers that damages the robot on contact are also introduced in subsequent levels, making the challenge of getting to the transporter location in each area slightly more difficult than it already is. " Game Pick: 'Refuge' (noonat, browser) "noonat's Refuge is sort of a physics-based Missile Command-style game created for a recent Ludum Dare competition, where players have to defend their city from an alien invasion with the help of a turret that fires only one bullet at a time. Luckily for you, any alien that is incapacitated by your shots will also knock out all other invaders that it touches on the way down."

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