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Continuing from mastodonten.de/@Bubu

Turns out that migrating between mastodon instances is still a giant PITA :-/.

I'll start posting new stuff here now as well as slowly importing/reposting old posts. Still need to write some scripts for that to make that bearable.

- THE TALOS PRINCIPLE -

You play a robot solving puzzles in futuristic versions of ancient roman, egytian, etc. ruins. You can also discover a hidden backstory by finding story fragments scattered around the world. The puzzles are great but I was sometimes frustrated that I need to solve them because I wanted to know how the story progresses 😅. The story is quite unusual, it goes really deep into philosophy/religious topics :).

Oh and the soundtrack is *really* good!

store.steampowered.com/app/257

I've been looking into whether I should or shouldn't buy Root (boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23).

Watching the Shut Up & Sit Down review was highly entertaining and I know a lot more about the game now. I'm still just as unsure about buying it though.

But the review is definitely worth watching: youtube.com/watch?v=Gup6lTgGdj

- SATISFACTORY -

Following in Factorios footsteps (which I never got into) this is a factory building game, but this time in a 3D, first-person perspective.

The (handcrafted, for once) map is absolutely stunning, the world is so interesting that just exploring the landscapes and skipping all the factory building makes this game pretty worthwhile. :-). I also felt bad about every tree I needed to cut down for fuel.

Building those factories is very fun as well, though.

store.steampowered.com/app/526

- A SHORT HIKE -

Picked this up randomly because the title sounded interesting and I wasn't disappointed at all :).

It's a short game as the title hints, but for it's size there's a surprising amount of fun mechanics packed into the game. The core climb/fly/glide mechanic is pretty good and you go fishing, motorboating or search for a lot of secrets inside the park.

store.steampowered.com/app/105

(You can set the graphics to be non-pixely, which I very much preferred)

- LOST EMBER -

This is mostly walking around the world, discovering the story of a lost civilization. The catch here is that you will play as many different animals along the way. Your main character is a wolf, but you'll be a mole, a duck, a fish and many others.

Discovering every new animal was super fun. And discovering some tunnel system as a mole or a huge lake as a fish is definitely something unique.

I think it took me around 8 hours to complete the story once.

gog.com/game/lost_ember

I often play games a long time after their initial release and I'll also be posting about games I played further in the past, so expect no order at all here. I'll just be posting what currently comes to my mind and I think worth sharing.

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Some preliminary notes: The games I'll toot about here will mostly not be free software. I probably played them on an old Windows PC, so they're not guaranteed to run on Linux though chances are good they'll work through Proton/Wine if they don't have a native version. And I mostly try to buy games through gog.com when available there as they are sold without DRM. Arguably Steam cares more about supporting Linux though, so take your pick.

I occasionally get asked "What games do you play/enjoy?" and I never know what to reply in those moments. I also often play games not many people may have heard of. So I thought I'll try to document the games I enjoy here. Maybe some people will find some inspiration here as well 🙂.

Continuing from mastodonten.de/@Bubu

Turns out that migrating between mastodon instances is still a giant PITA :-/.

I'll start posting new stuff here now as well as slowly importing/reposting old posts. Still need to write some scripts for that to make that bearable.

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