Best Of Indie Games: Surf's Up, Ride the Waves The Weblog co-editor Tim W. sums up the top indie games from this week, including one about a burger-flipper, a title described as "Worms in space" and another centered on carrots.
[ 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 goodies in this edition include a new game from Flywrench creator Mark Essen, a multiplayer simulation of five-a-side football, a strategy game about spacemen trying to blow each other to bits, and an entertaining dodge-em-up that features cute dogs and furry rabbits. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Pipedreamz' (Mark Essen, browser) "Pipedreamz chronicles the life of a burger flipper, who builds up his Pipedreamz by chomping on burgers while no-one is watching, and flipping burgers perfectly. He then drifts off into a world where he is a pro surfer who can only pull off tricks called things like 'Mega Burger' and 'Spicy Mustard'." Game Pick: 'Soulcaster 2' (MagicalTimeBean, commercial indie) "In Soulcaster 2 you control a mage who cannot attack enemies directly, but must instead summon guardians to keep watch over him. Each guardian has a particular skill - one is great at close combat, another is good for long-range fighting, and the firey guardian throws flames around and explodes when dying, causing damage to all around." Game Pick: 'Carrot Track' (Ferry Halim, browser) "Carrot Track is a simple yet entertaining dodge-em-up in which a rabbit is running along a line of carrot, and you must grab dogs by the leads and keep them away from him. It starts off pretty easy, with slow moving dogs spread out over the track, but eventually fast-moving pups are added, and a variety of pick-ups alter how the game plays." Game Pick: 'Gravitee Wars' (FunkyPear, freeware) "Gravitee Wars is what happens when you put Worms in space. Each team has a group of spacemen positioned on random planets, and must fire bazookas at each other until all the other teams are either floating in space or blown to bits." Game Pick: 'Haxball' (Basro, browser) "Haxball is a multiplayer-only game that plays a bit like five-a-side football or air hockey. Players are never restricted to a certain position in a match, so you can take on the role of a goalkeeper, outfield player, or switch between the two whenever the need calls for it."

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