So, now that we not only have an iOS/Android thread but also one about board games, we surely should have one for the "big" digital systems, right? Well, there may not be that many good games actually, especially recent ones, but let's see if we can dig up some gems! Most users of this forum will probably already know about the few more successful sparks of good digital game design on PC: Desktop Dungeons, Spelunky (also on XBox!) and some of the more focused roguelikes (Shiren The Wanderer, Brogue and certainly 100 Rogues, but that's iOS again ). I'd also add to that the fairly new 7 Grand Steps (I've written about its handling of savegames here), which has some serious problems, but is definitely interesting to check out and shows signs of innovation (somewhat of a rarity in today's digital games, I guess). There's a free demo of the game available! And: TowerClimb. A randomly generated platformer with pretty quirky controls (which might actually kill the game straight away for some people and really need to be improved), but a focused core idea: Jumps. Not a big deal, you might think (because that's just what platforming is). But here the jumps are kind of a resource: You collect double jumps as potions (or some special abilities effectively acting as some kind of "super" jump). And you will most probably need them to get through the level alive (at least it will be pretty hard without them). So, that's what I could think of from the top of my head.