Today's collection of independent game links include the announcement of PAX East's Boston Indie Showcase (a chance for Boston developers to showcase their work), more indie game recommendations, and the release of a new sculpting tool from sfxr creator Tomas Pettersson.

PAX East 2010: The Boston Indie Showcase
"The Boston Indie Showcase at PAX East will offer top Boston developers the opportunity to exhibit their best work to the gaming community on the exhibition floor – for free." You can only enter if you're from the local Boston area though.

sugarfreegamer.com: Ten Indie Games you SHOULD play
"I've come up with a list of the ten independant gems I've excavated and I'd like to polish them up and put them on a velveteen pedestal for all to see."

Play This Thing: The Year of the Indie - My Top 5 of '09
"What a year to be indie. We've had tons of amazing games come out within the past 365 days; I'm sure we all have our favorites. Here's my top five."

indievision: Making of 'Gratuitous Space Battles'
"GSB was self-funded, and was a full time job, so with one eye on the budget I was very tempted to use stock spaceship models. I bought the licence to use a number of 3D models and did some test renders and playtesting, but they just didn’t look the part."

BigDownload: Mac Monday - Osmos, Guns of Icarus
"The indie games sector remains healthier than ever, and it's with pleasure that we use Mac Mondays to focus on games that might otherwise slip mainstream notice."

DrPetter's homepage: Sculptris alpha release
"An early test release of my new sculpt application. Its main feature is dynamic mesh tesselation that will provide additional detail where necessary, without the user needing to worry about it."