Lo-fi indie browser game ...But That Was [Yesterday] is worth your attention. It's a textbook example of how to do more with less, and by "how to do more" I mean "how to tug at your heartstrings like bell ropes".
That this little browser game moved me is hardly surprising because I am like a leaky bucket of emotions, but that it also moved Mike "Dead Inside" Rose of the brilliant Indie Games Blog should speak volumes. Go and play it, Rock Paper Shotgunners, and give it a couple of minutes. It starts off slow.