Favourite games published in 2023

Recommendations by manonamora

Like the title indicates, below are games published in 2023 which I really enjoyed playing.

There is no real order in this list. And I probably forgot some knowing me...

(will update this at some point because I missed some big titles)

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1. Dr Ludwig and the Devil
by SV Linwood
(2023)
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

manonamora says:

Had a blast playing it. Funny and touching, with entertaining but not difficult puzzle.

2. One King to Loot them All
by Onno Brouwer
(2023)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

manonamora says:

A funny linear parser with a twist. Really appreciated the inclusion of the Story Mode.
Beta-tested the game for the IFComp.

3. The Familiar
by groggydog
(2023)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

manonamora says:

A sweet fantastical game with neat puzzles.
Alpha-tested the game for the SpringThing.

4. You Bird.
by Wandering Basil
(2023)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

manonamora says:

A blast of a short game. So much was done with so few words!

5. vanitas
by sweetfish
(2023)
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

manonamora says:

put into words what I've come to dislike about the internet recently

6. The Dying of the Light
by Amanda Walker
(2023)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

manonamora says:

Heartbreaking

7. Good Bones: A Haunted Housewarming
by Leon Lin
(2023)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

manonamora says:

So darn funny!

8. nine months out
by nell
(2023)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

manonamora says:

very touching

9. Forever and Ever
by PetricakeGames-IF
(2023)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

manonamora says:

The twist should be illegal

10. InGirum_French
by BenyDanette
(2023)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

manonamora says:

One of the best game of this year. The story-within-a-story framing was brilliant

11. One-Word Warlock
by Damon L. Wakes
(2023)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

manonamora says:

SCHWING

12. The Mystery of Winchester High
by Garry Francis
(2023)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

manonamora says:

A well-rounded parser

13. After the Accident
by Amanda Walker
(2023)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

manonamora says:

Holy shit.


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