• Playlist 3/26: The Sun Does Not Exist is psychedelic, Shu's Garden merrily rolls, and Luftrausers ignites the skies
03.26.14

Playlist 3/26: The Sun Does Not Exist is psychedelic, Shu's Garden merrily rolls, and Luftrausers ignites the skies

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THE SUN DOES NOT EXIST (BROWSER)

BY DA NEEL GAMES

Here's the hipster-nightmare-acid-trip game you never knew you wanted, mixing elements of adventure and survival-horror tropes to adapt Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The result is a psychedelic experience of self-disgust, shame, and amusement—one that we're still trying to figure out. Did I just pass by a giant, crooked, cock-shaped door? Well, you know what they say: come for the cock-doors, stay for the soundtrack.

Perfect for: Hipsters, hippies, disgruntled Silent Hill fans

Playtime: A ten-minute detour

SHU’S GARDEN (ANDROID, iOS)

BY CRAFTED REVERIES LIMITED


Did you ever find the little screams in Katamari Damacy unsettling? Shu's Garden is maybe the inverse of Katamari. Instead of rolling around and bringing chaos and ruin to the world in order to restore the stars, Shu rolls around and brings nourishment and plenty to the Earth wherever she goes. However, in terms of play, joy and engendering an overall sense of discovery, Shu's Garden feels deeply reverent of Takahashi's masterpiece.

Perfect for: Katamari fans, ecology enthusiasts, and pollinators

Playtime: Until your childlike fascination runs out

LUFTRAUSERS (PS3, VITA, MAC, LINUX, PC)

BY VLAMBEER


Your plane is loosed from an aircraft carrier, and spat into the beige sky as if from a slingshot. Every pilot you send crashing into the sea racks up points, multipliers, and will eventually lead to your plane getting outfitted with ever more ridiculous upgrades. Luftrausers is an arcade shooter to its very core. Live, fly, and die by your score.

Perfect for: Score chasers, fans of Top Gun

Playtime: Sky’s the limit