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Best Of Indie Games: The Ivory Chaos Shift

Sister site IndieGames.com: The Weblog editor Tim W looks at the top indie titles of the week, including a new game from the developer of Noitu Love, a real-time roguelike and a simple yet addictive li
[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 edition include a new game from the developer of the Noitu Love series, two platformers, a real-time roguelike with raytraced graphics, and a simple yet addictive little arcade game set in the cosmos. The top games of the week are as follows: Game Pick: 'Ivory Springs' (Konjak, freeware) "Similar to Joakim's The Legend of Princess, Ivory Springs is an incomplete project that is short on length but packs enough content to entertain for about half an hour or so. The game is an enjoyable exploration platformer which features great background art and sprite designs, a catchy soundtrack, directional shooting, Mega Man-type slides, and memorable boss fights." Game Pick: 'Constellation Chaos' (David Scatliffe, freeware) "Constellation Chaos is an arcade offering from the editor of the MOUSE NO! blog. Using the Z and X buttons to spin a pointer, players must draw a constellation using the randomly-placed stars provided. Small, floating shooting and exploding thingys are everywhere trying to sabotage your attempt. It's good fun and quite addictive, egged on by a great little ditty to compliment the gameplay." Game Pick: 'Tomb of the Aztecs' (Iain C, freeware) "A roguelike with raytraced graphics and real-time combat, Tomb of the Aztecs is a radical change from the usual turn-based tile movement employed by other RLs. You play an adventurer who is on a search for the Orb of Popocatepetl, rumored to be hidden somewhere inside the lowest level of the legendary warrior's tomb." Game Pick: 'Astatine' (Phillip Skwarski, freeware) "An apocalyptic platformer which focuses on exploration, combat and story. Our hero wakes up in a strange place and, with the help of a spirit, tries to remember who he is and why he is there. It's pretty much your classic exploration game with quite an interesting story and lots of zombies and evil, unpleasant things to kill." Game Pick: 'Shift 4' (Antony Lavelle, browser) "In Shift 4 you're in control of an astronaut whose ship was attacked by a giant squid, forcing our protagonist to make an emergency landing at the closest planet. Waking up to find your family members missing, you decide to explore a deserted facility nearby and search for clues on their current whereabouts."

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