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Here we are, 2017. What a first month it has been. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we've got a bunch of games about the degeneration of reality and escaping into other ones, such as dreams or virtuality. There are also a couple of games that look into memories of previous years: drunken nights, subway commutes, and hard times. But we also have games that should help you along with their simpler pleasures: solving puzzles, leaping over spikes, and shooting baddies.

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.

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We may be in a new year but that won't stop us going back to 2016 for one last time. We've already done it three times (1, 2, 3) with our end of year round-ups, and we'll do it once more here, showing you the highlights of what Warp Door unearthed this past December. Turns out it's several trips along the estranged periphery of society, a broken game, and a therapeutic morning routine.

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.

Warp Door has found and shared 768 games throughout 2016. That's a lot, and there's still plenty that we have missed and are slowly getting around to playing, in hopes of recommending them in the future.

We've been doing monthly round-ups to try to break that mass of games down further. Continuing that effort, as we're at the end of 2016, we've got our most frequent contributors to choose their favorite games that Warp Door covered over the past year.

You can see Gnome's picks in this article and navigate to the other selections using the links below:

Joel

Chris

p.s. unfortunately Tim was too busy over the holiday period to construct a list

Warp Door has found and shared 768 games throughout 2016. That's a lot, and there's still plenty that we have missed and are slowly getting around to playing, in hopes of recommending them in the future.

We've been doing monthly round-ups to try to break that mass of games down further. Continuing that effort, as we're at the end of 2016, we've got our most frequent contributors to choose their favorite games that Warp Door covered over the past year.

You can see Joel's picks in this article and navigate to the other selections using the links below:

Gnome

Chris

p.s. unfortunately Tim was too busy over the holiday period to construct a list

Warp Door has found and shared 768 games throughout 2016. That's a lot, and there's still plenty that we have missed and are slowly getting around to playing, in hopes of recommending them in the future.

We've been doing monthly round-ups to try to break that mass of games down further. Continuing that effort, as we're at the end of 2016, we've got our most frequent contributors to choose their favorite games that Warp Door covered over the past year.

You can see Chris's picks in this article and navigate to the other selections using the links below:

Gnome

Joel

p.s. unfortunately Tim was too busy over the holiday period to construct a list

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December is here. The minus temperatures have arrived (celsius) in some parts of the world. Months of grey and white. Months of the early dark. You will want to shut yourself in tight. A perfect time to play some small games.

For this edition of the monthly round-up we have text message horror and mass necromancing. You can live for a day as an art critic and learn an alien language. And if you want to warm up with a friendly dual then what better place than the dazzling cosmic realms? Scroll down to check it all out.

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.

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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.

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Bones are rousing. Spirits are stirring. The cobwebs between gravestones grow gray and hungry. An ancient growl in the woods heard by a lone traveler. They stop, sudden. Hot breath on the back of the neck. Teeth scratching soft skin. Claws shredding flesh, red. Yes, we are in October; the spookiest month of all. But before jumping head-first into the jaws of terror, let's take a look back at September and see what it brought us.

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.

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Into the pulsating throes of September we fly, just as the hero in the glitch art above (created by the "Corruption as Art" Tumblr blog, which is well worth following). But before we let our bodies be subsumed by the autumn haze, let's turn our heads back to see what August brought: magic ruins, scream painting, crow music, and even a mean mom.

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.

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The scorch of the summer sun brings with it hallucinatory videogame deserts, where death can be endlessly repeated, where dreams play out on loop. To one side, a bird makes a nest from the parts in a treasure chest, and to the other, nimble giraffes with legs like Dali's elephants scuttle around as they play volleyball.

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.

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As we traipse into the desert heat of July, you might find yourself crawling into exhaustion, perhaps slipping mind-wise into a hypnagogic state. But you're not alone, for our round-up of game highlights from June also features some radical hallucinations: Victorian ghosts, washed-out pixel landscapes, even a desert where you may bury crystals under a monolith's unrelenting gaze.

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.

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Birds are flocking, both in the sky as we approach the solstice, and in the virtual stratospheres of at least two of the games in this round-up. Robots and towering urban structures alike are aroused by your presence in another two of these games. And yet more dreamlike spores of architecture seem to emerge from oceans and flat planes of rock for you to view and admire.

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.

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Walk through a graveyard, walk through the void and immigrant experiences, walk through a forest with your concerned grandmother. Cook sausages, water a plant, do yoga. All these are things that you might have done throughout the month of April. But, they're also activities that our pick of obscure games from the month have you doing too.

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.

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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.

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February proved to be a month packed of brilliant finds. It's been tricky to whittle them down to the selection below.

You'll find a couple of commercial horror experiences: one fast and full of skulls, the other slow and full of dread. Another game uses split-screen to demonstrate the sexism often experienced in job interviews. And let's not forget that February is also the month of Valentine's Day, so you can expect some love advice and tongue wrestling, too.

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.