The Long Dark is a 2017 survival game set on a remote northern Canadian island in the depths of winter after a mysterious aurora has knocked out all electric devices and left your prop plane to crash in the mountains.
Rose Cottage is a 2010 fan mission for 2000’s Thief II: The Metal Age that departs from the usual stealth to place a paranormal investigator among the frights of a haunted house and attached mortuary.
Slime Rancher is a 2016 adventure-simulation game set on a distant planet which you explore to collect slimes: adorable, bouncy beings that you can raise, feed and breed on your ranch to sell their plort.
The Swapper is a 2013 puzzle platformer that puts an existentially horrifying twist on the abandoned space station trope as you clone yourself and swap your consciousness between the clones.
Aquaria is a 2007 adventure game with undersea exploration and archaeology, magical singing, sushi recipes and lots of swimming.
Firewatch is a 2016 narrative exploration game in which you protect the lonely but serene Wyoming forest as you are drawn into unexpected events.
The Turing Test is a 2016 puzzle game set on a research station on the Jovian moon Europa whose crew has disappeared.
Untitled Goose Game is a 2019 puzzle stealth game in which you are a terrible goose causing all manner of mayhem.
Gone Home is a 2013 narrative game set in a 1995 rural house that gradually reveals a touching story of young LGBT love.
Hue is a 2016 puzzle platformer about the discovery and manipulation of color. I completed the game off stream.
A Mortician’s Tale is a 2017 narrative/simulation game featuring a new mortician finding her way in the industry.
Loom is a 1990 adventure game full of musical magic and fantasy lore. I played the CD-ROM version, upgraded with 8-bit graphics and voice acting.
In The Sims 4, I built a pool party house in Oasis Springs, populated it with party-ready Sims and held the pool party itself during my summer variety days. Other builds in The Sims 4 may happen in the future.
Valley is a 2016 puzzle platformer in which you explore ancient ruins and the abandoned military facility connected to them while learning to manipulate life and death.
Potential future games
These are games that I have finished in the past but would enjoy revisiting; ones that I need to finish eventually; or ones that I have queued for future play. Entries in bold are particularly likely to be played soon.
This list doesn’t include games that I don’t already own, but reasonably priced new acquisitions are also a possibility.