Here's an IGF submission that fans of physics-based games should take notice of. Spiky Snail's Confetti Carnival is a puzzle game that involves slinging Gummy creatures at confetti bombs, requiring the player to position the blobs right over their matching targets before their payload is released. You can only proceed to the next round after destroying every single confetti bomb in the current area, but the game does permit you to retry as many times as you want until a workable solution is found.

Playing through the game allows you to learn new skills, and players can earn a higher score by stringing a few of them together into one fluid move to boost up their multiplier bonus. No release platforms have been announced yet, but Spiky Games do intend to have Confetti Carnival out sometime in early 2011.