Because it's getting harder and harder to be amazed by the latest in Hadouken! technology, try a more Fantastic Arcade: a free four-day Fantastic Fest offshoot storming The Highball with 20 indie games that eschew traditional graphical one-up-manship in favor of experimental mechanics and downright irreverent concepts, like Jesus going back in time to kill Creationism-contradicting dinosaurs. No really, there's a game about Jesus killing dinosaurs. Some other bizarre button-mashers:
Deep Sea: Developed locally, the player dons a blacked-out gas mask and noise-canceling headphones, creating a supposedly terrifying sensory-depriving experience where audio cues help you target monsters drawn by the sound of your own breath, then quickly repulsed by the smell of your own breath.
Radical Fishing: More fun with underwater friends: snag as many exotic sea creatures as possible (with the help of upgrades like fish-frying toasters and chainsaws), then once you've withdrawn your line, take aim with a firearm, and blast the fish as they're flung into the air!
Lost Mars: From ATX vets who worked on iconic titles like Thief and Splinter Cell, Mars follows a jet-packed space explorer who aims to piece together an alien civilization by reviving their horticulture, giving his green thumb to little green men.
Octodad: In this third-person adventure, guide a suit-n-tied octopus masquerading as a human father through a gauntlet of everyday tasks that are infinitely more complicated thanks to having tentacles, which truly would suck.
Skulls of the Shogun: Harking back to 16-bit graphics, Skulls lets you lead an undead samurai general (mustachioed, of course) and his team of mercenaries in search of a mythical collection of...skulls, although not crystal skulls, as that'd be a little too Indy.
For those who wear their pocket-protectors on their sleeves, Fantastic is holding an Ultimate Warrior Nerd contest in which the geekiest submitted yearbook picture earns a kingly prize pack and the title of Official Arcade Mascot, an honor that might've previously been decided by means of Street Fight.