Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and the usual indie-related oddities from around the 'net. (image source)

Pause: Super Crate Box soundtrack
"Super Crate Box is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Music is groovy 2op FM jazz and metal, textured with some basic waveforms and sample-based percussion."

Instant Kingdom: What is Driftmoon
"Driftmoon is an adventure-oriented RPG, with focus on storytelling, exploring and quests. In Driftmoon there are always plenty of things to find and people to meet, and instead of killing all of your enemies, you can sometimes talk your way through."

GameSetWatch: Fun But Maddening Rope Puzzles
"Developed by Untame Games, Rope Racket is a puzzler in which you must stop all of the moving wheels on the screen with a rope pulled by a parrot. The first few stages are easy enough, but the challenge comes from the limited rope length, multiple ropes, bats, fireballs, moving wheels, and more."

Gamasutra: Amnesia Sells 36K In First Month As Dev Ponders Piracy Concerns
"Frictional Games' co-founder Thomas Grip said that the first-month sales of Amnesia: The Dark Descent exceeded the studio's goal of 24,000 units, the threshold for whether or not the studio would create another game."

Gamasutra: Solipskier Devs Show Game's iOS Sales Outpacing Web Ad Revenue
"Mike Boxleiter and Greg Wohlwend have revealed statistics showing Solipskier's sales on the App Store far outpacing ad and sponsorship revenue for the game's free-to-play web version."

Tardis.dk Remakes: Binary Land
"I’ve remade Binary Land, which is a remake of a 1985 Nintendo NES game for a competition over at the GLBasic site. The download, as well as more information on the game, is available here."

TameTick.com: Cardinal Quest
"Cardinal Quest is an arcade-style roguelike written entirely in javascript and running in the browser. It is inspired by classics such as Golden Axe and the old (red-box) basic D&D."

Eurogamer: Indie at the Expo
"Amid all the big-game bluster at the recent Eurogamer Expo it was refreshing to see the constant mill of people around the Indie Games Arcade at the back of the hall. Fortifying himself with a hot dog at the tail-end of the Saturday, our correspondent dared to enter this den of experimental gaming thought. This is the report he filed."

Shank: Intel Presents Shank Sweeps
"For the next four weeks, Intel is giving away a free copy of Shank every day, an Intel Core processor each week, and a custom Shank laptop as the sweepstakes' grand prize. Alas, US residents only."