Great Short Games

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Created Sep 5, 2019 by Julien Kaspar
A list of my personal favourites of short games. These might have a their genius in their story, storytelling, gameplay-mechanics, art-style, soundtrack or a great mix between them.
These games generally don't take longer than 10 hours. Some that go above that are episodic games which divide the run time into a couple hours each.
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    Essentially this game is an interactive comic without words, about a romantic relationship between 2 people. It's a great example of using gameplay to tell a story instead of text. It is very short an…
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      A game where you search and watch a large collection of stolen video recordings out of sequence and in pieces, with a lot of lies, missing info and red herrings to keep the story twisting and turning.…
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      The Beginner's Guide screenshot
        Self aware game-critique on the relationship between author and audience and on interpreting someone's personality and intent from their work.
        Thomas Was Alone screenshot
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        77
          A little story focused, puzzle-platformer with beautiful music, that manages to make you deeply feel and care about a bunch of single-coloured, voiceless rectangles.
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          85
            The successor to the first Monument Valley with more refined art-style, music, puzzles and another touching story.
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              A beautiful, tragic, (and as weird as it sounds) single-player-coop game where you explore a mystical world while playing 2 sons who are trying to find a cure for their dying father.The controls and h…
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              Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist screenshot
                A very short and free comedy game from the designer of the Stanley Parable. nuff said
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                  One of the original brilliant indie-hits. A Mario-like platformer that uses a clever rewind mechanic to provide an impressive set of puzzles.
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                    A simple, isometric, puzzle-game that mainly plays with perspective and overcoming/exploiting the Escher staircase.
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                      This game is what happens when you turn Pinball into a cute, open-world, metroidvania. Very unique!
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                        Short, comedy game with a lot of random humour that rewards experimentation.
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                          A game with a massive amount of style. A great mix of a chaotic stealth game and a manic jazz soundtrack.
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