Relax. These New Indie Simulation Games are the Stress Relief You've Been Looking for - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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In a hundred years, people will be making urban simulation games about our day to day life, pretending to work or going to the gym.

But, wait a sec...

Simulation games can offer up a lot of fun and these indie picks are pretty affordable too! See for yourself...


EverWorld


EverWorld video game Developed by Light Up Game Studios and published by Light Up Game Studios

Developed by Light Up Game Studios and published by Light Up Game Studios

EverWorld is a procedurally generated, action RPG adventure with deeply simulated artificial intelligence.

Procedurally generated, infinite world

Complex AI decisioning driven by goals, personality, opinions and context awareness

AI driven content generation

Procedurally generated items, magic, metals, crystals and quests

NPCs that remember the player's behaviour

Simulated civilisation and economy

EverWorld

EverWorld video game Developed by Light Up Game Studios and published by Light Up Game Studios video screen

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The Bibites


The Bibites video game by The Bibites

Made by The Bibites

Welcome everyone!

This is The Bibites

A simulation where you are able to watch evolution happen before your very eyes!

Eachbibite (the small critters you see on the screen) starts off with an empty brain (they do nothing) and pretty basic genes (they all look alike).

Through random mutations, one can be spawned with a brain connection that will link two neurons and might trigger a behavior, like going forward, which will allow them to eat food, and then reproduce with the energy gained.

You have reproduction, mutations, and natural selection, which leads to ...

With time, this develops into complex behaviors, like followingpheromone trails to hunt other bibites, or stockpiling food in a specific area of the map.Present FeaturesThe bibites can already (in the sense that they have the capacity to develop):visionself-awareness (state, health, energy, etc.)pheromones (producing and sensing)grabbing stuff (pellets and other bibites)The simulation is also interactive, allowing you to YEET bibites and pellets around. You can selectively kill bibites, feed them, force the laying of eggs, and so much more.It's also highly customizable, allowing you to test a nearly infinite number of scenarios. How will they evolve if there is no drag (no friction)? What about if moving is extremely energy-costly?It's your job to test it all, I sure can't do itby myself.I'LL STATE CLEARLY THAT THIS IS THE REGULAR VERSION. I TRIED TO DISABLE "name your own price" AND SET IT TO0.00 BUT IT DON'T SEEM TO WORK...I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THIS FOR FREE, ONLY PAY SOMETHING IF YOU WANT TO THROW MONEY AT ME FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.The best way to do so is to subscribe to my Patreon to provide me with reliable support and have access to the alpha updates as I develop them:Become a Patron to get alpha updates!Follow the development and see additional content on YoutubeFollow me on Twitter to see... whatever I do thereJoin the subreddit communityUpcoming featuresUI and UI OverhaulModule-based systems for unbounded evolution and incredible performancesProcedural Sprites (generating a custom sprite for each bibite from their genes)Biomes (environmental simulation)Evolving ecosystems (the plantsfood evolves too)Rocks (Movable objects)And much more!After trying it out, please give me some feedbackOr report bugs

The Bibites

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Hundreds of Mysteries:Wendy's Home2


Hundreds of Mysteries:Wendy's Home2 video game Developed by KKK and published by QZQ Studio

Developed by KKK and published by QZQ Studio

Story

Wendy came home from get off work and noticed that something had changed in the house.

There was an extra note on the message board, "I've prepared a surprise for you."

The Spring Festival is approaching, I wish everyone a Happy New Year in advance, and family reunion!

Hundreds of Mysteries:Wendy's Home2

Hundreds of Mysteries:Wendy's Home2 video game Developed by KKK and published by QZQ Studio video screen

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Mike goes on hike


Mike goes on hike video game Developed by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT and published by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT

Developed by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT and published by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT

Have you ever been on a hike? As a child, Mike often went to the forest with his grandfather but now the work takes all his time. The only accident made the hero go back to the route...

So take your backpack and join Mike on his spectacular journey! Incredible views of wildlife, the romance of the forest trek and new discoveries are waiting for you. Go all the way to the end to feel the spirit of freedom again and fulfill the request of your beloved grandfather.

In Mike Goes on Hike you will see:

realistic landscapes and sounds that will make you dive - into the atmosphere of hiking

endless locations that you can explore for hours

multiple activities: installation of a tent, breeding of fire and other tasks

important life lessons that will guide you to the right path

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Mike goes on hike

Mike goes on hike video game Developed by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT and published by ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT video screen

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missed messages.


missed messages. video game by angela he

Made by angela he

"goth gf's iPhone" airdrops you a photo.

Accept or decline?

A romance horror story about life, death, and memes.

How will you spend time?

Warning: contains mentions of suicide and self-harm.

Features:

4 endings

15 - 30 minutes each play-through

Original art and story

Wholesome maymays

Available for Mac, Windows, Linux

If you support me with 5, you canunlock15 HQ wallpapers an exclusivedrawing.As always, enjoy :)

missed messages.

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Circuit City


Circuit City video game Developed by Lucid Silence Games and published by Lucid Silence Games

Developed by Lucid Silence Games and published by Lucid Silence Games

Circuit City is a relaxing city builder game set on the surface of a circuit board. As USB cords and thumbdrives connect to your board and issue Algorithm commands, your data agents will carry them out on the board you've designed. As they work, they'll sing along with the working components to generate a unique song, just for you!

Relax as your tiny digital friends do all the work, singing as they go! All you have to do is make sure they have the facilities they need to get the job done right!

Execute actual computer science algorithms, bit-by-bit, in your circuit board city, or write your own with mod support!

Research new components to unlock more advanced algorithm requests to seek out better rewards and resources for growth!

Assign advanced specialist roles to give your agents a focused power or two... at the expense of disqualifying them from other jobs.

Circuit City

Circuit City video game Developed by Lucid Silence Games and published by Lucid Silence Games video screen

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Time to Morp


Time to Morp video game Developed by Team HalfBeard and published by Team HalfBeard

Developed by Team HalfBeard and published by Team HalfBeard

Time To Morp is a game about weird and quirky creatures, building bases, exploring worlds, automation, research and much more. But most importantly - friendship!

Explore a vast world!

Search for new resources, discover different biomes and rare plants, climb mountains or delve into caves, search for secrets or just chill near a lake while some sneaky morp is trying to steal your sandwich...

Morp?!

Morps! A whole bunch of cute little creatures! Some are friendly, some are not, some bite, and some just run in circles and scream... But the most important part is - they MORPH!

Morph?!

Shapeshift, change, mutate, you name it! Feed it metal - crunch! - its producing metal now! Leave it near water - splash! - its your personal walking fountain! Mix and match to produce every resource you need!

Build a base!

Place fences, pipes, pumps, wires, decorations, lights, music and sit back in appreciation of a job well done and everyone living in peace and harmony... for five minutes tops.

Automate everything!

Use our patented Not-So-Complicated Pump Systems to easily automate everything from morp routes and food logistics to sleep schedules and power consumption. Set it up and watch everything go horribly wrong.

Fun Multiplayer!

Invite your friends to play, explore, build and collectively wonder who fed fruit to an electrical morp and now you dont have enough electricity and oh my god why is that tree on fire

Research, expand, unlock!

Collect resources, receive gadgets, invent tools, craft vehicles, invest in technology. Spread out, travel, explore. And never complete the main story because you have this little thing you can optimize juuust a little bit more.

Time to Morp

Time to Morp video game Developed by Team HalfBeard and published by Team HalfBeard video screen

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Nainais Recipe


Nainais Recipe video game by HOU Mai

Made by HOU Mai

This is a demo of Nainais Recipe, we are still in development! You can find usNainaiRecipewhere we do progress updates and share tech art stuff!

Open your fridge, choose the ingredients, examine, chop, seasoning, heat, and taste them. During the lockdown, you start to learn how to cook from your dear grandma.

Nainais Recipe is a game that captures the cooking feeling in stylized visuals. And a family story about how we lived together in a special way during 2020.

Maximum control- no preset ingredient slice texture, no performance-oriented steps, we want you to enjoycooking a meal from start to finish.Food to a larger food tradition- We curated a stylized kitchen withstrong flavor about a Chinese kitchen, including appliances, condiments, andfood choices.Bonding moment with Nainai- During this difficult period of time, you will have more chance than ever to talk to your Nainai and know her story!Nainais Recipe is our thesis game made at NYU Game Center.PresskitAdd to Wishlist on Steam中文介绍Updates:0.7.15 - Jul 23, 2021 - Added Chinese support 中文支持. Narrative improvement.0.7.14 - Jun 23, 2021- Fixed a bug where the phone can't be put down. Fixed a bug where some ingredients always be raw.0.7.13 - Jun 5, 2021 - Fixed a resolution related bug.0.7.12 - May 30, 2021- Added a feedback button. Day 3 can be played (but nostory).0.7.10 - May 21, 2021- Improved the performance offinely cut piecesIf you meet a bug, feel free tosend us a bug report in the game!For support or any other inquiries, contact us atnainais.recipegmail.com

Nainais Recipe

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