In Real Life

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Well, this is embarrassing. Actually, no. It’s not embarrassing, I’m proud of it! Instead of playing through Dead Space 3, or any of the other big releases in the past month, I’ve been playing two games almost exclusively: Proteus on my laptop and Puzzle Retreat on my iPhone.

Proteus is impossible to explain, but it’s the latest in a long line of games that some people wouldn’t call games at all. There’s no real purpose, no real goal, nothing to achieve — it’s just really, really pretty. You may have seen it covered fairly extensively on Kotaku by some of the US writers. I just find it a really great way to unwind. It’s a real zen experience. Think of those moments in Red Dead Redemption where you simply sat and enjoyed the view? Or waited for the sun to set? That’s Proteus. That’s the very same experience. Only that’s all it is. I like it.

Puzzle Retreat? Well, you should just play that and find out. It’s by Melbourne dev team The Voxel Agents and it’s a completely seamless puzzler. I guarantee you will love this game.

What are you playing this weekend?