Pastel Games was a web game site showcasing the games of Mateusz Skutnik, Karol Konwerski and their colleagues. The games be split into two main groups: point and click adventure games and casual platforming games. All the games feature Scenery Porn thanks to the unique artstyle Mateusz utilizes.
The Pastel Games brand has since disbanded, and as of 2016 Pastel Games redirects to Mateusz Skutnik's own website, mateuszskutnik.com. Mateusz Skutnik remains active individually and released his latest major game in 2021.
Major games and game series include:
- Submachine - The site's flagship series, these eerie games deal with the mystery of ancient portals strewn across a number of dimensions and the player character's efforts to navigate the network.
- Covert Front - Set in an Alternate History where World War I takes place about a decade earlier, secret agent Kara must investigate into the disappearance of a scientist involved in a top secret project. This series is now complete.
- The Fog Fall - A man emerges from his nuclear fallout bunker to find the nuked-out United States to be quite a different place.
- Daymare Town - A stark-white abandoned town must have its mysteries unraveled.
- Tortuga - An imprisoned man must escape from an island ruled by pirates.
- The Great Escape Series - You escape from various rooms. One of the more lighthearted series. Not to be confused with the trope or the movie.
- The Squirrel Family - a series of arcades featuring comical squirrels engaging in whatever shenanigans they come up with.
- Slice Of Sea - Mateusz Skutnik's first major standalone puzzle game since the Pastel Games era, about a mysterious figure trying to navigate their way to the ocean through an unfamiliar landscape.
Tropes common in these works include:
- Beautiful Void: Especialy the later Submachines feature locations with fabulous architecture even if partially decayed. You won't meet a single soul anywhere.
- Nothing Is Scarier: The point and click games tend to have little if any character interaction, creepy atmospheric soundtracks, and stark, deserted environments.
- Point-and-Click Game: Most of their works are traditional adventures based on finding clues and solving puzzles. There is little to no interaction with npcs though and since the games are mostly viewed from first person perspective you have no idea who your Player Character is or what do they look like.
- Scenery Porn: Despite being hand-drawn most games feature incredibly detailed scenery.