The sequel to Candy Box—the surreal, text-based flash game that grabbed attention back in the spring—will release tomorrow morning. Completing Candy Box 2 will give players "access to a special area featuring quests written by the players." More details here.
Aaron Hernandez might not make it back in time for the next Madden, but if you want to play a topical video game (not about a crack-smoking mayor), try Snowden's Leaks: The Game. It was made by Dutch developers in 72 hours. No, it won't report your high scores to the NSA.