em>[IndieGames.com: The Weblog
co-editor Tim W. rounds up the week's top free-to-download and commercial indie games from 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 fun one-button Gamma IV entry, a ten-second experimental game, a 2D platformer that features a frog with an indestructible umbrella, a puzzle game that features a teleportation gimmick, and a platform game where growing and shrinking your character is necessary to overcome traps and challenges.
Here are the highlights from the last seven days:
Game Pick: '10 Second Gospel'
"10 Second Gospel
is a short browser-based game that will take a couple of tries to beat, created by Paolo Pedercini as his entry into this month's Experimental Gameplay game development theme. Your objective here is to figure out what to do on each screen before time runs out, and if you make it to the end you'll be shown a quick congratulatory screen as a reward."
Game Pick: 'Winner Vs. Loser'
(Ben Foddy, browser)
"Winner Vs. Loser
is a one-button sports game that is best played together with a friend. In it, you can train for the hurdles event alone or compete with a buddy for the fastest time and boasting rights."
Game Pick: 'Teleportower'
is a puzzle platformer with fifty levels to play, split evenly between the five towers that you have to visit in order to beat the game. The objective here is to collect a blue gem located in the final room of each tower, but to do that you would first have to overcome a series of increasingly difficult challenges designed to thwart the efforts of any brave adventurer who attempts to loot the treasures within."
Game Pick: 'Specter Spelunker Shrinks'
(Ken Grafals, browser)
"A Unity-based platformer in which you overcome obstacles and challenges by growing or shrinking the size of the main character. There are regular checkpoints scattered around the level to save your progress from time to time, although players won't be utilizing them too much as the entire adventure can be completed in half an hour or less."
Game Pick: 'Unblade'
(Record of War) is a 2D platformer in which you play as a frog carrying an indestructible umbrella, on a quest to find a kidnapped princess and rescue her from the clutches of an evil minion. Along the way you can collect power-up items that could be used to destroy floors or walls, replenish health, bombs that help you jump higher, and even the occasional invincibility spell or two to help you through a tricky section in a level."