I Was on the Throne
Warning: This game contains flashing elements which may trigger photosensitive seizures in people with epilepsy.
A walk in the woods is usually a peaceful time, one spent enjoying nature and enjoying the lovely quiet. Nothing usually goes wrong. I mean look at other games set in the woods, like Year Walk. ...wait. Uh. What about A False Saint, An Honest Rogue? No good either? Hm. Seeing as the only other 'walk in the woods' I can think of is Slender, I guess I have to retract my first statement. Stay out of the woods! Nothing good happens there! And it's no different for the surreal world of I Was on the Throne, by Disco Fish Games, where reality breaks and you find yourself in an alien-like world. It's a shorter surreal puzzle escape game where you explore the small scenes to find a way to the next one. While not as dark and creepy as a few other games I mentioned, it is definitely a world that will leave you in a state of wonder and probably equally disturbed.
Nothing is handed to you on a silver platter in I was on the Throne. In fact, there are no types of serving dishes anywhere. All of the puzzles are those where figuring out the aim of each one is a puzzle itself, and once you figure out the how, the rest is rather easy. The story is left more or less wide open to interpretation. The whole point of the game is as if it's meant to leave you in a sense of befuddlement. You won't be able to help but feel like the main character has just bumbled their way through it all. Poor guy or gal, thrown into such a world and stumbling into a mess they didn't even know could exist. But it is an experience, that is for sure, and Disco Fish Games knows how to set the mood without even using music. It's the sound effects of the game that really flesh it out and make you feel as if you're really there. Whether you want to be stuck in such an odd surreal world is another question to be answered.