weirdworlds.jpg Taking control at Eurogamer, the ever-ready Kieron Gillen checks out some of the finalists for the 2006 Independent Games Festival [the IGF is run by CMP, as this blog is!], and writes them up in eloquent fashion.

Gillen particularly digs Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space, of which he comments: "It's simple, compulsive and propulsive. It's a strategy game which you can approach like Robotron or Defender. In that you get in, try for a high-score, and whether you succeed or fail you leave happy", and also has kind words for a number of the other indie finalists, including multi-nominee Darwinia, which he's been a notable champion of.