INFRA is a game about a town that’s gone to the dogs. Its big employers have gone bust, and everything is breaking down. Enter you, a guy who will walk around and “survey some routine structural damage”.
Sounds boring! But bear with me. I kinda like that premise: video games ask us to do a lot of fantastic things, but this seemingly mundane role doesn’t just suit the style of game (first-person exploration), but also leaves room for it to get a little more gamey, as you use machines and the environment to solve puzzles as the place literally starts falling apart.
Having begun life as a mod, it’s now running a crowd-funding campaign (but should be out in October regardless).