I love covering crazy, wildly creative PC games from small studios, in large part because – much like a maniacal, self-replicating plant alien – they can come out of nowhere, surprise the cynical scowl off my face, and ultimately delight/murder me. Despite an almost certainly overwrought name, Paradise Lost: First Contact looks like an incredibly cool concept – not to mention one that circumvents one of my big problems with many games: our aliens are often just humans with candy-colored skin. In this one, however, you play as a captive plant alien squid monster thing that must use stealth, guile, and horrifying strangeness to flee and – bleeech – replicate. Go below to see for yourself. It’s positively brilliant stuff. Wow.