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Essays 19 March 2020, 15:09

author: Paul Wozniak

Gaming in Time of Pandemic – The Best Social Games

Struggling with the curefew? Missing company? Getting anxious from isolation? Well, have you tried gaming? Here's a list of great multi-player games that become even better if you're playing them with friends. We have something for pros and beginners!

Raft

  1. Manufacturer: Radbeet Interactive
  2. Publisher: Axolot Games
  3. Release date: in early access from May 23, 2018
  4. Genre: sandbox survival

In a Raft, the player takes control of a stranded raft, and the main task is obtaining resources and building shelter. The resources are the garbage drifting around the ocean, as well as things you can find at the bottom of the sea, and on the surrounding islands. However, when moving in the water, you need to mind the sharks. Since this is a prototype survival, we also get a crafting system that lets us create weapons and items needed to upgrade the raft, which is our head quarter.

What makes this a good game to play with friends?

In addition to the single-player mode, Raft also offers a multi-player, which lets us cooperate with outhers. As the all the games on this list, it doesn't require much of your attention for most of the time, so you can take the time and ask your fiancée how they doing.

Slowly rocking on the waves, driving the gulls away from our scant crops and occasionally exploring the islands can be hypnotizing, and we hardly even notice the time passing. Definitely worth a try!

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