Though not the hard-hitting action title its gruff hero might imply, Metal Blob Solid offers well-designed levels and demonstrates the amateur ingenuity of the early open-source game movement.
H.E.D.Z. has 225 characters – one of the largest, strangest groups ever assembled – and not much else.
Scream in terror at this adventurous platformer inspired by earnest 1950s horror movies! Tremble at its spooky sound design! Wade through its trial-and-error gameplay!
Unlike so many other digital art studios for kids, Imagynasium‘s playfully limited collage world wants to figure out what drives you to the creative process and how to keep you there.
When the Lode Runner series moved into 3D, it got more overwhelming, frustrating, and delightful.
A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)
Real World’s multimedia art collage uses its fragmentation to reveal anxieties about relationships and social behavior, an idea that outpaces the parts dedicated to Peter Gabriel’s music.
This bite-sized shareware pirate adventure was made to fit into a coffee break. For first-time game designer Erin Pavlina, it was another new challenge to adapt to.