Who or what do you play as in Everything ($15 on GOG.com; $8 on Steam)? Well, it’s right there in the title: everything. You’ll play as a pig, or pizza, or a hot air balloon. You can experience the world as a tree, a polar bear, or a microscopic organism. If it’s in the game’s oddball world, you can inhabit it and see what life is like through its eyes… or whatever it might have.
It’s a weird one, obviously, but it’s also incredibly delightful. True, it’s an open-ended game with scads of playable characters and no real missions, but Everything is also a meditation on philosophy and what it means to be alive and perceive that. It might surprise you! Everything won’t be for everyone, quite likely, but it is deeply and impressively original.