ARS: We stumbled upon Leave Home on the Xbox Live Indie Gaming Channel after hearing about it via word of mouth, and we dropped the $3 for the game. And... well, we fell in love. You can play a session in a few minutes, but the game changes depending on how well or poorly you do, adopting a modular design to keep you guessing about what may be coming up next.
"It took about 12 months to make," Matt James, the game's creator, told Ars. "The ideas came from growing up in Cornwall, leaving home-it's a pretty personal game to me. I thought it'd be interesting to translate a coming of age story, bildungsroman-type thing onto a scrolling shooter."