Traveling, whether it’s across the world, to visit family or friends, for a holiday or to work, it is something that’s a part of everyone’s life. Sometimes a good book isn’t enough to keep you distracted; if you’re like me, the words start turning to mush, and you need a break from those white pages, even if it is a turner. One great way I’ve found of passing the time is mobile gaming. Right now, there are some great and addictive games to keep you totally occupied while you’re on that train, being a passenger in a car, riding the bus, catching the ferry, or traversing the underground network.
‘Penguin Isle’ is the sweetest game! Become the developer of an isle completely inhabited by Penguins and their friends. This sweet game begins with a few penguin-essential businesses. To start off, you’ll only have a handful of penguins to put to work and look after, but once assigned to a business and earning money, you can upgrade your businesses, buy penguin eggs to hatch, and even have different species of penguins live on your isle.
From a lighthouse to whale watching, a seagull peak, and a penguin adventure park, your little isle will soon grow and become a fully-fledged penguin haven. The animators of this game weren’t stingy, either; zoom in to watch your penguins perform actions, use your attractions, and react to your touch! This game also accumulates in-game money while you’re “away” from the game, so this is a brilliant afk game for travelers while you switch platforms or catch your connecting bus!
‘Among Us’ has barely been launched and is already a gaming phenomenon. With the ability to play on a computer or mobile phone, the game has been saturated with eager players from all over the world. Among Us, a seemingly simple game has brought so many gamers utter joy and brilliant gameplay. The premise is simple; you’re either a crewmate or an imposter.
If you’re a crewmate, your job is to complete the tasks assigned to you, which can vary depending on which of the three maps you’re playing. The tasks consist of memory games, reattaching broken wires, and even destroying asteroids, among others. However, the catch is you and your fellow crewmates must finish these tasks to win while avoiding the murderous tendencies of the imposters among you. Part of your duty as a crewmate is to report any bodies you find, and ejecting all the imposters into space for an early win (just make sure you don’t get yourself ejected!).
Now, the second role you could be assigned is that of the imposter. Your one task is to cause complete and utter chaos while maintaining a façade of complete innocence. You have the ability to sabotage ship systems, resulting in oxygen depletion or a reactor overload if the crewmates can’t fix them in time. Your other ability is to kill your non-imposter crewmates and dwindle your numbers down enough to win the game.
Now, go check on your penguins!
‘Swordigo’ is an old classic. It is a single-player story and action game, your role is that of an apprentice who must avenge their master’s murder and purge the land of the evil that is taking over in the form of creatures, dangerous terrain, and the antagonist of the game. I’ve never finished it because of the difficult boss levels, but even without the ending, this game is worthwhile.
Lara Croft Go
‘Lara Croft Go’ is a puzzle game where you control Lara herself while navigating tombs and underground caverns. The puzzles on this game are sure to keep you occupied during your journeys.
I hope these suggestions help your travels to be more enjoyable. Happy gaming!