Theres no way this list wouldnt include what may be the quentessential art game. Passage, by Jason Rohrer is a downloadable game about life thats stacked to the brim with weird art game choices. The game is presented in the highly unusual aspect ratio of 100 x 15, its got an ultra minimalist art style and some odd gameplay mechanics that are open to multiple interpretations. None of that keeps this simple game about moving to the right of your screen from ALSO being a beautiful statement about living life.
Finally, Deadly Ascension is a game about growing up because youre&ummm&ascending up? Okay you caught me this game doesnt really fit the theme of this weeks installment but its too fun to let it pass by for that reason. You play a ninja (always a good start) looking to ascend to the top of a tower full of guards. To make it to the top youll need to bounce off of magic lanterns and throw shurikens at guards, all while trying to avoid falling back down to your doom.