Howdy folks! I have an idea for a club that would compel me to make better choices about my media consumption. It’s a small games club, where each month we’d all play one game and talk about it.
Some rough ground rules I’m thinking of currently:
- One game a month.
- An accessible platform, PCs or mobile. No console only games.
- Somewhat niche or unknown games
- Games that are short/don’t require “finishing” to discuss fully
- Please provide CWs as best you can when suggesting games
What counts as niche or unknown is obviously hard to quantify, but I’d like this to be a club that will get us playing stuff that can otherwise slip through the cracks. I brought this up in Discord and already have some suggestions people offered. Broadly think more itch.io and smaller devs.
Speaking of “small”, I’m currently thinking 8 hours as a maximum completion time. That way at most you need 2 hours a week to fully participate. But this is something we could discuss more, especially if people have different availabilities. If a game doesn’t “require” completion, then that works out fine too. As long as it’s not a 12 hour narrative game that people struggle to finish in time to keep up with our discourse.
In terms of how the games get picked, I’m not sure which works better. Either people take turns picking a game to put forward (though people can skip their go if they’d like).
Or we collect 5 suggestions of games and vote in a poll for which we do.
What I want from you dear reader is to let me know if you’d be interested! If so, give some feedback on the above rules, or additional ones I haven’t though of.
Also please uggest names for this club, as much as I like Untitled Small Games Club or my (bad) “Small Games Big Brains”
EDIT: Nearly forgot to paste a sampling of potential games from people on Discord:
Alice ruler of water has been meaning to play this for a awhile
gunstar shouted out freeware game Darkula from locomalito (makers of hydorah, maldita castilla, and more)
Arlo suggested Duloga
I never played Dujanah, and I think I’d understand the game better by discussing it with folks smarter than me.