December 1, 2012 5:00 PM | 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 delights in this edition include an interactive narrative that uses WebGL and HTML5 technology, a "side-scrolling customizable card game", a vehicle for Skrillex's music, plus a top-down platformer originally created for the Ludum Dare competition.
Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com:
Game Pick: 'Conway's Inferno' (Alec Thomson, commercial indie)
"Death is success in Conway's Inferno for iPhone and iPad, a cellular automata inspired puzzle game where the player uses all sorts of disasters to bring a population to extinction."
Game Pick: 'Top Down Super Crate Box' (Ahmed Abdel Samea, browser)
"Inspired by Vlambeer's Super Crate Box and Connor Ullmann's Dromad, Ahmed Abdel Samea's Top Down Super Crate Box is pretty much what you think it is: Super Crate Box with a top-down perspective."
Game Pick: 'Knights of Pen & Paper' (Behold Studios, commercial indie)
"RPGs are a dime a dozen on the App Store. However, games that let you play both as the attendants of a classic tabletop RPG session and as the nefarious dungeon master himself are a lot rarer."
Game Pick: 'Jumpmaster' (Steamyrice Entertainment, commercial indie)
"Steamyrice Entertainment's Jumpmaster puts players in control of a paratrooper who must dodge enemies and collect coins during his descent into enemy territory."
Game Pick: 'Evo Dash' (Sileni Studios, commercial indie)
"Evo Dash stars a rolling sphere that must hop chasms and dodge attacks from jealous primitives throughout a series of randomly generated platformer levels."
Game Pick: 'The Trouble with Robots' (Digital Chestnut, commercial indie)
"In The Trouble with Robots, players take on robotic armies by drawing from a custom-built deck of cards. Individual cards give you the ability to cast spells, summon creatures, and unleash peasant hordes, among other abilities."
Game Pick: 'The Carp and the Seagull' (Evan Boehm, browser)
"Evan Boehm's The Carp and the Seagull is an intriguing experiment that uses WebGL and HTML5 technology to relate the story of a fisherman named Misato."
Game Pick: 'Skrillex Quest' (Jason Oda, browser)
"A 3D action RPG that feels slightly reminiscent of Sword & Sworcery and a Minecraft session gone wrong, Skrillex Quest will have you battling glitches and helping ghostly princesses in an attempt to save the world."
Game Pick: 'Protobotic' (Tyler Owen, browser)
"Protobotic is a browser based action puzzle game that combines crate-pushing puzzles with tactical movement planning and quite a bit of shooting."
Game Pick: '8BitBoy' (AwesomeBlade Software, commercial indie)
"Though the platforming action here is familiar, each world in 8BitBoy is absolutely bursting with hidden secrets. The game boasts a lengthy quest in addition to a collection of bonus challenges and secret areas."
Game Pick: 'Stealth Bastard Deluxe' (Curve, commercial indie)
"Stealth Bastard Deluxe offers 80 levels of tricky stealth puzzle platforming, draped with stunning pixels and lighting. Plenty of extra stages are also waiting, made available by the game's extensive level editor."