Here at Dealspwn we're all about getting the best games for the least amount of financial effort, and we often tend to forget that some of the most addictive offerings out there are completely free. With that in mind, welcome to Click To Play, a weekly feature where we'll be hunting down the best browser-based games each week so you don't have to. Check in with us every Monday to spice up your coffee breaks for the week!
This week: Every Day The Same Dream
I originally passed over Every Day The Same Dream for a Click To Play feature back a couple of months ago simply because whilst curious and interesting it didn't quite fit in with the rest of the games in our series so far. It's an art piece for the most part, an interactive experience rather than what we might well consider to be a 'game' but, having received a few emails querying my decision and only just stumbling upon the fan-film based on the game , I figured it was as good a time as any to showcase what is most certainly a striking, if somewhat short, piece of work.
Attempting to encapsulate the monotony of a modern, cubicle-bound, cyclical existence - you wake, wash, work, repeat - part of EDTSD is working out how to go about playing the game. You're trapped in this constant cycle of soul-sapping drudgery, but what happens when you start to alter your routine ever so slightly?
The presentation, from the simple graphics and washed out colour scheme to the vaguely disturbing, atmospheric soundtrack, is all about minimalism. The alterations are subtle, nuanced, and the ending thought-provoking. It's a game that no doubt some people will whizz through in about 5 minutes before forgetting it entirely, wondering what all the fuss was about and running off to murder some virtual pixels somewhere else. But for others, it's a game that will stick around in the mind for a little while after the final screen as a brave play for something new and evocative.
Noticed that C2P is an hour earlier today? Stay tuned for the exceptionally well made fan-film based on today's game at 10am!