With our Narrative Week in full swing, we come bearing another two must-play titles. Dive into the world of colors and a soothing story as you become an artist in Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, or choose another path and make a handsome living as a stockbroker instead with The Invisible Hand.
Apart from games where the story takes the starring lead, how about two other new games to kick back and relax? Whether it’s setting up a settlement in The Promised Land, or saving one in Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons, there is plenty to do this weekend.
Set up your artist canvas in Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, an adorable game where you follow a young artist working on her final piece for her exhibition. We can't tell you too much about the story without ruining the experience, but the essence of the game is about your everyday life in your apartment, your artistic neighbor, and color. Every painting you make has a story to tell, but finding the right colors isn't always as easy.
This game's painterly graphics and a smooth, calming soundtrack are sure to whisk you off your feet in an air of nostalgia along the likes of Studio Ghibli classics. Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery can be cleared in an hour, and is the perfect game for a dreary day.
Become a stockbroker in The Invisible Hand! Don't know anything about the stock market? Don't worry, we had the same issue when we booted up this game, but The Invisible Hand helps you make sense of this world very soon. Your glowing career as an entry-level stockbroker starts on your first day at trading firm FERIOS. You learn how things work, and then it's up to you. Profit! Make money! Shamelessly forget your guilt and morals, because only profit matters!
Buy and sell with gusto, and build your own portfolio of passive income on the side. Make sure that you top the list at the end of the day--even if it means using lobbyists to "influence" the market. But beware, the stock market is a hard world and things might just turn around on you. The Invisible Hand is a great game that looks like a stock market sim, but is really a (pretty insightful) narrative on the financial world. Give this intriguing story with great dialog a spin: you won't regret it!
Travel to The Promised Land, a new frontier where you and your settlers are tasked with setting up a thriving colony. This colony sim with great reviews has you gather resources and build buildings, but don't forget to look after your settlers (you can have up to 50 of them!) and invest in science to learn new technologies that make all the difference. The Promised Land lets you befriend the locals and battle pirates. It's a great strategy game with stunning visuals and total freedom. Let's go!
In the City of Magic Cards, time has stopped. The seasons of the year are stuck in each of the four districts. In Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons, you start in the Autumn of the Spades district, and it's up to you to save the land! Solve Hidden Object puzzles and play solitaire challenges in this magical game of cards.