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Longest Night Ever had a night out with friends in nature, enjoying the sounds of the fire, staring into the night sky and willing to talk about anything since you're so bored and the last bits of good gossip were shared an hour ago? Free indie game Longest Night is exactly that as a group of friends turn towards the constellations to help pass the time with one another. While recounting the history from long ago of the very odd world they live in we may even learn a few things about their own past.


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Reveal the Deep Also available for Android, in this creepy underwater indie puzzle platformer, you play a lone diver exploring the crumbling hulk of a sunken ship, but you may not be prepared for what you find inside. Despite some kinks, an excellent short, scary gem with an itty-bitty admission fee that delivers big on atmosphere for a satisfying adventure.

Rusty Lake Hotel It's time to pay a visit to a very special hotel, where the guests are strange, and the dinner menu changes every night... just make sure you're not on it. Rusty Lake delivers a gorgeously creepy and extremely morbid point-and-click puzzle game for desktop or Android and iOS, where every hotel guest has a different set of needs, and YOU have some very unique recipes.

Investigative Journalism As an intern for Night Vale's beloved local radio, you never expected to have to be the one to hunt down The News when it escaped, but hey, someone's gotta do it. A pitch-perfect, short, Twine-based adventure fan game set in everyone's favourite strange desert town.

Pathologic Classic HD There's a town isolated in the middle of nowhere, a place that's grown up with its own strange culture and people, and now a plague is ripping its way through it. Play one of three unique characters, each with their own storylines, in this complex and unique theatrical, surreal indie action adventure that puts a new coat of paint (and, happily, improved English translation) on a cult classic.

Nekra Psaria 4 Sometimes a world just knows when you need just the right mixture of point-and-click-adventure, Dr. Seuss, and the dreams you get after eating too many tacos. And when that happens, DrawManEater provides, with another installment of surreality in Nekra Psaria 4. A bit more aimless than those that came before, Nekra Psaria 4 never-the-less provides a disconcerting trip through the ghoulish scenery that has become the series' hallmark.

A Matter of Caos: Episode 3 Mr Gilbert's search for the missing woman known as Daphne has had him tango with mobsters and murderers, and now he's finally infiltrated a dangerous cult. But where is Daphne, and what does she have to do with this? You'll need to hunt for answers in this supernatural point-and-click noir adventure.

A Matter of Caos: Episode 2 The plot thickens as Mr Gilbert continues in his search for Daphne, and it quickly becomes apparent this is no ordinary missing girl. You'll need to use all his powers of deduction (and a tentacle or three) to succeed in this second installment of the supernatural noir point-and-click adventure series.

Sweet Lily Dreams Lily loves to dream, and one night she finds herself pulled into a magical world she never knew existed. But when her guardians get impatient waiting for her to await, they decide to take her along on their adventure in this turn-based surreal indie RPG.

A Matter of Caos: Episode 1 Mr. Gilbert is just your average hardworking gumshoe... with tentacles, purple flesh, and mind powers, of course. But even he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he agrees to look for a missing girl in the seedy underworld he lives in, in this first installment of a point-and-click adventure series from Expera Games Studio.


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7Days 7Days, a first-person horror adventure game developed by RevoLab, has a simple fear at its core: Waking up and not knowing where you are. The experience starts off slow and ends up being at least 95% atmosphere, leaving such things as plot, character development and, in some parts, coherence by the wayside. Those looking for that special surreal style of spooky, though, will find it a nice time waster.


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Categories: android, game, ios, ipad, iphone, ipodtouch, kbradford, llisi, mobile, mystery, puzzle, rating-g, surreal, tablet

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The Guides Unfolding bit by bit with increasingly cryptic stages, this understated, elegant puzzle game for Android and iOS tasks you with cracking open layers of puzzles whose solutions and sometimes even mechanics themselves need careful thought and observation to interpret.


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4.73

Categories: adventure, demo, download, game, indie, lgbtq, mac, rating-y, rpg, surreal, tfox, windows

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Undertale When you find yourself stranded in the realm of monsters below ground, all you can think of is getting home. But what are you willing to do to get there? A powerful, funny, creepy, and wonderfully weird indie RPG that's packed with replay value, secrets, a unique battle system that makes every fight fun, and much, much more. Not to be missed.

Dropsy Ever since the devastating fire the destroyed the circus and killed his mother, simple-minded but scary looking Dropsy has lived a life on the edge of town, distrusted by the townsfolk. But five years later, can he clear his name and find the love and acceptance he wants? An open-world indie point-and-click adventure with a lot of heart.

Cube Escape: The Mill Things are getting weird. ... well, weird-ER in the popular escape series by Rusty Lake. You find yourself in an old mill full of strange machinery that isn't working, and a lot of secrets too. Though some puzzles aren't as intuitive as you may like, the plot takes unexpected directions, and things are just as creepy and startling as ever.

Early Access Impressions: </br> Layers of Fear 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.

Stray Cat Crossing 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.

Fran Bow 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.

The Third Kind 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.

Cube Escape: Case 23 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!


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Process 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.


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The Fishermen and the Worm 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.


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Categories: download, fantasy, free, game, indie, lgbtq, linux, mac, mborsellino, narrative, rating-r, romance, scifi, surreal, visualnovel, windows

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Psychopomp High After recently dying Caleb finds himself training o become a new grim reaper. With two friends by his side Caleb must decided if he wants to find out who he was before his death or prove that teen hormone still rage even when you don't have a physical body.

Cube Escape: Harvey's Box Rusty Lake returns with another of their popular unsettling and surreal escape games, also free for iOS and Android. You find yourself in a box, surrounded by a strange mish-mash of items, and to get out, you'll need to solve a variety of puzzles that will force you to think outside the box.

Cube Escape: Arles Also free for iOS and Android, in this latest dark and surreal escape game from Cube Escape: Seasons developers Rusty Lake, you find yourself in a small and lonely apartment full of unfinished paintings and some unexpected secrets...


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Zayay Lost in a strange world, fate brings you to one very odd half-rabbit man. Offering to help you out, he sweeps you off your feet for a tour of this new land. But something is off about this overly friendly man, and what seems like a lovely romance blooming can actually be a pretty terrifying tale.

Coldgrip Alone at the end of the world... or are you? How long can your survival in this clunky but surreal horror simulation, when food and water are in limited supplies and the shadows and snow work against you?

Aldo and Gus: The Skeleton Key In this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure, you're a clever cat riding in a magic flying tea-kettle, as cats often do, trying to find a way to break your wizard friend out of the dungeon he's been locked up in!

Nekra Psaria 3 Did you notice that sudden chill in the air? A cat just yowled in the background and all the cockroaches suddenly seem more nervous. Yes, that's right, Drawmaneater is back with its third installment of Nekra Psaria, the popular surreal point-and-click adventure.


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4.46

Categories: browser, escape, flash, free, game, japanese, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-g, sarameya, surreal

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Lodger New developer SARAMEYA has entered the scene with Lodger, a curious black and white room the likes of which no ordinary house would contain. If the strangely patterned door, the pipes sticking out of the opposite wall, and the row of unusual paintings don't set the mood, the three eccentric characters waiting behind the three shutters certainly do. As delightful as your company may be, you'd really like to leave the room, so get your thinking cap on and keep an eye out for clues that could lead, directly or indirectly, to your egress.


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4.39

Categories: browser, experimental, flash, free, game, puzzle, rating-y, surreal, zillix

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juxtapose Trapped on two different sides of a mirrored world, travelers struggle to find a way back together, or any of the other thirteen different endings in this strange and surreal experimental puzzle game by zillix.


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Tormentum: Dark Sorrow Waking up in a frightening world, our Hero must find his way out of the prison he found himself in, and to the statue that haunts his dreams. With choices he must make along the way, will he find his redemption that he seeks or be lost in the stain that mars his soul in this surreal and dark indie point-and-click adventure?


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Living Playground Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.


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3.31

Categories: action, apanda, arcade, browser, flash, free, game, playthis, rating-g, simpleidea, surreal

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Cloudventure 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.


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3.81

Categories: action, browser, dsurn, experimental, flash, free, game, puzzle, rating-o, roguelike, rpg, surreal

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D.O.E.S. Unfair, weird, and even downright crass, this bizarro yet oddly compelling roguelike RPG/puzzle game/fever dream simulator won't appeal to everyone, but still has a strange charm. As the toothy U, explore a deadly dungeon filled with weird monsters and weirder challenges, hunting for five Things.


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3.91

Categories: adventure, browser, experimental, flash, free, game, rating-o, retro, surreal, visualnovel

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Skullz Here is another dose of surrealism to your day. This visual novel experience will have you enjoying a fantastic tale that is slowly brought into the light and then plummeted again into darkness.

A Postcard from Afthonia Kyon and Katerina are expecting a baby, but in an uncertain world where there's a war going on and their union isn't always smiled upon, they've beseeched you to travel to the Oracle on your behalf on this short but gorgeous and uplifting point-and-click indie adventure from Jonas and Verena Kyratzes.

The Talos Principle Gorgeous, challenging, and contemplative, this first-person indie philosophical puzzle adventure stars you as an unnamed robot who awakens, seemingly at the whim of a voice from the sky, who tells you to seek out sigils to prove your worth... but never climb the great tower. With a complex and engaging story and puzzles that will keep you wrapped up for hours and hours, this is one stunner that should not be missed.

I Was on the Throne Another day in the office turns into a surreal adventure. Explore the alien land and find your escape back into reality, probably causing a lot of mayhem for others along the way, in this point-and-click puzzle escape.

Nekra Psaria 2 The wonderfully surreal Nekra Psaria is back, ready for more bizarro adventures with Johnny-boy in his weird, head-powered world. This time, you'll be point-and-clicking your way through a bizarre forest, feeding cats, catching birds, and growing head-trees along the way. There're people to meet and puzzles to solve along the way, but in this thoroughly surreal series, the most enjoyable part is just having your mind blown!


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It Moves Everyone is always bothered by the unexplained bump in the night. But what if the noise is more simple, like someone rustling in the supposedly empty bunk below you. Each night you are haunted by nightmares, but they are nothing compared to what happens when you are awake.

Hypothermia Blink and you'll miss it, but this short and incredibly atmospheric adventure made in just one week about being trapped on a small frozen island with dwindling supplies is one chilly and eerie game we hope is expanded on.

Samantha Wins Search through a surreal house to find answers to who you are and why you're trapped in a seemingly endless loop. Hunt through the abnormal reality to put pieces of yourself together and find a way to release yourself from the endless nightmare.

Neverending Nightmares Thomas has a, uh, complicated relationship with his sister in this atmospheric indie horror game based on real-life struggles with OCD and depression. Though many will find the gameplay simple and repetitive, a striking visual style and masterful use of imagery and atmosphere makes it worth checking out.


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Tess Tess had a bad day yesterday, and she doesn't really want to talk about it. Her friend Milly has a brazen and dangerous dare for her, but is she ready to face the consequences in this eerie and surreal free indie platform shooter?

Progression Descend into a dungeon with your brother Erasmus in this strange Twine text adventure, again and again and again and again. Failure is often the only way forward, so explore and experiment if you expect to uncover any of the game's endings, much less the real one.

Nekra Psaria In this bizarre point-and-click adventure/escape game, your generator has run out of fuel while you're trying to watch TV. Your talking generator, who is also a head. That's not the weirdest thing you'll see in this surreal yet oddly intuitive game that will creep you out while keeping you oddly intrigued.


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3.95

Categories: adventure, download, exploration, free, game, horror, indie, m256, rating-o, surreal, windows

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Somnium Help Thomas gather his memories while traveling through the surreal labyrinth that is his daydreams. Explore and experience the madness of one lonely child's mind in this free indie horror adventure game.

A Life Worth Dying For You're dying and you wonder to yourself, "Will my life really pass before my eyes?" In this game, it just might, but it will depend on your focus and mind power. Part brain-training, part life history, this compelling game is likely to be one of the most unusual mobile games you pick up this year.

The Cow Flew Over the Moon After a late night, you awake to find something is off in your tiny apartment... namely, the enormous chains locking you in, and the way you can't use your phone to call for help. In this short and surreal atmospheric puzzle adventure, you'll need to search not only for a way out, but also for meaning.


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Heartwood Heartwood is a short audio-visual adventure created by Kerry Turner and Dan Bibby. It was inspired by folk tales, horror movies, theme park rides, and those dreams you have where nothing makes sense but everything "makes sense". There aren't really any puzzles to solve or quests to complete, just a small world of strange events to stroll through and experience.

Perdition Caught between two voices that hate each other and might not have your best interests at heart, you play a conscious android girl struggling through an oppressive and disturbing world in this atmospheric platforming adventure.

Among the Sleep Late one night while your mother is sleeping, something wakes you up. Now, just two years old, and alone save for your intrepid teddy-bear, you'll need to take a surreal and terrifying journey where you can't always trust what you see, but everything is full of meaning, in this gorgeous indie horror adventure.


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4.43

Categories: adventure, android, game, ios, ipad, iphone, mobile, puzzle, rating-g, surreal, tablet, ustwo

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Monument Valley Monument Valley is a creative puzzle game that looks like something Wonderputt developer Reece Millidge would create and plays like Echochrome (or BOXGAME, if you like), even though it's made by ustwo, the developer of Whale Trail. Set in a surreal world of shapes and tricky perspectives, you control Ida as she ventures from level to level, walking on walls and twisting platforms as she tries to figure out where she's at and what the heck is going on in this dreamlike world.


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3.51

Categories: browser, free, game, mac, pchabbb, puzzle, rating-g, surreal, unity, windows

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Lone Ghost & Cat You're dead. Or are you? In this strange and surreal puzzle game, you can expend energy to move physical objects and drain the life force from living things. But what's with all these grandmas? What's this big apartment building you're climbing? And why is that cat following you?


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4.24

Categories: browser, detarou, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, surreal, windows

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Biyori If you like your escape games with a side of strange sauce, Detarou's name is like ringing a dinner bell. Packed with puzzles, cryptic clues, and the usual menagerie of strange and inappropriate characters, Biyori will trick and freak you out.


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4.35

Categories: accha, adventure, download, fantasy, free, game, horror, indie, mac, rating-o, surreal, trass, windows

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Dreaming Mary There's something dark hiding inside this free indie adventure. On the surface, it's about a little girl who spends her dreams in a safe, magical place. But sometimes her dreams are cut short... and what kind of life is a life spent hiding anyway?


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4.66

Categories: abstract, arcade, download, fermenter, game, indie, ios, ipad, iphone, mac, mobile, rating-y, surreal, tablet, windows

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David David is a game, an arcade game, and David is a very unusual game. Our little polygon hero finds himself in a world of abstract shapes and giant evil beasts that are out to eviscerate him one angle at a time. His only powers are the ability to run away like a little yellow belly and fire slingshot-like blasts at his foes. Sometimes he feels powerful, sometimes victorious, but there's always nagging feelings of helplessness and hopelessness in this dangerous world that just wants David to go away.


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4.46

Categories: 3d, action, android, arcade, free, game, ios, ipad, iphone, mediocre, mobile, railshooter, rating-g, surreal, tablet

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Smash Hit It's a rail shooter! Only without guns. Or enemies. Fly through a 3D world in Mediocre's action arcade title, Smash Hit. Throw balls to break fragile pieces of glass that stand in your way... of getting further. Watch your tapping finger, though, as your supply is limited and must be regularly replenished - by breaking crystal! This may be the game every bull in a China shop has been waiting for!

Card City Nights You've just moved to a unique town that's got one thing on its mind... card games! In this engaging blend of strategic collectible card battling and quirky adventuring, the great Card King is finally accepting battles, but you'll need to find eight legendary cards to even get a chance at him... and build a deck of 180 different cards in the process!


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3.85

Categories: action, browser, cbowen, flash, free, game, linux, mac, puzzle, rating-g, surreal, tluke, unique, windows

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Winnose Winnose is a surreal puzzle game by Todd Luke and Calum Bowen, where you are a creature trying to find its other half. Any other description more specific than that would be nothing more than base speculation. Somewhat akin to a feverish dream, Winnose is as enjoyable as it is goofy and unique.

TRIHAYWBFRFYH It's easy to immerse yourself in this beautiful, atmospheric audio-visual adventure by Connor Sherlock, but your time is limited. You have only 20 minutes before The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home. So what do you do? Run! Use [WASD] to move and your mouse to look all around. Explore until your curiosity is rewarded with discovery. Or stand around and wait. It's up to you.

Ossuary They call it the Place of Bones, and that's where you find yourself trapped in this surreal and unsettling indie game. Surrounded on all sides by different factions and people caught up in their own strange wants and desires, you'll have to solve puzzles and use sins to corrupt those around you into changing their views and thoughts.

Ossuary: The Hodge/Podge Transformer Created as a prologue/demo/companion piece to the commercial indie title Ossuary, this strange and somewhat unsettling adventure will take you on a psychological and philosophical narrative as you unravel what happened to cause your journey to be thrown off tilt on your way to the Place of Bones.

Entokoni R A familiar face in an air duct. A creepy panda under a single flickering light. A dancing man in a toilet with amazing hair. Hmmm... sounds like a Detarou escape to me!

The Room Two The Room is back! After Fireproof Game's wildly successful 2012 mobile point-and-click puzzle game, the team got to work on a sequel. The Room Two is now ready to impress, taking just about everything that made the original so perfect and making it even better. Dozens of layered puzzles to solve, multiple boxes in each room, a spyglass to give you a new perspective on locations, and the same dark, haunting atmosphere that make the games so irresistible.


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Haunted Room 2 Escape from a very angry ghost and the scariest Captain America knock-off action figure ever seen in this haunting room escape sequel from Noprops.

FOC/US (Felix Park) Felix Park's short interactive art piece looks simple, but has surprising depth. When you pick up your camera and allow yourself to zoom in close to different parts of your room, you'll be surprised at the things you find. By turns silly, embarrassing, introspective and even a little uncomfortable, FOC/US is about the things we can let isolate and paralyze us, as well as the parts of us we think too much about, or maybe not enough.

Alice mare Orphaned and amnesiac, young Allen finds himself at a strange school watched over by an eccentric Teacher, where the other children are just as odd. In this surreal adventure game by Miwashiba, translated by vgperson, horror meets psychological fairy-tale for a compelling experience that's a little rough around the edges.

Dokotonaku Detarou's latest escape might be the most suggestive to date, but if that doesn't scare you, dive on in. To find your way out, you'll have to sacrifice a fish, grow an onion woman, put old gum to new use, and more. Weird doesn't begin to cover it.

Kveendolnitza 2 Last time in this whimsically surreal and remarkably gorgeous point-and-click adventure series, our stalwart hero, Triton, found the legendary Kveendolnitza. Using it, will he be able to now restore the old order? Eh. Who knows? Why don't you give the little fellow a hand: explore the world around you, search through intricately detailed scenery to uncover useful objects and use them in the correct order, solve riddles and other minigames, until you find the answer at the end.


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Lumen Blink and you'll miss it, but this painfully short action adventure game by a talented indie studio is still worth checking out. Play as a young girl who wakes up in a surreal nightmare realm and must rely only on a strange voice, and a magical camera that can manipulate reality, to see her through to the end.


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Lilly Looking Through When Lilly finds an unusual pair of goggles, they open her eyes to a surreal world of mysterious magic and propels her on a journey that will change everything. In this animated point-and-click adventure from Geeta Games, you get to share in Lilly's fascination and curiosity, and innocently earnest explorations, solving playful puzzles in order to carry on this expedition into the fantastical.

The Stanley Parable Day in, day out, Stanley works at his desk pushing keys the way he's told... until one day the orders stop coming and he realises his office is empty. He strikes out to uncover the truth, guided by an omnipresent narrator, and that's what this game is about. Isn't it? Galactic Cafe delivers one of the most surprising, compelling, and unexpectedly delightful indie experiences in a long time.

Dopaminium: The Heal Journey The human mind is a very complex thing. A very complex, bizarre, fragile thing which sometimes malfunctions and starts creating all manner of horrors. What horrors, you ask? Step right into Dopaminium: The Heal Journey and see for yourself. In this surreal point-and-click experience, you'll go through different departments of the mind, try to mend an ailing psyche and get utterly creeped out.

Knock-Knock! You'll either love it or hate it, but Ice-Pick Lodge's unique indie horror game is one of the most surreal and striking games the genre has seen in a long time. As a mysterious Lodger who's been having trouble sleeping, dawn seems to be taking forever... and it might never come if you can't figure out the rules to the chilling game of hide and seek you're playing with some uninvited guests, and unravel the mystery of your own past.

Tatami Why rack your brain wondering why Detarou is so so strange when you can spend that precious brain power figuring out the abundance of puzzles in store for you in this latest surreal escape from the weirdness master? Significantly easier and a teensy bit less offensive than some Detarou offerings out there, this episode has three endings and plenty of humorous surprises throughout. And you thought it was just about Japanese floor coverings!


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Categories: adventure, download, exploration, free, game, horror, indie, rating-o, surreal, windows, zykoveddy

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Yume Nikki 3D It's not a remake, but this fangame homage to cult indie hit Yume Nikki features all new worlds, effects, and content in a 3D perspective. Madotsuki won't, or can't, leave her tiny apartment, but by dreaming she can explore the recesses of her mind through surreal imagery and symbolism. What she finds there is up for interpretation.


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.flow Inspired by cult hit exploratory horror adventure Yume Nikki, this game uses minimal dialogue and no direction to force you to piece together the story and interpret the imagery yourself. Sabitsuki never leaves her room, but through her computer, she can explore her mind... but is she ready for what she finds?

Gingiva You've toiled like every other automaton in your factory, but your numbers have been slipping. Sentenced first to confinement and then to the lash, escape presents itself from an unlikely opportunity... but the world is a lot bigger (and weirder) than you may be prepared for, and you're not going to be let go without a fight. A startlingly surreal free indie RPG adventure worth checking out.

Deeper Sleep In this sequel to the hit competition winning point-and-click horror adventure, driven by a desire to find out once and for all whether you're losing your mind, you head to the library to learn more about lucid dreaming and its roots. What you find is another nightmare you'll have to go deeper into than before if you want to escape... but you're being hunted.

Sepulchre A quiet train ride turns out to something else entirely in this short, bloodless and jumpless freeware horror adventure. Though potentially both too obvious in its twist and heavy in its symbolism, Sepulchre is a beautifully executed and eerie little tale that's worth checking out.

The Room: Epilogue The surreal, Myst-esque world of Fireproof Studios' The Room has just been expanded. In an update to the original, this Epilogue is an additional chapter full to the rafters of more crafty, dexterous puzzling that will have you over-thinking and lost in complete awe. If you have hesitated to try this marvelously unique adventure 'til now, here's another irresistible reason to enter The Room and leave the ordinary world behind.

A Fall From Grace Despite some truly bizarre logic and pathfinding issues, the latest point-and-click adventure from the creators of Samsara Room is still worth checking out. When your carrot spaceship is struck by lightning, you find yourself separated from your lady-friend on a surreal new world where you have to use the powers of good and evil to proceed... yes, really.

Samsara Room A clock. A telephone. A mirror. A chest of drawers. This room looks ordinary... but it's missing a door, which would seem to be important to the whole "escape" focus. But this stylish and surreal point-and-click game from Studio Maarten will surprise you with its clever concepts and unique approach, even if the ending is a bit of a let down.


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Categories: browser, detarou, escape, flash, free, game, linux, mac, pointandclick, puzzle, rating-o, surreal, windows

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Deru Game A man in a dog suit. A happy mountain. A cheesecake poster. And a whole lot of clues. Detarou's latest escape will have you going in circles, deciphering both puzzles and the clues that refer to them, as you try to find your way out. With a greater emphasis on puzzle solving than shock value, Deru Game is a challenging little diversion... though still more than weird enough.

Pom Gets Wi-Fi Pom is a self-absorbed, foul-mouthed, pop-culture obsessed Pomeranian pup who wants nothing more than to spend all day (every day) on the internet, which might hit a bit too close to home for some of us. Things get, uh, complicated, however, and suddenly she finds herself stuck somewhere with no internet connection, and thus begins a quest to get hooked back up online.


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Crypt Worlds Bizarre, unnerving, and always more than a little confusing, this indie adventure sends you on a quest to retrieve artifacts for a goddess to save the world... peeing on everything along the way. Though decidedly low-res and over-the-top surreal in its dedication to parodying almost everything about gaming, it's also surprising, funny, and even... fun?


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White Room Noprops' characteristic trickery and visual stunts are all that hold you here in these four white-washed walls. Can you see past the red herrings and decipher the rooms' secrets to escape?

Off to Work We Go Bart Bonte delivers a short, surreal adventure game about a mysterious factory... well, maybe not that mysterious given what greets you. But though you might find this little title, made for the No Future Contest, a bit too simple and more of an interactive movie than anything, it's worth the few minutes it'll take you for a chuckle.

SoFu Café Detarou is not afraid to be offensive and this escape-the-room game is exactly what you'd expect from the designer, who once again found new lines of weirdness to cross over. Locked inside this strange cafe, you must look around for clues and helpful items, solving cleverly tricky puzzles and avoiding the bad ending in order to unlock the door and escape. A solid logic and an intuitive interface make the experience more pleasant even if the sights you encounter are uncomfortably inappropriate.


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Lune (Alpha) Though currently only in its alpha demo stage, this gorgeously atmospheric puzzler is still well worth checking out. Wield the power of the moon, and thus the light and the tide, as a young girl exploring a series of ruins and temples, manipulating the moon to change your environment and proceed deeper.

BackDoor Door 1: The Call What seems like a dream turns out to be reality... a very weird one. You wake up on the floor of a locked room with a voice over the telephone taunting you to find your way downstairs, but once you do, you'll find out your problems are just beginning in this short but appealingly oddball puzzle adventure game with a retro style.


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Categories: adventure, download, free, game, horror, indie, izanotti, rating-o, surreal, windows

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NothingElse Imscared creator Ivan Zanotti delivers a short and ambiguous horror adventure about a young boy whose plan to escape into a good book goes awry. Stranded in a macabre and dangerous reality that lays over his own, will he ever find a way home? And does he even want to?

Hitonchi A ninja protecting himself with bubble wrap? Check. A strange line of leaping dancers? Yep. Some dude with a green face peering at you through a hole in the wall? Okay. Small blue men doing...something to a vase? Yeah, Detarou's back with another surreal room escape.


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Demon Chic If Beret Applications' Demon Chic were a person it would be a Brooklyn-dwelling record store clerk riding a fixie to a farmer's market while listening to Yo La Tengo. It would be of the species Homo ironicus—in other words, the creature popular culture has dubbed the hipster. Yet, astonishingly, the game is neither as insufferable nor pretentious as this analogy would suggest. Instead this mobile piece of art instead is an entirely successful marriage of action RPG gameplay with an absurd, darkly funny, and frequently touching story.

Rite of Passage: <br/> Child of the Forest Everyone in town knows to stay out of the forest, but what do you do when the forest won't stay out of the town? Enter this surreal fantasy in Mad Head Game's next hidden object adventure, where only you can save the town—as soon as you can find the pieces to your magic amulet and piece it back together again. Explore gorgeous environments, customize your game settings, and encounter many uniquely logical search scenes and puzzles in an engaging story that is much more than what words can describe.

Tipping Point (mobile) Potato chips and a TV. What more could a human being possibly want? Apart from the fulfillment of hopes and dreams and all that stuff, of course. It's been several years since Dan Russell-Pinson's point-and-click adventure series Tipping Point has graced our screens. The iPad debut bundles together all four previously released chapters along with a brand new fifth chapter that resolves the little cliffhanger from chapter four. Tipping Point is some of the best point-and-click adventuring you'll find, and the story and setting make the game something truly special.


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Lumber Island Stranded on an island, alone, with only a flickering campfire and a mysterious teddy-bear... what could go wrong? DeanForge delivers the first installment in a flawed but freaky free indie horror adventure that will have you running (or, uh, walking) for your life from a seemingly unstoppable menace and a hidden legacy of violence.

Dream Factory When Detarou's playing Willy Wonka, any factory you visit is bound to be a little... off. With everything from a sober frog man, a de-pants/pantsing conveyor, a less-than-talented ventriloquist and more, this is one of the weirdest escapes yet... though thankfully with its share of clever puzzles to keep you occupied.

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