Candy Crush and Animal Crossing may get all the attention, but let’s talk about little known oddities and delights to take your mind off of things.
Note: Feel free to share game apps, regardless of which OS it resides on, in addition to online games for when self-isolating.
Dear Esther. I learned about this game while reading a Fast Company interview with the producer of the Black Mirror interactive choose-your-own-adventure episode, “Bandersnatch.”
Visually, it has the feel of classic exploration games such as Myst.
Dear Esther takes place on an island as well, however, unlike Myst where the game’s objective is to solve logic puzzles to win, Dear Esther’s sole goal for the player is to walk. Literally, you walk in one direction around the island until you can’t go any further and then you turn around and walk back, only to find a new path to explore where there was originally none.
It’s a Zen thing.
Tiles. Another Zen like experience. A five by five board is displayed. On each space is an image comprised of three elements: a line drawing, a geometric shape, and a colored background. Match two spaces that share at least one of the three elements. Create as many matches without error to create longer chains.