Traditional point-and-click adventure games tend to do well with the absurd, so Dropsy ($10) is a natural fit—yet it twists the genre’s typical dialogue-centric design. As a clown in a cartoonish world, you’ll go around hugging people, animals, and things, all of which helps drive forward puzzles and the storyline. However, people aren’t super keen on the hugs, partly because he’s a sweaty clown, but also because he’s accused of recently burning down his circus.
Yeah. It’s a strange one, complete with horrific nightmare sequences, plus narrative bits that you can find and string together to discover the real story behind everything. PCWorld had solid praise for Dropsy, saying that while not an especially amazing genre example, “It’s clever and it’s weird and it stands out—both artistically and thematically.”