Congratulations, you're an idiot. Running from debt collectors, you snuck onto a spaceship and hid in the cryo pod of all things. And now it's two years later, the ship is floating through space and the crew is nowhere to be seen. Good job, space idiot.

Tardy is an adventure game about pushing buttons. It is very much in love with old computer devices - if it has knobs, you can probably find it in the game, and figuring out how the various terminals, levers, switches and other controls work is how you'll spend most of your time. Whoever designed this space ship you're trying to escape from had a weird sense of humor, putting all these old-school interfaces in there...

It's pretty satisfying to tinker about, and you even encounter a very good doggie to help you with some puzzles along the way. The game's story, on the other hand, is a bit of a letdown, mostly due to a lot of translation issues (the developer is from Belarus), but also because it doesn't always quite know if it wants to be funny or very serious. In the end, it doesn't quite manage to pull of either tone convincingly.

Nevertheless, its puzzles carry Tardy and make this short game worth a look for puzzle fiends and people who appreciate the feeling of pushing some good buttons (and patting a very good dog).

You can purchase Tardy from Steam for $6.99. For more information, visit the game's website and follow developer One Wing Cicada on Twitter.