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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.

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It's a new year and we have new dimensions for you to step into with a curious foot in this January round-up (all be it two weeks late!). Expect lo-fi labyrinths, floppy ragdoll dancing, thieves at a bus stop, happy dung beetles, and naked frolicking. Quite a month.

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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Happy New Year to all! How about we start off the year by looking back at the small games that we highlighted in December 2015? It turned out to be a surprisingly fruitful month, what with two or three big game jams being held, and lots of people wanting to expend the last bit of creativity that 2015 would serve them.

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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Behind the blockbuster-sized nebulae that emerged in the month of November in the videogame space there appeared several smaller works worth celebrating. Collated below, those experiences will have you transported through televisions, throwing your phone in the air, flying through a dreamscape in a fighter plane, even staring into an entire world realized in a bowl.

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

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October is mostly known for its final day: Halloween. As expected, there was no shortage of small games made for the occasion. Yes, our round-up of the last month includes goofy skeletons, eerie coffins, and lost ghosts.

But it's not all witches and rituals and the like. There's a reverie at the office and a story set inside a recreation of an IM client. Have a browse through our selection below. And if you want to find more convenient collections such as this check out our round-up tag.

We've had plenty of requests over the months asking for more efficient methods of browsing the games we post here. We planned to have more filtering options such as 'Featured' games, an archive, and 'Recent Comments' located on the front page a long time ago.

But due to using Ghost, a publishing platform that's still in development, these features kept being delayed. Hopefully we'll have them up soon. For now, what we're going to do towards this goal is to have monthly round-ups. This is the first one.

There aren't any hard and fast rules on what games we're picking for these round-ups outside of choosing the ones we think you really shouldn't miss. Think of it as a highlight reel. And bear in mind that Warp Door is interested in games that are primarily a little different to the usual formats. This will factor into our choices too.

If you have any feature requests or feedback from now on please send them to warpdoor@gmail.com and we'll try to get them sorted as soon as we can if we consider them a good idea (and they're manageable). For now, check out the round-up below and look out for these in the future -- we'll keep them under the "round-up" tag for convenience.

(Psst, click on the headline to see the full round-up if you're on the front page.)