This is another one of those “How’d I miss this?” posts.
Small Worlds is a flash game described by designer David Shute as “A short atmospheric game about exploring.” You may have already played it; if so, why didn’t you tell me about it!?
It takes a few minutes to hook you, but once it does (if you’re anything like me) you won’t be able to stop playing until you’ve explored everything (which doesn’t take very long). There a very retro vibe and you won’t be shooting or fighting or even dying. Just jumping and exploring.
Meh, don’t waste time reading my ramblings about it, just go play it.