Gaming has been a way of life for many in this day and age. In fact, many gamers dedicate so much of their time to gaming that it becomes hard to get anything else done. Despite this, many have become so accustomed to their own genres and series that there are still many games that those people don’t know exist that are, in my humble opinion, both fun and unique. The three games marked on this list are rather impressive, yet lack the fandom they deserve. As such, I have taken it upon myself to show off these games to the world, so more people could better enjoy what they have to offer.
Thomas Was Alone (PC, PS3, PSV)
Thomas Was Alone is a minimalistic puzzle game that focuses heavily on friendship. The characters in the game consist of rectangles of different size and colour. Each rectangle has their own unique names and personality that is expressed through the words of the narrator. In the game, you begin as Thomas, a red rectangle that is very inquisitive of the world around him. While playing as him, you jump and fall to get to a portal on the other side of the map. Eventually Thomas comes across other rectangles, each offering their own abilities, such as swimming and being used as platforms. The game begins to become more and more challenging as you attempt to use all the different rectangles to your advantage. While getting them to their respective portals.
Thomas was Alone was created by Mike Bithel for a 24-hour Game Jam in the form of a flash game. Later however, he built upon the prototype, adding narration, dynamic light, and music to the game.
Europa Universalis (PC)
Europa Universalis is one of my personal favorite series which was created by Paradox Interactive. In the game, you play as a civilization in Europe, later entries in the series added Asia and America to this list, And try to expand and meet the goals that you set out for yourself. The series has a extremely in depth diplomacy system, featuring a large selection of options from royal marriages and alliances to diplomatic insults and warfare, the series insures a intense level of strategy that I have found that few games can match.
If you enjoy strategy games where you can potentially conquer the world I encourage you to try out this game.
If you watched Star Trek growing up than you would know that the bridge was operated by many different officers, each with their own jobs and responsibilities. That is exactly what this game is about. You and six of your friends work together to operate a star ship. You are assigned your own job on the bridge with your screen displaying only information that is fits your duties, you must communicate with your fellow bridge officers in order to operate the ship efficiently to win against your opponents in this epic space battle simulation
If you think you have played all the worthwhile games there are, think again. There are so many hidden gems such as these, that we could never possibly run out.
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