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game friends: what are your favorite feel-good short games?

@maenad wow, I feel like I should be able to answer this better? ?/? then again maybe it's the feel-good?

@ruth I'm so used to like... either cute games that are basically daily grind stuff (AC) or short games that are explorations of being queer or whatever

@maenad

Video games? Board games? Role-playing games? Playground games? Reindeer games?

@signalstation video games or reindeer games, please

I don't wanna have to talk to like PEOPLE for the other three

@maenad

video games:
ilomilo
Unravel

reindeer games:
Let's All Hide From the Glowing-Nosed Freak

@maenad

ah, and found my Steam list, so I'll add:

video games:
Mountain (? ... not really a game?)
Monster Loves You
Jazzpunk

reindeer games:
Ingest psilocybin via mushrooms then let our reindeer handlers get a 2nd-hand high via drinking our urine
Let's Pretend Red Nose Isn't Here and We Can't Hear Him

@maenad if you have an iOS device, I like the Alto games for this, Alto's Odyssey and Alto's Adventure (Odyssey is the latest one and is very very good IMO)

@staticsafe @maenad Agreed those games are fabulous. Graphically beautiful and they make great use of the controls available.

@maenad I always play Race the Sun when I need to just check my brain out and relax for a while.

@maenad For non mobile platforms, I really enjoy Stardew Valley. It's "short" in the sense that you can play it in very small time increments, and it's all about cultivating relationships with people, running a successful farm, and being a solid part of your community.
stardewvalley.net/

@maenad monster prom. journey. one click death punch.flower. day of the tentacle. mini metro. more probably? 😄

@tessaracht monster prom sounds perfect and I know nothing about it

@maenad it's fantastic, can be played with friends, and the games are short but have nice replayability. definitely give it a shot, I love it.

@maenad Let us know what you end up choosing and whether you enjoy it or not! :) FWIW I also like No Man's Sky but that one's highly controversial. I find it to be a good "casual" game because I can pick it up, go do some exploring, resource gathering, mine some stuff, etc and walk away. A lot of people balk at the price tag on that one, and the fact that it apparently didn't deliver on its promises in its initial release, but I love it.
nomanssky.com/

@maenad If you like solving puzzles, the Monument Valley games manage to be both challenging and calming.

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