Great Short Games

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Created Sep 5, 2019 by Julien Kaspar
A list of my personal favourites of short games. These might have a their genius in their story, storytelling, gameplay-mechanics, art-style, soundtrack or a great mix between them.
These games generally don't take longer than 10 hours. Some that go above that are episodic games which divide the run time into a couple hours each.
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    I think this might be my favourite 4X game in a way. There are not many strategy games of this kind that are this streamlined, this fast to learn and play, this fun! You will finish a round of this ga…
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      Essentially this game is an interactive comic without words, about a romantic relationship between 2 people. It's a great example of using gameplay to tell a story instead of text. It is very short an…
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        This note is on Mini Metro as well as Mini Motorways and Slipways!I played all 3 shortly after one another and I find them similar enough that it's really interesting to compare them (and I have a lot…
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          This is quite a special game but my takeaway is that there is much untapped potential (and that a good webcam is recommended).The best aspect of this game is the main mechanic, that you interact with …
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            The successor to the first Monument Valley with more refined art-style, music, puzzles and another touching story.
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              I can really recommend this game but check out my note on Mini Metro for more on this game.
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                  Potentially my favourite game of the year. It's a simple and rather short card game of matching and stringing together symbols. But this ends up being a brilliant framework for storytelling through ga…
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                    A simple, isometric, puzzle-game that mainly plays with perspective and overcoming/exploiting the Escher staircase.
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