Screenshot of Marginalia

MarginaliaRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Really awesome and creepy horror game. It can be easy to get lost, but worth the long stroll to the finish. I really loved the atmosphere and writing, and the nods to Lovecraft. The original on Game Jolt has been remade - grab the 2017 version from Itch.Read more...

Date posted: Fri May 18, 2018

Screenshot of Woodsy

Woodsy

Made for Ludum Dare, Woodsy puts you alone in the haunted woods, searching for your keys and talking to your creepy neighbors. I don’t want to spoil too much, but this is a cute and novel riff on a few genres (indeed, the jam theme was “2 incompatible genres”) and is worth the ten or so minutes it takes to complete. The game has a lot of personality, and I hope the developers flesh out the concept and/or characters.Read more...

Date posted: Thu May 17, 2018

Screenshot of Places & Sketches

Places & SketchesRecommended!

A collection of beautiful painterly environments to explore. This is actually a whole series - 11 small games in total. I discovered these a few years ago and they are wonderful. Beautiful art, nice sound. Some are downloadable and some run in the browser.Read more...

Date posted: Thu May 17, 2018

Screenshot of Ramble

Ramble

Category: Walking Simulators
Beautiful but confusing procedurally-generated walking sim that puts you in a really beautiful forest setting. I really love the graphics and ambiance, but never understood the prompts you get to accomplish goals. Regardless, this is a really beautifula nd relaxing experience.Read more...

Date posted: Wed May 16, 2018

Screenshot of Walden

Walden

Category: Adventure Games
This is one I should revisit. I was super excited when it come out, and maybe didn’t give it a fair shake. You play as Thoreau at Walden - gardening, reading, exploring, and visiting friends. The environmental design is top notch, and I love the concept, but I couldn’t get into it. I can’t help but feel like this would have been more successful as either a full- fledged survival or adventure game, or a pure walking sim; as it stands, it felt like too little of either.Read more...

Date posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018