smalltalk.pngA small talk at the back of beyond may still be in beta, but it already is such an accomplished and engrossing game that I can't help but recommend it to anyone looking for a more cerebral kind of freebie. It is a post-apocalyptic, text-heavy puzzle adventure sort of thing that will remind you of indie classic Facade, but instead of having you chat-up a mostly pleasant couple you'll have to talk things over with a weirdly distracting AI.

Oh, and you will definitely want to help scriptwelder further improve the game by suggesting more questions and answers for its parser.