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Coloring Game: Little City

This was a bit of a random pick up, but Coloring Game: Little City was a surprisingly relaxing game that I didn’t know I’d love. The title says it all, it is a simple color by number game themed around an adorable little pixel city. I’ve always been into art, though I was never that good at it. Even so, I used to draw constantly growing up and in my teens eventually got into creating pixel art and web design, so the pixel style in this game was really appealing to me.

I was surprised that there were actually a few controls to this game, including the ability to hold down shift to keep your lines straight while coloring, and an undo button. The colors are locked, but that is understandable. The base setting has numbered boxes and the boxes will be highlighted when you click on the corresponding number from your palette. There are options to remove the numbers or the box highlights. You can also use your mouse wheel to zoom in and arrow keys to smoothly scroll across large images which was a really nice feature.

For the sake of experimenting with the margin of error, on an uncolored block you can swipe all you want with other colors, it will only fill in the numbered boxes that match the color you currently have selected. Once a square has been colored however, going over it with the incorrect color resets it to blank. Completing an image awards the player with a cute little animation with the image after and a matching steam achievement. The animations are simple, and a few are funny and a bit of a surprise. There is a few relaxing dance songs that play in the background while you play that can easily be turned off so you can listen to your own music on your music player.

Overall it was a good experience for me, it is a very simple game with a small selection of intuitive settings for the player to adjust to their preferences. It made me really happy to see an area of the picture that I was working on pop with color as I worked on it. I actually felt pretty satisfied when I finished an image, especially the larger and more difficult ones.

The base game is completely free and it comes with 15 different images of varying difficulty and detail levels. Additional DLC can be purchased for just $1.99 for a single expansion, or $7.99 for the season pass, which will give eventual access to 5 packs. All in all a pretty reasonable price considering you get an additional 15 images per pack, and it supports an indie developer. I think that it is well worth it to give the base game a try, whether you’re a gamer or not, if you’re just looking for a silly way to unwind or pass the time.

Let’s Discuss!

  • Have you ever done a color by number?
  • Do you find simple games like this fun or relaxing?
  • What are your thoughts on the DLC?

Game Information

strong>Coloring Game: Little City
Publisher: L. Stotch
Developer: L. Stotch
Release Date: Aug 16, 2019
Genres: Color by Number
Platforms: Steam

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Destiny Child

Destiny Child is a free gacha game from Korea that has become a go-to for both my husband and I. He introduced me to the game almost a year ago, and for the longest time I had held off on downloading it, finding the game to be a sensory overload but still enjoying the art style and animations while watching him play. I eventually gave in and downloaded it and fell in love instantly.

The entire game is built around collecting childs which you power up to fight in various dungeons, raids, PVP, and other events. There is a humorous main story that follows an unenthusiastic demon that unintentionally enters a contest to become the next great demon lord. You, the master, are helped in your training by three charismatic succubi. It’s a silly story, but very wordy and thankfully there are options to skip dialogue if you’re not that interested.

“Why, hello there, my new adorable little master ❤️”

To say that this game is addicting is an understatement as the game dumps loads of awesome looking childs on you. The designs range from cute, to scary, to sexy, the art style for some characters is very sexualized. Despite the highly sexualized character, I liked that all body types are presented beautifully! The game rewards you for literally everything that you do, and has daily quests available to keep it active. There are several types of currency that you spend on different gacha roulettes that have a chance of getting you stronger childs, some are limited time only. This game has also done some crossover events with some beloved franchises, including Hatsune Miku, Street Fighter, and Dead or Alive. These crossovers surprisingly fit well with the overall style of the game and I’ve been very happy to collect some of my favorite characters.

With all free games, this one also has a pay options to purchase additional passes, which get you bonus mission rewards, skins, and more opportunities to use the gacha roulette. Spending money in this game can quickly become a money dump as the purchased items are not cheap. It’s unfortunate, but it’s understandable that the developers need to make their money in some way. The constant updates and multiple events that are constantly going with brand new childs to get keep this game alive and going strong, and the international version is far behind the Korean version in terms of event and child releases. Overall I really love this game, and think it’s worth playing even without using the payment options.

Let’s Discuss!

  • What do you think about the art style? Are the sexualized characters good or bad?
  • Do you consider gacha games to be a form of gambling?
  • How do you feel about free games that use cash shops?

Game Information

Destiny Child
Publisher: SHIFT UP Corporation
Developer: NextFloor
Release Date: October 27, 2016
Genres: Gacha
Platforms: Mobile
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