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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        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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            I do really get the praise that this game has received. It’s truly beautiful with another remarkable soundtrack by Austin Wintory and it plays so incredibly well that it just shouts “masterpiece”. B…
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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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