The Hottest Trend In Gaming: Chores

Another tedious task turned into an addictive game is Unpacking. This is “a zen puzzle game about unpacking a life”. It’s a charming, pixelated puzzler where you gradually uncover a character’s story through their possessions. Moving homes, their life changes across the years, leaving you to discover why they chose to bring some things along and leave others behind. Developer Witch Beam has been roundly praised for crafting such an enjoyable and deceptively simple game, which turns a loathsome task into a fascinating journey.

Witch Beam

So calming and gorgeous, it’s the perfect game to zone out to after a hard day of doing actual chores.

Zenning out is nice, but if you’re craving more frenetic gameplay, check out the 2018 title Overcooked 2. This game supports couch co-op and online multiplayer and is as gamers occasionally say “very, very sweaty.” It’s frantic, it’s adorable, it’s about animal chefs working together to cook a meal good enough it’ll save the world. So chop chop! You’ve got some gaming to do.

For some decidedly less simple gaming: read about the trippiest quests here!

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