Screenshot of Hotel Paradise

Hotel ParadiseRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
You wander the seemingly endless corridors of a hotel, looking for your room. The layout is confusing and it seems like you’ll never find the room. Then maybe you do. Weird and recommendable.Read more...

Date posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018

Screenshot of Mundo Lixo

Mundo LixoRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Mundo Lixo is a really awesome little walking sim that lets you explore a wasteland garbage heap. There are plenty of cool things to see and the environment is really well done. I especially love the animals you encounter. It reminds me of Borderlands or Mad Max, but obviously not violent. The developer of this game, Terri Vellman, also made several great action games with Devolver - Heavy Bullets and High Hell.Read more...

Date posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018

Screenshot of Data Burst: Bonus Materials on the Set

Data Burst: Bonus Materials on the Set

Category: Game Tourism
This is a fun idea - a “sightseeing tour” of a location in an upcoming game called Data Burst. It’s really a one-location walking sim, with flavor text about the different locations in the game. I’m lukewarm on the aesthetic, but I wish more developers would create modes/products like this from their games.Read more...

Date posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018

Screenshot of Hel

Hel

Category: Walking Simulators
Hel is a cool idea: a procedurally generated Norse afterlife where you wander through ominous ruins in the dark night. In practice it’s really nicely done graphically, but super easy to get lost and turned around, and the options are unpolished (it froze for me a couple times). There’s a way to complete the game but I haven’t done it yet…I’ll have to come back to this one.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Bonbon

BonbonRecommended!

Category: Adventure Games
Excellent, creepy horror game with a memorable antagonist and nice production. Bonbon puts you in the shoes of a child, and surrounds you with the exact kinds of stuff that shares the crap out of kids. Really well done.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Silent Forest

The Silent Forest

Category: Walking Simulators
The Silent Forest takes place in the notorious “suicide forest” outside of Tokyo. You are tasked with searching out and bearing witness to four lost spirits. This is a heavy game and not for kids, but it’s beautifully presented and has good sound design as well. Made by the same developer as Bonbon and Hel.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Like Roots in the Soil

Like Roots in the SoilRecommended!

Like Roots in the Soil is a really great, if short, story game made in four weeks for the Post-Apocalyptic Jam 2017. The only thing you can really control is the camera, but it’s such a clever mechanic that the game feels longer (and more compelling) than it should. The song used adds a lot to the experience, and the graphics are well-done and evocative.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Anytown

AnytownRecommended!

Really beautiful procedural town generator. You can roam around and collect glowing red things and there are lots of dogs. Really an experiment but the art is beautiful and the results of the procgen are gorgeous. I wish the buildings rendered further out, however - the pop-in is distracting. The same developer made Sanctuary at Sea.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018