The older games topic closed a long time ago, so I figured it might be time to open a new one - there have been a few things I wanted to post about but never got around to, so…
Here is a thread to talk about games. Whether game tapes that you are currently playing, cool things you remember from your youth, game news, crowdfunding campaigns, whatever. Do we have a boardgame thread? If so, talk about those there. If not, talk about them, here!
Two games I wanted to bring here for a while I mentioned over in another thread so I will start by porting that over
Citizen Sleeper on PC - You rented your consciousness out to run a drone body for a corporation, but fled when things got hinky. Now you are on a half-derilict space station trying to survive under capitalism. Do odd jobs, survive, make a new life, try to understand and join the communities on the space station. It’s an amazing game with strong anti-capitalist themes and a cool visual esthetic. Oh, and your artificial body is designed to decay rapidly unless you get regular doses of a drug controlled by the corporation. Good luck!
Norco, which is also about capitalism…but way weirder (and religion and AIs and…a lot of stuff). You are trying to find out what happened to your dead mother and missing brother while dealing with the gig economy and an oil company the dominates your hometown. There is a cult of young men in Best Buy shirts that all go by the name Garrett
Both are on PC Gamepass (which you can get for a dollar today). I can’t imagine that they won’t run on just about anything that can run Windows - they are basically point and click adventures so they should not strain anything.
Of course, I have finished those games a while ago. Now I am a garbage person that spends every free moment playing Vampire Survivors. A game made of crude bitmap images where you wander around a field trying not to get touched by monsters while you collect powerups that autofire in various patterns - making you the center of a storm of devastation. It’s real dumb and I love it very much. Also on Gamepass,.
So…What are you playing?