Best Of Indie Games: You Probably Will Read This

Every week, The Weblog editor Tim W. rounds up top happenings in indie games for Gamasutra -- this time checking a difficult platformer by the creator of the Karoshi series, a small arc
[Every week, 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 action game by Nitrome, a difficult platformer by the creator of the Karoshi series, a small arcade game featuring a lovable basset hound, a puzzler by the developer of the clever meta game Rara Racer, and an audio game highlight from the recent Global Game Jam event. Game Pick: 'Twin Shot' (Nitrome, browser) "A single or 2-player platformer in which strange cat-like angels jump and fly around simple arenas destroying all the enemies with use of a bow and arrow. It's very reminiscent of the classic Bubble Bobble... but with arrow-firing angel blobs instead of cute little dinosaurs." Game Pick: 'You Probably Won't Make It' (Jesse Venbrux, freeware) "Following on from his original title You Made It, You Probably Won't Make It is an extremely difficult platformer which involves spikes, double jumps and recorded deaths. When you lose a life, not only must you restart the level again, but your spilt blood and previously attempted path are shown as well." Game Pick: 'The Black Yeti' (Stephen Lavelle, browser) "A simple puzzler by the developer of Rara Racer and Mirror Stage, increpare's latest work tells the story of a large ape creature who has to devour all intruders to the cave without them noticing its presence. The game was originally created in under a weekend for a friendly Mini Ludum Dare competition." Game Pick: 'A to B Basset' (Adam Lobacz, freeware) "An arcade game created for a friendly TDC competition, where players get to drag a Basset Hound around the rooms of an old house in an attempt to reunite the puppy with its favorite red ball." Game Pick: 'Din' (Team Bill, freeware) "A short experimental work which uses audio in a novel manner. The story is centered around a laid-back character named Bill who is having a quiet walk in the park, but is soon followed by his friends and family who harasses him with their troubles, concerns and opinions. Being the friendly guy that he is, Bill must be attentive to their requests or risk upsetting and losing a couple of close buddies."

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