Currently available in Steam's Early Access, Layers of Fear is a disturbing and inventive indie horror adventure that has you exploring a house and one man's descent into obsessive madness. With gorgeous visuals, top-notch atmosphere, and a surreal and otherworldly world that changes as you explore, it's full of masterfully executed scares, but may be too on-rails and uninteractive for some.
Script Welder hands you a shovel and tells you to get to work, and you in turn hand that shovel off to your team and make THEM do it in this simple but clever simulation/puzzle where you have 14 days to explore, excavate, and catalog a sprawling dig site with your team.
You blacked out while hiking and woke up in a lab-slash-prison of some sort, and those men guarding the exit probably won't let you by peacefully. As the introductions of Gatamari escapes go, this isn't one of the more elaborate ones, but it certainly serves the purpose of setting up Gatamari Escape 25. Where are you? How will you escape? And just what interest did these men have in you, anyhow?
There's a frail and senile old man, they say, who lives alone on the edge of town and pays for his groceries with gold dubloons... the perfect mark for a trio of goons in this short but supremely creepy freeware indie point-and-click adventure based on the original tale by Lovecraft.
Super fighting robot! Mega Man! Super fighting robot! Mega Man is here again with the Mega Man Legacy Collection! CAPCOM and Digital Eclipse join forces to bring the first six games in the series to the PC for the first time (legally), with all the platforming fun and random difficulty spikes every child of the NES generation will remember. The combination emulation/re-creation is a little shaky in its current form, but overall, this is a museum exhibit of a series that demanded to be preserved for future generations.
Join the Hidden Expedition League of Preservation as they attempt to uncover what is going on in the state of Montana in Hidden Expedition: Dawn of Prosperity, a rollicking hidden object adventure packed to the gills with entertaining gameplay.
Lost and alone in the dark woods our heroine must find her way to sanctuary. With the strength to pull herself up onto the muddy cliffs and the will to descend into the dark caverns finding a way out seems to be a feat feasible until she runs into mysterious goo like monsters who are seeking her out to devour her very soul in this free indie horror stealth platformer.
You live to dig and must dig to live in this short, free indie point-and-click adventure game. Is there something more to this dreary life in this odd world where everyone is so lost with this tedious work?
Furry goodness and a cyberpunk futuristic California set the stage — but don't steal the scene — in Scavenger's endearing, all-too-brief and very human free indie point-and-click adventure.
When you come across a little girl on the side of the road and agree to escort her home, you couldn't imagine the bizarre adventure you're about to set out on in this surreal and unsettling indie horror adventure game. Though short and with some frustrating puzzles, Stray Cat Crossing's gorgeous, creative presentation and heartbreaking story are top notch.
After the brutal murder of her parents, Fran Bow finds herself locked away in an asylum for children, but she's determined to escape and find her beloved cat, Mr Midnight. What awaits, however, is an extremely dark and macabre adventure full of danger and nightmares, and in this thoroughly disturbing indie point-and-click adventure, reality isn't as straight-forward as you might think.
booblyc's popular tower defense series is back for more, as once again you find yourself defending your magical protons from the invading forces of an evil being. Place and upgrade defender towers with different abilities, while dealing with waves of baddies who want to carry your treasure away!
Fill out and mail form letters quickly and accurately in Lucas Pope's time management simulation to gain clients and become the world's premiere provider of heaps of unwanted junk mail select mass-marketing mail services, all made in just three days for Ludum Dare!
Proton Studios serves up a simple but addictive mash-up of shooter and incremental idle game, as you take up your pistol and purchase automated, upgradeable weaponry to shoot your way through stationary red cubes in levels packed with achievements, power-ups and more. Also free for iOS and Android, as well as Steam!
Oni Yu is on a mission in this cute retro puzzle platformer made in just three days. He's got to terrify the locals to make everything ready for his (long forgotten) dark lord. He can possess objects to scare people, but some characters have special abilities, and Oni Yu isn't invincible!
- • The Senses Escape
- • Five Flowers
- • Find the Escape-Men 161: Hyperbaric Chamber
This week on your one and only Weekday Escape! Primera picks a pack of pretty pansies, and then locks you up with them. no1games goes all high-tech with a hyperbaric chamber. And Esklavos? Pretty as a picture... as usual!
A fast-paced reflex game-meets-typing tutor that has you playing as the fastest typist in the west. Simply type the name of each bandit as they come charging towards you to blast them away. Fast fingers are a must in the old west. Don't forget to reload!
A mind-bending puzzle platform game where you can pass through walls, causing the level to tilt on its side and reshuffle. Use the arrow keys to move and jump. If you get stuck, simply ram your face into a convenient wall and watch new opportunities appear.
The vikings have all been rescued, but that doesn't mean they're going to laze around. In this sequel to Deqaf Studios' popular action/strategy game, sail around the ocean conquering islands and hunting for treasure, though the way enemies are depicted may raise an eyebrow.
Got a few minutes to spare? Take the time to help Katja escape! She ignored every piece of pop culture history ever, and now she's trapped in the very ancient tomb she wanted to explore in this short game from Carmel Games!
Henryetta's got goals, and Henry is going to help her reach them in this short, cute puzzle platformer. Henry can turn himself into a step or explode to help Henryetta fly to where she needs to, though some fiddly, slippery controls make things a little awkward in places.
Your old bones aren't just going to lie there forever, even if you DID die trying to defeat a wicked sorceror. In Iconic Games' action-RPG dungeon crawler, you're a reanimated hero trying to rid the land of evil one last time, with randomly generated dungeons, tons of loot, upgrades, spells, and bosses.
You can't keep a good plumber down... which is bad for you when you're the villain of this fast-paced puzzle platformer! Figure out how to use the abilities of each enemy to take out the hero before he reaches the exit and saves the princess!
How much destruction can you cause as you pilot a massive shark down through Los Angeles? Leap out of water to chomp swimmers, boats, hang-gliders and much more, while racking up combos and achievements in this short and simple but chaotic arcade game.
The princess has been turned into a frog, and only the prince can save her with a magic potion! Too bad he's only motivated by cake, and he has not only a rival to contend with, but spikes, switches, and more are in his way in this cute HTML5 puzzle game.
Death is only the beginning for 16 year old Mishiro, who plans to throw herself into a nearby lake that's the source of local legends. But when she finds herself trapped in a dark and dangerous world, she also finds herself without her memories, and she'll need to regain them all, and possibly those of others stranded there, to find a way forward in this creepy and unsettling free indie horror adventure from Teriyaki Tomato, translated by vgperson.
There are grim things happening in The Seventh Door. You play as Julian, a man who wakes up on a rooftop only knowing a name and as Detective Zikas who is investigating a murder on that same rooftop, unknowing it will throw them both right in the middle of a grand scale conspiracy in this free indie adventure.
In response to heroes always raiding their loot, the monster world learns corporate management practices and it's up to you to investigate their facilities for some monster stock picks in this free indie point-and-click adventure game with 13 endings!
PencilKids' monkeys are sad again, and in this point-and-click puzzle game, the only thing that'll make them happy is summoning a samurai... oh, and, you know, finding all 70 tiny mini-monkeys masquerading as ninjas hiding absolutely everywhere throughout the countryside, too!
Collect and eat bugs as a spider in this atmospheric exploration game, for your PC or your iOS. Creep into every nook and cranny to find clues to solve the mysteries of the abandoned estate while building webs to snag yourself some dinner. Whether you're in it for the exploration, or are driven to get a high score, you'll be sure to be entertained.
In this fantastically retro explorer platform you play as our pink haired hero who was drawn to this strange cavern filled with spikes and mystery. Search for a way to activate the statues and discover the drive that pulls you ever forward in this gem by Sophie Houlden.
- • BLAST! The Wall
- • Escape Plan: Police Station
- • The Microcosm Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A terrifying world where the police are out to arrest unlawful nappers! A developer who's had it with you escaping their games and wants you to bust your way out this time! And a relaxing game of the birds and the bees... no, not that kind, weirdo.
If you're a brightly coloured seal, the only thing that'll turn your frown upside-down is to be made gray by being matched up with some identically coloured ice. In this HTML5 physics puzzle game, things get tricky as you slice through scenery to reunite the seals with the ice to turn them back to normal.
Soothing, introspective piano music... lovely pastel aesthetic... "I have no clue how to solve this"? Oh yeah, it's gotta be a TomaTea escape, and a wide variety of clever puzzles, not to mention a little painting, await you within!
A charming little physics action game that has you controlling a little boy floating through his own dreams in a bubble. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to avoid walls, spikes, and lasers, and to get your little trooper to the gate that will take him further into his own bed time story.
Fond of dungeon crawls? How about classic RPG themes with plenty of races and classes? Feeling a nostalgia for the days where you had to switch out floppy disks to continue on to the next chapter of a game? Then 68k Studios's is here for you with Mazes of Karradash for iOS and Android!
A simple but fast-paced defense game, Invasion has you select your army from the available units, and then drag and drop them around the field to deal with incoming enemy soldiers. Though it starts off easy, things get frantic in a hurry!
Intrepid reporter Crystal is in the alps, trying to hunt down a strange and reclusive creature, but with the amount of obstacles in her way and the oddball way she solves them, that's easier said than done in this short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
Ready for another beautiful, bright escape from Funkyland? This time if you want to leave this green-y picture of '60s domestic bliss, you'll need to find seven green melons hidden throughout the room, some of which are behind puzzles and locks.
When you're a bug, there's not a whole lot you can do when you're trapped, right? Wrong! Leap your way to freedom while avoiding hazards and nabbing stars in this familiar but highlight polished little bit of physics puzzle action.
There is a story behind the old mill, where the drunken skeleton awaits. A terrible story that may have been better lost with time. But this young girl is searching for the truth, letting herself be blown by the east winds farther into her past that should have never been entered in this free indie platformer.
Kegs of gunpowder make for an explosive good time in this original puzzle game. Draw a path of gunpowder, light it on fire, and blow up the safe to take your money back from the bad guy. A whimsical cross of a Road Runner cartoon and Robin Hood is sure to delight players of all ages, available for iPad and iPhone or your PC.
Yonashi serves up an escape set in a cozy but bustling little kitchen, where puzzles and yet more puzzles abound. While some solutions may be a little convoluted, on the whole, the satisfyingly smart and creatively cute design makes Kitchen in Summer an easy recommendation.
Creepy, subtle, and unfortunately very, very slow, this text-based horror game about waking up from a strange nightmare only to find your house pervaded with a disorienting sense of wrongness was created in just a month, and is an intriguing example of experimental storytelling.
Where has all the olive oil gone? It's not just Italian chefs asking--in the world of Histria, olive oil is a magically powerful substance. Join Silvian, a wayward adventurer with a magic crystal, as he dodges bandits and hunts down these mystical fruits in this hand-drawn point-and-click adventure game that blends aspects of comics, fantasy novels, and good ol' fashioned puzzle-solving.
One pup stands alone against a totally terrifying alien invasion in this simple but fun classic platformer. Use the power of your barks to destroy alien baddies as you hop through levels, collecting bones and other tokens.
- • Girls Room No. 12: Hair Brush
- • Find the Five Airplanes
- • The Postal Machine
This week on your Weekday Escape! An escape from a second-time creator that starts off simple and gets more elaborate and mysterious as you progress. A room filled with frills, happy music, and hairbrushes. And a bunch of airplanes locked away behind puzzles and codes!
All Pia wants to do is help people, but she doesn't have much confidence in herself beyond her abilities as a pharmacist. When she sets out determined to help a town ravaged by an incurable disease, however, she winds up on a journey that proves she's made of sterner stuff than she thinks in this massive free indie action RPG packed with crafting and randomly generated dungeons from Fantasy Factory, and translated by vgperson.
If you've ever daydreamed about taking the sort of vacation that involves solving puzzles and playing escape games all day long, Tesshi-e has you covered with a trip to their "Escape Hotel", where wonderful things await those who can find all the Happy Coins... if the oh-so-cozy atmosphere doesn't make you want to sleep the days away and never leave!
Ayo sets out to retrieve a magic stone in this kid-centric physics-based platform game, where you'll swap gravity, leap on swings, make bridges with blocks and more to escape all manner of baddies who want to get Ayo down.
Grow your army, one click at a time, in this incremental idle game from Deqaf Studio. Though perhaps a little too simple for some, a great visual style and casual pick-up-and-dominate gameplay may make it a good choice to fill your spare time.
Discover the next free clicky-clicky game you'll want for Android and iOS — a tile-based collapse game with a classic dungeon crawl theme and plenty of crafting thrown for good measure by Super Ultra Hyper!
Ishara's family promised her a grand ship in return for her exile. When she comes back to claim it she finds they have given it to her twin sister for her wedding day! Chaos ensues as Ishara tries on her pirate boots, but instead of a clean get away, fate forces her to be stuck with her sister or her sister's fiance in this free indie visual novel.
Watch as destinies intertwine and pasts scream out for future consequences in this free indie interactive tale by Eight Bit Skyline. The story is linear, but the choices you make as you interact with characters and your surroundings pull you into the finely crafted drama, and leave you with chills.
Play dominoes in a whole new way in Domino Drop. In this puzzle game, decide where to drop dominoes at the top of the screen. When two or more of the same number touch, they disappear, clearing space for you to continue. How high can you get your score?
Life is tough in "The Womb", where every move you do is being watched by the unseen. And when all you can do in the beginning is switch gravity things are going to get rough because nothing is held back in this macabre, challenging action/puzzle platformer.
The earth's got a bomb inside of it! If that sounds strange to you, well, obviously what you didn't know is that the earth is also comprised of elaborate puzzle codes you need to decipher in order to unlock different layers and dive deeper into it... naturally! The beloved point-and-click puzzle Dismantlement series makes a return, where you'll need perspective to solve its mysteries.
Four tyrannical overlords have taken over the four tastiest soups at the dinner buffet! As one brave, cigar-chomping Rambo rubber ducky, kick 'em out and make the soup safe once again in this arcade action shooter! Take out waves of prawns, cheese, and croutons with you guns, mines, and magnets, and be sure to rescue your fellow duckies in the process! You'll automatically shoot at anything that draws near, so focus on avoiding damage so you can win the day!
As a curious blind kitten in search of your friend, you must travel across town and use your senses and sound to reveal obstacles and make your way around, in this simple but gorgeous little experimental platformer made in just 72 hours.
Rotate and cut up three dimensional shapes to reduce them to boring ol' "two dee" in as few slices as possible in this simple but stylish little puzzle game that might prove to be a bit TOO simplistic for those who have seen similar ideas before.
- • DIY
- • Mango Jam
- • Lunar Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A tasty treat that will only open the way to freedom for you after you've brewed some up. Some household repairs (and a whole lot of codes) stand between you and the way out. And a whopping 30 levels of increasingly tricky doors are in front of you on board a space station.
You're trapped, and a twisted little girl who seems to have bizarre and disturbing powers insists you can be one of her "Chosen"... if you survive. A creative and captivatingly creepy hidden-object adventure that's full of shocks and twists, and definitely worth clearing an evening for.
It's a beautiful day outside, but you're stuck in a work room, and even once you manage to unlock the door, that isn't the end of things in this gorgeous escape game from Pine Studio that's also free for Android and iOS!
Master the art of coding with your trusty Hackpad in this ambitious puzzle game, free for Android! Design an AI robot, write games and share them with others, and even save the world in story mode.
Working at the public pool during the hottest time of the year, you're used to all sorts of strange sights and trouble-makers, and to make it through the day, you'll need to find ten little green men while you solve puzzles in this silly no1game title.
In Size Five Games's new indie steampunk-meets-cyberpunk stealth/action heist, you have just a hundred days to halt Scotland Yard's all-encompassing surveillance program — the Basilisk! Go on randomly generated missions, amass a fortune, upgrade your capabilities, and more!
Your wife Lynn thought she was safe following the destruction of the witch queen Morgana, but one night she's swept away into the darkness of the Other World, and you'll have to use all your skills as a former Witch Hunter to save her in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure... that is, if she wants to be saved at all...
Called in to investigate a murder of a very familiar looking young woman, a hunt for evidence in a strange house leads you on an unexpected and surreal adventure in this next big installment of Rusty Lake's wildly popular point-and-click series, also free for Android and iOS!
Your monkeys are in a rut once more, and it's up to you to solve 27 increasingly weird puzzles to turn their frowns upside down in this latest installment of the popular kid-friendly Monkey GO Happy games from PencilKids!
Elio Landa returns with another simple but beautifully designed little puzzle game. Enjoy zen-like atmosphere and carefully crafted levels as you slide blocks around with a limited number of moves to cover all glowing spots on the field.
Why you'd possibly want to escape from this sunny, relaxing room set up by Ichima is beyond me, but finding your way out is perfectly pleasant thanks to tidy design and some crafty, clever puzzles that don't overstay their welcome.
Duke Dashington is a gentlemanly explorer in need of some treasure in this fast-paced game of reflexes, also available on iOS and Android. Dash your way through each collapsing temple to collect the treasure, but be warned: when you launch Duke in any direction, he won't stop until he hits something. Spikes, lava, water flows and more bar your way towards treasure and glory. Get dashing!
- • Chicks Hide and Seek Escape 23
- • Find the Five Bears!
- • Escape from the Strange Dining Room 2
This week on your Weekday Escape... Yuuri returns with fluffy baby chicks hidden all over a tranquil park, Hottategoya locks you up in a dining room with puzzles rather than food, and Vitamin Hana takes teddy bear security VERY seriously.
Part machine, part matchmaker, all heart! Use your cartoonishly robotic limbs to bring hearts - and love! - together in this surreal analogue phuzzle equivalent of Tindr. Go, go gadget cupid!
When the evil Goblin Lord's garden fails this veggie nut sends his minions to steals his neighbors harvest. But this little rabbit isn't going to let his hard work go with out a fight in this defense/shooter hybrid packed with upgrades.
In Broken Pixel's stylish, tongue-in-cheek, old-timey projectile puzzler, you're a most vile criminal indeed, whose deadly eye and deadlier pistol can take down men, women, and children alike with only a few shots... provided you know where to place them!
Newton isn't your average mall cop, he's a SPACE mall cop, and this isn't your average day. Criminals have invaded and shut off the gravity, so you'll need to use your gun to propel yourself around randomly shuffled levels to save shoppers, blast baddies, and more.
Need a sunny way to escape from your day for a few minutes? Funkyland's light and perky game is definitely of the short and sweet variety as you hunt for seven papayas before you're allowed to leave this wonderfully kitschy kitchen.
Waking up with a pounding headache stinks. Waking up with a pounding headache in a starship's airlock and discovering everyone else is dead? You must be in one of ScriptWelder's fantastically creepy anti-escape games! Investigate the ship and discover the truth, but you're working on borrowed time, and you may not be alone.
There's no fast way to build a gem empire from the ground up, but everyone's gotta start somewhere, fishing for shiny rocks in the mines. In Splendor, the mobile port of the board game of the same name, you've got to take that handful of gems to buy cards from the tableau, which let you buy bigger and more expensive cards, building up your roster of workers and nobles until you're practically swimming in diamonds and rubies. Aside from all the sharp edges, doesn't that sound like fun?
JoyBits' newest incarnation of their mobile spin on the Doodle God element-creating puzzle game series comes to your browser, with flashier visuals and quests, though some frustrating ads and a slew of (optional) in-game purchases may not win everyone over.
Get yourself into a bit of a sticky situation with a sliding block game all about sticking other blocks to yourself! As a smiling, orange block, slide around the playing field. Any other orange blocks you touch will stick to you and become part of your body. But if you get too big, you might have to rely on spikes and bombs to carve yourself down to size! Become the right shape to fit on top of the red-and-yellow goal!
Trapped in a robotics lab and with no memories a young boy named Zai sets out to find a way to restore his past. Teaming up with the only other living thing there, a strange girl named simply 04, he sets out to explore his surroundings, find a way to gather information on who and what he is in this free indie adventure game.
Buddies Monsto and Bouncy love being together, so when they get separated when Bouncy chases after stars, you'll need to manipulate your environment to bring them back together in this simple yet bright and cheery, kid-friendly physics puzzle game from Crayon Hero.
Think you have problems? If Andrew doesn't come up with five grand, not only will his inn be shut down forever, but he'll be thrown into a volcano, in this strange and silly point-and-click puzzle adventure from Carmel Games.
- • Art Walls Escape 3
- • Vampire Escape 3
- • Strange Slime Escape
This week on your Weekday Escape! A succession of locked doors that get more complex (and weird!) as you go, a realm full of the least threatening vampires ever, and an escape with a whopping ten endings and a whole lot of goop.
Though there may not be reason to leave such a peaceful serene atmosphere this train designed by TomaTea provides us with a clever and fun way to depart. Another escape charming game filled with puzzles and laced with soothing music.
If you're looking for a game that's sure to give you a challenge, yet is simple to learn, look no further. You must draw lines in such a way to get the two colored dots to touch. Puzzle your way through hundreds of levels one line at a time.
If you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to crash, and you're the only one on board this charging death sentence. It's up to you to solve the puzzles to restart the train's system before your time is up in this free indie point-and-click puzzle game.
You're guilty. They know you are, and nothing you can say will change their mind. The only question is how long you can hold out without contradicting yourself or dawdling in this fast-paced game of interrogation after a catastrophic event. The only question is... what are you guilty of?
Gyms are great places to be (unless there's a tabata drill in your future and a manic gleam in your trainer's eye), but in this escape game in the popular Aries Escape series, if you ever want to find a way out, you'll have to exercise your brain by solving a whole lot of puzzles and codes!
In this cute online visual novel puzzle game, you're just your average, mildly psychic high school student, and your friends have a whole bunch of problems they need you to solve, but you only have a lunch hour to do it. Can you get everything done when everyone keeps moving around as time passes?
In this surreal free indie adventure, a bunch of fishermen, believing they're following a "chosen one", have started a new underground society... and that's just the tip of the iceberg of strangeness. When two of these fishermen, who have never fished or even seen water, decide to climb to the surface, that's when things get really weird.
- • The West Quad
- • A Troll's Fairy Tale
- • How Now, Sea Cow?
This week on your Weekend Download... a young college student still mourning the loss of her sister finds herself in a surreal world where she must make an impossible choice. A troll who keeps pushing every would-be suitor away longs for true love. And a little girl with an aquatic bestie and a whole lot of lettuce.
Marcus has a secret. When her father dies, she assumes the identity of a young man and joins the army to find her brother, but quickly becomes embroiled in a war with catastrophic consequences where she can't stay in the background and keep silent. A massive indie visual novel adventure with five romantic options, a complex storyline, and rich characters that deserves to be played and talked about despite some issues with pacing and spreading itself thin.
Can you imagine what your life would have been like if your Uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in free indie point-and-click adventure Once Upon A Timeline can as his aunt is working on a time machine. He soon finds out it's not all fun and games, though there is a great deal less worrying about destroying the timeline. He and his Aunt are pretty lax about that.
- • Hero Simulator
- • The Utilizer
- • Joralemon
- • It Needs Care
This week on Link Dump Friday, an idle game where you have to take over your father's old job, a squishy new toy that's entirely dependent on you for survival, a strange combination of match-3 and shooting to fend off an alien invasion, and a chat with a friend who's into urban exploration that goes horribly wrong.
You're grounded, and when you're a child genius, being stuck in your room is the most boring thing you can imagine... until you get a visit from your future self, telling you that only you can save the city if you can cobble together a device from things laying around your room in this fun point-and-click puzzle game!
Also free in HD download for PC and Mac, Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another lovely rustic stroll in this hidden-object game where ten little gnomes are cunningly hidden throughout the calm black-and white streets, with no timer to get in the way.
Carmel Games' Crazy Dad is back, and he's got a bee in his bonnet again... but for good reason! He's just gotten a bill from city hall for the payphone outside his house, and wouldn't you know it? Setting things straight isn't simple in this quirky point-and-click game.