Round-Up

Published on August 9th, 2013 | by James Maxwell

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Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up #7

It’s Friday! I know you’ve been working hard all week just to make it through until the release of this weeks Indie Game Round-Up, so without further ado…

Alien Blitz from Microbasic.net

Alien Blitz is a top-down arcade shooter that is different than other games found in the genre. You will explore the game’s levels finding keys, accessing new zones, and avoiding any deadly traps that get in your way. You will face more than 20 different enemy types that will attack you with homing fireballs, missiles, and other atrocities they have prepared for you. Luckily you can fight back with your own powerful weapons, ranging from a simple shotgun to chain lightning. Gamer’s looking for something a bit different yet familiar shouldn’t look any further than Alien Blitz.

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Features:

  • Arcade-shooter (top-view)
  • Hours of shooting
  • 4 difficulty settings
  • 37 levels + 4 secret levels
  • 14 upgradeable weapons
  • 22 unique monsters
  • 100 achievements
  • Experience and levelling system

You can download this unique and highly engaging top-down shooter as either a free or paid download. The free version will provide you with access to the first episode of the game, while paying $2.62 will provide you with all 3 episodes of the game.

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Cargo Chaos from Considerable Content

Cargo Chaos is a new action puzzle game that puts you in charge of a port manager that is in charge of loading various cargo onto a cargo ship. Luckily you have telekinetic powers, which makes things just that much more interesting. That doesn’t mean it will be easy though, as you’re going to need to use spatial reasoning and quick reflexes to if you want to load your cargo in a stable fashion so it can reach its destination intact. This is easier said than done, as along your voyage you will encounter various weather conditions and sea creatures that will keep your cargo from reaching its final destination.

See Cargo Chaos in action: Cargo Chaos Gameplay Trailer

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Features:

  • Simple, pick-up-and-play action/puzzle gameplay!
  • Bright and charming graphics optimized for high resolution displays.
  • Heaps of different cargo types to transport through fun & varied environments.
  • Intuitive touch-screen controls are responsive and easy to master.

This physics puzzler can be yours for just $1.89 on Google Play.

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Cubetrip from Hannes Runelöf

Cubetrip is a four dimensional tunnel runner that puts you in the first person as you fly through a number of cubes while avoiding their edges. You control your movements with the game’s tilt and rotate functionality, and I have to say that this looks like a total sensory overload. This is one of the most warped games I have ever seen. Take a look at the video below. You’ll see what I mean.

See the crazy mind trip that is Cubetrip in action: Cubetrip Gameplay Video

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Features:

  • Addictive, minimalist gameplay
  • Cool music, affecting gameplay on some levels
  • Two difficulty modes (speeds)
  • Practice mode for beginners
  • Ranks and achievements
  • Leaderboards

Try your hand at this completely insane mind trip for just $1.11 on Google Play.

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Gregs World from Johannes Häggqvist

Gregs World is a platformer with a pretty unique premise. In order to solve the game’s puzzles you will have to absorb enemies to get bigger, because otherwise they will absorb you. It sort of sounds like those games when you’re a fish and you need to eat the smaller fish in order to get bigger., but this time around you’re a cute little circle in a hand drawn chalky world. Gregs World is filled with 20 levels of fun platforming action, and it definitely has one of the coolest art styles I have ever seen, so be sure to check this one out.

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Download this unique and gorgeous platformer for just $1.05 off of Google Play.

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Hungry Gows from indiePub

Adorable aliens are eating the planets, so someone really needs to put a stop to their madness! Hungry Gows is a 2D physics-based puzzle game that has you causing carnage to the Gows through well-timed screen taps. You’re going to have to destroy the little Gows in whatever crazy way you can think of. Whether you decide mash them with a wheel of spikes, bash them against a wall, or think of another more unique punishment there are a tonne of options right at your fingertips. If you’re in need of some help you can even call in the mighty Gowzilla to cause some real Gow destruction.

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Features:

  • Several unique Gows to play with
  • Over 100 puzzles with multiple solutions
  • 28 Achievements to unlock
  • Add your own pictures or photos to the game using the Hungry Gows Facemaker

Head over to Google Play to get this unique puzzler for the always enticing price of free.

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Interstellar Pilot 3D from pixelfactor

Interstellar Pilot 3D is an absolutely stunning 3D space combat simulator that is 100% free to play – and that means no ads or special permissions either. You will be commanding your starship throughout space while using missiles, lasers, and mines to destroy enemy ships. It plays well and looks great, and you’ve got to check this one out.

Take a look at this gameplay video from the people over at AndroidGameplay4You: Intersellar Pilot 3D Gameplay Video

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Features: 

  • Pilot different ships from small shuttles to huge capital ships
  • Detailed spaceships and environment
  • Accurate damage model
  • Tutorial system
  • Cinematic visuals
  • High quality 3D audio

I have no idea how or why this amazing game is 100% free, but you wont see me complaining! Warp over to Google Play and download this right now! You wont be disappointed.

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Lovely Puffs from Mogmua Interactive

Lovely Puffs is a challenging physics-based puzzler that puts you the role of match-maker. You wont be matching individuals based on compatibility, but rather you will be cutting usings the game’s realistic physics engine to get the cute little Puffs matched up. You do this by cutting flag garlands that are hanging from light posts and then letting the physics do what they’re going to do. Do you have what it takes to match up all of these adorable little Puffs?

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Features:

  • 5 Unique worlds
  • Over 100 levels
  • Collectibles and awards to unlock
  • Gorgeous art design

Lovely Puffs is available both as a free version and a paid version. Both are the full version of the game, but if you pay $0.99 for the paid version you will be given access to three additional awards and all ads will be removed.

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Mars Defender from Psychic Software

Mars Defender is a story-driven arcade-adventure that spans the expanses of the Solar System. You are put in the pilot seen of a 22nd century spacecraft that is part of the Mars Defense force. You must do what you can to defend the Inner System from attack, while also making sure to destroy the enemy, the Asteroid Belt, and more.

See Mars Defender in action: Mars Defender Gameplay Video

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Featured:

  • Retro-styled gameplay that is in the same vein as classics like ‘Asteroids’
  • Beautifully modelled planets, moons, asteroids, and space stations
  • 12 different space ships to pilot
  • Brilliant 3D graphics

The full version of Mars Defender is available as a free download, so long as you don’t mind a few ads. If you can’t stand ads you can remove them for the low price of just $1.99. This is one retro space-shooter you’re not going to want to miss out on.

Free                                  Paid

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Past Memories from Give Me Five Games

Past Memories is a new ‘runner’ that has been developed by a small indie development team out of Brazil called Give Me Five Games. The game has a heavy focus on a unique atmosphere and a deep storyline that is completely unique to the genre. The story follows a woman that must escape the nightmares of her oppressive past. Each of her memories is distorted and filled with obstacles and enemies that must be overcome if she is to succeed. This woman isn’t able to fight her enemies, so she’s going to have to run for her life if she’s going to make it out alive. 

See this gorgeous runner in action: Past Memories Launch Trailer

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You can download this atmospheric runner for just $0.99 off of Google Play. There’s also a Lite version if you want to try before you buy.

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Pocket Dogfights from Zerobytes

Pocket Dogfights is a throwback to oldschool arcade aerial combat games that takes a heavy dose of inspiration from the days of 80’s arcade gaming. You will take to the deadly skies with your goal to destroy all of the enemy fighters, jets, and bombers. Along the way you will pick up a variety of different power-ups that will give you an advantage and help you to find victory in the most difficult of situations. You will be using the game’s fluid touch controls to avoid enemy attacks and set yourself into the best position to cause maximum damage to your fearsome foes. Just beware that you’re going to have to think smart if you want to set a new high score. 

See Pocket Dogfights in action: Pocket Dogfights Gameplay Trailer

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Download this gorgeous retro-inspired WWII shooter for just $0.99 off of Google Play.

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QbQbQb from Rezoner

QbQbQb is a falling blocks game that has just made it’s way to Google Play. The game started out as a game in the Ludum Date #26 competition, but the developer has been hard at work making a more polished version of the initial release. The best version of this unique falling block game is finally available for Android gamers, and I couldn’t be happier to finally get a chance to give it a shot.

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 Features:

  • Easy to learn gameplay mechanics
  • Enough challenge to captivate hardcore gamers
  • Beautiful minimalistic graphics
  • Unique sound design and a fantastic soundtrack
  • Simultaneous multiplayer action on the same device

QbQbQb is one of the best indie games yet to be released this year. You don’t want to pass this one up. You can download it from Google Play right now for just $3.26.

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Ship Battle from Kipsap Games

Ship Battle is more or less a strategic turn-based game that plays more or less like the classic boardgame Battleship. You and our opponent will set your ships where you think they will be the hardest to find, and then you will take turns selecting different parts of the grid with the goal of destroying all of your opponents ships before they can destroy yours.  However, there is one major twist that makes Ship Battle stand out from the competition, and that is the fact that you can play this classic game against as many opponents as you want to! Best of all you can take the action online and vie for the top spot on the worldwide leaderboards.

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Get ready to take to the open seas by downloading Ship Battles for free off of Google Play.

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Star Boy from Tomi Korkalainen

Star Boy is a new platforming game that takes the majority of its inspiration from the best classic games from the genre. The graphics have a great chunky pixel look to them, and the game itself sports a more challenging level of difficulty than you would expect to find in modern platformers. The level of challenge is a real throwback to the classics.

Star Boy really loves stars, so you’re going to have to help him to collect all of them. In each stage you must gather all of the stars as quickly as possible if you want to set a high score. Along the way you will have to avoid a varierty of dangerous creatures and animals, while also dealing with some of the game’s unique gameplay elements.

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If you have been trying to find a solid retro inspired platformer you shouldn’t have to look any further than Star Boy. It’s gorgeous retro graphics and solid gameplay are sure to give you a nice feeling of nostalgia. You can download Star Boy right now for just $0.99 from Google Play.

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Them Blockz from GLHF Games

Them Blockz is a unique new puzzle game that was release a little while ago as an Xbox Live Indie Game. The move to Android comes with some new and improved controls, an undo button, and 48 total levels. Your goal in each level is to move your ‘blockple’ through each of the stages while collecting all of the stars and helping your friends get to their destinations. Do you have what it takes to solve these unique and challenging puzzles?

Check out this unique puzzler here: Them Blockz Gameplay Trailer

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Download this former XBLIG game today for the nice low price of free on Google Play.

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Tribot from deVoid Games

Tribot is a fantastic 3D endless runner that was crafted by a two man indie team out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While this game was released a few months ago for $0.99 it just recently dropped it’s price and has become a free download for all. I’m guessing this was due to a lack of interest, and I really hope that this price drop has earned this great endless runner some additional downloads. Tribot sports some nice graphics, some unique gameplay elements, and tonnes of the addictive objectives you’d expect to find in any endless runner. But more importantly than anything else Tribot is just a joy to play. You can’t afford to miss out on this fantastic indie title.

Check out the funny Tribot trailer to see the game in action: Tribot Full Trailer

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Features:

  • Non-stop three-wheeled running action: keep your eyes open and react fast – an endless runner with a brain!
  • Four different environments, each with its own scenery, soundtrack and obstacles!
  • Several upgrades and utilities to enhance your bot and help nail those missions!
  • Grab those Magic Boxes: they might contain gems and items for you to use!
  • Over 400 customization combinations: hats, skins and accessories!

At it’s new price point of $0 there is no reason to not check out Tribot. This is without a doubt one of the best indie games on the market today.

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SGDjames’ Top 3 Picks of the Week:

  1. QbQbQb

  2. Cubetrip

  3. Pocket Dogfights

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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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