The best new apps and indie games to download now

From catching slime to building towns, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now.

Facebook (update)

Facebook

The new Windows 10 app is significantly faster than running Facebook on the internet, while the Facebook Live tile helps you find out what your friends and family are up to at a glance. You will only receive the notifications you want to see, so you don’t miss important updates. Windows Share support allows you to share posts to Facebook with just a few taps, regardless of what app you’re in; and keyboard shortcuts means you can do everything you normally do on Facebook, but in less time.

User rating (out of 5): 3.6

Township

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Share your vision of a perfect place to live in. Harvest crops, run processing facilities and sell goods to develop your town. Explore the mine to get resources and collect ancient artifacts. Open cafes, cinemas and other community buildings to encourage social life.

Player rating (out of 5): 4.7

Unnamed Fiasco

Unnamed Fiasco is a competitive local multiplayer game where your mistakes can actually help you. Every time your character dies during a match, a new clone is created to help you by repeating your past lives’ movements and actions. Hit piñatas to collect power-ups and face the minute madness that completely change the match flow. Fight on top of an old Mayan temple, a crowded bullring, a laboratory with deadly lasers and more. Face your friends in multiplayer matches or go solo in action-puzzle challenges with online leaderboards.

Player rating (out of 5): No rating yet

Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher tells the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who starts a new life wrangling slimes, 1,000 light years away from Earth on the “Far, Far Range”. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.

Player rating (out of 5): 4.6

Worms WMD All-Stars Edition

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos among the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield. Take on up to five opponents who control up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer.

Player rating (out of 5): 4.9

Armikrog

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Armikrog is a stop-motion clay-animated point-and-click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak through exploration and puzzle solving. Voiceovers from well-known actors such as Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000).

Player rating (out of 5): 4.8

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