[Every week, IndieGames.com: 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 goodies in this edition include an arcade shooter about defending your city from zombies, a 2D platformer where you can freeze time, two more entries from TIGSource's Assemble contest, and an atmospheric AGS-developed adventure story that will give you the goose bumps.

Here's the highlights from the last seven days:

Game Pick: 'Carnage Street' (Leonardo Cavaletti, freeware)
"Carnage Street is a simple 2D shooter in which you play as a hero who has to protect his city from a zombie invasion. There are only two status indicators that you have to worry about, those being your life and the state of the city itself. The game ends if you are too injured to continue, or a hundred zombies or more made it through the city's one-man defense line."

Game Pick: 'Time Still' (Zack Banack, freeware)
"At first glance Time Still appears to have taken inspiration from cactus' upcoming Tuning - graphically, at least. Yet the ability to freeze time makes this a different kettle of fish altogether. Over 24 levels the task is to collect these floating shiny things without getting squashed/shot/electrocuted etc. It's pretty clever stuff, although it never really gets difficult and you should be able to blast through the whole game is a relatively short time."

Game Pick: 'The McCarthy Chronicles: Episode 1' (Steven Poulton, freeware)
"Episode 1 of The McCarthy Chronicles follows down-and-out detective Nick McCarthy as he becomes entangled in a dark tale involving death, demon creatures and all those other things that make for a scary setting. The whole game feels wonderfully atmospheric, with a film-noir setting throughout, full voice-acting and some pretty chilling scenes and sounds. It's quite a thing that the simple tick-tocking of the grandfather clock in the main hall can put a person on edge."

Game Pick: 'Mr. Kitty's Quest' (pgil, freeware)
"Mr. Kitty's Quest is the story of one cat's journey to the milk store to secure his owner a gallon of the good stuff. Along the way you shoot crabs, get attacked by strange wizardy people and visit exotic locations such as 'Dog City'."

Game Pick: 'Dungeons of Fayte' (Brent Ellison, freeware)
"A 1-4 player monster-battler, there is an insane amount of content here, and with it a lot of replay value. Players spend time building up their stats by doing farm work/guard duty/visiting the pub, then set out on a quest at the end of each month to beat up green blobs and undead skeletons."