Do you know the game Settlers of Catan? It’s great, right? Have you tried to use the official apps for computer play? It’s horrible, right? Colonist.io has stepped in to provide a really nice play experience, even if the IP use involved may feel questionable. Here’s my profile there with my abysmal stats.
This is the cutest game ever and I feel incredible affection for it. However, firing up the PC1 to play it is enough of a hassle I haven’t logged many hours.
Mai-chan’s Sweet Buns (PICO-8)
It’s sort of like a Bejeweled game meets Overcooked! meets Solitaire. The music and art is all very cute. 10/10 recommend.
8 Legs to Love (PICO-8)
A web building game where you play as a spider seems really obvious once you hear the idea yet totally fresh to play. I haven’t played it enough to not fail pathetically.
You’re a dog, and you have to bark chickens into a coop, and it’s a puzzle game, and there is also cute music. Win win win win.
Combo Pool (PICO-8)
I am not proud of the amount of time I have spent playing this. Think Pool + 2048.
Same 2 (TIC-80)
It’s a nice little game I seem to remember playing a variant of on someone’s palm pilot when I was growing up (and deemed lucky enough to be allowed to touch such a fancy piece of electronics).
A cute lil’ sledding doohickey. Tilt to not faceplant. As lovely for the snow animation as anything else.
An Autumn With You (GBC3)
This game is very short; it will take you under twenty minutes. Think of a slightly poignant film short. Make sure to appreciate how elegant the backgrounds are. The music is a B+.
You might think “but I know how to play Minesweeper.” No! You do not! You know how to play a slot machine themed after the true logical elegance that is this Minesweeper!
I feel like my island has reached a consumerist stage where I’m not totally happy with it, but “just buying more stuff” isn’t appealing. What a COVID lifesaver, though.
I bought the PC expressly to play Ooblets. ↩
Game Boy Color, though only kind of; it’s a four-color game as a Game Boy game would be, but with a nice palette mapping ↩