In these special times during the COVID-19 pandemic and while staying at home and practicing social distancing day and night, I thought about having an online game night with friends and remembered the good old classic You Don’t Know Jack game I had on my PC ages ago.
Turns out, I actually bought a few Jackbox Party Packs and some other Jackbox Games via HumbleBundle over the years and I just completed my Steam collection via a special offer on Green Man Gaming.
So I wanted to give a quick run-down on which games there are, which one I/we like most and what worked well for us.
For all games you need one computer running the games and a (mobile) device with a browser for each player. That’s it. And while the number of players is limited, many of the games allow for an almost unlimited number of spectators (audience), which can still take part as an extended jury.
Looks like I actually had some vacation during and between the holidays :) I got my new 16″ MacBook just before Christmas and finally some time to play a (computer) game I had on my list for ages: FEZ. It’s a beautiful, multifaceted, tricky, creative, crazy fantastic puzzle skill game done by Polytron I bought in a Humble Bundle quite some time ago. Certainly one of the best games I have played so far .. and I’ve played quite a a few (in the past).
Finally having a graphics card again (was broken on my 2010 MacBook), I might try a few more games from my (waiting) list .
Given the broken electronic dart board in my students’ office, I spent some time and reworked the interface of my RaspuinoDart implementation to run on my web server. So now you can play (calculate) your dart matches at dartboard.mehlhase.info. At some point I might connect it RaspuinoDart, so one doesn’t have to enter the darts manually.
Enjoy and send comments/remarks … and as usual statistics requests ;)
And another beautiful independent game ticked off the list. Limbo is a fantastic dark 2D sidescroller puzzle jump’n’run game developed by Playdead from Copenhagen.
Once again, already bought some time ago as part of a Humble Bundle.
Just finished another very nice click-and-point adventure I once bought on Humble Bundle. Samorost 3, obviously the third part of a nice series, is another fantastic little game made by independent studio Amanita Design.
If you have a few minutes for a few days and love to solve riddles, you should give it a try …
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