Small… But Per­fectly Formed

The best black and white indies to play right now

Games Master - - Indiemaster -

West of Loathing It might look like some­thing you’d doo­dle in the back of your jot­ter in school but don’t be fooled, West Of Loathing is a hi­lar­i­ous, in-depth RPG. Pick your class, head out into the de­tailed open world, and turn up the rol­lick­ing sound­track. All the fun of West­world with­out wait­ing for HBO.

Limbo

Spi­ders? Check. Hideous head worms? Check. LED signs that mur­der you? Also check. It’s be­sides the point but who on earth would want to see this in full colour? Tak­ing fifty shades of grey to a whole new hor­ri­fy­ing level, even re­play­ing Limbo is a dis­turb­ing shad­owy gift to your night­mares.

Hid­den Folks

How do you make Where’s Wally even harder? Make it mono­chrome and have ev­ery­thing move. Adri­aan de Jongh’s hid­den ob­ject puzzler is a re­lax­ing de­light that’ll have you por­ing over your screen for hours. You can even play on the go on your phone or tablet, like por­ta­ble med­i­ta­tion.

Wil­son’s Heart

Wak­ing up in a 1940s hos­pi­tal as a storm rages is ter­ri­fy­ing enough, but the creep­ing sense of dread in this VR-ex­clu­sive is pal­pa­ble. Whether you’re es­cap­ing shack­les or tak­ing on Love­craftian crea­tures with your me­chan­i­cal heart, this noir world is vir­tual re­al­ity at its real-life-es­cap­ing best.

Es­cape Pl an

Re­mem­ber Lil and Laarg, PS Vita own­ers? Thank­fully now avail­able on PS4, this hapless pair still need your help to, well, es­cape rooms of end­less deadly traps in a ne­far­i­ous gloops fac­tory. A beau­ti­ful art style and ridicu­lously dark sense of hu­mour blend to­gether to make a joy­ous puz­zle plat­former.

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