In the fast paced world of video games, there are movements to create tiny games and play slow. Balance your gaming habits with a dash of short but sweet games that will leave you laughing, crying, or thinking about life. we’ve rounded up a list of eight wholesome games you can grab at a reduced price during this year’s Steam Summer Sale.
Instead of searching from Prince Charming, this modern day fairy tale is a quest to find a young girl’s best friend. Living in a painting and filled with familiar sounds, the environment and lack thereof illustrates the challenges and the imagination of a blind person. While it can be frustrating to bump into anything, perseverance and patience can lead you to where you want to be.
If you have ever felt a hole inside of you, know that you can fill that hole with other people’s objects, things, and even the city. Filled with whimsical characters paired with witty dialogue, Donut County is a quirky trip that can be finished in 2 hours but packed with a hole lot of fun.
Don’t let the silly animations of animals flipping forward or sideways fool you, it adds to the profound humor that is Everything. Become a dust particle, or the vast universe, and discover the familiarity of it all while wonderfully narrated by the late Alan Watts. You can’t make mistakes, and that’s the beauty of it.
Are you always struggling in your daily commute? Do you dream of a better railway system for Metro Manila? Take a shot at the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Mini Metro. With its minimalistic aesthetic, responsive soundtrack, random city growth, and variety of cities to explore, the game is guaranteed to provide a zen experience right up until that bottleneck you can’t fix.
Think of exploring the world The Legend of Zelda’s: Majora’s Mask but with only 60 seconds at a time, you have Minit. The timer gimmick challenges players to choose wisely on what to do, with a soundtrack that’s cheers you on. In a world that’s rushing everyday, Minit is a good reminder that the slightest changes we make each day could make a difference. Why not give it for a minute?
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe
If you’ve ever struggled in wanting to please and protect or relate to Godzilla, the quick and relaxing Jettomore might be for you. Its true strength lies in its endearing humor and the stylized filters that carry over during the boss fights. While the procedural generated planets might seem repetitive, the photo mode can get quite addictive.
Trapped in a mini open world and reminiscent of Monument Valley’s aesthetic, Pan-Pan is a captivating puzzle game with an intuitive game experience. While it is not groundbreaking or experimental, its relaxing soundtrack and pleasant atmosphere can bring joy to any day.
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
Anthropomorphic animals that doesn’t overstay its welcome, The Haunted Island is the first in Grace Buxner’s series of Frog Detective games. If you are up for a heart-warming silly adventure, then answer the Supervisor (that’s a Penguin) and set forth to solve the mysteries of the haunted island.
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