Dumb: The Game
Dumb: The Game is a free online puzzle/riddle game that requires only a browser to play. Much like God Tower and a bit like Not Pr0n, Dumb pits you against a series of riddles and puzzles armed with only your brain and Google. As you struggle through, you'll definitely feel at least a little bit dumb. Thankfully a bustling community of players are there feeling just as lost as you.
The game has a relatively open-ended construction which allows you to move around and try different puzzles in case (when) you get stuck. A system of coins lets you unlock new puzzles and each time you solve one you get a few in return. The real treat is proving to the world just how un-dumb you are. Your DQ - that's Dumbness Quotient - increases with each solved puzzle. The higher your DQ, the less dumb you are.
Figuring out each puzzle takes a variety of skills and some luck. Fortunately there's an active Dumb community that will give you hints or the outright solution (if you're a cheater like that). Some puzzles are fairly straightforward, some require a knowledge of trivia, some are logic puzzles, and yet others are solved in an entirely different manner. Be innovative with your methods and you just might be as undumb as the rest of us.
Analysis: Every game I've played by Hamumu has an intangible sense of mischief about it. I can't quite explain it, but Dumb: The Game has that exact same feel. When inevitably compared to God Tower, Dumb is light-hearted and carefree. It's a welcome change, and most of the puzzles are just as intensely challenging as similar games.
A key difference and major plus for Dumb is the active community of players. Each puzzle has a difficulty rating based on scores given by others. That combined with the discussion forums made me feel as if I wasn't alone in this crazy world of dumbness.
And what a great name for a game. Nice job, Hamumu.
You know you're dumb enough to try Dumb: The Game.