Hexecutable LCC’s Beglitched is another 2016 alumnus long on my to-play list. I don’t know if it necessarily met with high critical praise, but I do know that I kept a tab to its Steam page open for something like four months, including one total Chrome loss and manual reboot. It looks neat! Between the bright colour scheme and aesthetic, the hacking theme, and the various cute animals, Beglitched just looks like a game that I would enjoy playing. Plus, the blurb tells me that it’s “a game about insecurity, in our computers and ourselves.” And I am hella insecure, about basically everything. So this should make for a fine companion piece to my day-to-day existence.
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, low-ish. Mechanical, high.)
(Game source: Bought it myself.)