Okay, breathe. You’ve been trained for this. All you need to do is answer the questions about your cover identity correctly and your captured colleague doesn’t get subjected to all manner of inhuman torture. Uh, how old is your pretend brother again?
Stephen Colbert has a text adventure now, and it’s great. Escape From The Man-Sized Cabinet chronicles Colbert’s adventures while waiting for his new show to start. You can die alone and afraid in a cabinet! Or you can explore a place that’s basically Narnia. Your call.
If you wanna be grossed out by a bump on your hand, tempted into making a sexual mistake, or run from a pack of velociraptors, the ongoing Twiny Jam has a little something for everyone.
Remember when your best friend told you he or she had an uncle who worked for Nintendo, and that's why he/she knew all about how Mario would be in the new Zelda game? Well, someone's made a game about him.
Let a little love into your day. Play The Arboretum, a lovely, melancholy short story/game by Matthew Burns. It's really good.
Take a look at the entries for the Naked Twine Jam—they're great human (and sometimes animal) stories that prove you don't need fancy tech to make a game worthwhile or touching.
Torture sequences in games are old news—many major franchises have included it in some capacity, from the classics like Metal Gear Solid to some more recent big titles like Grand Theft Auto and Splinter Cell. The context is usually the same—torture is explored as a military practice (or a critique of military stuff),…
Check out Sacrilege. It's about going clubbing and formulating a "fuckplan"—the idea is to get laid. You'll find possibly familiar figures: the one that wants you but you feel nothing for, the one everyone knows is in love with you, and so on. It's a Twine game that captures desire well—enough that it's one of the…
A game that explores how even the simplest things are difficult, if not impossible, when you have dysphoria.
When I started SABBAT, I had no idea what to think. It asks you what's in your drawers, and then makes it obvious you're about to kill a bunch of animals in sacrifice—in the hopes that darker powers take you away from your miserable life.
Continuing the amazing list of personal games that touch on difficult subjects comes this Twine game called "What's in a Name?" It's about how someone learns they are bisexual, only to second-guess themselves because some folks in the LGBT community aren't accepting of that sexuality. The idea is that you're either…