I don’t know about you all, but I find that life can be tough, and it helps to find things here and there that can make you smile. For me, games are one of the best distractions. Sometimes a whole long and involved game takes too much time and focus though. That’s why quick, simple games can be great! I came across these three games lately—two of which only take a few minutes, the other less than an hour—and I had fun playing them, so I thought you all might like to try them too!
Kiss Planet is super weird but fun and only takes a few minutes to play. It was created in 48 hours for the Drawfee Game Jam (if you don’t already watch Drawfee, you should—it’s another fun distraction!). You are a very smoochable spaceship, and you come upon the prince of Kiss Planet, who wants nothing more in life than to be smooched. But you can only communicate with him via emojis. You do that by hitting the space bar to move your ship up and down as asteroids and emojis fly past. You have to collect the emojis that match the color for each message while avoiding asteroids. It’s harder than it sounds! And at the end, you get to read the conversation, which is pretty hilarious.
I stumbled upon Monster Lover somewhere on the internet, it takes about ten minutes to play, and it’s also super weird but oddly charming. It’s all about how good relationships and sex are about communication and respect. You just have a little date at home, then you pleasure your lover and yourself by moving your mouse around his body and finding the areas that feel good until both of you are satisfied. Except you’re a witch, and your lover is a snake monster thing. Warning, it is NSFW (both visual and audio).
A Book of Beasts and Buddies
A Book of Beasts and Buddies takes less than an hour to play, but it’s a cute, relaxing way to pass some time and get a bit of a reprieve from from real life. It’s just a logbook with nine different beasts, and you have to interact with each one a bit in order to learn about them and get gifts from each one (which are needed to fully interact with the others). The challenge comes from trying to figure out what interactions to do and in what order to complete the beasts so that you can get all the info. Or there’s a walkthrough available on Steam if you don’t want a challenge but still want to see all the cute beasts.