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.
It's dungeon delving, hands-off!... mostly! Your party moves, slays, and loots by themselves in this idle action game as they descend through randomly generated dungeons, but you can help them kill monsters and heal by clicking on them, equipping their treasure, and unlocking more places to hunt. Also free for Android and iOS!
A handful of tiles, and a cryptic pattern to lay them out in... that's the premise behind this simple but satisfying puzzle game, where each stage has its own unique pattern to decipher, and there are 40 increasingly tricky levels to solve.
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.
Chances are you've seen variations on this simple puzzle game before, where you slide pieces around a board to try to clear a path for one of them, but in David Tzur's version, you'll need to take into account that all the pieces move at once in the same direction until they run into something!
Aptly named puzzle game Stacko has you making stacks of colored disks to match the target shown each level. But things aren't as simple as just dropping these blocks on top of each other. Instead you must careful let them hop down and using their movements to stack each other.
Do you like cats? Do you wish you could take them everywhere? Now you can, in this simple, addictive sim, free for iOS and Android, where you place food and toys outside for cats to come and play with, and then take photos of them and buy more toys. Unlock all the rare cats and befriend them for special achievements!
All you need to do in this elegant minimalistic game from FRVR is drag the nodes around to untangle the mess of lines in the starry sky so that none of them overlap. It should be easy, but as the shapes rapidly get more complex with piles of lines, it becomes anything but!
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.
Make your score climb by gobbling down green dots while avoiding the green that spawn for each one you eat, but with different characters to unlock and faster, angrier enemies, this little arcade game is simple but addictive!
Created in just 48 hours for Ludum Dare, in this simple but addictive action game, you're leading an army of unstoppable killing machines... it's just too bad they're all zombies who don't take instruction very well.
Also for Android and iOS, this simple puzzle game will have you eased back and relaxing along until you realize your timer is ticking down. Speed is the name of this game. How far you can go depends on how quick you can focus, and how fast you can tap.
You've only got a few clicks to light all the hexagons up in this simple but stylish puzzle game by Kings Kollege, also free for Android. Click a tile to turn on all the adjacent ones, but watch out! In later levels, some tiles can only be manipulated a few times, or not at all.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
Gibton brings all their blocks to the yard, and they're like, "our match-3 puzzles are super cute and pleasant and thus as good as yours," because they're not rude and combative. Match rows of blocks to clear the screen in as few moves as possible in this follow-up to the original!
Love shonen manga? Then this idle incremental game is for you! Train and unlock new abilities as you battle monsters and bosses across the globe, all with a single click of your mouse. With nods and references to iconic titles like Dragon Ball all over the place, fans of the genre will get a lot of mileage out of its simple gameplay.
Also available for iOS, in this adorable arcade game from Neutronized, you play a wizard who can only defend yourself with stunning magical blasts when you fall off a ledge, and are otherwise forced to run from the cute enemies in your path. Simple yet challenging classic gameplay and a beautiful pixel style makes this an authentic classic-feeling experience, with eighteen levels for your browser, and over sixty on the paid iOS version!
Fancy yourself a good skier? Fancy yourself a yeti chaser? Experience both in this fun action mobile game. Meet a cast of quirky characters as you ski the toughest slalom courses on the mountain, all while searching for the elusive beast.
In this playable free Early Access indie horror game, you've come to a remote house with a bad reputation. You're greeted by a cute ghost girl who challenges you to make it through all 1000 rooms, but the farther you go, the more it becomes apparent that there's more danger here that startling cardboard skeletons and slimes.
Love math? Love subtracting? Eli Landa makes the experience a mellow one as you place sums on a board to try to reduce your target number to zero. Despite a lack of bells and whistles, its clean, relaxing style makes it a great casual puzzle.
In this simple yet addictive and funny game from Mediocre for iOS and Android, you'll need to guide each citizen where they need to go in each level... but the catch is the game records and replays all your driving as you take each new vehicle to your destination, and you're under a time limit! Bizarre characters with intriguing stories makes Does Not Commute easy to pick up but hard to put down.
Your daughter Suzanne is having a house party for her "artsy" friends, and she insists that you, her mother, don't need to help. In this short but very sweet free indie game, you'll wander the house and get to know your daughter and her friends a little better... often just by watching quietly from the sidelines.
Slide blocks to push out all the fans on each level. Sounds simple even with different, restricted movement types, right? But clean, minimalist design masks some surprisingly tricky brain teasers. Check out the full Android and iOS versions for more levels and another game mode!
This casual puzzle game has you clicking on blocks to slide them around in order to connect one glowing square to it's un-illuminated sibling. One hundred levels of puzzling goodness await you, and the game's also available for Android.
This mobile and browser game is a delirious little reflex test that's sure to keep you on your toes. Release bombs to hit enemy ships and snag their loot, but be sure not to sink pirate vessels. There are also ice bergs to contend with, and some floating tokens you'll need to grab before they disappear.
The knight and the princess are in love, but the princess' father isn't having any of it, so naturally the only solution is to beat the castle to the ground and use the treasure they throw at you to upgrade your equipment in this simple, silly, and unfortunately SLOW action game.
Bart Bonte throws his hat into the ring for the popular genre of simple yet addictive and fiendishly challenging arcade games for your mobile device. Just follow the instructions on screen and tap and swipe to the music! But how long can you last when the game starts changing things up and getting faster?
Love playing challenging yet simple games on your iOS or Android device? Akkad's game of fast-paced arcade action has you covered. To play, all you need to do is tap the screen to make the square rotate to the right, and try to catch coloured balls on the matching side. It's harder than it sounds, and beating your own high score is almost as fun as beating the ones your friends set!
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.
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.
Love word puzzles and don't want a lot of pomp and flash? This sleek puzzle game combines word scrambles with crosswords for a whopping 360 levels of relaxing, simple but engaging gameplay on your iOS.
It's just you, your sidearm, and whatever defenses you can build against waves of invading alien scum for as long as you can last repairing your ship in this demo for an upcoming game that blends shooting action with tower defense turret crafting.
They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.
Atomas is a simple but beautiful free puzzle game for your iOS where you combine elements to create larger ones around a circular board by choosing where to place the elements you're given, and the signs to match up identical ones.
Completely free with no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever, this fast-paced action arcade game has you running through fire, explosions, and murderous drones with tons of heavy weaponry. Though it may be repetitive, its chaotic gameplay and gorgeous retro aesthetic makes it an addictive treat.
Help Cloudia pass her test to become a weather mage by popping clouds for her to dodge obstacles and dangers as she flies through surreal worlds filled with coins for upgrades in this easy but appealingly storybook-like arcade game.
High-score centric "jump and run" arcade gameplay gets gorgeous in this simple but stunning iOS game about a boy trying to chase down his escaped herd of llamas on his snowboard. Changing time and weather as well as simple, addictive mechanics makes Alto's Adventure a scenic, oddly soothing treat.
If you can't figure out a way to pull in more customers, the hamburger stand across the way will drive you out of business at the end of the week in this deceptively difficult game of strategy where the best sign wins... but crafting it is much harder than you'd think.
Simple can be smart, and this indie puzzle game is simply gorgeous to boot. Play as a little monster who just wants to build bunches of snowmen (and snowwomen!) by solving clever, tightly designed levels with rich atmosphere that will suck you in no matter what the weather is like outside.
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.
The popular arcade series is back with a third installment! Beat pinatas and sell the candy they drop to earn upgrades... the better to beat them harder! Though it might be too simple for some, it's colourful and oddly addictive, and a fine way to indulge your sweet tooth.
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!
Cyberkat is a digital kitty in a high-tech world, and he's got a hankering for some seafood! Help him hunt down digital fish, crabs, scallops, and more in this side-scrolling shooter.
Who says you'll never make a million bucks? With Hyper Hippo's super silly incremental idle game, you'll make a LOT more than that, starting with lemonade stands and working your way up to oil companies and more... with a few managers, upgrades, and heavenly investment, of course.
Created in just two days, this simple but striking and oddly thrilling game has you diving deep beneath the waves to lure the massive evil spirits threatening your village to the surface so you can slay them with your bow!
Turn-based RPG roguelike meets Russian roulette in this clever minimalist browser game that's still in development. Hop around different quadrants filled with monsters and items, but the catch is you never know which tile you'll land on! How far can you go before you die?
iOS puzzler Dwelp is everything a good minimalistic puzzle game should be... sleek design, clever concept, and no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever. All you have to do is link up all matching coloured dots in each level. Easy... right?
I spy with my little eye, a lovely and serene puzzle game for your iOS. Rotate and combine shapes to cast shadows that craft different shapes on the wall in this elegant game. Despite some repetition and fiddliness, Shadowmatic is a beautifully presented title that's made for quiet evenings.
Elio's lovely, serene puzzle game is back for more as you alter the grid before you using various tools to try to recreate the faded overlay shape. It's trickier than it sounds, since you can only use the tools in the order they're provided to you, and with 50 more levels, it's enough to make for a satisfying break for any puzzle fan.
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!
How long can you last against an endless tide of enemies when your own weapon can be deadly to you in this simple but also simply addictive arcade game from Michel Gerard? Toss your boomerang and leap to avoid it and attack enemies behind you, but it's only a matter of time...
Take a little, take it all, or take nothing in this unique, clever game from Stephen Lavelle and Terry Cavanagh. You're trying to decide what to pack in your tiny suitcase, and what you take and what you alternately leave behind determines the short story and premise that unfolds, with unlockable items and new combinations to discover on new playthroughs!
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.
It's time for this lovely couple's getaway to see the wonders of the world. Connect dots on each level to reach the objective, letting the couple travel deeper and farther in this mobile puzzle game.
Still don't feel sufficiently prepared for this jelly? Well, maybe Jelly Lam, a simple idea physics tentacle-swinging puzzle game by Alexander Balabanovich will give you a little security. With its warm color palette, intuitive physics engine, and lightly challenging puzzles, Jelly Lam hits that sweet spot of visual appeal with pick-up-and-play simplicity, even if the best levels are in the back third.
How long can you last in this simple yet addictive one-touch arcade game as you rocket down the endless corridor, latching onto and swinging from node to node while you leave a colourful trail behind you?
Endless arcade action meets classic Frogger style gameplay in this free iOS game where you control a series of hapless unlockable creatures trying to cross some very busy and very deadly roads and rapids. With a sense of humor and vibrant voxel graphics, it's both charming and hard to put down.
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.
A ghoulishly silly game of reflexes and stabbings, how long can you last when everyone is out to literally stab you in the back... and can you really blame them when that's how you got where you are yourself?
Elio Landa serves up more smart and stylish puzzling in this game that proves puzzles don't need to be complicated to be great. Move numbers across a grid of other numbers to zero out their sum, planning your course and enjoying a swanky soundtrack and clean design.
Haven't had nearly enough of Crazy Digger 2? Well, the Crazy Digger 2 Level Pack will fulfill all your red-circle-chomping, gem-dropping, saw-blade spinning cravings. Essentially a new set of levels that picks up where the original left off, new players will want to start with the original, but fans looking to dive into a challenge will really dig it.
Shimage, creator of Megami Quest, asks you to test your RPG strategy in this simple little game where you must defend a village for thirty days against increasingly powerful monsters. The catch? No grinding, and it's game over if you fail... unless you saved!
Free for iOS and Android, this simple yet addictive hack-and-slash RPG distills all the elements of the genre down to a very basic formula, yet provides just enough depth to make it challenging as you slay your way through miles of monsters, each with different weaknesses and damage types, unlocking new equipment and pets as you go.
Part puzzle game and part 1960's luchador movie homage, this wacky adventure places you in the tightly-laced boots of El Macho... a luchador who's about to be late to his fight, because his rival stole his toilet paper. Luckily, he has a massively stretchy neck he can use to go hunt out some more! Wiggle through pipes, past piñatas, and around cacti in search of the mystical tissue, but stretch with caution--your neck can't cross over itself!
A little city-building simulation with your incremental gaming? Build a 3D village from the ground up, from potatoes to rugmaking to jewelry in this new offering from Supercluster. All this and more, from a title still very actively being developed, has put Idle Village firmly on the map.
Purge a planet of demons in this simple yet lovely sliding puzzle game, as you control two spirits who move at the same time and must collect sparks to banish evil without destroying themselves in the process!
Fix the Sun is a puzzle platfomer by DB based around a unique gameplay mechanism that will have you flitting and flipping a ray of light all over the place. Very much reflex-based, with a number of levels that will take a half dozen deaths to get through, it's not a game for the easily frustrated. But those who press on will find it very rewarding.
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!
It should be the easiest job in the world, watching the security cameras at night at a pizzeria with a group of animatronic critters. But with a limited power supply and a growing sense of unease, surviving til dawn will take nerves of steel and fast reflexes in this jump-scare-filled indie horror game.
You know kids. Always wandering off and getting trapped in mines full of explosives and teleporting ladders and whatnot. In this cute, simple puzzle game made in just a week, you'll have to memorize where danger lies if you want to get the kids out safely.
A puzzling twist on the smash-hit game, each level asks you to stack and combine blocks to make the highest number in as few moves as possible... with a couple challenging rules.
Trounce everything from gnats to camels to restless spirits with your diverse party of adventuring heroes in this RPG-themed incremental game with a retro aesthetic from Trampoline Tales.
Battle mythological creatures and advance your experience levels in this unique hybrid of idle clicker and tabletop role-playing games from the days of yore. The game runs by itself, but you'll have to manage your upgrades, inventory, skills and more to truly succeed.
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.
Possessing humans and stealing souls is all in a day's work for one demon. Too bad there's a human wizard trying to stop him from doing it! Now he'll need to gather enough souls to have the strength to challenge the wizard in battle! As a demon, you'll be zipping along the ground and finding the best path to get to the humans. But once you enter a human body, you'll be pushing blocks, potions, and buttons and collecting gems on your way to the exit!
Slow, relaxing, and surprisingly tricky, this puzzle game has you slide quadrants of images around to achieve the desired picture. Enjoy the smooth elevator music while you do so; it's like a vacation for your brain.
Save the world, one coin and one click at a time! Inspired by games like Cookie Clicker, this cute and polished clicktoy will run by itself in another page or tab once you get things going. Defeat monsters and earn cash to buy new heroes and their powerful abilities, working your way through different maps and taking on timed bosses.
Flappy Bird. Tiny Wings. Robot Unicorn Attack. And now... goats and zombies. Tap the screen to leap over spikes and hazards in this free arcade game for iOS and Android, but be warned... just getting your score into the double digits is a challenge!
Connect the stars in this minimalistic yet challenging puzzle game. Click your blue dot around each constellation, earning points to form basic geometric shapes. Don't repeat yourself!
Get the green shapes to the goal. Avoid the red shapes. Sounds pretty simple, right? But there's a hitch! You have three different three-dimensional shapes you need to move around, and each has their own movement pattern. Balls roll in one direction until they hit something. Cubes clink along one space at a time. And cylinders do... both? You'll have to manage a whole toy box full of different blocks all at once in order to get these shapes to the goal, and you only have a few moves to do it in!
An engaging mix of Fishy and Katamari Damacy, Dingo Games' Tasty Blue, the latest in their Tasty Planet series, has you chomping your way up the food chain from krill to continents. It's the kind of mindful destruction that's best in short bursts, but definitely something worth sinking your teeth into.
Looking for a stylish arcade challenge? All you have to do to play Krome is to keep lapping the center circle as long as possible without running into the trail of squares you leave behind, but changing colours and explosives makes this harder than it looks. How high is your score?
The water is clear, but the solutions need some powerful brain work. A new level pack to the Liquid Measure series to quench the thirst for all physic puzzle lovers out there.
Made for #lowrezjam, Bart Bonte delivers another simple puzzle game, but "simple" definitely doesn't mean easy! All you need to do is fill in the shaded areas of each level with the pixels you're provided with, but changing rules and elements makes that harder than it initially seems!
Have you ever filled in a sheet of graph paper with tiny designs, just for the sheer zen of it? That's kind of what playing Pixel Flood is like, but on your Android device. Its basic mechanic is the same as many other "color fill" games, but the charming retro pixel graphics and the awesome level design really make this one stand out.
Imagine you're an alien. Now imagine you're a green alien with extendable sticky arms trying to escape from a facility, and you communicate through crushing people to pulp. That's the premise behind this weirdly cute and simple puzzle game, where you must sling and sneak your way through levels to the exit without being caught.
All the fun of classic wood and metal puzzles right on your computer screen! UnLink is take on well-known style of puzzle where you must pull apart a series of tightly-linked shapes. This one provides wild, abstract shapes, and a decidedly laid-back invisible mentor who's always willing to give you hints. Disassemble these 23 wild and abstract shapes to prove your puzzling might!
Your puzzle is boring! Does it react when you touch it and paint or drive or fly around your cursor? If not, then toss it aside forth-with and play this beautiful yet simple jigsaw game where the goal is to recreate a picture from tiles that change and react to your mouse.
Simple or simply insane? As easy as this new hexagon-based puzzle board game may seem at first glance, it can be infuriatingly challenging to master. Learn against the computer AI or challenge other players to a match as you carve out your space on the board and mark the dots.
When her father is swallowed whole by the kraken, our heroine vows to get him back in this cute but simple arcade style fishing simulator! Travel the seas, catching different fish and selling them for the upgrades you need to take you farther.
Mutants have overrun the universe, and it's up to the galaxy's last ninja to travel back in time to take them all down. Leap from wall-to-wall to take them down in this puzzler, but watch where you land!