Recently, I started playing computer games. Well, I know they are not new to many people here, but, me being a gamer? A cold day in hell. I don’t know if I can call myself a “gamer” now. Because my interests are in minimal games that range between 1-100 MB.
It was inevitable that I should have to switch to some starter GNU/Linux distributions. As there was a situation where I could not have suddenly switched to the Masterrace distros, I started to look into the distro’s software manager and then I found the category called “Games”.
My friends are great gamers, but not me. The reason being I was never raised in the cradle of computers or technology. Another reason is, I just find it wasteful when a lot of GPUs' energy gets sucked in by high end games. But, here we are today. The open source community makes games where I can read the source code and they are minimal.
It’s not my first time that I have gotten to the nine day wonder of gaming. I used to play some FPS games on my Linux machine, then I used to do the ‘silent quitting’ without regrets. But this time, it’s different. I found this game called Assult Cube, which is around 50 MB and it gives a decent full-fledged FPS experience!
I also found many other games (or maybe I exhausted all of them during the research) which are minimal and keep me entertaining during the break. The irony is, a break is metaphorical. Some are really addictive. I don’t want to mention every single one of them here, when you can find some really good ones that are your type.
Gaming is addictive. It feels like I’m going into a loop which I don’t realise when I’m in. It’s a focus inside distraction. Hypnotism has never been so real. Hope self-discretion doesn’t turn into indignation, as I can’t afford to lose my new found love!