If scrubbing through hours of disjointed footage to uncover a mystery scratched an itch, then look no further than Immortality director Sam Barlow’s first two games which operate in much the same way.
As both an exploration of art, the feminine experience, and what it means to live, Elsinore is a loose adaptation of Hamlet that lets players turn over whatever their heart desires in search of answers.
Immortality doesn’t hold your hand through its mystery. For fans of this “figure it out yourself” design, Return of the Obra Dinn requires the player to actively theorize and make leaps in logic to reach its conclusion.
If Immortality’s story about the creative process struck a chord within you, then try out Finji’s painting game which has a less pessimistic vision about the making of art.
The old-school editing mechanics of Immortality are unlike anything in any other video game. For an equally revolutionary interactive experience try Neurocracy, which tasks you with exploring a Wikipedia-esque site to solve a murder.