Round-Up

Published on July 26th, 2013 | by James Maxwell

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Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up #5

It’s Friday once again (woohoo!) and that means only one thing…. it’s time for the Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up! It’s been a great week for indie games, and below are a few of the best looking ones I happened across. Take a gander at this weeks list and be sure to vote for your favorites in the poll located at the bottom of this page.

9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx from Hungry Moose Games Inc

9 Lives is a game that puts you in control of a team of unlikely cohorts. First you have Casey, a bumbling museum security guard, and secondly you will control Sphynx, a sassy temple cat. These two unique characters join forces after the two accidentally break a golden idol and are then get put under the curse of the Bastet. Your oddball cast of characters are going to have to work together to solve the game’s plethora of action-packed puzzles if they’re going to remove the curse that has befallen them.

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Features:

  • Immerse yourself in the hilarious and dangerous world of our heroes on both your android device and the TV
  • Navigate the duo through deadly traps and environments using their unique abilities to progress through this mysterious Egyptian world
  • Combat with deadly ancient Egyptian enemies
  • Use fire, poisoned water, spike pits and more
  • Collect ancient Egyptian jewels to upgrade your abilities
  • Unlock gameplay achievements

Snatch this unique  puzzle game for just $2.99 from Google Play.

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A Ride Into The Mountains from Chia-Yu & Lee-Kuo Chen

A Ride Into The Mountains is a unique adventure game that puts you in control of a young man named Zu that is heading into the mountains on horseback to battle mystical demons and reclaim an ancient relic. Using your trusty bow and arrow you will battle a variety of deadly demons over a wide array of different environments. This is definitely a unique game, and something you’ve got to see to believe.

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Ride on over to Google Play to get this unique adventure game for just $0.99.

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Bus Simulator 3D from Ovilex Software

Have you ever wanted to feel just what it’s like to be a bus driver? Do you think you’d have what it takes to get all of your eager passengers to their destination as safely and quickly as possible? Well now you get to find out for yourself in Ovilex Software’s newest release Bus Simulator 3D.

Take a look at Bus Simulator 3D in action: Bus Simulator 3D Trailer

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Features:

  • Realistic bus physics
  • Traffic cars system
  • A variety of locations and different busses to drive
  • Realistic damage
  • Tilinting, buttons and steering wheel controls.
  • Interior Camera
  • Cool and smooth 3D graphics
  • Online leaderboards and achievements
  • More levels coming every week!

Best of all Bus Simulator 3D is a free download, so head over to Google Play and download this great looking simulator today.

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Colorblind from Wrecking Crew

Colorblind is a new fast paced puzzler that comes together as a fusion of both reflex and dexterity games. As with any game in this genre you know you’re going to get frustrated at some point down the road, but luckily Colorblind comes with 4 different difficulty modes, which means you can ramp up the difficulty when you feel like it. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to master this unique game that will put your reflexes and dexterity to the supreme test?

Check out Colorblind in action: Colorblind Gameplay Trailer

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If you’re looking for a challenging puzzle game that is unlike anything else on the market you definitely shouldn’t let this game slip by. It is available for $0.99 on Google Play.

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Falli Falldown from ROSS Games

ROSS Games has already released a few of my favorite indie games on Google Play, Copi Copter  and Rope Swing,  which both used simple game mechanics that made for highly addictive and fun games. Falli Falldown seems to follow this trend, and will undoubtedly be yet another solid game from ROSS Games.

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Features:

  • Fully random generated world
  • Different balls, themes, items and power-ups
  • 6 different worlds
  • Google+ Services (online highscores and achievements)

Falli Falldown is a unique take on the falldown gameplay style, and it really needs to be played to be believed. You can download it for free on Google Play.

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Jelly Run from Bit Rave

Endless Runners have become a huge sensation over the last couple of years, and a quick search of Google Play can bring you hundreds of results. However, finding an ‘runner’ (endless or not) that is worth your time is often a far more daunting task than you’d expect. Bit Rave has managed to do something a little bit different with their new runner Jelly Run. The game takes place in a unique world that is filled with a variety of really ‘sweet’ levels. You will be running, jumping, and sliding your way through 30 levels that span locales made of Chocolate, Candy, and even Ice Cream. Along the way you will have to dodge a plethora of evil minions if you’re going to defeat King Chomp and save your village.

Check out Jelly Run in action: Jelly Run Gameplay Trailer

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This beautiful endless runner can be yours for the low price of $1.90 from Google Play.

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Man Alive from Global Empire Soft

Man Alive is a unique platformer that comes with an interesting twist. The whole premise revolves around how death is actually beneficial (and recommended!) if you plan on actually making it further into the game. Don’t expect any health packs here, but prepare to see some corpses. Lots and lots of corpses in fact. This is an interesting concept for the platforming genre, and Man Alive certainly stands out as something that has never been seen before.

See Man Alive in action: Man Alive Gameplay Trailer

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Jump over to Google Play and grab your own copy of Man alive for $1.08.

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Marble Mania from David ‘Lawler’ Parker

If you’re a fan of marble games you’re in for a real treat with the new game Marble Mania. You will be setting your marbles loose in a variety of beautiful 3D worlds, so get ready to catch some big air by launching yourself off of huge ramps, and navigate the levels using realistic physics.

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Features:

  • Breath-taking 3-D graphics quality
  • Joystick control for an accurate and optimal user experience
  • Over a dozen action packed levels (more added with updates at no additional cost!)
  • High-scores. Challenge your friends to see who can beat the clock the fastest!
  • Customizable graphics settings to better fit your device!
  • Future updates to add new content and features at no extra cost!

If you’re a fan of marble games you wont want to let Marble Mania roll past you. You can get it from Google Play for just $0.99.

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NothingElse from MyMadness Works

NothingElse is an intriguing new game that I don’t know too much about. The info on the game’s Google Play page is rather criptic, but states that NothingElse is a “short macabre tale”, and asks you to “grasp the sense of this weird story through symbolism and riddles”. It’s not much to go off of , but the screenshots show a game with a great art design, and who can complain about a game with a macabre storyline?

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NothingElse is supposedly a short game, but it looks well worth checking out. And it’s free, so don’t pass this one up.

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Oh Noes! Robots! from Tiltr

Oh Noes! Robots! is an extremely addictive strategy game that requires quick reflexes for success. Match same colored robots together to create massive  combos, and see just how high you can get your score. Just remember, you’re going to have to be quick if you want to keep these robots at bay. Oh noes! They’re coming!

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Features:

  • Addictive lightning-quick game-play
  • Great HD graphics, music and sound effects
  • Looks and plays great on both tablets and phones
  • Global high-scores – Compete against your friends!
  • 3 different difficulty modes
  • Full game (ad-supported)

Oh Noes! Robots! is a fun game that you really need to check out. The game is free (with ads), so shoot on over to Google Play and get this right now!

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Pixel Defenders Puzzle from Social Titans LLC

Pixel Defenders Puzzle is a brand-new game from Social Titans that is a match-3-puzzler (think ‘Triple Town‘) that is filled with plenty of RPG elements. You have to match pixels in order to create defenders that will in turn protect princesses, kings and queens from, well… your enemies. The gameplay definitely looks unique, and without a doubt should be highly addictive. Check out the trailer below.

See this unique hybrid puzzle RPG in action: Pixel Defenders Puzzle Trailer

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Features:

  • Test your wits in specially designed puzzle stages!
  • Take on endless hoards of enemies in the action-packed Assault Mode!
  • Put your skills to the test in Endless Mode: no enemies, just unlimited pixels to match and build your high score!
  • Face the ultimate challenge of the final boss battle.

Pixel Defenders Puzzle really looks like an awesome new take on the match-3 style of gameplay. You can grab this game for just $0.99 thanks to a launch sale, so be sure to grab it now before it goes back to regular price!

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Relativity Wars Zero from Fungameco

Relativity Wars Zero is best described as a strategy-action game that is set around Einstein’s theory of relativity. It sounds like this would be complex beyond imagining, but luckily you don’t need to understand these concept in order to play the game. The ‘Zero’ version of the game is completely free to play, and it actually includes the entire campaign that you’d find in the paid version, and you’ve got to admit that is pretty sweet. So get ready for some time dilation and start conquering the universe right now!

Check out Relativity Wars in action here: Relativity Wars Teaser Trailer

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Features:

  • Take the fight to the Sqishions in epic size space battles
  • Distort the fabric of space and time with powerful weaponry
  • 21 campaign levels to play through
  • Build and research your planets to expand your power

Most impressively you can get this fantastic strategy action game as a free download. You really need to get this now. Do it!

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Shoot the Fokkers from Gaia Technologies

Shoot The Fokkers puts you in the seat of a gun turret back in WW1. Using your devices gyroscope you will use realistic aiming to blast down enemy planes from that era – and all of it is done with cutting edge 3D graphics and high definition sound. Just check out the trailer below – you’re bound to be impressed. I know I sure am.

Check out the Shoot the Fokkers in action: Shoot the Fokkers Trailer

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Features:

  • Intuitive, gyroscope-based shooting
  • Realistic 3D graphics
  • Authentic audio
  • Play-to-win Upgrades system
  • On-line scoring and Ranking
  • Facebook connectivity

Fly over to Google Play to give this fantastic looking gyroscope-based shooter for just $1.56.

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SGDjames’ Top 3 Picks of the Week:

  1. Pixel Defenders Puzzle

  2. A Ride Into The Mountains

  3. Shoot The Fokkers

     

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is both co-founder and co-editor of SGD. I am a university student in Edmonton Canada, and I'm a huge fan of all things Android; especially the hottest new indie games.



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