Endearingly indie games
These quirky characters will leave you smitten.
Not all heroes need to be heroic. Oddballs have their charm too. In these games, you’ll meet some of the most winning misfits you could ever dream of.
Get ready to play a roving sinkhole that swallows plants, pets and everything else in this cartoon-ified version of Los Angeles. It’s one of indie gaming’s most delicious premises.
Be a hole
The titular star is a grouchy, sentient ball of fluff on a mission to eat a cherry that constantly evades his grasp. Chuchel may feel like playing through a series of comedy skits, but completing each level is no laughing matter.
An adorably mad adventure
7 Billion Humans
In a world where machines do all the work, people have become bored and restless. To help them, the machines have constructed a massive office building and given every human on Earth a job. You’re the boss of all these workers, and they’ll do whatever you say. Uh-oh.
7 Billion Humans
This gorgeous, console-style platformer sets a moustachioed fluff ball in search of the gold coins that were stolen from him. Along the way, you’ll cross a range of lushly illustrated landscapes – and (hopefully) evade the onslaught of vicious traps.
Leo's Fortune - HD Edition
This is what’s known in Japan as an “otome” game – an interactive story for young adults about friendship, growing up and relationships. But Hatoful Boyfriend gives the genre a peculiar twist: you play the only human at the prestigious St. PigeoNation, a school for talented birds.
Bring You Home
In Bring You Home, you’re an alien named Polo on a quest to rescue your kidnapped pet. Pretty straightforward, right? Sure, except instead of controlling Polo as you would in most games, you ensure his path is clear of danger by manipulating the world itself.