The Big Transatlantic Adventure
The Big Transatlantic Adventure - This simple but evocative game is short but still has a lot to offer. It doesn't rely on language to convey the story as it progresses. There is a short introduction on the page where the game is found. Beyond that there is no text at all in the game. Actions tell the tale--words aren't needed. Clean monochromatic graphics go several levels beyond 'stick figure' animations. They are original and make new use of an old form, creating something that is simple without being simplistic. While there may be fewer puzzles than some might like don't count on them not being a challenge. They range from simple to fairly complex. Just don't look for pixel hunting. You won't find it. What I think you will find is something worth having spent your time on.
The Big Transatlantic Adventure 2 - As the second in a series of games about a sea voyage, it picks up with the player having become a member of the crew. That comes with its own problems.