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Anyone else waiting for the delayed announcement that Halloween was moved to November 9th this year?

Perhaps it's tempting to turn to videogames to escape the news at the moment but let's not forget that they can also be used to inform and educate. Take a look at We Become What We Behold and From Darkness in this monthly selection for examples of that.

Otherwise, there are some genuinely pleasant virtual scenes to escape into if you need that. Bob&Dob, Vestige, and ROM are your friends. Otherwise, if you haven't had enough murkiness this past week, turn to Coward Town, ULTRA ADHD, and unfinished demo for an overdose on doom and gloom.

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.


SMILE GUIDE: the apple escape (Kraina Grzybów TV)

SMILE GUIDE: the apple escape

"New adventure awaits Agatha when it turns out the last episode is (blank)." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


vestige (Lectrov)

vestige

"vestige, a walk among ruin." - Author's description

Dwonload on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


When Our Journey Ends (Afterthought Studios)

When Our Journey Ends

"The story follows Mariko, a seventeen year old who is on the cusp of graduating high school. She is the lone passenger of a slowly dying train station." - Author's description

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


Pröng (Ilija Melentijevic)

Pröng

"a mutant game of pong." - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


Lacuna III (Rooksfeather)

Lacuna III

"She gave me roms of all three! AND she drew a heart on the disk!! Maybe... she's just really nice? Is there a way to ask someone if they like girls without actually saying it? Or if she likes you? I'm terrible at this." - Author's description

Purchase on itch.io (Windows)


We Become What We Behold (Nicky Case)

We Become What We Behold

"a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles" - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


ROM (BinCurlGames)

ROM

"Explore a desolate island, revive it's forgotten machines and take control of the game's atmosphere." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)

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Bob&Dob (Richard Lems, Diane de Wilde, Shannon Mason)

EXIT

"search the ocean for the rarest of fish" - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


Cursed Castilla / Maldita Castilla EX (Locomalito)

Cursed Castilla / Maldita Castilla EX (Locomalito)

"Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances." - Author's description

Purchase on Steam (Windows)


You're In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead (Adam Robinson-Yu)

You're In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead

"Use your psychic powers to grab boxes, bombs, and the monsters themselves to defend yourself" - Author's description

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


SHE (Rémi Bismuth, Maxime Ferrieu)

SHE

"She will never let us escape, the walls are moving" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


Coward Town (Swofl)

Coward Town

"Exploration game made in under 7 days for GBJAM 5." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows)


From Darkness (Gold Extra)

"From Darkness is a research project by the Austrian artist group gold extra which covers the global interdependency of resources, conflicts and migration in the East of the continent. It’s a hybrid of fiction and reality, documentary and game, allowing the player to experience places, people and their story throughout Eastern Africa." - Author's description

Download it here (Windows, Mac, Linux)


ULTRA ADHD (Alon "DancingEngie" Karmi)

ULTRA ADHD

"ULTRA ADHD (Amazing Death and Huge Destruction) is a video game taking place in a land without name. " - Author's description

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


unfinished demo (resting depressed face)

unfinished demo

"this will probably resonate with creators who hate their own work" - Author's description

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