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.
Have you ever met a bear-person questing for color crystals to stabilize the whole of space and time? No? Then the odds are very good that bear-person is you! This indie puzzle platformer is available in your browser, or as a Pay What You Want (including free) indie download!
Down, down, down into the depths of the earth you have fallen. The landing was hard but your bones were able to withstand the impact and put themselves back together again. And seeing that is all you're made of, your only worry now is to find your way back up. You'll have to go deeper in this Metroidvania puzzle platform game to find the special powers that will help you flip, dive, and jump your way back to the top.
Llamas In Distress (AKA Vertigo: Gravity Llama 2) is a physics-platform game by Jindo where everyone's favorite form of camelid will be flipping all over the place to find his friends and stop the drama. As gravity-games go, Llamas In Distress isn't particularly unique, but its gameplay is fast and frenetic, with a genuine sense of bouncy fun permeating the whole experience.
Always looking for the lighthouse to give him peace, our little hero is distraught one night to find the peaceful wave of light is gone. Then the next night shares the same darkness. Not only is this a death sentence to the ships sailing at night but the one who is supposed to keep the lighthouse running is his beloved grandfather. Sailing out to the island our hero finds two things, his grandfather's hat and a deep hole in the ground which he promptly falls into. When your head is bigger than your body and more round than a bowling ball there's more use to it than just making you look adorable and soon our hero is rolling around trying to find what is Beneath the Lighthouse, a free action/avoidance game for Android and iOS from Nitrome.
Your daughter has been infected. The only possible cure is in the future. So there you will go... RETSNOM is a puzzle-platform game by SOMI that has you reversing the world around you in order to move forward. An engaging story and a unique brand of mirror-based puzzles will reward players who still through the initial steep learning curve.
Dust awakens, completely amnesiac, only to find himself being hailed by a talking sword that claims to have been summoned by him. And the sword's diminutive, sassy guardian who is none too happy about being dragged into Dust's quest for identity. But in Humble Hearts' stunning indie action RPG adventure, Metroidvania gameplay combine with memorable characters and fast-paced combat to deliver a gripping story of love, hate, friendship, and forgiveness.
In this fast-paced arcade indie platformer, also available for iOS and soon for Android, you're falling down a well filled with all manner of strange creatures and treasure. Your only weapon? A pair of gunboots, of course. Downwell marries simple to pick up mechanics with hard to master gameplay for an addictive experience filled with power-ups, upgrades, unlockables, and more. What's at the bottom?
Get by with a little help from your friends... or yourself, anyway, in this dark puzzle platformer by The Shpufa. Use a cloning gun to make expendable buddies to trigger traps and press switches for you as you traverse an abandoned facility. It's harmless... right?
When a bunch of babies are bunny-napped to open an evil portal, our bearded hero springs into action in this simple but challenging platformer where an army of the undead needs to be dodged and blasted with split-second timing across different stages with different weapons.
The kingdom of Oukoku lives in the shadow of the dastardly (and spicy) General Tso. The legends foretold of a tiny knight that would one day be the salvation of the land. Are you that knight? Are you that tiny? Well, you'd better be, because you're the only hope we have. Super Chibi Knight is an platform-RPG-adventure hybrid by the PestoForce teamof Nick (age 33) and Bella (age 8). It's joyful hack-and-slash fun, though with a couple odd spikes difficulty-wise.
Finding yourself dead is a real downer. But when a mysterious voice informs you you can receive life once again as long as you do what he says will you think twice about your actions? Find out in this creepy free indie puzzle platformer, also available as a download!
Gamers love gold, right? And they love getting perfect ratings, also right? In Keybol's challenging platformer, every level is almost absurdly easy, unless you're aiming to get the three shiny gold coins in each stage. Subtle? Not really. Tricky? That's another matter entirely.
Kichu thinks he's ready for anything life throws at him, but in this cute pixel puzzle platformer from Prasan Games, success isn't just about moving forward. It's about watching to see how the world changes and reacts to you in order to get by!
Life is a struggle. Death is a struggle. And the biggest struggle of all happens within the mind of a man caught In Between. An indie physics puzzler by gentlymad and Head Up Games, In Between is a beautiful, contemplative, and quite challenging work that faces a deep topic in and engaging and entertaining way. If you don't mind a little pixel-precision in the gameplay, you'll be in for quite the emotional journey.
One morning, Spider the Fox woke up to discover that the giant tree in the middle of the floating island in which she and her family live had dropped a seed! A seed that could be used to grow a brand new sky-island! Now Spider's leaving the nest and setting out on a journey to collect the things she'll need to make her very own home in the sky. Run, jump, and plant dozens of vines, explore the world, and help Spider find her way in the wide, whimsical blue yonder!
A young boy discovers a sword that can save his dying world... too bad everyone else wants it too in this action-packed, sword-swinging platformer from Eyesteam. With simple to master combat and levels with secrets to explore, Call of Sword looks great and is casual good fun too.
The popular gravity-switching runner is back, as you see how long you can run on a twisting, turning, upside-down-ing track while inverting gravity to avoid obstacles. While the gameplay doesn't really offer much new, upgraded visuals makes it look and play a lot more smoothly.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!
WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.
What do you do when your best bot buddy is bot-napped and you're programmed to explode if you break even a single rule? You proceed very carefully in this quirky puzzle platformer from Arctic Arcade!
What do you do if you're a frog who can't jump? Well, in this simple but satisfying retro puzzle platformer from Pixelulsar, you need to fall, climb, push, and unlock to make your way to the exit in each of the game's dozen levels.
Though on the short side, this puzzle platformer about a pair of heroes who need to work together to navigate areas and find treasure is cute and clever, if not exactly filled with variety, but be warned... it doesn't save your progress!
The world was being invaded for years by creatures from a far off land. These monstrosities grew in number, but yet the humans turned a blind eye to their existence. So a new hero arose to protect its homeland. This squirrel may be small and adorably fluffy, but it is our last hope, in this cute, action-packed platform shooter.
You're an AI trapped within a computerized obstacle course constructed by a malevolent programmer. This developer's meanest trick? You can only double jump within glowing spheres of light! Make it through the dangerous obstacle courses by moving from light ball to light ball, carefully spending your jumps and dodging all kinds of spikes!
You wake with a headache, remembering only a smiling girl, but it quickly becomes apparent that something is seriously wrong in this freaky retro action adventure that's worth playing despite a lack of polish.
How far would you go for a friend? Would you brave fire? Moving platforms? Fans? Giant beasts? Would you rewind time itself? This simple yet intriguing little puzzle platformer will have you raiding dangerous caves for an artifact, then trying to keep up with YOURSELF on the way back out!
Blob's ship is powered by stars, so you'll need to explore an alien plant filled with guillotines, bouncy mushrooms, heavy traffic, and much more if you want to find all 100 stars on each level and help Blob blast off!
You're a miner in a box, platforming your way across each flat surface in pursuit of tiny treasure. Use the arrow keys to move and press A to push at the edge of your box, tilting the whole 3D structure over and rearranging the level! An addictive new puzzle platforming experience.
This action platform game created for Ludum Dare and still being developed has you running and jumping your way to freedom while also bending the laws of physics to make bullets do your bidding. Move with the [WASD] keys and use the mouse to slow down time, allowing you to highlight bullets and alter their trajectories to destroy enemy turrets or solve puzzles
A deliriously funny and challenging action platform game. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to run and jump through an increasingly challenging room full of bombs, lasers, spikes, and a daft robot overlord bent on watching you fail. Don't give up!
When your sister, Bubble, falls ill it is up to you to go seek out the only cure that is lost in a deep mine. With your trusty slingshot and mysterious glowing spectrite stones you'll have to venture into the depths to find the cure in this puzzle platformer originally made for StencylJam2015.
Crayons are good for more than just doodling in this adorable but short platformer. Once you pick some up, they can be thrown to create steps to help you scale walls. Just watch out for charging pigs and other dangers!
Down is Up, except when down is down of course. And left can be right, but only when it's not left. Confused? Don't be. Things are rather simple in this gravity puzzle platformer where the levels wrap around you in unexpected ways.
Your boxy friends have been abducted again, so it's up to you and the remainder of your helpful pals to rescue them. You may not be able to jump in this puzzle platformer, but that doesn't mean your friends can't give you a literal pick-me-up!
It's good to be bad in this quirky puzzle platformer hybrid by Keybol, where you'll need to use different ideas to knock off the player character each different level by playing as a lowly goon!
Poor Pajama Boy. When he returns home after a peaceful night of camping, he finds that his city has been taken over by robots! They've turned the once peaceful metropolis into an ever-changing iron landscape and imprisoned the humans! Now Pajama Boy must rescue them, all the while braving levels that morph and warp based on the whims of their robotic masters! Run, jump, slide, wall kick, and find the gold keys that will set your human friends free. But the level beneath you is constantly changing, so keep on your toes!
In this dark and dreary maze, as a lone little girl, you have only one goal... to make it to the top however you can, but doing so with more than one life for the alternate ending is easier said than done in this eerie high-difficulty platformer from Rose Engine.
Harmony, aesthetics, surreal mythic wonder and co-operative online gameplay flourish in this original indie multiplayer platformer about restoring the natural balance of the spirit of the world. Currently available in Early Access, work with other players and discover the secrets of an evolving world.
The brothers are back at it, but this time instead of busting OUT of prison, they're busting in to rescue dear old dad! Help them work together to dodge lasers, turrets, guards and more in this puzzle platformer that ups the complexity of the original.
You have eight bricks. That's it, that's all. Just eight. And with these eight bricks at least one must make the daring climb up and out to the surface and to the world that awaits you there in this fast-paced challenging platformer.
Greenie 2 is no-frills, retro-ish puzzle platforming as you help our hero shift blocks and avoid enemies. Just make sure you collect all three stars in each level to open the door!
Mr Jump is the latest in the popular trend of brutally difficult action games for iOS, and even a single misstep or mistimed jump will force you to restart the level. But with different, fiendishly designed stages to unlock and even new mechanics as well as reasonable and very few in-app purchases, Mr Jump is a fun, challenging, solid addition to the genre.
You're an alien tasked with traversing a temple full of traps and robots. Transform into alternate forms, such as a wall-climbing blue ball or a chubby orange block-destroyer, to survive the temple and make your way to safety.
The bunny, mouse, and elephant are back, and they're still trapped in the same body thanks to a meddling witch! Help them solve platforming puzzles and evade goblins in this cute game, though the floaty controls will make you wish it had more polish to go with its charm.
Papa Louie can't catch a break... his cruise ship has been attacked by frosty enemies who have sucked him and all his customers into another dimension! It's up to you to save the day, and with 28 unlockable characters and tons of challenges, you'll be at this polished platformer for quite some time.
One little rabbit wants nothing to do with carrots... in fact, in this morbidly funny stealthy puzzle platformer, all he wants is a taste of the OTHER white meat. Help him sneak past his disapproving bunny friends, avoid carrots, and more on his way to chow down.and some
Expect the unexpected and all the weirdness you can handle in Mibibli's Quest. When you're not shooting your way to face off against the evil Crocobili, you're dancing to avoid getting shot or talking with satanic cultist. It's just a day in the life of Mibibli.
A relaxing, ambient and minimalist puzzle game. You move your bouncing blue box left and right with the arrows, deleting every box you land on as you go. Some boxes require more than one bounce so prepare to do some mental gymnastics as you try to delete each one.
Sometimes it's not so bad to rely only on yourself. Especially when there are multiple versions of you lying around, and they can freeze in space in time to become useful platforms and stepping-stones for you to get around on. Help one man... er, men... escape from the dark place he... er, they have become trapped in. Never has the phrase "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" been so literal as it is in this thematic puzzle-platformer.
Running around an apocalyptic landscape your only goal in mind is those flickering doors. Pitfalls dot the land ahead of you and the only other living things only seek your death. Can you find your way to your mysterious goal?
What do cats dream of when they sleep? According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
Tiny vampire, meet tiny vampire hunter! In this creepy Metroidvania adventure, explore a dark and spooky castle for new skills, secret passages, and power-up hearts, in order to take down its dangerous overlord. The twist? Although it make be huge to our hero, this entire castle fits on a single screen! But just because you can see everywhere you need to go doesn't mean this adventure will be easy, and the local monsters would still love to make a meal out of you. Maybe size really DOESN'T matter...
A wizard sets out one dark night to lay to rest all the monsters and undead lurking across the land in this short and simple but very sweet classic action adventure also free for iOS and Android. Though it may not prove much of a challenge, its pitch-perfect retro feel will appeal to any nostalgic gamer.
Burt is testing out a new drug for a medical study. With a new onset of reality changing symptoms he must cross a landscape covered with spikes and pits to get back to the doctor, who gives him more pills and the cycle continues with a new mind bending twist.
Aliens have landed in Mexico, and they've transformed an entire city into a retro video game! It's up to a band of plucky geeks with gaming know-how to drive out the extraterrestrials and save their town. This shooter takes inspiration from classic games like Contra, so you'll be running and gunning through platforming stages as you shoot down your alien foes. But did we mention your weapons are things like corn chips and ham?
This platform game boasts fun physics, deceptive puzzles, and a grinning cubic protagonist who can split into smaller chunks to accomplish his goals. Optimism is infectious, isn't it?
In this follow up to the popular and perplexing puzzle platformers, guide two little children through a mind-bending, topsy-turvy landscape, where the biggest challenge isn't just figuring out where you are, it's figuring out which end is up!
If the level isn't working out for you, just break it apart and mix it around in this cute puzzle platformer from Bombocracker that may remind you a little of Continuity. Hit switches to power doors or remove hazards, and line up a pathway to freedom!
Need a new rage fix? Switch is what you need for all your high difficulty, platform, puzzle game needs. Help the little bot get to the exit, by switching the light in his head to activate or deactivate his surroundings.
One little vampire still wants to see the sun, more than anything else in the world. And he's willing to brave an entirely new spooky castle in search of the secret that will let him do it! He can still turn into a bat to fly around dangerous stakes, knives, and other obstacles, but this time he'll also be lifting crates and solving a bevy of puzzles. After putting both his reflexes and his brain to work, surely he'll find that day-walking potion this time... Right?
All of the fairies in the blocky nature park have been kidnapped! Now it's up to the park's awesome, awesome ranger to get them back. Why is this ranger so awesome? Because the entire world revolves around them! While you can normally move left and right, you can flip your world to change what directions "left" and "right" are, and explore new dimensions. Run and jump through three dimensions, and get all the fairies back to your spaceship!
Steve Warman and a team of students makes us look at the world from different angles in Perspective!, a puzzle platformer that'll have you shifting from two dimensions to three and back again. While the music and visuals show that the team are programmers more than artists, Perspective! uses what could have been merely a showy gimmick to its full potential, and the result is a fun and challenging visual-spatial experience.
Carl is stuck in his undead form but with a little help from that wonderful genius Tesla, he may have a chance to be born again. But dangers await our little zombie in this puzzle platformer. Make sure to use your head. Literally.
Find your way through amaze-like cube in this interesting puzzle game. Place boxes to create platforms to navigate each face of the cube, changing the orientation of it as you go, until you reach the exit. Beware fireballs and falling statues on your way!
Also available for iOS and Android, Nitrome's retro platformer has plenty of action as classic heroes have been abducted and it's up to you to unlock them all through randomized sets of levels.
Tentacled aliens are attacking your ship! Nothing to do but make your way past them to save yourself in this retro puzzle platformer. Travel the length of your ship utilizing gravity (or lack thereof) to dodge tentacles, lasers, and more to escape your attackers.
A beautiful, 3D experimental puzzle game that has you moving your little avatar around collecting followers and controlling them as a crowd. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to guide your little mob past traps and over obstacles, toying with some cool physics along the way.
Slimey's going on a quest... across a single screen! That may not sound like a very perilous journey, but every time Slimey pushes a button, new hazards and platforms get added to the landscape around him! Squash enemies and avoid spikes to find the button in each version of the level! He may not have far to go, but he'll have a lot to do in this puzzle-platforming Ludum Dare entry.
Dip your toes in this cozy ambient platformer and adjust the temperature to your liking to activate and reach the exits. Use special hot and cold abilities available in water to master each of its 30 beautiful and imaginative levels.
You're a unicyclist tasked with performing death defying stunts for an eager crowd. You've got to roll and leap from tightrope to tightrope, avoiding spikes, flames and even cannonballs along the way. Another great hit from Ludum Dare!
Work with your crew to take down time anomalies through king-of-the-hill battles, capture the flag games and the good old fashioned shoot 'em up death match. Epic Time Pirates is a quirky, fast-paced arena shooter from Jay Armstrong!
Blast your way through a whole new pack of levels for The Podge's popular mission-based squad shooter series! With things to explode and destructible environments, you can play it as sneaky or as massively destructive as you like... just save the civillians!
Aliens are back and it's up to you and your rag tag team to get out there and stomp those monsters into goo. Run, jump and shoot your way through fifteen arenas of alien on human combat, then make use of a staggering amount of upgrades.
In Elliot Quest, the retro adventure platform game by Ansimuz Games, you can't die. Well, you can, but you always wake up at the last glowing rock thing you passed. Which is kind of weird when you think about it, and you need some answers. It's an enjoyable 8-bit throwback that doesn't pause the action to engage in any handholding. Elliot Quest will probably make you feel lost, but offers enough cool things to find to make it all worth while.
In this puzzle platformer, the main character struggles with uncontrollable mood swings represented by mirrored worlds on each level. While some may find the implication of abuse too much to get past, Mercurial Story is still obviously intended to provide an optimistic look if you can survive to the end.
Fancy's back and fancier than ever! Run, jump and slide through the wacky cartoon landscape of the first entry in the classic series, now with hidden secrets, unlockable outfits, time trials, weird humor, and the kind of laid back thrills that only fancy platforming can provide.
Chompy, the star of the puzzle platformer by Wolve, is a crocodile who loves eating, coins, and eating coins. While the tutorial levels give the game a slow start, it is a game that will win you over with its sense of joy and a level of shine to the mechanics that distinguishes it from similar works.
Like its predecessor, Onomastica 2, the puzzle platformer/interactive art piece by mif2000, takes place in a world where words and objects are interchangeable. And also, like the original, it is whimsical, clever, and over way too quickly. Still, it's such a fun little art deco world to play around in, that players who like minding their words won't mind too much.
Kiwi 64 by Siactro, a Unity action platform game inspired by those "collect everything in sight" games of yore. You play as a cute little kiwi bird, trying to find five magical lamps and topple the reign of the evil king melon. As a love letter and nostalgia trip, Kiwi 64 delivers, even if it isn't developed enough to convert those not already fans of the games it pays tribute to.
Any spelunker with a few bombs can take a journey to the center of the earth, but can you Puzzle to the Center of the Earth? In this app that blends match-3 puzzling with platforming, you've got to dig to the bottom of each level, but your path won't always be straight down! You'll need to avoid explosions, traps, and enemies as you carefully carve a strategic path through a ton of colored rocks on your expedition.
Land of Enki 2 is a retro-style action-platform game by VoidForce where players will travel to an engaging fantasy world, discover fascinating creatures, then slice them in half. Its look and mechanics are reminiscent of a mid-90s DOS platformer and sequence of short, simple levels are perfect for people looking for a game high on atmosphere but low on challenge (apart from the frustrating ladder-jumping).
In Rampage Rex, a puzzle platformer by Eric Bernier and Izzy Aminov you'll be guiding a very hungry dino as he spends an afternoon taking in a little culture, literally! Despite somewhat incompatible visuals and sounds, Rampage Rex offers breezily fun stealth gameplay for players both young and fossilized.
Getting your hands dirty is always more fun when you've got a friend along! This brightly-colored band of miners needs your help to collect the jewels that match their colors and explore the depths of their mines. Play this puzzle-platformer solo as an exercise in coordination, or bring along a friend to help you for co-op puzzle-solving fun!
Use physics, an elaborate supply of unique pieces, and your own ingenuity to guide the orb to the exit. It's like golf, if only golf involved high-intensity lasers and gravity orbs.
Nitrome takes your classic undead platforming shooter and makes it turn-based in a tricky, clever game that sees you staking your way through legions of monsters on your way to take down Dracula.
Hours of action RPG goodness can be found in this deceptively simple browser game that's bursting with gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack to match. Your village is abducted by a mysterious spaceship, leaving you to fight your way through dozens of fascinating locations across a deep and detailed world.