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May 13, 2016 3:00 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend me games like "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" or "Artemis Bridge Simulator" i.e. Computer based games which require multiple people (in the same place) to do different things to co-operatively reach a goal.

They can require a computer each like Artemis or Just one Like KTANE, but must be cooperative and must be focussed on everyone being in the same place (I know you could theoretically play both online, but they're designed for local)
posted by Just this guy, y'know to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Does it have to be on PC rather than a phone app? If not, SPACETEAM
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:34 AM on May 13, 2016 [12 favorites]

Is it essential that the games be cooperative? If not, the Jackbox Party Packs have a whole bunch of great party games that use an interesting set up where the game is run off of a single computer, and the players each use their own smartphone/tablet/computer to log in and use as a controller. My office particularly loves Fibbage, which is a Balderdash-style game about fooling your friends with fake answers to trivia questions.

If you're looking strictly for cooperative games, they do also have Bomb Corp, which plays like a lighter version of KTANE.
posted by firechicago at 4:21 AM on May 13, 2016 [4 favorites]

Is coop-competitive ok? There's Ultimate Chicken Horse, which has a local group cooperatively build a level to get from the start to the goal. The competitive part is that you want to succeed while at the same time preventing the other players from also making it across; you only get points if at least one person fails to make it.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:29 AM on May 13, 2016

Enthusiastically seconding Spaceteam and submitting MONACO: What's Yours Is Mine, a top-down heist game where each player takes on a different, highly specialized role in support of map-specific goals ("loot the diamond district," "steal the security footage"). It's really chaotic and fun.
posted by zeee at 6:22 AM on May 13, 2016 [3 favorites]

Space Station Thirteen

The right MineCraft server with the right mod pack. (I like FTB Infinity).
posted by Jane the Brown at 7:54 AM on May 13, 2016

Caveat: SS13 has some competitive sculduggery and has seriously strained a couple of friendships in my circle of friends.
posted by Alterscape at 8:07 AM on May 13, 2016

Second Spaceteam and Monaco. Both are great fun with a group of like-minded people.
posted by neckro23 at 9:12 AM on May 13, 2016

I've had fun playing Quintet with a group. Similar to Artemis in that you're all members of a space ship bridge crew, but a much different feel.
posted by bethnull at 11:57 AM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

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