This 80s text-based game driving sim is as detailed as it is intermittently dull. That’s no coincidence.
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.
The free, defunct multiplayer shooter Control Monger has a unique defensive gameplay keeps you constantly moving. To learn what it was like, I brought in some friends!
Go inside a void of glistening lights, created by its programmer as a personal place to be alone. You can explore it if you can control it. Maybe we’re not supposed to play this.
Feel like everything sucks? The sadistic slapstick stress relief in Despair might leave you even more depressed.
This nearly impossible puzzle game with over 2000 levels is so absurdly complicated that it’s a spectacle.
The art program Flying Colors is now free to download – plus a bonus link to an interview with the artist behind its graphics.
Developed sporadically for two decades and based on a bizarre dream about lizard men, The Frogs Of War is a perplexing game that follows no other.
Hilariously frustrating but never hopeless, this indie Mac physics game revels in losing control.
This brief, sweet ode to Halloween captures everything fun and spooky about a fun and spooky holiday.