Here there be lots of CLAMP, Pokemon and dead gay samurai. Lots of random spam, too.
grandpa tell us some of your old battle stories from your internet fights
I honestly can’t blame David Karp for wanting to sell this website
You can only be called “daddy” by white middle-class teenaged girls so many times before something just snaps
plot twist: tumblr actually waits to get full information on something before reacting to it, and then acts in a civilized and mature manner
you mean AU.
No One Has To Die: Talking will spoil it from the start. Amazing concept and brilliant ending. Takes about 20 minutes to complete, browser game.
Off: You’ve probably already seen bits all over tumblr from this (as well as bits, if you know what I mean ;]); French game that starts with a strange man “purifying” ghosts from a world with weird rules and elements; quickly becomes a twisted, confusing ride. At least worth a play, and you should probably check out an LP afterwards (I sure did). Takes a few hours.
The Grey Rainbow: Don’t be thrown by the art - this game may start off in a fairly usual RPG manner, but the story, though short, will draw you in and may even make you cry. Make sure to check all flavor text. Takes about an hour.
The Color Tuesday RPG (TCT): Starts off with kids randomly chosen to save the world/town/whatever, like many RPGs, but actually takes a look at the burden placed on the protagonists. Interesting if sometimes frustrating combat system, a compelling story, and an almost laughable but actually rather tragic spin on the weird rules of many RPG worlds. Beautiful in every sense and left me wanting more. Takes a few hours - LOTS OF FLASHING, epileptics take care! Make sure to play with the sound on.
Bastion: If you haven’t played this yet, I’m already judging you. But seriously, it’s an incredibly beautiful and heart-wrenching game with wonderful sound, graphics, and story. Most definitely play with the sound on, and buy the damn soundtrack. The only non-free game on this list, but well worth it. Takes a few hours, very streamlined story.
EDIT: Feel free to add your own!
Sequence: While not exactly a psychological game like the others, it has a very interesting premise. Bit of a dance game-RPG-visual novel mashup, with an intriguing storyline. Gorgeous art, hilarious dialogue, and fun music. Might take a few more hours than some of the other games, but well worth it.
Yume Nikki: A game about dreams that has no narrative or clear story, and thus relies entirely on atmosphere and player behaviour to build it up. A good game to squander time on, and famous for inventing a game genre. Is not supposed to make complete sense, and has a lot of symbolism. Takes about 3-8 hours, maybe more.
I’m Scared Of Girls: A game about a dead boy in a girl’s skirt, the narrative is distorted and very dark. The combat might be a little challenging, since it’s an action-adventure. Playtime varies based on difficulty level.
The Other Line: Based off of Yume Nikki, this is the most polished game in the fangame pool with a very strong implied narrative and many more gameplay elements. Games in this style are rather episodic, and thus the game isn’t technically complete. Takes about 3-5 hours.
True Remembrance: A high-quality free visual novel about people who erase memories and want their memories erased. The story gets gut-wrenchingly emotional the deeper you get into it and the mind of Blackiris.