By - dirckjr5555
Digital a Love Story
Here's a great site to find stuff. Pretty PC centric & anti modern AAA
[Little Fighter 2](https://lf2.net/) was really cool for it's time.
[ABA Games](https://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/) shmups, one of them is on Nintendo Switch now I think.
[Legend of Princess](https://www.konjak.org/) and other games. Same developer as Iconoclasts so that probably improved discoverability since then.
Vector.co.jp had a fair share of old Japanese indie games like [Guardian of Paradise](https://aeongenesis.net/projects/rakuga), and Princess Lana. The website sucks to navigate and the games aren't easily preview-able.
[I've enjoyed Chorus](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1153640/Chorus/), although I've seen no one ever mentioning that game. It has a demo available to see if it's your thing or not.
This just arrived on Game Pass.
I assume you already know about Candy Box 2 and A Dark Room?
Other clicker games with more depth are:
The Gold Factory
Space lich omega 2
Megami Quest / Megami Quest 2
Quake 1 has a giant library of fan content, and mods like Arcane Dimensions (admittedly somewhat popular) and [Alkaline](https://alkalinequake.wordpress.com/) (almost unheard of outside of the Quake community) that greatly enhance the experience. Most of the content for Quake is hosted either on [Quaddicted](https://www.quaddicted.com/) or [Func\_Msgboard.](https://celephais.net/board/news.php)
[OFF](https://off.fandom.com/wiki/Downloads) was another popular RPGmaker game like ib back in the day, the original site doesn't exist anymore but there's a download in that wiki link.
[Charle's Barkleys Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden](https://www.talesofgames.com/related_game/barkley-shut-up-jam-gaiden/) is another underrated, satirical JRPG classic.
[Cave Story](https://www.cavestory.org/) of course has a remaster on Steam, but you can still find the free original 2004 game on this tribute site, as well as modding tools and other goodies. With mods like Jenka's Nightmare and Rave Story being spread across the internet on their own pages.
These games aren't exactly unknown, hidden gems.
You'll know my first suggestion if you're a VN or 3DS fan and perhaps my second one, but you never know. My third suggestion is literally one of the best recent games... In a different format.
- Zero Escape saga.
- Kindergarten games.
- Forgotten City, the mod for Skyrim ( This is a very, very well received game but very few people know it was originally a mod for Skyrim ).