December 16, 2012 9:00 AM | Tim W.
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 a procedural generated platformer with NES aesthetic, a Unity-based browser game developed for the 48-hour Indie Speed Run competition, a twin-stick shooter for Windows and the Xbox Live Indie Games service, plus locomalito's latest tribute to arcade classics from the mid-80's.
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Monster Evolution' (Nobstudio, browser)
"Monster Evolution is a browser-based title that will have you running about a metropolitan environment filled with stick figures in an attempt to eat everyone and take over the world."
Game Pick: '7Soul's Tower' (7Soul, browser)
"A platformer where you can't control your character's direction but only the precise moment they jump doesn't sound like the most obvious idea for a game mechanic, but 7Soul's Tower impressively pulls it off."
Game Pick: 'Train-Cognition' (Chris Figueroa and Ryan Schaefer, browser)
"Train-Cognition is a short 'Wild West Platforming Shooter' in which players fend off attackers aboard a speeding train using a simple mouse-and-keyboard setup."
Game Pick: 'Maldita Castilla' (locomalito, freeware)
"Maldita Castilla hones in on the arcade feel of games from 1985-1987, paying homage to Ghosts'n Goblins, Tiger Road, Black Tiger, Shinobi, Rygar, Karnov, Trojan, and Castlevania's candles."
Game Pick: 'Crawle' (Sekaru, commercial indie)
"If you're keen on a sandbox experience that will not only have you dealing with hunger and thirst but concerns like blood content and sanity, Crawle may be right up your alley."
Game Pick: 'Big Sky: Infinity' (Boss Baddie and Ripstone, commercial indie)
"Big Sky: Infinity is a survival-based, horizontally scrolling twin-stick shooter in which players must destroy randomly generated waves of enemies and drill through any asteroids and planets that get in their way."
Game Pick: 'Bleed' (Bootdisk Revolution, commercial indie)
"Bleed is a twin-stick shooter/platformer in which you'll invade the homes of retired video game heroes and brutally assassinate them. The platforming is briskly paced, thanks to the brilliant control setup."
Game Pick: 'Three Body Problem' (Robin Burkinshaw, browser)
"Robin Burkinshaw's Three Body Problem is a deadly dance among your fuchsia avatar and two ruthless enemies. You build points by touching fuchsia squares while avoiding a crash with either orange opposition."