Gap Monsters is a negative space puzzle game by Nutcase Nightmare and Peter Gresser, but it's also a pretty good guilt generator too. The goal here is to guide pink blobs with big, trusting "are you my mommy" faces towards their destiny... which, as it turns out, is electrocution. Endless, endless electrocution at the hands of someone they trust. It's okay, they don't feel anything. In fact, they're being teleported to a farm somewhere! Yeah, a big farm where they can run and play and... shut up, sidebar text, I'm working on my denial here!
Use your mouse to push and pull the background to manipulate your hapless critters into the red electric squares on each level; white background pushes a monster, while monsters will just sit on black backgrounds and let themselves be pulled around. Be careful; move two coloured pieces together and they'll combine and you won't be able to pull them apart, which makes maneuvering around immovable blocks on later stages a challenge. Just click on a colour and drag to experiment; you can hit [R] to reset if you make too much of a mess of things, or if you made a mistake while your tears blurred your vision and need to take a moment to compose yourself.
Gap Monsters is one of those rare puzzle games that seems so simple and is executed so beautifully. While there isn't a whole lot of variation, the clean visuals, fantastic peppy soundtrack, and tricky gameplay make it a top-notch bit of puzzling for your coffee break. While you can just do a lot of willy-nilly clicking and sliding and still ultimately get the monsters to their destiny in the same way that pounding on random controller buttons will eventually give you a super combo you can never replicate, managing to solve that same level with only the few moves allowed to get a star is a lot more challenging. Mix in a bit of black humour in the form of the soothingly-phrased but guilt-inducing sidebar texts and you have a recipe for success. Gap Monsters is wickedly amusing, cleverly designed, and is the perfect thing to harden your heart into a lump of coal against future tragedies.