A twine interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression, developed by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey and Isaac Schankler, Depression Quest hopes to offer empathy and sympathy for what can be a very painful condition. Some awkward prose is balanced by its ambitiousness in subject matter, and makes a convincing case for how games can help us all understand each other better.
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.
Draw simple line patterns and watch them repeat across the screen, trying to connect each colored circle. Your pattern will "bounce" off the sides of the screen but beware the upper and lower borders, and the black holes on the way.
School's back in tomorrow, and you haven't finished any of your homework! Lucky for you, you found a flier for a "homework finishing service", and all you need to do is click around to find ten little green men hidden in your house, which totally isn't alarming at all.
The owner of the local Tea Shop has been murdered, and it is up to the world's greatest detective to crack the point-and-click adventure case in Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery. Its a work that's designed to appeal more to fans of Carmel Games' other works rather than the Conan Doyle, as it were. But with that in mind, there's quite a bit of fun to be had: the acting is campy, the puzzles are goofy, the humor is silly.
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.
Turns out zombies and skeletons don't make very good manual labor when they're trying to eat your face. Command an army made up of different powerful units across levels that will challenge and limit you in this tricky yet smart real-time strategy defense game!
Most of us know not to explore shady abandoned asylums. Well... everyone except you, apparently. Trapped inside the Arendel Asylum, you'll need to search for items, solve puzzles, and gather orbs to escape in this ambitious but rough-around-the-edges game from Selfdefiant.
Create designs, in this simplistic puzzle game, by following the actions each level gives you and thinking a bit outside the box. Add, subtract and invert the glowing little boxes to match the goal shape while enjoying the serenity of the music and peace of the game.
Stolen Sword is a gravity-bending puzzle platform game by NowGamez about a knight whose quest to retrieve a stolen sword will have him bouncing from ceiling to floor. A high difficulty level may make it off-putting to some, but overall the game's puzzles have a nice sense of logic to them that is satisfying to complete.
Baby it's cold... inside? Hmm. Trapped with an expectant looking polar bear and a whole lot of buttons, you'll need to get some fresh perspective to find your way out of this short yet cute escape game from Yonashi.
Jump back into more silly stealth in this pack of levels for the popular, charming puzzle platformer. Steal lab coats, grow enormous plants, wield fishing rods, and more as you nab all the key-cards, flip all the switches, and evade every guard and security camera on the way to the exit.
Ready to take a dive into the wild and woolly world of particle physics? In this clicktoy, you're the head of a research laboratory and you're looking to make your mark on the world! You'll start off with just yourself, but as you do new research and the grant money comes in, you'll be able to hire new staff, grow your laboratory, and make world-shattering discoveries! Hopefully not literally, because this equipment is expensive...
When they say books take you places, they usually don't mean literally, but Bob's bedtime story traps him in another world filled with magic and danger. You'll have to deal with ghosts, doppelgangers, trolls, and much more as you puzzle your way through inventive stages in the latest installment of the popular series!
Evil sketches are forming waves (that's the worst)! Draw your hero and slash through their doodled bods with your trusty ink pen. Travel to different pages and fend off against unique bad guys or just battle it out in survival mode.
You know the old saying. It takes a bunch of flowers to raise a village. Or... something like that. In this simple yet clever match-3 based hex puzzler, place and combine different tile types to turn them into new ones and keep the board clear for as long as possible. Watch out for zombies!
Nitrome has done it again! Launch your little character across the map and knock your opponents out of the ring in this one-button game that's easy to learn but hard to master. You'll need quick reflexes and good aim if you want to survive.
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.
A sparse room, ten hidden coins. How hard can it be to find them all? As it turns out, pretty darn hard in this latest from Tesshi-e. With hidden codes to crack and puzzles galore, including some funky inventory management, this one might prove more of a challenge than usual.
Available free or pay-what-you-want, this gorgeous indie visual novel dating sim starts you off in a new city filled with a wide variety of people. Shy Conor resists the efforts of outgoing Oli to get him to date, flighty Lily is desperate to save the family business, and more. Though on the short side, it's a fun, smile-inducing romance game with a ton of charm.
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.
You've got a cave of wondrous treasures, a boy, and his bazooka. Blast your way through 15 levels of treasure hunting mayhem, using your explosive cannon in a variety of creative ways. Add to that a difficulty curve that's firm but forgiving and you've got a fun time-destroyer. You simply can't deny a good bazooka.
Times are rough for the working robots, they need commands and fast! Help them achieve their goals before the time runs out. Command and plan to ensure the growth of your little robot colony.
We're all mad here... oh, sorry. Trapped. I meant, trapped. In this first installment of a new series of escape games by prolific developer Funkyland, you're stuck in a rabbit hole with a unique decorative scheme, and you'll need to find a certain amount of bunnies to escape.
In the final chapter of the terrifying point-and-click adventure series, you've gone even deeper into your dreams to try to escape from them and the creatures holding you captive. Danger lurks around every corner in this game that will give you chills and make you jump.
You're down to your last two clean items of clothing: a lime green crop-top and a pair of sweatpants. That means it's laundry day. For Aries Escape, that also means you'll have to figure out the secret codes to operate the washing machines and then, clean clothes and accessories in hand, solve the puzzles to escape.
Roguelike strategy meets Dance Dance Revolution? This gorgeous, addictive indie game proves it can be done, and done amazingly well! When a young woman's heart is stolen by an evil necromancer, she must descend deep into his crypt, moving and slaying unique beasts to the beat. Play with your keyboard, controller... or USB dance mat!
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.
You're working off your debt to a crime lord by stealing cars for him, but things are a little weird in this chaotic racing game. You'll have to make it to the garage before time runs out in each level, but with rings of fire, giant basketballs, cops with electrifying rockets and more, this ain't your grandpappy's car chase.
Check out the world under the sea in this relaxing physics puzzler, the second in what should become an excellent series. Guide your submarine past traps and dangerous creatures to find stars and treasure chests.
Get by with a little help from your friends in this tower-defense game of apocalyptic proportions. Find other survivors with unique abilities as you try to cross town, holding off zombies in each level and capturing command points to place down new defensive units.
Tense, realistic, and gorgeously rendered, this tower defense/strategy hybrid puts you in command of a defensive force in several real world battle zones. Upgrade your units and deploy choppers and planes for maximum strategic effect.
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!
You have exactly one shot at this fantastic atmospheric adventure game, made for the 2014 Indie Game Maker contest. Help Niko, a whiskered boy with glowing yellow eyes, to bring the sun back to a mysteriously broken world. You'll find a few surprises along the way, but don't look up any spoilers!
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.
Kevin's a wizard without a face, but that last part is sort of a surprise to him when he wakes up one morning and looks in the mirror. In this puzzle game, Kevin will pursue the thief across deadly stages filled with enemies he'll have to defeat using symbol-based spells he'll unlock as he goes.
It's freezing outside, and all these mammoths want is to be inside their igloos, which are... warm... somehow, I guess? Click to unfreeze and REfreeze both the beasts and elements in each level in order to get them home and nab all the stars in the process. It takes more timing and thought than you might believe!
- • Fruit Kitchens No.9: Grapefruit Yellow
- • Escape from the Three Colored Diamonds Room
- • White Night
This week's escapers' curation contains some reliable standards as well as a few surprises from FunkyLand, Yomino Kagura, and Sneedle (teamed with No1Game). It comes with a money-back guarantee to please whether you like looking for fruits in a whimsical kitchen or would rather stick to pure puzzling simplicity or prefer a point-and-click style adventure with bewildering charm.
Work your way through to get deeper into Hell to make it back to your home. Take on odd jobs from smashing important statues, collecting magical items, saving smaller demons, or just the good old slaughter to earn your way across the hellish dimensions..
Something's gone horribly wrong aboard the legendary Nautilus. All the power's gone out, and you're the only crewman left alive! But there's still hope for this submarine, and if you can get it started once again, you'll be able to escape it! Using your wits (and the items on board the submarine, of course), plot a course for survival and make it back to the mainland!
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.
It's been raining for forty days and forty nights, and M. Critter's home is seriously losing ground (as it were). But that jerk Noah won't let him on the ark! Thank goodness Critter's got an assortment of fantastical kicking machines he can use to launch himself toward the boat. Bounce off bats, get spiked on thorns, and shoot yourself out of a giant robot's arm cannon to reach the boat and give that Noah a piece of your mind!
Destroy all monsters! Use the environment to your advantage in this physics puzzle game, knocking down walls and activating machinery, all to get each disgusting monster in range of your deadly laser gun.
In this whimsy-doused escape game from Yonashi, you'll do some slicing, snipping, trimming and chopping to reveal the clues you need to solve puzzles and open cupboards, all in the quest to obtain new ways to cut things down to size in a search for the exit key. The challenge is enough to make you think while the fun visuals will paste a smile on your face throughout the gameplay.
Cat + Laser Robots = Everything the Internet Ever Wanted in Purrmageddon, a fun arcade sidescrolling rail shooter by Ice Fix Games. While more explanation and customization would have been preferred, Purrmageddon is still a fancy feast for the eyes and ears.
The monsters are here!... well, I mean, they're just sort of standing around, usually in close proximity to dangerous materials. But still, they're monsters, so you should probably figure out how to blast them all in this colourful physics puzzler.
One room, one view... right? The creator of the popular and enormous Find the Escape-Men series gives an escape game an unexpected twist in this short but clever game that will fit right into your lunch break.
Gleefully pick off a roomful of unfortunately-placed nefarious henchmen with just a few well-placed billiards-like trick shots in this embarassingly-safisfying physics projectile puzzler. With everything from grenades to insane Tesla guns, you've got a lot of tools for the job.
A space-based real-time strategy title harkening back to the heyday of the genre, this game offers a simple interface and difficult execution. Combine, divide, and flank your way to victory across 25 levels of sci-fi combat.
Kitteh monster can haz candiez nao? Red and Green are two adorable catlike creatures with a love of candy, and they need your help to collect the sweets of their matching colors! Take control of a googly-eyed cannon and fire balls of fluff into the landscape, to push around blocks, carts, candies, and even our heroes themselves! With a good eye and a steady hand, unite them with their favorite colors of candies!
Once again a familiar door in a brick wall appears as Tesshi-e goes back and re-imagines an early escape in the fabulous Mild Escape series. Though short and a little easy for what you might expect, it's a sweet little diversion. Don't forget your happy coin!
Hold on to your hard hat and start digging in this entertaining mining puzzle game. Collect the three crystals on each level while avoiding enemies and spikes, and keeping companions safe. And if that weren't enough, you've got to do it all with a limited number of moves. Can you make it to the exit alive?
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.
The mini monkeys have gone missing again, and you suspect the evil galactic empire might be to blame! Probably because they were last time. Solve simple point-and-click puzzles and look for codes in this cute, short sequel to the sci-fi original.
Mutants! Zombies! Lumpy faces galore! Despite some bumps in its execution, this turn-based strategy game inspired by Zombotron, Xenosquad, and even Fallout is still a solid little title good for casual fans and newcomers.
Fans of zombies and sepia tinged art rejoice! Hyptosis has come out with another installment of humorous horror with Riverside. Taking place in the same continuity of his popular Sagittarian series of games, Riverside is a faster, almost parodiac take on the apocalypse. It won't win over those cold on the Choose Your Own Adventure style, but fans of Hyptosis' work will find it a fun bit of comedy.
Return to the scene of the TomaTea's first poolside escape, this time eschewing a day in the sun for an evening of moonlit puzzling fun. Rather than looking for a key to that locked gate, you'll need to build the perfect cocktail. Seek out clues, decipher codes and complete a picross puzzle to gather the ingredients.
Go West, young orange, go West! These adorable citrus fruit are looking for a home where the buffalo roam, but they're being followed by a nasty rain cloud just doesn't know when to quit! In this installment of the popular physics puzzle series, cover up the cowboy oranges on the lone prairie. Make sure all of them survive the spiky monsoon!
You Were Made For Loneliness, a Twine narrative adventure by the Tsukareta author collective, weaves a tale of memory, the post-apocalypse, regret, murder, and in its own skewed way, love. It's a disjointed presentation, heavy on experimentation, but those who love exploring and piecing together a narrative from many component parts will find it a very intriguing experiation.
Think outside of the box in the short, but delightfully "broken" platformer, Glitch Lab. Find and exploit the glitch in each level to reach the door, but try not to play by the rules!
Like her namesake in One Thousand and One Night, Scheherazade Williams is a story-teller. Fresh off her latest success, and two new Holly Awards, she opens her email to discover that it's not enough for her bosses at Narrative, Inc.--they want more, and they want it now! But after 500 stories for this commercial enterprise, the well of new stories has run dry.
How many developers does it take to make a puzzle game? Um, well, apparently a few dozen at least, as Yoshi Ishii teams up with a whole slew of other talented creators to craft levels for this latest installment in the popular Hoshi Saga series. Just find the star to proceed, though unfortunately some stages (which can be skipped) do require you to be able to read Japanese to win.)
Hope you're being paid well, because this job sucks! They have you working in one seriously dark and freaky warehouse. Good thing it's just your imagination that the walls are closing in... right? Push switches and avoid monsters in this tricky turn-based puzzle, but plan your path, because every four steps brings those jaws nearer...
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!
There's not much going on in this square room but for a smattering of furniture and eight framed pictures. But, when we're talking about Tesshi-e, that's all that's needed for another fantastic escape full of congenial shenanigans and lots of puzzle solving.
Though some people may find it hard to watch at times, this short interactive visual novel/story takes place over one night in 2010, as the narrator's boyfriend urges him to come out to his parents. Make your choices, but do so carefully, since everyone remembers everything you say.
Get crafty with this intriguing blend of match-3 game and alchemy puzzle. Drop crafting items like thread and cloth two at a time into the playing field. When three things combine, they become a bigger, better item! Keep matching and combining items until you're rockin' the most fashionable wardrobe of all!
This clever escape game by Gatamari is themed around spelling English words to make things happen around the room, with puzzles that are challenging whether they're about wordplay or not.
Some vampires are perfectly happy to swoop along through the dead of night. But not this little guy! He wants to bask in the warmth of the sun, and he's willing to brave a castle full of deadly traps for the secret that will let a vampire like him step into the light. He may not be able to jump like most platforming stars, but he can turn into a bat to fly through the castle's corridors. Beware, though! The walls here tend to be very, very deadly...
Brimming full of playfulness, Sea Room is whimsical and cute and fun to play. A number of codes to break, a memory minigame and adventuresome item-use puzzles make this escape substantial enough to take up your whole coffee break. It's also sure to infect your mood with smiles.
Go forth, brave heroes, and destroy the great evil... one floor and one enemy at a time in this simple but clever turn-based puzzle game. Use each character's unique attack pattern to take out enemies one by one in the best possible order, but make sure you have enough levels to tackle any superpowered foes!
If TomaTea designed more playroom, most of us probably would have gotten into less trouble as kids... especially because if you want to escape from this cute and clever room of puzzles, you'll need to be smart and observant, and babies are... well... babies.
Hana and Mai, done with their homework for the day, just want to go out to the park and play, but Hana's escape-game-loving mother has trapped them inside and hidden the key! A short but definitely sweet little escape game that has just the right level of challenge and an abundance of cheer to leave a smile on your face.
Climb up twenty-five floors, gaining powers, fighting bad guys, and customizing spells to be ready to face off with the evil Archmage who waits at the top. Chose from four different mage classes, gather ruins to build up your spells and try to ward off death in this roguelike rpg.
Can a zombie game be cute and sweet? Absolutely! In this puzzle platformer from krangGAMES, you (a zombie) and your loved one (also a zombie) go on an adventure across a post-apocalyptic world filled with whimsy, humour, and even some welcome diversity.
A mystery has erupted in the peaceful zombie society and its up to Detective Margh and his sidekick Ghvnn to figure it out. Read along and help Margh make choices that will alter the plot in future chapters and perhaps find out that this mystery goes deeper than you thought.
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!
Megadev's addictive match-3 puzzle game series is back, and this time it's also for iOS and Android! Make matches of three or more coloured blobs to increase your score and advance the game, but watch out for skulls, bombs, and more!
Sam and Dean. Edward and Alphonse. Crichton and D'Argo. Everyone loves bros, and in this cute puzzle platformer, you'll have to help two brothers work together to make it past lasers, guards, angry inmates, and more if they want to escape the slammer!
The kitty Princess has been kidnapped by foxes! Hurry, Strike Force Kitty - it's all up to you now! This uber cute run and jump from Deqaf Studios is ready to delight your socks off, tickle your funny bone, and make your inner geek squee at every new movie, game, or comic book reference. Strike Force Kitty to the rescue!
When you want something sweet, only suckers go to the store. Help our little monkey friends find eighty gummy bears hidden throughout the candy land in this cute point-and-click puzzle adventure.
Cute colorful cubic robots need to work together to solve each level in this puzzle platform game. Each droid has a unique ability which must be utilized in order to reach the exit. Manipulate gates and elevators while evading lasers to collect the glowing orb and complete each level.
After the events of the first two games, you thought you'd finally escaped the crazed killers after you, but things are only going to get stranger in this latest chapter in Psionic Games' bizarre and entertaining point-and-click horror escape series!
SimCity meets Scribblenauts in the unique strategy building sim Lexicopolis: A-B-City! From "apartment" to "zoo," design your perfect town while literally earning points for originality. With over 300 words programmed into the game, there's plenty of fun to be had!
Place and upgrade towers of all types to defend against the incoming monster horde in this cute tower defense game that will appeal to fans of Kingdom Rush and Demons vs Fairyland! With multiple difficulty levels and even the option to let a stage randomly select and place your towers for you, it's a solid and satisfying addition to the genre.
Your little brother might constantly annoy you with his delusions of being a squid (obviously, he's an octopus), but that doesn't mean he deserved to be fished up by a bunch of sailors! Now you'll have to go Kraken on their boat and tilt your brother to freedom. Slide him onto the keys with the help of crates, carts, and TNT. Just don't dump him into the water without unlocking that cage first!
It's good to be bad in this silly, snarky, and addictively simple sim from Chickadee Games. Buy low and sell hell in black markets over the world, building up your secret base to unlock more content, but beware... someone's always out to get you! Also available for iOS and Android.
In this clever HTML5 tower defense game, your turrets can be programmed with AI using IF/THEN conditions that allows you to tweak your strategy to handle seemingly overwhelming odds. Program your rockets to only target slow, heavy enemies, or your lasers to pick off the fastest fliers.
You arrive at your destination: a gorgeous island in the pacific. All you want to do is put on your bikini and dive into the azure blue waters, maybe swim to shore and flirt with the locals. But first you need your bikini, locked in your suitcase. Where is the key? Search your room high and low, solving a string of tricky puzzles in this challenging escape by Libertechno.
Flipline serves up something sweet in their latest challenging addition to their addictive simulation series. Fry up donuts to exacting specifications for a variety of customers, and then decorate them to order! You'll need a steady hand and wings on your feet, because this might be one of the trickier games in the Papa's series!
In this sequel to Robamini's The Seeds of Eden, we return to the same peaceful walled garden to find new puzzles to solve. The user-friendly design keeps the experience relaxing and easy, although the last task involves a bit more challenge. Robamini's creativity and visual delights promise plenty to entertain while you're here.
Manage the battle front as you play either as the humans, who are trying to save their princess, or as the demons, who are racing back home with their prize. Gather gold to buy your army and send them down the screen to crush the enemy's camp while enjoying a zany two-sided story.
A floating banana is asking you to kill gangsters. So naturally this side-scrolling, time-slowing, jumping, rolling, dodging shooter has you killing gangsters for your little banana friend. You don't want to be rude to Pedro, do you?
You'll be on cloud 9 when you play Dream Hopper, a unique action platformer filled with aggressive jellyfish and bubble battles. Made in the vein of a simulated dream world with a bossy subconscious mind calling the shots, you'll fight monsters and find helpful floaty powerups in your quest to find a way out.
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.
Slide, shoot, and upgrade to defeat the minions of MonsterBoss and race to the top to stop his rampage. There is nothing that can stand in your way with a gun in your furry red paws. So jump, shoot, and slide to climb your way to the top to have your face-off.
The enemy is laying siege to our base. Their superior numbers will soon smash through our defenses, and all we can hope to do is to stand our ground, put a bullet in as many as we can, and hope we can last long enough for help to arrive. This is Storm Ops 4, a military first-person defense shooter by 3KG Games. The first couple of levels offer a steep learning curve, but shooter fans in the mood for a more realistic edge will find it worth sticking to.
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?
DonixGames brings you a mesmerizing experience in their free Flash game, Helinon. In this bullet hell shooter, you control a green glowing wheel as it takes down the other geometric shapes coming after it, for whatever reason. With auto-fire, your only job is to avoid, set off the occasional special weapon, and access the upgrade shop to resupply and go. It's an entertaining experience that will pair perfectly with your morning coffee.
The mini monkeys have been monkey napped! It's up to you to solve puzzles and save them in this short but sweet sci-fi point-and-click adventure from Pencil Kids. Deal with crabby aliens, force fields, coded robots, and more.