This is a list of my personal favourite games of the decade—not the “most influential” or “most innovative.” As such, a few of my picks are sequels that refined a formula after the previous title had done the hard yards of evolving the genre. Iteration! My picks also reflect the fact that I became a parent this decade, turning me into a big baby gamer.
Welcome, and happy “359th Anniversary of the execution of Oliver Cromwell” week! I don’t usually shout out executions in this opener, but this one stands out because it was done 2 years after Cromwell had actually died. You may all celebrate by playing a game with a grave-looting mechanic.
When reading the news goes from a source of comfort and information to one of anxiety and stress, what can you do? This week, the Joyconjurer rings in 2020 by helping a news junkie navigate the new terrifying normal.
Welcome, and happy “Benjamin Franklin’s birthday” week! You may all celebrate by playing an old-school adventure game where you solve puzzles by combining incongruous inventory items together, like a kite and a key.
Welcome from hell! Australia is burning and some of our cities have been blanketed by smoke for weeks. The Threepaper family is not in the line of the fires so far, but it’s weird to play video games inside while wearing a P2V mask.