In this short, creepy text adventure, revealed slowly line by line on a computer screen, you wake from a nightmare of a dark void to find yourself disoriented in your house in the middle of the night. But as you explore, it quickly because apparent something is very, very wrong.
Teenager Isis Black's new job at a strange new cafe takes some dangerous twists in this third installment of the dark visual novel adventure! Note that you will need the password from the end of the first chapter to continue playing past a certain point here.
In this short interactive tale, you play a lonely astronaut stranded in space for years. He's got a hope of escape, he thinks, but you'll need to explore the station and collect memory fragments to hopefully work up the nerve you need to do so.
You remember that you're supposed to rescue the princess, but when you regain consciousness in this deceptively cheery looking retro adventure, it quickly becomes apparent something isn't right. A creepy game worth checking out despite what the developer admits is some unfair balancing and unfinished content!
Luke finds himself wrapped up with a murderous gold digger in this strange new point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, and if he can't figure out a way to shake her and her strangely attached son, he'll be getting hitched the very next day!
You're the only man left alive, struggling to survive in a snowy forest where food and water are hard to come by. But when night comes, so do the whispers, and something far more dangerous in the darkness without light to keep it at bay in this clunky but creepy horror adventure.
You're stranded on a strange planet in this short but sweet and atmospheric adventure that's the first installment of a series, a vessel that struggles to communicate with the alien beings around it.
Though a pared down version compared to its indie download and mobile counterparts, this RPG is still stuffed to the gills with crafting, sidequests, and more as you lead your party into battle to protect the kingdom.
Nabi's just found out she's cursed... without a pair of charms to protect her, the one she falls in love with will inevitably try to kill her. She's also concerned that her old friend Pierce is suddenly avoiding her. What are the chances you suppose these things are connected in this short but sweet visual novel?
Pseudolonewolf's epic RPG series continues (taking your saves from the previous chapters along for the ride!) as Mardek and his party's quest continues to evolve, with all the jokes, plot-twists, fourth-wall-breakery, and more you've come to crave.
The celebrated indie RPG series continues in this second installment that carries your save over from the first game! With all the humour, plot twists, treasure, and more you've come to expect, Mardek's adventure gets even more epic... and strange!
Start off on the first chapter of one of the most beloved online indie RPGs of all time, in a series that carries your game save from one installment to the next! Mardek and Deugan set out to save a princess but get more than they bargained for...
Old school goes sci-fi in this cute and clever prototype/demo of an upcoming "Oregon Trail-alike". Pick your crew and travel through the galaxy dealing with the various obstacles you encounter on your way to your destination.
In this engaging first installment of a free RPG series that will remind fans of the classic Mardek series, your life as a border crossing guard is turned upside-down when you find yourself racing against time to potentially stop a threat to the kingdom.
Goody Gameworks serves up a vibrant and cheery Pokemon-esque RPG that sends you traveling around the world, raising monsters from eggs and training them. Though a little on the clicky side and much happens automatically, this simple little game is still surprisingly addictive.
This surreal visual novel adventure where you travel through a strange dark land with a talking skull may leave you questioning what just happened or even IS happening at the time, but its style and story make it well worth experiencing til the very end.
The end is finally here in this lovely, relaxing bit of interactive art. What happens to a game when all the servers finally go down for good? Explore and immerse yourself in this wonderful bit of experimental storytelling.
Harvest Moon meets Zelda meets Minecraft? Created in just two months, this action RPG/crafting sim has a few rough edges, but a ton of promise for anyone who loves fantasy, farming, and livestock.
2008's smash-hit post-apocalyptic RPG/trading simulation is back, bigger and with more enhancements and tweaks than ever before. When your mentor goes missing, you venture into the dangerous wasteland to search for him, bartering goods in a changing economy and growing your industry through slow but deep and complex gameplay.
In this very short but eerie adventure made in just a week, you're alone on a dark and frozen island with only the sound of the waves for company. If you want to survive, you'll need to keep track of your physical and mental health as well as your temperature. But why are you here?
It's moody, haunting interactive art in this beautiful short by Mike Salyh as you control a little boy moving through his day while the moon is falling from the sky and nobody can do a thing to stop it.
You awake confused and disoriented deep in a forest, and a man who might not be as blind as he seems promises to help you find out who you are and what happened in this impressive (though buggy) RPG!
Michael Lutz's hit eerie Choose Your Own Adventure style horror tale about best friends and secrets will chill you. You're spending the night at your friend's house, and someone very special is going to show up at midnight...
Hyptosis' dark fantasy point-and-click adventure series continues and even brings in a little of another popular series, Hood. There's plans to unleash a demon upon the mortal world, and only you can stop them...
In this remake of the popular horror mystery adventure with new content made in preparation for an upcoming sequel, you'll need to possess the living and search for clues in order to solve your own murder!
In this impressive adventure RPG, you play as Gale, a woman who finds herself stuck alone with a bunch of children when aliens abduct the rest of the townsfolk. If you want to get them back, you'll need to brave a big, dangerous world.
Cantus is a sullen young man who only likes to hang out and hunt for seashells, until the day a strange and bubbly girl named Maris befriends him by force in this cute visual novel adventure.
Stealth gets silly in this adventure as you escape the dungeon of a selfish king, playing a dashing and daring young woman who's just trying to collect enough water for everyone... and maybe swap a costume along the way.
Alexia Crow has solved the trials of the Gods twice before, but now she has a new task before her in the latest installment of the point-and-click puzzle adventure series.
Twine text adventuring gets surreal in this circular tale by Alex Kriss. Together with your brother Erasmus, you descend into a dangerous dungeon filled with traps, dangers... and memories? Have you been here before... ?
Script Welder's tense and surreal point-and-click horror adventure series comes to a close as you struggle to escape from a literal nightmare you've been unable to wake up from. With new threats lurking in the shadows, daylight never seemed so far away...
Hyptosis delivers another short but sweet and freaky installment of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style zombie apocalypse. Taking place back when it all began, can you and your friends survive in a harsh new world where every choice might mean death?
Though it contains sensitive themes some may find upsetting, this striking interactive fiction piece made entirely in Twine that begins with an old woman purchasing an android from a pawn shop, and takes a strange and surreal journey through memory and emotion to deliver a powerful narrative.
It's a modern twist on the classic tale in this piece of Twine-based interactive fiction following Scheherazade Williams, a media producer who makes her living on stories, though she's recently started having trouble spinning them...
It was just another quiet night alone at home... but when you wake up to find yourself trapped in your apartment, will you be able to escape in this surreal first-person puzzle adventure game?
Narrator Nicky Case tells you this interactive tale is "a half-true game about half truths", but it's also occasionally as hard to watch as it is engaging... please consider this a TRIGGER WARNING if you are sensitive to certain issues. Pick choices to respond to people as you follow the events of a single night in 2010, but be careful... characters will remember what you say to them.
He's escaped his Mother, but his journey is far from over. K.O.L.M. is a little robot whose family is dysfunctional to say the least, and he doesn't know who he can trust as he continues to try to find a way out of the dangerous factory in this melancholy and compelling Metroidvania platformer.
In this fantastically eerie and atmospheric piece of Twine interactive horror fiction by Michael Lutz, one day your father comes home from work, goes down to the basement, and begins to dig... Click the bolded text to advance, wait for more options to appear if the game pauses, and make sure your volume is turned up!
Created to promote the hit horror film The Grudge, this short point-and-click adventure is heavy on harrowing atmosphere as you arrive at a quiet, dark house to fill in taking care of an invalid woman for a friend of yours.
Kiev is a young boy transported into the past to help save the world from an evil army in this pun-tastic RPG that's heavy on grinding and perfect for a bite of casual strategy and colourful pixel artwork.
Casual RPG meets puzzle game? Throw in some stellar pixel artwork, and you have addictive roguelike action that's about to become your new obsession, also available for Android and soon iOS!
The king's gold has gone missing, and it's up to you to find it and bring it back, in this very silly point-and-click fantasy adventure from Carmel Games. Featuring full voice acting, magic spells, a narrative bard, and a whole lot of weirdness.
With a striking visual style, this narrative indie adventure SEEMS like a simple platformer, but blends a story of love and loss into its gameplay that makes it a real unique gem.
In the latest brief installment of Alice is Dead creator Mike Morin's surreal point-and-click noir adventure series, PI Rick has another chance to set things right and save the woman he loves... but what will he find waiting for him on the other side of the final door? To be concluded!
Waking up in a hospital is bad enough. But what about if you couldn't remember who you were and the entire town was deserted? Follow a trail of clues in this creepy and ambitious action adventure that blends horror with sci-fi action and RPG elements!
Short, sweet, and more than a little poignant, this piece of interactive art sends you on a walk, but will you remember it when it's over? Is that even possible for you? While light on gameplay, ALZ delivers a heartbreaking experience that's worth checking out.
After bursting out of a coffin, you find yourself lost and disoriented in a strange city, and when night falls things get even stranger. The third chapter of the popular point-and-click horror adventure series provides some of the best atmosphere around in an otherworldly and supremely creepy setting that provides big scares without a lot of gore.
turboNuke's fourth entry in the Harry Quantum series, Doc Star, contains everything necessary for a wild ride: sex, drugs and rock 'n roll! Okay, so there's no sex. And drugs make no appearance either. So it's just rock 'n roll, and that's all Harry and his robotic sidekick, Graeme need. Point and click your way out of a (still) crazy adventure saving Super Burro's brother, Percy, and his recently reunited band.
Strange Light Games serves up this very short and rough-around-the-edges but intriguing little experimental game. You wake up to find your apartment in shambles and you can't remember anything... but is it even your apartment? The choices you make as you examine things determines the outcome of the game, as the way you look at objects can be incriminating or mundane. A spotty English translation makes things a little awkward, but it's a clever idea that could do with being revisited and expanded on in the future.
Created as a prologue/demo/companion piece to the commercial indie title Ossuary, this strange and somewhat unsettling adventure will take you on a psychological and philosophical narrative as you unravel what happened to cause your journey to be thrown off tilt on your way to the Place of Bones.
All of your nightmares pales in comparison to space leviathans who eat whole planets! But, of course, this is what you're forced to face in 8Bit Skull's action adventure title, Zos. It's been thousands of years, and the great monster, X'o'chthu,is back for another round of celestial chomping. It is up to you to gather the lost essences of heroes-past and use their powers to fight it off once again.
Your kingdom needs you! In this unexpected follow-up to Lucidrine's 2010 game, you take control of a new academy created to develop and train students into the heroes the land needs. Though perhaps too simple and repetitive for some, a stunning visual style and casually engaging gameplay make it well worth checking out.
The Everloom is an artistic adventure game by Lucas Paakh that takes players on a trip through a forest of imagination. Beautiful in aesthetics, not all of the elements mesh mechanically, but it remains a fascinating piece of work that compares favorably to the rest of Paakh's canon.
Felix Park's short interactive art piece looks simple, but has surprising depth. When you pick up your camera and allow yourself to zoom in close to different parts of your room, you'll be surprised at the things you find. By turns silly, embarrassing, introspective and even a little uncomfortable, FOC/US is about the things we can let isolate and paralyze us, as well as the parts of us we think too much about, or maybe not enough.
Set years after the game that won the community's vote for 2011 RPG of the Year, this turn-based RPG starts off with a literal bang as our dragon-boy hero falls from the sky like a meteorite on a quest to find an Oracle. But that's just the tip of the iceberg when he falls in with a certain mercenary group! With animated cutscenes, voice acting, and likable characters, this game offers a lot and is definitely worth a look.
Dark clothing? Check. Flashlight? Check. Someone else's house? Check. Checklist? Check. Gold bar? ...Working on it. Even if you don't find it, you're still The Very Organized Thief in this unique stealth/puzzle game.
It's baaaaaaaaaaaaack... aniwey's smash-hit original webtoy/wonder machine gets a sequel with even more content to discover. Allow this little game to run by itself in another tab or window and you'll quickly discover that there's a lot more to it than just a rising number of candies.
Olav and the Lute, a music-based puzzle adventure game by Shelly Alon, and Johann and Daniel Von Appen has you exploring a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, wielding the power of a magical stringed instrument. Gameplay will be familiar to players of LucasArts' Loom, but Olav and the Lute is an engagingly unique ride, despite its short length.
Craving your long forgotten days with your nose in your arithmetic book? Well, crave no further as Harrison Mansolf has created a delightfully weird action adventure game to take you back. Play as a lonely janitor who uses his quick-slinging math skills to get to the bottom of the disastrous happenings of his workplace building. It'll help you love math all over again!
Why is it that something bad always happens to space research missions? You play Captain Robert in this narrative-driven exploration game, made for Ludum Dare 27. After waking up from a bad bump on the head, you'll need to explore your ship to discover the fate of your crew and piece together all the mysterious things going on.
Another short but gorgeous point-and-click adventure arrives from Hyptosis, as you struggle to maintain relations between your company and the prickly Templars after a Relic is discovered nearby. Adding to the already thick tension in the city and hot on the heels of your last adventure, it doesn't look like your life is showing any signs of slowing down... or getting any less dangerous.
After three years, the next installment in the beloved creepy-cool point-and-click adventure series by veteran developer Mateusz Skutnik has finally arrived. As you venture beyond the walls of the town, are you prepared to handle the mysteries of the Sea of Smoke and the surreal puzzles within?
zillix returns with another Ludum Dare entry: exposure. In its post-competition form, this game has you traveling the land of SOL in search of orbs to place in strange holders. As you travel further, you discover more about SOL and its conflict with NYX. And standing in the background is a giant stone golem. What is its role in this land. And what is yours?
Plunked into a 2D, side-scrolling world randomly generated and populated with dangerous dungeons, and you'll need to smash, stab, dig, and otherwise destroy your environment to gather the supplies you'll need to craft and survive day-to-day. Turns out in a great battle, the kingdom was destroyed and all its people carted off to dungeons, and only you can save them.
Man, what's up with this zombie apocalypse? It's all RPG and turn-based-y, as Hyptosis has you choose a hero and climb to the top of a tower said to hold someone who can answer all the world's questions, presumably like why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It looks and sounds beautiful, though consisting solely of turn-based battle after turn-based battle means its on the simple side. Still, if you're into endurance, it's a solid little game, plus your daily requirement of zombies.
Socrates Jones doesn't get why you'd care about philosophy if you don't have a long white robe and a longer beard, but a freak accident means he's about to learn more about it than he'd ever thought he needed... in fact, his life depends on it! An educational visual novel inspired by Phoenix Wright, Pro Philosopher will teach you how to debate intelligently and constructively, and keep you entertained along the way.
A letter from the past brings you to the secluded estate of your childhood friend. But when you discover the mansion cold and abandoned, you have no choice but to venture into a dark and uncertain history with more than its share of skeletons. The first chapter in a chilling point-and-click horror adventure game series.
Icarus is stuck in a dream world and needs: to wake up, to find kit, a key... and anything else that will help him navigate from one end of this narrative adventure to the next. The true joy of playing, though, comes in exploring Daniel Merlin Goodbrey's witty comic strip—story and gameplay work seamlessly together and that's all we need to enjoy it!
You're lost, but don't be afraid. With Mateusz Skutnik to lead you, you know the journey is always going to be great... even if it's juuuust a little creepy. Go on a puzzle platforming adventure in search of music and a way home in this stunning game set in the Daymare world.
A group of friends, an ancient evil, a whole lot of grinding... and... a beargator? This retro turn-based RPG may be heavy on difficulty and level grinding, but it's a love letter to the games of yore that's well worth checking out.
What seems like a dream turns out to be reality... a very weird one. You wake up on the floor of a locked room with a voice over the telephone taunting you to find your way downstairs, but once you do, you'll find out your problems are just beginning in this short but appealingly oddball puzzle adventure game with a retro style.
My Little Pony... I used to wonder what terror could be, little pony, til you snuck up and devoured my soul for all eternity! That's how it goes, right? In this odd, unexpected spin on the Slenderman craze, a little pegasus is lost alone in the woods with only a lantern to light her way, and a series of increasingly troubling notes... don't stop running...
A duck may want many things. A simple life? An education? High adventure? Clearly there are choices to be made, and you're just the one to help! A Duck Has An Adventure is a humorous piece of CYOA interactive art by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, and while it has more art than gameness, it's a quacking good time.
You are the master of weather! You control a werewolf! You can terrorize the town! Or you can help the werewolf go buy cigarettes! In Moon Waltz, there's only one button, and it makes the clouds disperse and reveal the moon, which turns an innocent-looking guy into a ferocious beast. Whether you will use this power for good or evil is totally up to you and your twisted imagination. Muahahaha.
The scores have been tabulated and the results are in: the overall winner of the minimalism-themed Ludum Dare 26 72-hour Game Jam is Leaf Me Alone, a retro Metroidvania-style platformer by Mark Foster and David Fenn. Now, "minimalism" and "Metroidvania" aren't two words that usually go together, but Foster and Fenn has put together a wonderful little world for a pixelated-blob-type-thing to explore, if one that could use a little more direction from time to time.
The year is 1978. A child has found a video game they've never heard of before. but he doesn't realize that things on the other side of the screen lie waiting for him to play it. Misadventure is an action-adventure horror game by Mike Houser, done in the retro style of a 4-bit Atari game gone horribly wrong, and its atmospheric creepiness more than makdes up for a little directionessless in its gameplay.
Though her expedition started out well prepared, our heroine's journey to the temple of the Queen of Snakes hits a snag when her entire crew is wiped out and a rock slide traps her inside. Gorgeous, clever, and visually unique, the Queen of Snakes is a fantastic point-and-click adventure more than worth your time.
You wake up on a desert island with no recollection of what happened, nothing but a few shoddy tools to your name, and you're thinking what we'd probably all be thinking in a situation like that: TREASURE! It's going to take a whole lot of fortitude to make it, but with a bit of ingenuity and plenty of raw natural resources just laying around you'll be throwing together everything but coconut radios before you know it.
aniwey's Candy Box may seem simple, but this unexpectedly delightful webtoy packs way more surprises than you'd ever think. All you seem to have is a simple counter of candies that slowly accumulates with each second, and the option to gobble them all up, or throw them on the ground. But give it some time, and Candy Box! may just be one of the weirdest, most wonderful webtoys you've ever encountered.
Go to a forest, meet people, find items they want, give them the items, make them happy. Sounds easy? Not really, because you have no idea what the people are saying. They all speak in symbols, and it's up to you to figure out what they are talking about and how to help them. Vast is a simple, minimalistic game, but it's heartwarming and strangely rewarding.
Made in just 48 hours for the minimalist themed Ludum Dare, this itty-bitty adventure starts off as a quest to get a grisly trophy... and then to break a curse! The laws of the world might not make much sense to you anymore, but you won't let that stand in the way of a little destructionI MEAN heroism.
You're captured by a witch and locked inside her treehouse. So what do you do? Look around, there's a large host of enchanted items and magic spells at your disposal, any number of which could be your key to freedom. The hard part is figuring out which is which and, being a nonmagical being, using it all properly in this whimsical point-and-click adventure from Barbara Jarosik of Pastel Games.
A dark chamber, a missing memory, and a splitting headache... to get to the truth and find your way out, you'll have to encounter some uncomfortable truths as you solve puzzles and explore in this atmospheric horror text adventure.
It sounded like a simple heist... get into the old abandoned house, steal anything of value, and get out. But you're not alone in the dark, and something is very unhappy you've intruded. Explore an eerie house full of randomly generated treasure, grab what you need, and get out before you're caught, making use of ghostly eyes to see through the sight of the thing hunting you.
Treasure of the Abandoned City is an action adventure game from Alec Stamos with artwork by Todd Luke. It continues the Tales of the Renegade Sector episodes with a loot hunt through space, sending you on a quest to find Laserbeard's treasure hidden somewhere on the dusty dry planet of Seltan. Fortunately, you get to punch and shoot a bunch of bad guys along the way!
A girl, a guy, and an after-school get together that could turn into something more. Sounds familiar, right? Wrong! Made in just two days, this short and silly but also surprisingly earnest little visual novel dating sim is weird in all the best possible ways.
Tim Schafer's got problems, in that he has to host this year's Game Developer Conference again, but the one person who needs to believe he's actually Tim Schafer, remains unconvinced of his Schaferlyness. In this short but surreally silly and funny adventure from Double Fine, you'll need to get a beard, a shirt, and some gags to assemble the most Shchafer-esque visage possible from the most ridiculous means possible.
A young man strikes up a Faustian bargain to save his injured love kill three evildoers, and she can live. Will he be able to hold onto his humanity, or will he lose himself in the process? Despite some gameplay flaws, The Price is a dark, enchanting work from Flip-N-Tale, with amazing art and a great story to go along with it.
A body found in the trunk of a crashed car leads you on a chase for clues and a killer with old motives all over town... as well as attracting the attention of the FBI. The latest installment in Pastel Games' point-and-click noir mystery series ups the body count and provides a solid detective adventure, minus a few bumps along the way.
Bear and elephant are true friends. Yet, in the darkness of one night, elephant goes missing and now bear's on a quest to find him. You go along for the adventure, solving puzzles and completing minigames, helping numerous winsome characters with their own sets of problems, so cat can progress. With its distinct Machinarium vibe, whimsical charcoal sketch art, and Yann Tiersen-like music, Searching for the Elephant is truly a happy find.
A narrative simulation/RPG where you play a burgeoning artist in the Paris art scene of the 19th century. Create your own artwork to sell or display in Le Salon, rub elbows with famed artists such as Manet, Monet, Picasso and Dali, and learn more about art history as you participate in impressionism, surrealism or even create your own art movements. While still incomplete as an early alpha version, there is already much here to satisfy both the gamer and artist in you.
In our world, there's a detective struggling to find meaning in his life and the world around him. But when he finds himself pulled into another world where magic is both colour and life, he may find a purpose as he sets out to stop the grey from draining the land. A whimsical, engrossing fairy-tale of a point-and-click adventure perfect for reminding yourself that magic is everywhere.
On a lovely day in the park a terrible event has occurred: Four little ducklings have been whisked away and scattered by a powerful gust of wind. Luckily, Mother Duck has you to assist her in the recovery of her little ones and she'll need all the help she can get. Guide the feathered matriarch through the expansive park and meet quirky characters that will help you along the way. Whether rain or shine, this game is sure to brighten up your day.
An experimental text-based adventure game from ScriptWelder that has you waking up disoriented in an unknown place, trying to get information from a source that not too eager to give anything away. A short but intelligent sci-fi yarn, with an up-to-the-task conversational parser that the author is dedicated to improving through community feedback.
Inner Vision, a flixel visual novel, from debuting developer Sunil Rao, tackles one of the most important subjects, and one of the most difficult to do justice: suicide. Based on the author's own experiences with depression, Inner Vision presents you with three individuals contemplating killing themselves, and asks you to talk with them. It's a game that's not at all subtle about its message, but it's one many deserve to hear: "You are not alone."
A solid arena RPG, with quite a few nooks and crannies to explore and secrets to find, about a ninja completing the final stage of his training, in preparation of facing the warlord who killed his father. From 2005, the limitations of the then-current Flash engine take a little getting re-used to. However, as a browser RPG, its battles and gameplay were ahead of its time, and yet the limitations of the engines gives the game a charming retro quality.
The zombie apocalypse is hard on everyone, and paddling down a dank bayou isn't anyone's idea of a good time... unless you're playing the latest chapter in Hyptosis's choose-your-own-adventure series. With all the blood and profanity you've come to expect, if you enjoy this particular brand of interactive fiction and don't mind some unforeseeable deaths, make time in your coffee break to take a leisurely paddle down the water.
When a storm lands an airship sailor on a strange island and his friend isn't there when he regains consciousness, finding a way home is going to be even more difficult than you might already think since the residents of this place are more than a little... weird. A short but beautifully surreal point-and-click adventure with a case of odd logic but tons of personality.
They say the grass is greener on the other side, and one sad, little rabbit knows that better than anyone else. After failing to make his way into paradise, he's dropped into the surreal world of A Rabbit's Tale, a point-and-click adventure by Antennaria Games. Interact with a cast of bizarre, comical creatures and solve your way through puzzles and challenges in order to help our hero overcome defeat and find his true love.
Broom attack! Also, you might be trapped in a dream. Or some other sort of subconscious realm. It's tough to tell, but judging from the strange sights and the cryptic "as legend has foretold" messages from sages and statues, there's definitely something odd going on here. Anodyne from Sean Hogan and Jonathan Kittaka is an adventure through a melancholy world that plays out like a classic 16-bit RPG. It borrows some of the best micro-concepts from games like The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Yume Nikki, and even Earthbound, creating a world that's as innocent as it is moving and as dangerous as it is surreal.