The plague-like proliferation of zombie-themed Xbox Live Indie Games is unfortunate indeed, but a few standout titles almost make the trend worthwhile. Example: Oozi creator AwesomeGamesStudio's I, Zombie, a clever action-puzzler that takes the well-worn premise in an unexpected direction.

I, Zombie puts you in control of a lone zombie that must infect all humans within each single-screen level. Most humans will attempt to run away, while the soldier characters will fight back. Once you add one or more zombies to your army of the undead, you can command them to follow you around and even attack nearby humans.

While the game starts out with simple objectives, it soon becomes a puzzler that demands planning and reflexes, as the developer's solution videos demonstrate. I, Zombie is available for 80 Microsoft points ($1).