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THE SUN DOES NOT EXIST (
BY DA NEEL GAMES
Here’s the hipster-nightmare-acid-trip game you never knew you wanted, mixing elements of adventure and survival-horror tropes to adapt Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The result is a psychedelic experience of self-disgust, shame, and amusement—one that we’re still trying to figure out. Did I just pass by a giant, crooked, cock-shaped door? Well, you know what they say: come for the cock-doors, stay for the soundtrack.
Perfect for: Hipsters, hippies, disgruntled Silent Hill fans
Playtime: A ten-minute detour
SHU’S GARDEN (
BY CRAFTED REVERIES LIMITED
Did you ever find the little screams in Katamari Damacy unsettling? Shu’s Garden is maybe the inverse of Katamari. Instead of rolling around and bringing chaos and ruin to the world in order to restore the stars, Shu rolls around and brings nourishment and plenty to the Earth wherever she goes. However, in terms of play, joy and engendering an overall sense of discovery, Shu’s Garden feels deeply reverent of Takahashi’s masterpiece.
Perfect for: Katamari fans, ecology enthusiasts, and pollinators
Playtime: Until your childlike fascination runs out
Your plane is loosed from an aircraft carrier, and spat into the beige sky as if from a slingshot. Every pilot you send crashing into the sea racks up points, multipliers, and will eventually lead to your plane getting outfitted with ever more ridiculous upgrades. Luftrausers is an arcade shooter to its very core. Live, fly, and die by your score.
Perfect for: Score chasers, fans of Top Gun
Playtime: Sky’s the limit