Early on a Sunday is a good time for some low-impact, horizon-broadening gaming. Today, we have an easygoing deal with for you all to heat up for; A trio of free, brief and candy browser-based experiences picked recent from the bustling indie hub that is Itch.io. We’ve received darkish mech-war within the deep south, weird comedy made in RPG Maker, and a story exploration gone off the rails.
First up at this time is Mama Possum, by Kevin Snow (with idea by horror writer Cassandra Khaw). Not a lot a sport as brief story sporting the trimmings of 1, it is an atmospheric and thrilling little learn that I might like to see used as the idea for extra tales, and perhaps even an motion sport. Just off the border of Arkansas, two sisters and their huge war-mech Mama Possum throw down in opposition to the apocalypse in a grungier, extra down-to-earth tackle Pacific Rim’s kaiju-thrashing catharsis.
While you may get pleasure from Mama Possum free of charge on itch.io, the choice is supplied to purchase a downloadable model of it for $5 if you wish to tip the creators, and perhaps recieve a postcard and sticker primarily based on the brooding splash display. Might be simply the factor I must model my new laptop computer with…
On the entire different finish of the making sense/effort scale is Absolutely: A True Crime Story. This one is a bit more game-like, and has some acquainted names hooked up to it. It appears that Davey Wreden (of The Stanley Parable fame) and Ryan Roth (Staseed Pilgrim and The Yawhg) received bored someday and determined to make a gonzo brief story in RPG Maker.
The finish result’s a deeply foolish journey by which Keanu Reeves sells plenty of medication to youngsters and perhaps (most likely) will get into a really knifey altercation in a retailer. It’s nonsensical, it is dumb and it is humorous and possibly the psychological pick-me-up you want after Mama Possum. This explicit dynamic duo of dorkuses have achieved another interactive fiction shorts collectively. Check them out on itch.io here.
Now you are all warmed up, shellshocked and totally confused, it is time for one thing fully totally different, or a minimum of an entire reversal in tone. Glitcher by Mufiwego at first seems to be an exploratory, story-driven factor the place you quietly study a personality by means of recordsdata left on their outdated Mac OS-styled desktop.
This lasts up till you begin poking round for recordsdata within the recycle bin. Just bear in mind: The is a sneaking mission. There’s some actually intelligent design right here, too. Just as a result of you are able to do stuff with the keyboard now, do not forget you can scroll your manner round home windows utilizing the mouse interface – it is an necessary ability to have.
So, loved these three? Sound off within the feedback beneath, and perhaps even share a couple of of your latest fairly favourites. We will not choose. Much.