Best Of Indie Games: We're Sweeping it Absolutely Clean The Weblog co-editor Tim W. sums up some of the top free-to-download and commercial indie games from the last seven days including Nicolai Troshinsky's Raccord Sniper and Stephen Lavelle's Catalan.
[Each week, 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 delights in this edition include a new release from an IGF Nuovo Award finalist, a browser-based puzzler with a clever gimmick, a retro remake of the classic shooter Warning Forever, and a popular Minesweeper reinvention that features goblins, golems and dragons. Here's the highlights from the last seven days: Game Pick: 'Raccord Sniper' (Nicolai Troshinsky, freeware) "Raccord Sniper is a new freeware experimental game from the developer of UFO on TAPE and Loop Raccord, an IGF Nuovo Award finalist this year. You play as a sniper from the Raccord Police, assigned with the mission of eliminating pieces of furniture that appear suspicious in other people's apartments." Game Pick: 'Catalan' (Stephen Lavelle, browser) "Catalan is a browser-based puzzle game with a simple gimmick: in every stage you are given a number of threaded circles to remove, but you can only take them out three at a time. No more, no less. You do this by clicking on a circle with three outgoing threads, and if only one circle remain on screen it will disappear automatically without any further interaction needed." Game Pick: 'Warning Foregone' (Jakub Wasilewski, browser) "Warning Foregone is a retro remake of the classic shooter Warning Forever. As you fight against numerous bosses, future enemies will adapt to your playing style, becoming more difficult to kill. There are seven weapons to unlock and 32 achievements to collect, so get cracking." Game Pick: 'iMamonoSweeper' (Hojamaka Games, commercial indie) "iMamonoSweeper is an iOS port of the well-received Minesweeper variation by Hojamaka Games, originally released as a Flash game that is still available to play for free on the author's website. Similar to most RPGs and roguelikes, the objective here is to reveal the location of all monsters on the board and defeat them in battle with little or no combat damage." Game Pick: 'Absolute Blue' (Jochen Heizmann, freeware) "Absolute Blue is a great side-scrolling shmup that focuses on making you feel very powerful indeed, rather than overwhelming you with enemies - well, at least to begin with. Powerups are scattered all over the place, allowing you to upgrade your ship multiple times over and annihilate anything that gets in your way."

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