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Video Games About Friendship For The Socially Isolated

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country and infect more people, it has become increasingly recommended to stay at home and practice social distancing more than ever. And while some people won’t have a problem with that, the majority of us won’t be able to seamlessly adapt since prolonged periods of not socializing with our family, friends and other social circles might take a toll on our mental health and well-being.

Thankfully, the advent of modern technology has made it easier to connect with people more than ever, and one of the best ways to do so is through the magic of video games. So if you’re still feeling down and need someone to interact with during these trying times, then why not give these games about friendship a go? Here’s the list, so go make new friends!

Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

More of a community than a game, Kind Words is a warm, anonymous letter-writing platform where players can request or send kind words to other players who are in need of support, empathy and some advice. Sure to make you feel encouraged and significant.

Sky: Children of the light

This game is essentially about making connections, whether it’s intentional or not. In the game, the players are encouraged to help and play with each other. It’s also made by the studio behind “Journey,” which is also a game about making connections.

Biped

Released recently, the game is a simple, charming romp where players use two robots to roll, stagger, vault or even slide across terrains, all in the name of teamwork. The game is also about teamwork as well as strategy and quick-thinking. Currently out on PC, it’s coming soon to PS4 and Switch.

Rocket League

Think soccer, except taken to the extreme, and instead of people, you control rocket-powered cars. Add good online multiplayer, a bunch of people all over the world who are all bad at playing it, and you have yourself the perfect game to sink hours into and just have insane fun. Perfect during these times.

Video game Video games combine all forms of media, from music, to visual arts, and of course, programming. Anton Porsche/Pixabay

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