This game is calming, addictive & super fun all wrapped in one.

Falling sand games have been around for a long time (as early as 2005, according to the Wikipedia), they provide a canvas for artful exploration, creativity, and just all-round relaxing fun.

SandSpiel by Max Bittker is no exception, a fantastic sand simulation combining a lot of great elements from the originals, from the base sand and water, through to lava, wood, fungus, and ice.

View this post on Instagram 🔥❄️🌷💧🌳🌋🍄 come play with sand! I’ve been working hard on this game since October. It’s not perfect yet (the controls are pretty confusing!) but i wanted to start sharing it. If you have some time to play around, I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you think! my goal is to make a cozy game where people can use their curiosity to explore, and for that exploration to also be creative and communal. my goal is also to make cool volcanos and explosions

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The aim of the game is to create, pouring water and seeds onto the ground will result in plants and flowers blooming. Drop some lava onto it, and it all goes up into smoke.

People are really getting creative with this… its well worth dropping in to the gallery and browsing the creations!

Now, I'm a little late writing about this (it was released in late 2018), but it was too fun not to share. Max has also written up a great “making of” article, digging into the inspirations, aspirations and more.

I love this and want more!

Who would have thought trying to guess words in a dictionary could be fun?

I love a game with a simple premise, and Guess my Word doesn't get any simpler.

Every day comes with a new word, and the rules are simple. You are trying to guess the word (a surprise, I know). As you guess a word, you will be told whether your word is above, or below it alphabetically.

The real fun is when you start narrowing in on the word, and suddenly you're pressing your brain to find out what other words could possibly be between aardvark and aargh.

Don't worry though, you'll get it in the end. It's actually kind of amazing how your brain begins to eek out words that you haven't thought of in years.

Can I compete with my friends?

“Please, Touch the Artwork” brings more puzzling to abstract art.

Belgian game studio, creatively named Studio Waterzooi, have been hard at work on their first title: Please, Touch the Artwork.

Slated for release on iOS, The Google Play store,, and more.

I have to say, it looks like a wonderful combination of abstract art and a calming, zen gameplay with some puzzling twists.

Looking at the trailer, we can see that every piece of the game, right down to the minimalistic main character, has been inspired by different pieces of art.

Is it out yet?

Real time ascii rendering in a gameplay demo? Yes please.

Ascii art and imagery have been around for a long time. This silky smooth demo really shows off how nice an ascii world rendered in real-time could look.

I mean, just look at the water, it's completely mesmerizing.

The amazing creator, MrGumix on Twitter, has a feed full of great videos and demos showing off some beautiful gameplay, as well as some great callouts to other Ascii based games.

You can play the demo, Asciicker here. It's fairly simplistic gameplay wise, but at the same time shows off what can be a beautifully complex world. And for an added bonus, it runs fairly smoothly on your phone.

How is it so quick?

Dancemusic wtf

Hear the music, and name the genre.

Dancemusic wtf - by Mattias Hemmingsson

Medieval City Generator

Play around with this cool generative city generator.

Medieval City Generator - by Oleg Dolya