I’m looking for a game, playable on my iPhone, with probably crazy specific requirements. I fell in love with and completed (twice, once with huts and once without)
. If I could erase my memory of playing that game and do it again, that’s basically what I’m after.
The main time I’d play this yet-to-be-found game is during small moments at work - while waiting 45 seconds for a large file to save, while waiting for other people to join a phone conference, etc. Some of the main reasons I loved A Dark Room
was because it was relaxing, enjoyable, had a simple interface, and could be played in very very small increments without needing to do anything other than press “stoke fire” to save.
So, key factors I’m looking for:
- Preferably an iPhone app (willing to pay for it, but I’d prefer paying some amount up-front rather than getting a “free” game that has a bunch of in-game purchases).
- Can be picked up and put down easily and quickly (i.e. I don’t need to, say, leave a dungeon and return to town in order to save).
- Minimal graphics (not absolutely necessary, but I’d prefer something text or ASCII based to super pretty graphics).
- Not dependent on sound for any part of the game (headphones are usually being used for music or video conferences). Not a problem if there are sound effects/music, but the game shouldn’t require them to be on for it to be playable.
- At least some semblance of a storyline (not looking for Candy Crush here).
- Able to make progress (even minimally) in very small increments of time.
- Hard to explain this one, but somewhat zen-like…like if you could turn the proverb “chop wood, carry water” into a game.
Other games/apps I’ve tried and liked, but don’t quite fit what I’m looking for:
- Monument Valley
: awesome game, meets a lot of what I’d like…but I’ve already beaten it. Not big on repeating games.
: very fun, but doesn’t hit that “I’ve made progress!” part of my brain.
: same as Threes.
: also same as Threes.
: also same as Threes (seeing a pattern?)
- Triple Town
- Fluid Toy 2
: fun for a bit, somewhat soothing, but again - no progress or storyline.
- I’ve also read through this question
and this question
but haven’t quite hit what I’m looking for.
Anyone have a magical game that helps smooth out the work day without really distracting them from, y’know, work?