March 9th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
Well it’s Friday which means that GDC is basically over, well nearly. While the whole week has been a great experience and celebration for many people, it’s nice to be able to look back at jam-packed series of events, of ups and downs. Still, there’s always more for more celebrations so we wouldn’t dare think of taking away our usual Friday line up of free indie games away from you. This week is a rather interesting one, these games (as always) are very different from each other and a couple of them (not to knock the others) are just absolutely brilliant!
Sneak Thief by Grand Code Hive
Turning switches on and off, laser beams and stealing gems – that’s Sneak Thief. There’s 50 levels to sneak through and you can even make your own custom levels, so content isn’t exactly an issue!
“Sneak Thief is tile based puzzle game with a retro DOS feel.”
Dys4ia by Anna Anthropy
To be honest, dys4ia deserves to be written about all by itself, so we might just do that at some point. It’s a very creative game that requires you to use the arrow keys only. The game is actually a recount of the events and feelings of the always fantastic Anna Anthropy over the last 4 months – it’s quite touching, intriguing and generally brilliant.
“dys4ia is the story of the last six months of my life: when i made the decision to start hormone replacement therapy and began taking estrogen.”
Combat Extreme by Olsen-Bro Gaming
And the winner of Most Original Game Title goes to….Okay, messing around aside, Combat Extreme is a pretty well-made, online multiplayer, third person shooter that you can play right in your browser. The only catch is that you’ll have to login through Facebook first. Yeah we know.
“Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Objective, Capture the flag, fast level, lots of weapons, photon networking, clay-more mines, remote c4, riot shields and much much more. Let the games begin!”
Star Fleet X Bomber: The Game by Piers Bell
Based on the popular Japanese manga series from the 80s of the same name, Star Fleet X Bomber is an impressive, one man shmup tribute that is still in the making but is worth playing.
“It is based on the 80s Japanese manga sci-fi show Star Fleet and features lots of hectic arcade action, weapons and explosions.”
Timestill by Zack
Freezing time in games is not new, nor is it even new in puzzle games; but Timestill is a fun game to play nonetheless so go and do so!
“Freeze time in its tracks while jumping, dodging, warping, and altering the world around you in 24 levels of intense platforming fun. Features some sort of a message.”
As always, if you need more free indie games in your life then you can check out last week’s picks too!