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Ooblets

ooblets.com

I picked this game up in early access a few weeks ago and I’ve put a lot of time in to it. It’s a non-violent Pokémon meets Animal Crossing game with some of my favorite dialog in a game since Night in the Woods. While the game is unfinished and there are a few bugs, it’s still incredibly fun and I can’t wait to see where this game goes.

Boop: the Scriptable Scratchpad.

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This is pretty cool, I will definitely be writing some custom scripts for it. During my time as an engineer I’ve always thought the best way to steal company secrets is to make a JSON formatter website or something. I love their headline, "Stop pasting company secrets into random websites."

LumaFusion

luma-touch.com

I’ve been looking at this app for a while, but it really feels like the closest thing to Final Cut Pro on the iPad (or iPhone?) I was able to take a hour long video and chop it up almost instantly.

Looking At Guns In Virtual Reality

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I think about this video from Polygon a lot. I can’t say I will be able to do justice the gun epidemic in the United States here. Guns are horrifying. I’ve played in VR. Games with guns and people attacking me in VR make me too uncomfortable to ever want to do again. I remember trying Robo Recall for the first time, and I was panicking. When I was 19 I had a gun shot at my father and I. I am very much against guns of all kind. Even in VR. It’s one of the main reasons I don’t like VR.

A Short Hike

adamgryu.itch.io

This game was a surprise delight! If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing or Night in the Woods you will definitely love this game as much as I do. You can reach the ending in around 2 hours, but there’s so much about this delightful game that will keep you coming back, even after you’ve finished the story.

Temtem

crema.gg

This Pokemon-like MMO came out in early access this week. From what I’ve played it’s pretty solid for a very eary-access game. It focuses on 2v2 battles and unique creature types. You can also make queer characters! Choose from (limited) pronouns, and the main rival in the game is even non-binary! (extra props: they ban transphobic players!)