Gaming. That’s one thing that will always be a part of me. It’s my form of entertainment. De-stressor. A cheap way to unwind and somehow an escape from a long day being an adult.
Do you play games? Do you enjoy a specific kind? If so, what?
I enjoy all types, to be honest. I play many simulation types (generally designed to simulate real-world activities closely) or MMORPG (a massively multiplayer online game is an online game with large numbers of players, often hundreds or thousands, on the same server). Think along the lines of widely popularized games like Sims, Warcraft, and Grand Theft Auto. These are great examples of what simulation and RPG are. Except, these types are also often exclusive to a specific console.
These days, I am glued to my kiddos all day long. Who isn’t, honestly? My 3-year old and 1-year old have taken over our TV. Needless to say, playing on a gaming console is kind of out of the question in our household at this time. Maybe when they are a little older. As a gaming fanatic, I had to find ways to appease my own needs (as well as desires). Since I can’t play on the big screen, nor can I be behind my laptop during the daytime, I went for mobile gaming. I often download games from the app store, but there’s only a handful of decent games available that are completely FREE. The rest are riddled with pop-up ads, additional charges to unlock the next level, get upgrades, and so on. I even started looking for recommendations online in case there’s a game that I have missed. That is when I stumbled across Plays.Org to play online games without having to subscribe, make a payment, or download anything! That’s right. It’s a web-based platform compatible with both iOs, Android, and all types of mobile and computer browsers. Ever since my discovery, I can’t get enough of their site. It sure felt like I struck gold!!!
At the time of publishing this post, Plays.org have over 150 games on their website. They are also continuously expanding their collection and are adding 1-2 games daily! They have multiple game categories and genres, so you can bet there’s a game in there for EVERYONE! What I honestly love about them is the ease of use of their website and for being mobile-friendly! No complicated requirements to get started. No expense. No annoying advertisements. Most of all, you can play as you please and easily do it from your phone or computer. Need a quick break? Want a mid-day refresher? Launch Plays.org, and you’re good to go.
I started looking for something that resembles “Theme Hospital”. Back in 2006, it was a personal favorite that I used to play on an MS-DOS compatible PC. If you haven’t heard, it is a simulation game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1997. The main objective is to have a player design and operate a privately owned hospital that cures patients of fictitious comical ailments. To my delight, Plays.org has the game “Fight Virus”, which, in my humble opinion, is a great modernized version of Theme Hospital.
This game requires the player to prevent COVID-19 from overloading the hospital. I love how easy it is to operate and control the game. It is super competitive yet straightforward as well. The graphics are charming and quite nostalgic. All of those given pointers are very important, which makes this a timely theme. We all are still adjusting to the pandemic. A few found ways to make the most of their time, and some are taking things day by day, then some are barely hanging in there. Regardless of the reason, everyone handles the pressure differently. Overall, we all need ways to reduce stress and have some form of entertainment.
Playing a game is just one of my best go-to approaches for handling life’s tricky situations.