July 31, 2008 4:00 PM | Tim W.
[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 platformer inspired by a certain classic, an arena shooter, a commercial RPG, plus games from IGF finalists cactus and the guys at Three Rings Design.
Game Pick: 'Boondog' (Matthew Hart, freeware)
"A puzzle-oriented platformer largely inspired by Mechner's Prince of Persia series, where you progress from stage to stage by jumping and grabbing ledges, moving blocks or barrels, avoiding hazards and activating all manners of switches."
Game Pick: 'G:plus' (maw, freeware)
"An arena shooter in which your ship continuously moves in a perpetual orbit around the center of the screen, and time on the clock can only be replenished by collecting power-ups left behind by the enemies you've destroyed. Available for both Windows and Mac platforms."
Game Pick: 'The Spirit Engine 2' (Mark Pay, commercial indie - demo available)
"Gorgeous pixel art, engrossing gameplay, captivating soundtrack and engaging storyline - this sequel to the similarly-titled freeware RPG released by Mark Pay several years ago has pretty much everything going for it."
Game Pick: 'Stallions in America' (cactus, freeware)
"A new action game from cactus where players will get to choose one of the four available characters to take on a cross-country journey, filled with massive explosions and wanton destruction. Seeming inspired by a certain television series..."
Game Pick: 'Corpse Craft' (Three Rings Design, browser)
"A Collapse-like browser game by the developers of Puzzle Pirates made as an example game for their Whirled site. Take charge of a mobile workshop as you attempt to destroy your opponents' work sheds by unleashing hordes after hordes of undead."