If you haven't played Skelemania from Benal, then you're missing out on a great - and somewhat unconventional - metroidvania. Fortunately, there's still time to check it out, as the game is pay-what-you-want on Itch.io right now. In Super Skelemania, you take on the role of a skeleton man who uses his skull to bash enemies, and he steadily gains new abilities that allow him to expand his exploration and grant new combat tactics. These include a long diving jump, a running charge, a downward slam, and the ability to roll through narrow openings, Samus Aran-style.
The game is headed to PC and Mac via Steam in Spring of 2017. A demo is available on Game Jolt and Itch.io. Check our coverage of the original game here.
To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.