Two things you probably won’t mind checking out.
So, remember my rant about Cape High series? This webcomic demonstrates perfectly how to do the concept right. For one thing, it’s elementary school, so instead of sloppy teenage make-outs we have a bunch of adorable kids approaching the world of superheroes with childish naivete. For another, there is a plot, and it’s great. The comic starts as a gag-per-page type of deal with public announcements by the first superhero school detailing its policies and such, but after a few pages it quickly develops into a running narrative with well-rounded characters and some deep mysteries. It also deals with some heavy issues, primary how parental expectations can affect kids and the issue of self-identity, which is appropriate given the subject matter.
Overall, it’s a cute, funny and touching story, and you should go read it. Like, right now.
It’s a short RPGMaker “game,” in which two kids find a magical lamp that transports them into a weird world. The lamp can affect the world, changing it or taking them to other places. Most paths result in bad ends, though they just transport kids to the beginning instead of killing them. Getting some bad ends is necessary to get to the ending. Gameplay is simple: once the intro is finished, two icons appear above kids’ heads. You pick one by pressing left or right arrow. That activates a short animated sequence resulting in a change of surroundings, and new icons appear once it finishes. There is one instance of three icons appear, the bottom one can be selected by pressing down arrow.
Honestly, there is not much meaning to be found in this game. It’s just a short surreal animation with a bit of interactivity. But, hey, the imagery is trippy, the tune is catchy, and the whole thing takes about ten minutes to complete, so check it out. Especially the sun-lightning-brain sequence.