Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I was just replaying Deus Ex, and realized how much I love the whole section where you're searching Nicolette Duclare's mansion; there's no enemies around, you just explore this mansion, finding the occasional hidden item, solving a puzzle here and there, and unlocking more of the place until you're ready to go. I've also always had a soft spot for the mansion levels in Tomb Raider, especially Legend. Are there any games, preferably 3d, although I suppose I'd have better luck with point and click, that focus on that? No danger, not necessarily a straight up puzzlefest, just a space to explore and uncover secrets, that sort of thing? Doesn't even need a plot, really.