While surfing the web looking for online games that involve clubbing baby seals and other juvenile diversions of that ilk, I somehow stumbled across a delightfully gentle and whimsically surreal game — “Fly Guy” by Trevor Van Meter. It involves an ordinary bloke standing at a bus stop, who spontaneously develops the ability to fly, and zips off into the sky. You steer “Fly Guy” around in the heavens (and if you can figure it out, outer space!), interacting with various floating oddities just to see what they’ll do with (or to) him, trying to avoid getting shot back down to reality. It’s a simple, serene, light-hearted touch of irreality, artfully done.
Oh, okay, from the sublime to the ridiculous. In a Mario Bros. clone called “Dolph: Operation Thule” you will club seals, bash hippies, and get impaled by falling icicles while being cursed at in Danish. It’s worse than crass, but also surreal in its own way. (Click on “Start Spil” to begin).