Ok, so I haven't made a thread in awhile since I have little to add to most conspiracies other than they interest me. But I do know something about
some great video games since I've played them for over 20+ yrs and have worked in the industry for a short time.
Lately I have been focusing on art and other interests, but my job has me around some serious gamer junkies and 2 new titles have stuck out recently
and have really taken some of my time away from normal life, AKA these are AMAZING games, well thought out and written and balanced to keep you
curious and playing for a very long time.
First one is Prison Architect: This game is just too much fun and still even in alpha!! You simulate a prison and are able to manage pretty much every
aspect of the prisoners daily schedule, the graphics are simple and cute, and underplayed for how graphic the situations get. These little inmates
will try to steal knives and stab guards and other inmates the second you let them. The micromanaging factor is still buggy, but wow its still fun to
play. Their current forums are very in depth and the alpha-user base is BIG and active in helping work out bugs and make this a tremendously fun game
to play (they just added work details and visitation, and inmates have "family members" who visit if you build the right facility. If you sign up at a
certain level they will even put your name in the game as an inmate
If you like Sims, Sim City you will LOVE this game.
And my second recommendation is Don't Starve. WOW I am so hooked on this game right now. This is easily the BEST game I have played in 15 years and
its still in beta and an indie!!! It is the coolest survival type concept game I have ever seen/played. You play a single character (you later unlock
more characters with different abilities) in over the top view, and is a very clean and simple concept that has just the right quirks and twists. You
have the simple task of making it through day and night cycles, and must feed, and not get attacked by animals or monsters, and must not go completely
insane (but hey, its fun!).
The elements all mix well in this game too. You start out with nothing and quickly start gathering/picking/harvesting items from the surroundings, and
they combine to make more useful structures/tools/food, but it never gets too crazy over board and elaborate with the items and resources. It is like
the ultimate survival/solitaire game... so incredibly well balanced and addicting, and kid safe!!! No uber vulgar graphics, just very good art and
simple quick, fluid gameplay. It's also in beta but so far I have seen no bugs or quirks that have deterred gameplay at all. If you like Dwarf
Fortress or MineCraft this is a super mutant overlord over them both (well I've been told at least)
Hope some of you will try these and enjoy them as much as I have, they are truly unique and wonderful works of entertainment, and the Dont Starve
artwork reminds me alot of Edward Gorey, very innocent goth with that victorian era flavor.
Happy gaming ATS!
edit on 24-5-2013 by Aliquandro because: (no reason given)
edit on 24-5-2013 by Aliquandro because: Removed YT vids since I
cant get links to WORK, geez