Developers mourn a canceled project in this short 'cave painting' about grief

After a large-scale commercial project abruptly ended, veterans of Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager Interactive decided to make a small jam game about grief and loss.

You're a laboratory mistake. Can anybody love you?

In A Heart Between Parts, your first act as a player is to unsnip the thread that sews your lips shut. Some scientist tried to make himself a wife and was unhappy with how you turned out, so you've been locked away.

This brief but piquant point-and-click adventure game by Stefan "leafthief" Srb has the beautiful pixel art that is the creator's trademark, and it's full of beautiful little beats about choosing life, even when you don't know when or why you are. It's another "You are the Monster" 48-hour game from the recent Ludum Dare 33 game jam, which helps explain why it's so little, but its smallness helps it feel delicate and restrained, never too maudlin. The game's puzzles are easy to solve; it's more about the journey of thought and hope you take along the way.

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You are Bigfoot, so don't let anybody film you

Make sure the legendary sasquach never really appears on film in this sweet "reverse stealth" minigame.

Sign, seal, and deliver mind-numbing form letters in this fun game

Papers, Please's Lucas Pope has us shuffling pen and paper again in the joyfully-bleak Unsolicited, a game about filling in and mailing form letters.