If you loved Portal, you will want to take a look at Antichamber – an indie game that challenges players to find their way through a confusing, but intriguing environment.
A first-person exploration game, Antichamber lets you manipulate matter itself with a special gun. However, this doesn’t make the walk through the tangled hallways easy – it merely makes it possible. A blend of psychological puzzle and unreal surroundings, the game presents us with a fresh and challenging deconstruction of known gaming rules.
Developed by Alexander Bruce over the course of six years, Antichamber features ambient soundtrack by Siddhartha Barnhoorn. You can see the game trailer on the official website.
The Bridge is another award-winning indie game that plays with the idea of impossible. Here, the hommage to M.C. Escher is more than obvious – the game features beautiful black and white hand-drawn visuals that are quite reminiscent of the famous artist’s work.
In its essence, The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle. You manipulate gravity in order to progress through the array of impossible architectures. After solving all 24 puzzles, their alternate versions will be unlocked – along with an alternate game ending.
Those whose patience can be tested in challenging puzzles will be happy to hear that the game features a time-backtracking system – in other words, if you make a mistake, you can simply rewind the game!
The Bridge was developed by Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda. The game supports ten languages, and with its small system requirements it can be run on virtually all modern computers. The game trailer is available on the official website.