More writing exercise than game, Elegy for a Dead World is a weird one for sure. There are three planets to “explore,” and the game (as it were) revolves around stopping at various points and interacting with writing prompts—basically filling in the blanks with your own ideas. Or you can use the freeform mode and just write what you want, where you want.
It’s an interesting concept, albeit a bit thin on content. Still, I wrung a few hours of writing out of it, and I’m all for games trying to push creativity back on the player. This game’s not recommended for everyone, by any means, but I think it’s a perfect fit for this list.