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Best Of Indie Games: The Gods Of Independent Gaming

Every week, IndieGames.com: The Weblog editor Tim W. will be summing up top titles and happenings in indie games in the last seven days - this time highlighting experimental platformer Deaths alongside s
[Every week, IndieGames.com: 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 latest version include a unique platformer featuring imaginative use of cadavers, a casual card game, and three different simulation games which allow the player to exercise near god-like powers over a population of dwarves, planet Earth, and the universe itself. Game Pick: 'Deaths' (Jesse Venbrux, freeware) "A 2D experimental platformer by the developer of Execution and Karoshi 2, where the last fifty failed attempts by players from all around the world will be loaded and displayed as cadavers in various parts of the current stage you're in." Game Pick: 'Pandemic 2' (Dark Realm Studios, browser) "In Pandemic 2, players are given the chance to exercise god-like powers in deciding how to mutate a certain disease while trying to annihilate mankind in the process. This is achieved by spending evolution points on disease symptoms, resistance or transmission methods to increase the chance and rate of infection." Game Pick: 'Dwarf Fortress' (Tarn Adams, freeware) "The latest version of this well-regarded single-player fantasy game has debuted - for those not in the know, you get to control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer, in a persistent world that is randomly generated with distinct civilizations, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife." Game Pick: 'Universe Sandbox' (Dan Dixon, commercial indie - demo available) "A physics and particle simulator that simulates applied gravity to planetary bodies. This educational toy for Windows-based computers can run scale simulations of our solar system while giving you the power to control gravity, time and everything in it." Game Pick: 'Loot' (Casey Sillito, freeware) "A casual card game set in a dungeon, in which players are to equip themselves with a deck consisting of potions or spells procured from the rooms they've explored."

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