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Who wants to be a Space Rebel

I’m a subscriber to Microsoft Gamepass. For those who don’t know, it can easily be described as Netflix for Games. One of the things I enjoy about it is playing small games that can be finished relatively quickly.

Unpacking” and “The Artful Escape” are two great examples. They both could be finished within a couple of hours, and there was no price barrier to entry for me due to them being on Gamepass. Both games also had quite a bit of conversation happening online about them.

I keep coming back to a bit longer game, but still very indie, and that’s Next Space Rebels. In this game, you build rockets, then record videos of them and upload those videos to “Star Tube” So, it’s a bit of a physics simulator with the rockets, but there’s also a whole nother piece of the game where you’re managing your online presence. If you are a fan of Kerbal Space Program, then it’s definitely worth checking out.

There’s also a non-zero chance that I’ll be getting a model rocket kit to launch with the kids this spring because of this game.

Video Games • January 11, 2022