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itch.io Recommends: experimental new video games

itch.io Recommends: experimental new video games


Let’s get experimental y’all. This week’s suggestions are a pair of video games that don’t actually behave like several others. First up is Kids, a wierd and wild have a look at peer stress and puberty. This after all is adopted by Don’t Wake the Night a contemporary have a look at what video games can do with the idea of listening. They’re each nice and price your time. Check out the total suggestions under.


The observe as much as 2015’s Plug and Play, Kids is a equally surreal monochromatic piece that I’m not 100% positive I perceive. The sport usually revolves round pressuring children to throw themselves right into a pit that digests them through peer stress. That’s principally all I can say about it. Kids is intentionally minimal in its storytelling and supplies simply sufficient hints that one thing is happening for gamers to attempt to determine what it means, however stops simply shy of letting on what is definitely occurring. It’s a sequence of unusual mechanical metaphors that assuredly means one thing however would require a bit extra puzzling out earlier than I totally know what I performed.

Kids can also be a fast sport, my playtime ended across the half hour mark, but it surely’s a terrific half hour. The black and white artwork is each lovely and putting, and I discovered myself repeatedly taking screenshots to make use of as wallpapers all through my time with the sport. If you’ve a few bucks and wish to play a unusually engaging sport, Kids is ready for you.

Don’t Wake the Night

This suggestion snuck up on me and I’m glad it did. I had by no means heard about Don’t Wake the Night earlier than it launched however Brujeria at Work’s sport about listening is fascinating and entertaining in the entire greatest methods.

When I say this can be a sport about listening I actually imply it. You play as a not too long ago summoned spirit who’s trapped on the summoning web site surrounded by the oldsters who summoned you. You can’t actually work together with them instantly, so you must sit passively by and hearken to their conversations and slowly piece collectively the issues that they’ve summoned you to resolve. Eventually you must make some selections about methods to proceed, however the minute-to-minute gameplay revolves round listening to out these likable characters with seemingly conflicting pursuits.

There’s rather a lot happening on this sport, and it feels human and tough in equal measures. The writing is private, the artwork is un-polished however nice, and the voice appearing is exclusive and efficient in a means you don’t see usually. Don’t Wake the Night is a sport that jogs my memory simply how nice indie video games could be.



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