Round-Up

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by James Maxwell

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Friday Night Indie Game Round-Up #11

Welcome to another of our weekly Indie Game Round-Ups. It has been yet another fantastic week filled with great indie releases, so we’re hoping at least a few of these will catch your fancy. Make sure to vote for your favourite in our poll at the bottom of the page. The game that gets the most votes by Monday morning will be named as the Indie Game of the Week, and also receive its very own review from one of our staff. This means your votes matter, so make them count.

Enjoy this weeks round-up!

Catorize from Anima Locus

Catorize is an arcade game that has you flinging a cat through a gorgeous and magical cartoon world. Details are slim on this one, but just make sure to watch the trailer below. The game has bright and cheerful graphics, an interesting storyline, and gameplay that looks to be a lot of fun. Fans of physics puzzlers/platformers are going to love Catorize.

Check out this game in action: Catorize Trailer

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Features:

  • Control the power of jump with one click or finger touch.
  • Change direction to help the cat catch the colour.
  • Now in game 80 levels and 5 locations.
  • The resident of the magnificently wonderful world is waiting for your help!

Head on over to Google Play to get this charming physics puzzler for just $1.49.

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Dog Days from Broken Knight Games

Dog Days is a brand-new side-scrolling shooter that has clearly taken some of its inspiration from of the greats in the genre. You control a flying dog named Agent Apollo that is hell bent on putting and end to the evil C.A.T Corporation’s evil ways. Everywhere Apollo turns there are C.A.T Corp soldiers armed and ready to neutralize him, so you’re going to have to be faster than a cat if you want to succeed. Blast your way through a tonne of fantastic retro side-scrolling gameplay.

See this game in action: Dog Days Promo Video

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Features:

  • Free To Play!!
  • Take control of Apollo through over a dozen levels as you dodge and vanquish C.A.T. Corp enemies with your fearsome barks
  • Customize Apollo’s abilities with 30+ different combinations of armour suits and barks from the K9 Force Armoury Experience music built for every world
  • Playable by everyone, children through adults

This fantastic retro-inspired shooter is available for free on Google Play, so you have no dog gone reason not to check it out.

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Dumble from Glass Knuckle Games

Dumble is a new arcade-style dual stick shooter that originally began as a Flash game called Dumbledore 64. The game has now been ported over to mobile devices, and it looks better than ever. In Dumble you control of a lowly wizard that finds himself in a mysterious field without his magic wand. After finding it he’ll begin on his journey through the mysterious lands he comes across. Dumble uses a unique spell combination system that will have you mixing elements together to create 50 different spells – depending on the combination you use. The game also sports some of the best retro graphics I have come across on Android, so you’ve got to check this out.

See this game in action: Dumble Gameplay Trailer

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Features:

  • Fantastic retro graphics and sounds
  • A unique spell combination system
  • 50 different spells
  • Six handsome worlds
  • Five intense boss fights

This fantastic retro dual-stick shooter can be yours for a mere $1.02 on Google Play. Zap on over and give this a download right away.

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Jack of all Trades from OmNomCom

Jack of all trades is bound to be the ultimate in fast-paced games. You have 10 seconds to disarm the bomb in front of you – but it’s not quite as simple as just cutting the right wire. You’ll want to pair up with a friend so they can read out the instructions on how to deactivate the bomb. This game is all about teamwork, so make sure you’ve got someone around that you can count on. If not you might just find yourself in a whole lot more pieces than you’d like to be in.

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This unique fast-paced game can be downloaded off of Google Play for just $0.99. Download it today. It looks like it should be a real blast!

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Little Galaxy from Bitmap Galaxy

Little Galaxy was just recently released by the small indie development team at Bitmap Pixel. In Little Galaxy you are put in the shoes of a young scientist who has looked to the night sky with the dream of finding a new home in the galaxy. With the help of his prototype jumping boots he might just have what it takes to get him started on this outlandish journey. Using simple one-touch controls you will solve quests while jumping from planet to planet. Oh, and did I mention that Little Galaxy has some of the most beautiful graphics that you’re going to find available for mobile devices?

Check out this game in action: Little Galaxy Trailer

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Features:

  • Space jumping and more space jumping, and yes, space jumping
  • One touch game play
  • Intuitive gravity mechanics
  • Dozens of stages with challenging quests
  • Unique levels re-generated after every replay
  • Many planets, power ups, bonuses and combos

This gorgeous space platformer can be yours for the surprisingly low price of just $1.12. Jump on over to Google Play to get this fantastic looking indie game right now!

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Mad Toilet from Mibejo

Mad Toilet is a game that puts you in control of a quick moving porcelain throne. You must help your toilet survive the oncoming onslaught of poo monsters while collecting normal poo and power-ups that will help boost your overall score. All of this takes place in the surprisingly nice world of poo, and all of the graphics have a nice look to them.

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Features:

  • Amazing gameplay
  • Variety of monsters, power-ups and items
  • Colorful & eye-catching graphics
  • Cool music and funny sound effects
  • and many, many MORE 🙂

If you’ve been looking for a game that is full of crap but doesn’t play like one you really need to check out Mad Toilet. It is a free download on Google Play.

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Mine to Escape from Nugar Games

Mine to Escape is an interesting tap-to-mine/collection/construction game. Apparently a deadly asteroid is headed towards Earth and to escape you will need to mine rare minerals that can be used to make the parts needed to construct your spacecraft.  Along the journey you will also be able to sell the materials you don’t want to buy upgrades to help you dig quicker and carry more stuff. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye on your oxygen meter!

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This unique mining game is available for free on Google Play. Get your fingers ready for some crazy mining fun.

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Salvation from Foggybus

Salvation is a game that has taken a good amount of influence from Pong, while at the same time mixing up the gameplay a fair amount. You control two paddles that will bounce a deadly energy ball back and forth across the screen while obliterating any aliens that get in its way. Salvation also has an interesting storyline that adds a bit of charm to the whole experience too. The house of a boy and his dog has been stolen, and they are now search the galaxy in hopes of finding it. They fly from planet to planet searching for it, and along the way they will destroy the mysterious alien thieves that oppose them. You must help the boy and his dog find their way back home.

See the game in action: Salvation Gameplay Trailer

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Features:

  • Beautiful and colorful graphics!
  • An abundance of unique locations!
  • Intuitive and dynamic gameplay!
  • Simple and self explaining controls!
  • 48 levels with increasing difficulty Rules!
  • Support for HD displays!

This unique take on Pong is available as a free download on Google Play, so bounce over there right now and check this out.

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Sudoku RPG from Eleventh Level Interactive

Sudoku is without a doubt one of the most popular games ever. You can find it in newspapers, magazines, online, and even in a variety of other places – but never has anyone made an RPG out of it. However, the devs over at Eleventh Level Interactive have decided to change this by releasing the first ever sudoku RPG which is aptly named Sudoku RPG. In Sudoku RPG you will advance your character simply by playing matches of sudoku. Using a hybrid combination of classic Sudoku style gameplay and character advancement, the game tracks your progress and provides you with experience points depending on how well you do in each puzzle. Levelling up will bring you new avatars and looks via the stats page display. Do you think you’re a true sudoku master? Find out by mastering all 5 difficulty levels in Sudoku RPG.

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Features:

  • Character Advancement
  • Classic Sudoku Puzzle Stylings
  • Bonus Features to make Sudoku on Mobile a streamlined experience
  • Multiple stats being tracked to see how you are advancing!

This unique sudoku-RPG mashup is available for the always enticing price of free on Google Play.

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Toast Time from Force of Habit

In Toast Time you play as TERRY (toast-ejecting recoil & reload system), a humble and solitary toaster that has taken it upon himself to defend Toast Time from those that want to destroy it. The game uses intuitive touch controls that will have you launching a wide variety of breakfast-y items at your enemies. This includes deadly toast, crumpets, bagels, and baguettes. You are Monday Morning’s only hope, so get your toaster loaded and prepare to inflict maximum toastruction to all who get in your way.

See this totally bizarre arcade game in action: Toast Time – Announcement Trailer

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Features:

  • 45 action-packed missions.
  • 16 exciting bread-based weapons.
  • Iron man survival mode.
  • Bonus COFFEE TIME mode.
  • Loads of colourful hats and customisations.
  • Addictive and original gameplay specifically designed for touch.
  • Achievements and online high-scores.
  • Super-slick audio and calibrated soundtrack — each level has it’s own track!

For the first week of release Toast Time will be celebrating its release with a reduced price of just, which means it is now just $1.49 on Google Play. After this week the game will return to its normal price of $2.99 so get it while it’s hot!

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Turn Based Racing from TBR Labs

In Turn Based racing you will be taking turns as you race against various opponents on real-life circuits from around the world. This gameplay style has never been done before in a video game, and it was actually based off of a game played on a sheet of paper. The original game limited the player to moving within the sheet’s confined squares, but the mobile game adds a tonne of more intriguing elements like true-to-life car physics (with each car being a bit different), a great graphics style, and a tonne of content to burn through. Though the game may look simple in screenshots the game is anything but. You’re going to need to do some serious strategic thinking if you want to earn first place.

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Features:

  • First of its kind gameplay. A unique racing experience.
  • A variety of cars with different physics parameters and available upgrades.
  • 8 race circuits with 34 various tracks.
  • Race Offline to gain experience and upgrade your cars, or compete Online against other players’ best results.
  • Race against AI opponents or challenge yourself with time-based races.
  • Online Leaderboards for all Online races, as well as Global Rankings with the best players around the world.
  • Online Challenges with races that are only available for a period of time. Don’t miss out on them!

This extremely unique racing game is available as a free download on Google Play so zoom on over there and download it today. You wont be disappointed.

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Wobbles from Play Nimbus

Wobbles is a beautiful new 2D side-scrolling puzzle game that has been heavily influenced by the hugely popular game Lemmings. However, in Wobbles you must assist your Wobbles throughout history in an effort to build their civilization. You will place platforms and gadgets along the way to help navigate your Wobbles around any obstacles they may face. During the gameplay you will unlock new technology as you advance your civilization over 6 different eras that span across 60 levels.

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Features:

  • Guide your Wobbles across a treacherous landscape by placing various gadgets.
  • Advance your Wobbles through the eras starting all the way from cavemen, through medieval, into modern times and finally the space age.
  • Challenge yourself to collect stars which unlock bonus items.
  • Winner of the Best Entertainment Game award from the Mass DiGI Game Challenge.

Without a doubt Wobbles has been heavily influenced by Lemmings, but in my books that is far from a bad thing. Over the years the Lemmings gameplay formula has survived, but not too many developers seem to use it properly. However, Wobbles does look like a solid release and should be well worth checking out if you’re a fan of Lemmings, or if you’re just looking for something a little bit different. Download it today for just $1.99 on Google Play.

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