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The molten grey skies shifted, the ashen clouds parting like a biblical sea. A bleached god, round and brilliant despite its prolonged captivity in the planet's exosphere, raised its bald head to the grass and rooftops for the first time that year. The light shone. Winter had passed. Wahey! Spring arrived this March and brought with it plenty more small, inventive, and mysterious games for us to plug. There is love, both singular and eternal, there are worker uprisings, there are vines stretching towards the stars, and even a game that lets you burn computer files in a digital campfire.

Have a browse through our entire selection below. And if you want to find more convenient collections of games such as this check out our round-up tag.


Into (Animal Phase)

Into

"Into, or, I Turned My Autobiography Into a Fictional Second-Person Surreal Coming-Out-Of-Age Dramedy and Now My Life Is Happier" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

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No Guts No Gore-y (Acacia Chrispyskin)

No Guts No Gore-y

"collect all the guts and avoid the detectives" - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


i've been late (himynameischuck, Derek Daley)

i've been late

"i've been late is a short linear first person musical game" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Venti Mesi (We Are Muesli)

Venti Mesi (We Are Muesli)

"Venti Mesi ("Twenty Months") is a collection of playable stories about Italian Resistance and Liberation from Nazi-Fascism." - Author's description

Download on GameJolt (Windows, Mac)

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


REDDER (Anna Anthropy)

REDDER

"REDDER is an open-world game with 180 screens in nine areas to explore." - Author's description

Author's note: "CAUTION: This game contains strobing effects."

Purchase for $5 on itch.io (Windows, Mac)

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NORTH (Outlands)

NORTH

"Apply for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


deep (Waterman7)

deep

"navigate abandoned environments and locate artefacts

it's only you and your sonar out there

or is it" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


Absolute Silence (Davide A. Fiandra)

Absolute Silence

"Absolute Silence is an experimental album of lo-fi abstract games." - Author's description

Purchase for $0.01 on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Among Thorns (Matt Frith)

Among Thorns (Matt Frith)

"In a world suffering with a technological plague, Cora Bry is recruited for a shady job. A short point and click adventure game by Matt Frith." - Author's description

PWYW on itch.io (Windows)


Vines (Sally Bridgwater)

Vines

"hit obstacles to spawn more vines and try to reach max capacity" - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


Effigy (Patchwork Doll Games)

Effigy

"Effigy is a game that lets you perform a digital ritual of burning and release." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Arachne (PNJeffries)

Arachne

"the game takes place on a dynamically deforming spiderweb that you can build and destroy while you play." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Ned Kelly (Ian MacLarty)

Ned Kelly

"Just a quick doodle to try out a new feature of Vertex Meadow, but I quite like it." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)

Play on itch.io (Browser)


Max Capacitor (Alan Hazelden, Andrew Shouldice, Thomas Engesser)

Max Capacitor

"A very easy puzzle game" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Hook & Shield (Tinytouchtales)

Hook & Shield

"Push or pull enemies into lava or spikes. Complete Depth 10 to finish the game." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


Cuckoo Curling (Grenadine, Riko)

Cuckoo Curling

"Oh freestyle curling is simple really, it's curling with the rules of connect four. A fun, healthy and relaxing hobby for everyone. Just watch out for the crocodile." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


The Sea Will Claim Everything (Jonas & Verena Kyratzes, Chris Christodoulou)

The Sea Will Claim Everything (Jonas & Verena Kyratzes, Chris Christodoulou)

"The Fortunate Isles are in trouble! The sinister Lord Urizen is using the economic crisis to impose his cruel policies on the people, and all the local politicians seem to be in his thrall. Meanwhile, the ancient biotechnological dwelling known as Underhome is facing foreclosure, and its inhabitants don't even know why. Desperate for help, The Mysterious-Druid, scion of the Mysterious-Druid family and caretaker of Underhome, creates a magical portal that will allow you to interact directly with the Lands of Dream." - Author's description

Purchase on Steam (Windows)

Purchase on Lands of Dream site (Windows)

Soundtrack on bandcamp


Insular (Joshua Kingsbury)

Insular

"A silent game exploring color, perception, and feeling out of place." - Author's description

Purchase for $3 on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Superluminal Vagrant Twin (C.E.J. Pacian)

Superluminal Vagrant Twin (C.E.J. Pacian)

"A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin." - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


The Abbey of Crime Extensum (Manuel Pazos, Daniel Celemín et al)

The Abbey of Crime Extensum (Manuel Pazos, Daniel Celemín et al)

"remake of The abbey of crime" - Author's description

Download here (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Samorost 3 (Amanita Design)

Samorost 3

"Samorost 3 follows a curious space gnome who uses the powers of a magic flute to travel across the cosmos in search of its mysterious origins." - Author's description

Purchase here for $20 (Windows, Mac)

Purchase on Steam for $19.99 (Windows, Mac)

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Vocus Air (Bálint Márk, Joao Oliveira, Marek Skudelny, Remus Constantin, Till Gilsbac)

Vocus Air

"As a player you can influence your experience and decrypt the storyline only through your audiovisual focus" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


Pico Racer (Tero Lindeman)

Pico Racer

"Pico Racer is a new and exciting racing game for your Pico-8 console. " - Author's description

Play on itch.io. (Browser)


Eveline (Pippin Barr)

Eveline

"There’s a great novelist inside all of us! Especially you! You just need to get started! Write! Read! Write-read! What is that?! Find out!" - Author's description

Play here (Browser)

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