Being a fish is terrifying! If you don't believe me, check out Icy Fishes, the latest chain-reaction based arcade game from Silen Games. You float around all helplessly encased in ice until someone drops a bunch of explosives so you enjoy a few moments of dazed freedom before an octopus is summoned to devour you and spit out your bones. Geez nature, you scary!
Click to place explosives anywhere onscreen, but try to make sure enough of the floating frozen fishies are nearby, since the aim is to catch a certain amount of freed fish on each level. After you drop your first bomb, an octopus that you control with your mouse shows up and follows your cursor, nabbing any fish he gets near. Ice that explodes close enough to more ice will set that one off as well. By earning achievements, you also earn pearls which you can spend on upgrades to better terrorize those poor defenseless fish, as well as new bomb types. It's crazy, it's frantic, and it's definitely weird, but you know what else it is? Fun and addicting. With beautiful animations and high-quality cartoon visuals, it's the sort of thing you might dismiss as "mindless", but still find yourself plucking away at fifteen minutes later. Besides, who said you had to be intricate and complex to be entertaining? Spend a coffee break or three with Icy Fishes and get your fill of explosions, bright colours, and the sweet satisfaction of achievements for the day. And next time you're at an aquarium, don't be a jerk and tap on the glass; you shouldn't do it anyway, and these fish have it hard enough as it is.