In this simple interactive narrative created for the Global Game Jam 2016, you find yourself fiddling with a phone, trying to figure out not only who it belonged to, but where they've gone. A few clever codes and puzzles serve to help you unlock new information as you dig through a life some may find hits too close to home.
Chocolala Studios serves up a short and sweet escape game that traps you in a trendy chocolate shop. A handful of puzzles with some clever clues that might need a second look makes for a game that doesn't overstay its welcome.
Running a kingdom isn't as complicated as you think in this super cute and super simple sim made in just three days... all you have to do as the king is say yes or no to the decisions presented by your subjects. With 37 different characters and over 150 decisions, can you raise your population to greatness?
After a space anomaly you, Captain Welmu for the Spacefleet, end up on the far side of the galaxy all alone with only your A.I unit to keep you company. On your way to returning home you run into a weak signal for help coming from a planet called Hox. Decided to appease your curiosity you go down to see if you can help, only, of course, to end up getting into your own predicament in this free online demo for a larger planned point-and-click adventure.
These little friends are inseparable. They literally light up each other's world. But when their plane of existences holds some precarious situations they have to use each other to make it through together. Literally as both of them have major faults that only the other can make up for.
Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.
Boy finds sword. Boy stabs monster with sword. Boy rescues girl. Boy and girl go out for coffee or something. But what if things happen in the wrong order? Find out in Tiled Quest, an HTML5 sliding block puzzle game developed by Team Doa Ibu for the Indonesian Indie Game Festival. With it's nice mix of iconographic pixel and hand-drawn artwork and simple, intuitive gameplay, Tiled Quest is a charming little time-waster that can be immediately jumped into.
Ninjadoodle wants you to light things up with this cute HTML5 puzzle game, where the goal is to make the lightbulb turn on, but though they may look similar, each stage will have you go about it in a different sneaky way.
no1game celebrates an entire decade of wonderful free online escape games... by locking you up inside a room with a coffin, a punching bag, some, ahem, risky reading material, and other assorted strangeness!
Classic Magical Girl style tropes meet themes of modern religion in this indie visual novel, as a trio of kids at the Summer Scouts slog through bullies, boring campfire singalongs, bugs, and the fear that maybe who they really are deep inside is wrong... and everyone knows it. Surreal, scary, and close to home, We Know the Devil is about "being weird and queer and wrong and hoping against hope no one will find out when the actual, literal devil comes for you."
It's just a few minutes long, but this lovely piece of interactive art from In Between Games made in three days for Ludum Dare tells a story of man versus nature that we've seen repeated over and over throughout natural history.
Think Cinderella is all about frilly dresses and happily ever afters? Think again. Special Agent Cinder has been tasked by her godmother to infiltrate the Royal Ball and steal the military plans before the clock strikes twelve in this interactive comic. There are two different endings and lots of options... can you pull off the heist?
When you're an employee at no1game's EM Land, you catch your breaks when you can, but when you find yourself trapped in the locker room, you'll need to hunt high and low, as well as solve a few confounding conundrums, in order to escape!
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.
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.
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.
You've decided to try out the new sushi joint in this cute, short escape game from no1game, but before you can leave, you're going to have to find ten little green men... and fill yourself to bursting, too!
This is not a game. You won't find yourself playing a cleverly done point and click puzzler that will leave you chuckling and wishing more games were as innovated as this game. But it's not, because There Is No Game. (Especially not one made for the Deception Jam by Kamizoto!)
Short and bittersweet, this escape game from no1game has you racing to stop a wedding... but will you pull it off? Hunt around to find your ten little green men and find out, but the outcome might not be what you were expecting!
This newly opened local aquarium promises that there's a treasure waiting for anyone who can find all ten "green pieces" hidden throughout! Sounds like a job for an escape fan, wouldn't you say?
A bullet train ride to a new temple strands you with a bunch of tourists and shops. Can you find the ten little green men you need to in order to escape from this snack-sized game by no1game?
It's time to renew your driver's license, but when you arrive at the office, you're locked in! Fill out the paperwork and then find a way to escape in this quirky game from no1game... and find the ten little green men too, of course!
The princess has gone missing, and since you were supposed to be watching her, you're sort of sweating bullets! Search the manor and solve puzzles in this cute escape game from no1game.
It's a night like any other... except when you wake up, you're outside your own body! Escape from this bizarre predicament by solving puzzles and tracking down no1game's ten little green men, as you would with any psychic crisis.
You've been over half the park and you still haven't found your mom's pendant, which you weren't even supposed to be wearing to begin with! You'll need to keep looking and solve a few odd puzzles (as well as find ten little green men) if you don't want to get in trouble in part two of no1game's point-and-click puzzle title!
In this first installment of a retro point-and-click adventure, Doris is shuffling her way through the afterlife in search of her husband, but other beings have a use for her... !
You only wanted to wear your mom's necklace for a little while to show it off, but now you've lost it at the park! Can you find both it and the ten iconic little green men in this cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game?
The prince's noble steed has heard that the prince managed to escape his handlers, and now the horse wants you to help him do the same so they can go on an adventure together in this short but sweet escape game from no1game.
Once you've found your way onto this train packed to the gills, will you be able to find your way out, AND all ten little green men in this latest cute and funny escape game from no1game?
It's just your average day at a baseball game until the pitcher goes missing! Track down all ten little green men and solve a few sneaky puzzles to bring him back in this short and silly title from no1game.
Even if your bathroom breaks don't typically end in needing to track down ten little green men and solve several puzzles in order to escape, don't you think you should play this game by no1game anyway... you know, just so you're prepared?
This little boy and his mother want to go see the cherry blossoms, but before they can, he'll need to find everything for a good (and tidy!) picnic in their small apartment in this cute point-and-click puzzle game.
It's cold outside in this latest escape/puzzle game from no1games, and your mother wants you to clear the snow away and find a way to get the heater working before she gets home... which naturally entails finding ten little green men too!
no1game's latest escape game has a very simple setup... you're in a convenience store, and you can't get out, so track down the ten familiar little green men to help show you the way! Short and very silly, this one is on the light and easy side, suitable for a pit stop of your own.
In this latest point-and-click puzzle game from no1game, one little girl's mother thinks she's big enough to do the laundry all by herself, and she's written down a list of all the items to find and what she needs to do with them. You'll need to search the house for the clothes, which is easier said than done with puzzles and codes in your way, and then follow the rest of the instructions!
Martin Kool returns with another addictive minimalist puzzler! In this companion to addictive hit 0h h1, figure out how many blue dots are on the field by using the numbers others display when they "see" other blue dots in their row or column, but remember... red dots block their view!
What better way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day than by making them a special box of chocolates? But the little girl in this extra cute point-and-click puzzle game from no1game could use some help finding everything she needs on her list!
In this cute, short escape game from no1game, you're a prince who's sick of having someone follow you around all the time and never getting a moment to yourself. Find a way out of your room to evade your bodyguards and enjoy some "you" time!
Let there be light! Figuring out how to make that happen is harder than it seems in this ridiculously adorable new point-and-click puzzle game from Ninjadoodle that has you figuring out how to illuminate a sad little light bulb across different levels.
Billed as a "playable post", Nicky Case and Vi Hart use a series of simple puzzle games to illustrate how small biases can have a big impact as they talk about segregation and diversity thoughtfully and intelligently without ever pointing any fingers.
Available in your browser or free for iOS and Android, Martin Kool serves up a simple and simply lovely little puzzle game for fans of logic, smart gameplay, and beautiful, clean design.
Chain-reaction action gets oh-so-adowwable in this simple-yet-sweet arcade game. You have one click with which to explode as many of the cute, boxlike Chisai as possible. Luckily, they have a whole range of crazy abilities to help you along! Launch spikes, arrows, snowstorms, dynamite and more as you set off chains of Chisai, and watch the sparks fly!
Tomorrow and Yesterday, an HTML5 simple idea puzzler by Firecaster, combines a simple and elegant presentation with clever and challenging time travel puzzles, making it a great time both at home or on the go.
Kevin's a wizard without a face, but that last part is sort of a surprise to him when he wakes up one morning and looks in the mirror. In this puzzle game, Kevin will pursue the thief across deadly stages filled with enemies he'll have to defeat using symbol-based spells he'll unlock as he goes.
Though some people may find it hard to watch at times, this short interactive visual novel/story takes place over one night in 2010, as the narrator's boyfriend urges him to come out to his parents. Make your choices, but do so carefully, since everyone remembers everything you say.
Get crafty with this intriguing blend of match-3 game and alchemy puzzle. Drop crafting items like thread and cloth two at a time into the playing field. When three things combine, they become a bigger, better item! Keep matching and combining items until you're rockin' the most fashionable wardrobe of all!
In this clever HTML5 tower defense game, your turrets can be programmed with AI using IF/THEN conditions that allows you to tweak your strategy to handle seemingly overwhelming odds. Program your rockets to only target slow, heavy enemies, or your lasers to pick off the fastest fliers.
Freedom! Rescued from your cell by a somewhat unmotivated guardian angel, it's up to you to release the rest of your friends in this utterly surreal, cute-and-cuddly chibi platformer.
Ninjadoodle serves up some stylish yet simple puzzling in this sleek little game that asks you to figure out how to assemble the shuriken presented in each stage. Each level presents a different twist and mechanic, making it a solid little snack to prep your brain for the day.
Dive through earth and air in The Sun and Moon, a challenging platformer with an original concept and a beautiful, simplistic aesthetic. Fight conflicting gravities to collect all three Shinies and reach the exit in each level!
Gotta reprogram 'em all! '80s cyberpunk meets addictive turn-based RPG battling as you play a digital assassin able to capture and reprogram enemy defenses to use for your own devices.
Since there's never been a bandwagon Tricky hasn't jumped on, he presents to you JayIs2048, a tribute to UsVsTh3m's Make Your Own 2048 generator, a tribute to Gabriele Cirulli's MIT-licensed 2048, a tribute to 1024 by Veewo Studio, a tribute to Threes by Asher Vollmer, which, of course was a tribute to the postulate that small stuff can be combined bigger stuff. There's a whole lot of tributin' going on, is what we're saying.
Typically when dealing with monsters, you've got to duke it out, but what happens when you literally can't? Created for the Procedural Death Jam and playable in beta, this dungeon-crawling roguelike drops you into deadly procedurally generated environments where you need to use your wits to bait, lure, and sneak by the things waiting to tear you limb from limb.
Sokoban puzzles can be pretty hard, but what if the program was actively working to make it harder for you? In nabokOS.exe, a reverse take on the classic puzzle, you've got to pull a bunch of sticky boxes into place, scraping them off of you as you go. This Puzzlescript game made in 24 hours is short, but packs a lot of challenge into each tricky level.
Duuuude. Have you ever really looked at your hands? Or dismantled them, added in a scanner, blowtorch and transmitter, and put them back together? That's just what you'll be doing for your clients in this Papers Please-inspired cyberpunk time management game by talented musician and game developer Rezoner of QbQbQb fame.
Taking over phones and browsers in just a few weeks, this fiendishly addictive puzzle game has just one goal... get to 2048 by swiping and combining numbered tiles until they add up. But it's harder than it seems, and players looking for simple, casual puzzling will quickly find themselves saying "just one more round", though it bears more than a passing resemblance to Threes!
Lovers of simple and smart puzzle design should look no further than this strangely charming turn-based puzzle game that has you navigating rooms filled with deadly... uh... whatever those are that will charge you whenever you enter their line of sight.
Now available as an expanded demo, Nutcase Nightmare's "anti-stealth" puzzler imagines a future where EVERYTHING is public... or else. Use security eyes to make sure you're always under surveillance, since only bad people would ever want otherwise, and guide runaway Poppy on a journey of discovery and darts. Lots of painful darts.
Number Connect, the HTML5 puzzle game by Jaime TreSensa, looks a lot and plays a lot like Numberlink. Because it essentially is. And that's fine! A smaller play-screen might be nice, but with 100 free puzzles just full of numbers waiting for a connection, it's a fine implementation of the conept
Your friend is trapped and needs your help. What do you do? Using [arrows] to move, push around some blocks—stack blocks two-deep in the water to form a bridge and cross over to be by your friend's side. Initially this is easy but soon the puzzles are more elaborate as you negotiate around trees and rocks and other landscape limitations in this cute and clever block sliding puzzlescript game by Hayden Scott-Baron.
Use your mad lawn mowing skills in this fun little puzzle game. Cut all the grass, but don't let any clippings get into the pools. Clippings will always shoot out to the right of the mower, so choose your path carefully, use goats to your advantage, and get ready to hit the undo button a lot as you puzzle your way through each level.
What is it with gems and their desire to align in groups of three or more? In Aaron Steed's Drop Swap, you walk around the grid of gems, swapping places with every gem you encounter. Lining up three in a row clears them from the grid, but you've only got so many moves to make the necessary connections. Even though there's only five levels in this Puzzlescript-constructed game, there's plenty of replayability in the challenges provided.
backstabber is a Sokoban-esque puzzle game developed by Dennis Ranke for MiniLD. Play the nameless protagonist as he moves square-by-square to stab each of the other people in the levels. With PuzzleScript pixel-y goodness and a quirky attitude to offset the grim nature of the theme, backstabber is a game that will have you scratching your head with a smile to the very end.
Holed up in the subway system, you must fight off the zombies until a cure can be found. This strategy game will have you running from one station to the next, picking up items and survivors, while fending off the rabid hordes. Can you survive long enough to research a cure?
When you're related to the King of All Cosmos, you might expect some preferential treatment, but acting out (even accidentally) still lands you in detention in this bizarre visual novel dating simulation chock full of strange characters from Namco Bandai and Homestock! With six free characters to interact with and twelve more available via microtransaction if you wish, it's funny, clever, and unexpectedly touching.
Inspired by Candy Box!, gamehelp16's oddball clicktoy starts out slow as you toil in a factory producing gold bars, but make enough (and please your boss) and you'll discover there's an entire world of secrets, surprises, challenges and puzzles out there to uncover!
There are 7.1 billion Christmas presents that need wrapping, and the only one who can do it is... you! In this Cookie Clicker-esque Christmas webtoy, make and wrap presents, hire elves, and expand your facility to make sure Christmas comes to everyone!
Signal is a Sokoban-esque puzzle game where figuring out what's going on is part of the fun. Your ultimate goal is to cover the targets with certain blocks, but the way blocks behave when you push them might surprise you. Take a moment and observe your surroundings when trying to decrypt the signals in this veritable brain-scratcher.
If you've ever stepped through a magic portal and instantly became twice your size, you might know what it's like playing Guilherme Töws' Dang I'm Big, a Sokoban-style puzzler where becoming huge lets you push giant blocks around the map, but staying small lets you pass through tight crevasses. The eight levels in this short challenge require you to plan your moves out carefully, since it doesn't take much to block your own path to the targets. You might also want to set up a queue line and charge admission to that portal, but that's irrelevant.
You control a witch named Undra, who is woken up in the middle of the night by her mushroom messenger crying out an alert, and sets out to investigate. She is later joined by Kijo Itar, a runaway orc with an unpleasant past, and together they make it their mission to bring whatever ancient evil has awakened to an end. A Boney Night bills itself as a callback to the golden age of adventure gaming, when the likes of Guybrush Threepwood and Roger Wilco were stuffing their bafflingly deep pockets with inventory items and using them in all kinds of crazy ways, and with the creative yet logical puzzles, occasional spots of humor, and general retro charm, this game definitely delivers.
The latest in the increasingly popular genre of Cookie Clicker-esque "idle" games, this webtoy tasks you with amassing a party of legendary Norse heroes as you unlock more locations, items, and characters. Though light on depth and player interaction, it's an interesting twist on the genre, and one that holds a lot of potential.
Everybody likes cake, even monsters. And when they're cute pixellised monsters, you feel obliged to help them get cake. In this lovely puzzler, your task is to get each monster to eat the cake with the same colour. But colours can mix, and cakes can hide behind each other, and soon enough you have a nice little conundrum that will put your skills to the test.
It's just seven short levels, but this prototype is both chilling and clever. In a world where someone is always watching, you have to navigate a series of dark mazes without ever getting out of sight of an omnipresent camera or face the consequences.
Purple Bard and Orange Druid join the party in Heroes of Sokoban III! These box-charming, wall-transforming members make for some clever puzzles and creative complications, though newbies should probably get up to speed with prior installments first.
The hunt for doors continues with Heroes of Sokoban II: Monsters! In this expansion to the Sokoban-esque puzzle game, you not only have to deal with the warrior, the thief, the wizard, and their quirky personalities, but you've also got to defeat goblins and dragons. But lo, a mystical priest has also come to join the adventure. With an extra fellow on deck, can you find your way to the exits?
A warrior, a thief, and a wizard walk into a bar. The warrior pushed his way through the door, while the thief pulled the door open, and the wizard somehow switched places with the door. (The wizard's a bit weird.) In Heroes of Sokoban by Jonah Ostroff, you've got to control all three adventurers and their quirky personalities to navigate Sokoban-style puzzles. While you're at it, check out PuzzleScript, the new puzzle game engine developed by Stephen Lavelle that can help you make your own games!
Jeff has a job just like anyone else, but unlike you or me, his job includes rolling into the paranormal and sorting things out. In this short interactive tale, he finds himself called in with the rest of his team late one night to fix a problem... only it might not be fixable. A charming mix of freaky and funny, Catachresis is begging for a bigger, bolder sequel.
Broken Picture Telephone is back! Using a free account, play with other people online as you attempt to interpret their drawings and create your own from descriptions of others. The premise is simple. Someone writes out a phrase (essentially an idea for a drawing), and someone else has to draw it. Then someone else looks at that drawing and describes what they think is happening in it, and someone else uses that description to draw their picture... and so on... and so on... and so on! You won't know what the other submissions or original objective was until you're done.
It's finally time for your dream holiday in a serene fishing village. Of course, that's exactly when demon fish start floating our of the sea, thirsty for revenge. Just your luck. Before you call your travel agent to demand a refund, try to stay alive, save as many people as you can, find a boat and escape the fishing community island.
All you want is that delicious red apple, but since you can't jump, you'll have to settle for the next best thing... laying out a careful path of your own extruded torso to allow you to make your own paths and platforms. A simple yet very clever (and very difficult) HTML5 puzzler that doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, yet proves you don't need them if you have the brains to back yourself up.
Currently available in beta, Room Escape Maker is exactly what it says on the tin... a free online tool that allows you to make and share escape games, or play those created by others. Besides, it's a free way to help hone your ability to ensnare helpless people in locked rooms filled with diabolical mechanisms.
Wanna see a crazy experiment in game design? Experiment 12 is a collaborative game created by twelve developers, with each level building on the story set by the previous ones. You wake up in a testing chamber, but it's hard to tell where you'll be headed from there, as each level chapter introduces a new puzzle or platform element for you to tackle.
Where in the world are you? You'll need a little world knowledge and some deductive skills in this puzzle game that uses Google Maps to plop you into unknown territory you can explore to try to figure out your location, and then point to it on a map, for a challenging and addictive little game.
You've been abducted, but after hours of travel, you've taken your chance to escape. You need to figure out where you are and quickly. Pursued is an HTML5 puzzle game designed by Nemesis Games, powered by the Google Maps Street View engine. A unique, if sometimes slow-loading, experience, Pursued will take you on a glorious world tour.
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.
A "crowd-sourced" music video for Dutch band Light Light's new single, "Kilo", Do Not Touch is a unique piece of interactive art by Studio Moniker. In it, viewers are directed their cursors along with thousands of others who've come before them. It's a trippy look into the internet hive mind and, while only a game in the broadest of terms, definitely worth sharing.
Magnetized, by Rocky Hong, is a simple one-button HTML5 physics game of pushing, pulling, and sling-shotting a little blip around a screen. Featuring intuitive gameplay, and an atmospheric abstract presentation, Magnetized may require a bit too much precision for some, but has charms that many will be drawn to.
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.
No one has to die is an HTML5 visual novel by Stuart Madafiglio where sacrifice is the only way to get closer to solving the full mystery at hand. The turn-based puzzles that drive the plot feel a little perfunctory when compared to the twisty story, but fans of cerebral, complex stories should definitely give it several playthroughs.
Stack Overload is a mobile puzzle game from Bonus Level that feels like a cross between WarGames: WOPR and a memory game. It's your job to crash a series of increasingly complex programs by causing memory overloads one block at a time. This isn't as complicated as it sounds, as all you have to do is match pairs of tiles by turning them over one at a time. Overload the stack and you'll move on to the next level!
It's a super secret brand new room escape game! Made all special-like by the JIG Staff just for you, happy reader, here on April Fools' day. Also, hope you're in the mood for cupcakes, 'cause if you're not, you're about to be...
A False Saint, An Honest Rogue, and one very cold adventurer. Created by Jeremiah Reid for the Seven Day Roguelike (7DRL) competition, this unusual game mixes survival and roguelike elements in a strange and often confusing way. But that's why we like it! You're out in the cold, you're freezing, you're starving, and you have to survive. Sounds fairly ordinary until you factor in the fact that you're going a bit mad from the chill, and many things you think you see don't make much sense at all. There's just one thing on your mind: go west.
Adrift is a stylish logic puzzle game from Tack Mobile. It follows the gameplay outline of classic browser games such as Hyper Frame and 3D Logic II, eliminating the rotating cube in favor of a fixed isometric viewpoint, simple touch controls, and a sweet-as-candy visual presentation. Don't think that just because you only have three sides of a cube to worry about that things are going to be any easier to solve, however!
Moon Logic Enterprised has recovered several stone tablets from a tower just discovered on what was thought a lifeless planet. It's up to you, a professor of xenolinguistices, to translate the text and unlock alien mysteries, in Stranger Than Fiction by Stuart Madafiglio. A puzzle rumination on life, the universe, and everything, the game's cryptogram challenges are rather on the easy side, but overall it is a meditative, original, and quietly satisfying peak into another world.
This sub mission was a fiasco from the start, but if you could have said no to your Nazi commanders you wouldn't be spending December 1941 in the depths of the Atlantic. And there are... things out there. Subbania is a metroidvania-style action-adventure by ektomarch, where cosmic horrors lurk in the depths. Quite unsettling and atmospheric, if a little stingy on save points.
An HTML5 retro puzzle game in which golf plays in reverse as you put together the friendliest fairways possible. With puzzles that effectively mix programming and physics, FLOG captures the feel of an 8-bit classic that never was, and its high-but-not-frustrating challenge level is just par for the course.
A Man's Quest is an HTML5 action platformer by The Drunk Devs that hearkens to yesteryear, both in terms of its retro graphics and the bouncy spirit of childhood. Help Ty show up his rival Kevin by swiping his place as Chosen One and being the first to make it to the top of Ominous Power. A compressed burst of fun, if one with somewhat loose jump physics.
Magical Time Bean delivers a tower-defense game with a twist, as you play a wizard with the ability to summon the souls of warriors while searching a massive, ancient ruin full of danger. Summon and recall heroes to defend you while making use of their strengths and weaknesses against increasingly more powerful and varied monsters, visiting the Merchant to purchase upgrades. Challenging and surprisingly strategic, this is a clever, lengthy game that can keep you occupied for quite some time.
Alone in a library, you find a mysterious book that quite literally draws you in. You'll have to learn every lesson it contains if you ever want to be seen again. The Grimoire is an entry into our 10th Casual Gameplay Design Competition, with the theme of "Escape".