It's Saturday! Who needs footie pajamas, cartoons, and sugar-flavoured cereal when you have free indie games to start the weekend off right? This week: a cosmic car ride on a trippy alien planet, a Gameboy Color-styled survival horror adventure from a first time developer, and an eerie but brief tale about a man who finds himself stranded in a village that really doesn't like outsiders. So sit back, relax, and play on! (... and if you want to wear your footie jammies, well, I won't tell anyone... as long as you hit me up with some of those Frooty Puffs!)
Naut (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unity Browser, free)- The Klondike collective invites you to go on a surreal drive across the surface of an alien planet. Hop in your car and trundle across a landscape filled with lightning, storms, and distant houses with strange residents, and then inevitably flip your car end-over-end because you didn't slow down fast enough to avoid a wee little bump in the road.
Overlooker (Windows, free)- "Gameboy Color-inspired survival horror"? Suits me! This is new developer Connor O.R.T. Linning's first game, made in just under a month, but while it has some rough edges as you might expect, it also has a lot of promise, so be sure to leave constructive feedback if you play! Play as a woman who wakes up in a dark and foreboding abandoned building... well, abandoned except for all the monsters, that is!
All The Way Down (Windows, free)- Sanctuary Interactive delivers an extremely short but extremely eerie Lovecraftian point-and-click adventure about a man who gets stranded in a small town and, not heeding the locals' advice to move on, gets more than a bed for the night. Great artwork and storytelling makes for an excellent creepy experience, but don't expect much of an ending!