Indie games that made it to the tops of the charts this year
Platypus is one of the most unique looking games ever created. All of its visuals were created using photographed clay. Help the peaceful land of Mungola defend itself against the attacking hordes of Collosatropolis. All that stands between you and complete destruction is an antique aircraft called Platypus!
2. Alien Shooter
The endless darkness and the somber, long passages of a military complex have become the abode of evil, as thousands of blood-thirsty creatures fill its offices, storehouses and mysterious laboratories.
As addictive as it is exciting, Luxor is an action-puzzle game that takes you on a thrilling adventure across the lands of Ancient Egypt. The mysterious goddess, Isis, has enlisted you to battle Set and his evil minions. With 88 mind-blowing levels, the challenge will not be an easy one. You must use your mystical winged scarab to shoot magical spheres and destroy the approaching colored spheres by making matches of three or more. Stop them all before they can reach the pyramids at the ends of the paths... or all of Egypt is doomed!
Hyperballoid Deluxe is an extremely addictive game based on the classic Arkanoid, but completely overhauled to make it more modern. The game has three brick types and features real impact physics. Plus, there are three entirely different campaigns, each with 50 unique levels and there is a level-packs support.
5. BVS Solitair Collection
Award-winning collection of 385 solitaire games. You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere. BVS Solitaire Collection gives you the plethora of statistical and scoring screens. You can track your performance and progress in playing solitaire about as completely as many people use a computer to track their finances. And you can publish your personal statistics on the BVS Solitaire Collection web site to appear in the top scores list.
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David D. Deprice has been reviewing downloadable games since 1996.
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