My personal recommendations! Why would you trust me? I don’t know.

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 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 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

Screenshot of AER Memories of Old

AER Memories of OldRecommended!

Category: Adventure Games
Despite its missteps, I really enjoyed AER Memories of Old. It’s a no-combat light-puzzle/exploration game in which you take the role of a lady who can turn into a bird, and explore a beautiful but post-apocalyptic world of floating islands. There’s a lot of downsides on display here - it’s short (for a paid Steam game), the story is nonsensical, and it’s possibly the epitome of “low-poly Unity game.” It’s sort of a collection of cliches from the last decade of gaming (especially the faux-pastoral “technology is bad” philosophy).Read more...

Date posted: Sat May 26, 2018

Screenshot of Static Speaks My Name, The

The Static Speaks My NameRecommended!

Category: Adventure Games
The Static Speaks My Name puts you in the shoes of an…interesting individual. This is a short, dark, and funny exploration of one very fucked up situation. Not for the kiddies, but worth a spin.Read more...

Date posted: Sat May 26, 2018

Screenshot of Fugue in Void

Fugue in VoidRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Absolutely awesome walking sim/ambient weirdness. A series of vignettes, some of which you control and some that are guided. Great visuals and haunting atmosphere. Be warned, though - the whole experience takes 30-60 minutes and has no save system (intentionally, per the developer), so strap in.Read more...

Date posted: Mon May 21, 2018

Screenshot of Rotting Crescendo

Rotting CrescendoRecommended!

Another one from Ambient Mixtape 16. Rotting Crescendo puts you alone on a fishing boat in a rough sea, and lets you puzzle it out. I’ve played this several times, mainly because I love the environment/ambiance, but only this last time realized that it’s “winnable” (although, content warning - it’s not kid-friendly at all). Beautiful design and sound.Read more...

Date posted: Fri May 18, 2018