1. Taleweaver

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    Well...the title mostly says it. But I'll give some more information...

    With my girlfriend, we've moved houses, and we're in the process of renovating the new house. Unfortunately, this is a very slow process (we've been at it since april!). Our priority is on the kitchen, living room and bathroom. So my own desk and desktop computer are...probably half a year or more away from me (note: with any luck, we're able to put the television in its definitive state next week, and as such my favorite wiiu console). So I do my gaming mostly on mobile platforms (nvidia shield and gpd xd+). But I have a laptop as well. And 1000+ steam games (heck...I'm probably hitting 100+ unclaimed games since buying some humble bundles :P )...that I can't play in ideal cases.

    Why? Because my decent gamepads are still in a box somewhere, a mouse isn't convenient when sitting on the couch (I use the trackpad), music isn't much of an option as my girlfriend's watching television 24/7 (gotta love pregnancy ;-) ) and the laptop is...while it's a decent laptop for work, it's all but optimized for gaming. Luckily, my taste is more in indie games that AAA games.

    ...which brings me back to my main question. I can download and play most if not all games, but I tire of them faster because I can't play them in proper circumstances.


    So my question: what games would you recommend that fit all following criteria:
    * desktop PC games (windows)
    * doesn't use the mouse (aside perhaps some menu operations)
    * not graphically intense
    * not overly reliant on sounds/music (so no rhythm games)
    * single player (forgot to mention: I'm on wifi...it's decent for video streaming, but barely)

    * (preferably) available on my steam page (I've got more on GoG and most free games from epic)


    Of course I've got some games to give examples:

    -element4l (a 'racing' platformer using only 4 buttons)
    -epistory (a typing game...I'm good at fast typing, and can enjoy these as well)
    -cook, serve, delicious 1&2 (some of my favorite games)
    -the messenger (pretty decent, but the controls without gamepad suck)
    -celeste (awesome game...but TBH it has the same issue as the above)
    -another perspective (awesome puzzle game...but I've already played through it twice)


    Granted: this is pretty much a luxury problem. These are games I like and know work...but rather won't play because I've already played them extensively.

    Hence this thread. Any games I might have missed? Racing games that don't push the hardware limits? Zelda clones on PC? Or some puzzler that's flying under my radar?

    Thanks for your replies. :)
     
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    Hello,expectant Father.:)
    Nice to see you have still Time for GBAtemp.

    For your Play Fun,my Wife points me at that great reaction/Whack the Mole Game (not a graphical Hit but very challenging and longlasting):

    TONTIE:
    https://www.play.vg/games/136-Tontie.html

    and also a Recommendation from my Wife:

    Delicious - Emily Game Series and Spin Off´s:

    https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5766/26in1_GameHouse_Original_Stories_Bundle/

    - Fabulous Angela
    - Love Boat
    - Heart´s Medicine
    - Dr.Cares <--- very recommended !!
    - Parker and Lane
    - Sally´s Salon
    - Amber´s Airline
    - Maggies´Movies
    - Julie´s Sweets
    - Welcome to Primrose Lake

    All are very good to play with the Touchpad !!

    I wish you Fun with them.:)
     
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    Erm...I'm not sure whether to like your post or whether I should be offended. :rofl:

    But ey...I asked, so I guess I shall receive. I haven't checked all of them, but as you mentioned: "good to play with the touchpad". Sorry, but that's a hard limit. I've tried playing some games on trackpad (GTA San Andreas and more recently a sweet puzzle game called evergarden), and it just isn't the same. To be able to be "in" a game, the touchpad simply is an obstruction more than anything else. Heck...it even somewhat ruined 'stories untold' to me (that reminds me...I should finish that rant/review at some point).


    And as for the games themselves...erm...are you recommending them to me or to my future daughter? :P
    I gotta be honest: they somewhat look like 'My farm life', which I actually liked. But while they start casually, they end up on a pretty hardcore level on later levels. And that especially is a no go if timing is of the essence (heck...I'm not even considering great city builders like city skylines or surviving mars, or a few of the great RTS'es in my 'to play' list)
     
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    Thank you.:)

    I really suggest you: play a Delicious Game (of course the difficulty increases while the game is running).
    My Wife played ALL Parts and Spin Off´s .:)
    For me sometimes one or two of them, it's really fun because the Games have a Story. :)

    And yes, I tested it myself (..and I "hate" the touchpad), it plays very well and precisely. :lol:
     
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    Spelunky is a good and obvious one. I've also gotten re-addicted to FTL with a bunch of the "Captain's Edition" mods, and it is very easy to play with a trackpad.
     
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    God I hope I'm not misremembering here but I think Steamworld Dig, Steamworld Dig 2, Steamworld Quest, and Steamworld Heist are all playable with just keyboard, MAYBE mouse for some menuing.

    You own Dig 1 and Heist.

    Edit - and as a name I've recognized for the past decade, congratulations on the kiddo, man <3
     
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  7. Taleweaver

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    Oops... I only see these last additions now. Sorry for the delays:shy:

    @alexander1970 : ik see what I can find. Besides... With a little luck I can get to placing a(temporary) bureau this weekend, so I can try these with a(non gaming) mouse.

    @IHOP007 and @Sicklyboy nice suggestions. Spelunking is one I can get back into, and I even played through dig 2 earlier this year (great game, btw). I'm check out the other steamworld games... :)
     
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