If you have never tried a visual novel this is a great place to start.
KIDS is a artful, contemplative game that has you move (somewhat anonymously) within and around and against crowds. It is part visual puzzle and part rhetorical argument.
Sneaky Sasquatch is a simulation adventure game where the player takes on the role of the title character and is forced to sneak around, stealing things from park-goers and not getting caught by the park ranger.
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In Old Sins, we are tasked with puzzling through and exploring a mysterious old dollhouse.
A 28-day long game where they player is an abandoned witch on the moon, deciding whether or not to allow a catastrophe to occur.
Taking place in a medical dystopic future, the player is navigating language; they are plagued with aphasia and trying to put the right words together in order to solve a larger mystery of who they are and how they got there.
There are several games in the Rusty Lake series (all about the same level of quality). The combination of macabre art and fun puzzles makes the game a fun, fast-moving mystery exploration.
Life is Strange is an episodic, narrative adventure game which follows a teenager who can control time.
Stardew Valley is a deeply involved farming game that involves magical realism and romance.
Dash Adventures, the latest in the Diner Dash franchise is a fast-paced, funny, and cute time management game.
Hexologic is a cool number logic game that is quiet, relaxing, thoughtful, and easy to get lost in.
Broken Age is a deep adventure game where you rotate playing between two protagonists in an absurdist, hilarious, fantasy world.