Best Of Indie Games: Stars, Moon and Night Skies

Every week, The Weblog editor Tim W. sums up top titles and happenings in indie games in the last seven days for Gamasutra -- this time covering two 3D glasses-enabled titles from the Gamma 3D competition and a new mind-bending app create
[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 goodies in this edition include two Gamma 3D game submissions right out of Montreal, a sequel to Newgrounds' popular adventure game Miestas, a 3D application created by the inventor of Sony's Echochrome, and a 2D adventure game developed with the aging but still versatile AGS adventure game creation engine. Game Pick: 'Paper Moon' (Infinite Ammo, freeware) "A short 3D glasses-enabled platformer which lasts for only five minutes, featuring artwork by the developer of Nano and Gravity Hook." Game Pick: 'Super Hypercube' (Kokoromi, freeware) "A puzzle game based on the concept of fitting 3D shapes into a hole in the wall, simply by rotating the cluster of cubes around until the correct orientation is found. One of the two 3D glasses-using games featured this week to be created specifically for the Gamma 3D event in Montreal." App Pick: 'theRelativity' (Jun Fujiki, freeware) "A funky little 3D application created by the developer of OLE Coordinate System, the engine in which Sony's Echochrome was originally based on. Virtual characters are now placed inside cubes instead of above them, and selecting any of the four modes will affect the shape of the corridors from the autonomous character's view." Game Pick: 'Pragaras' (Jurgis ,Teshla, and Jurgis, browser) "A new 2D exploration adventure game by the developers of Menulis and Miestas, where a small piece of the story is revealed as reward for each puzzle solved by the player. This sequel features a new shapeshifting ability, more colour, and inventory item slots for the purpose of carrying stuff around." Game Pick: 'Loftus and the Sky Cap' (Ivan Dixon, freeware) "A surprising departure from Ivan's previous works, who happens to be best known for a series of comics and adventure games based on Sydney Claywood and his friends. The story is about an apprentice named Inessa who discovers that her teacher has disappeared without a single trace, so she sets off on an epic journey in hopes of finding the current whereabouts of the great inventor Loftus."

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