Massively multiplayer games like Fortnite and Clash Royale are brilliant, but they all have the same problem: if you don’t like pretending to kill stuff, you’re out of luck.
That’s why Mini Life is such a treat. Developed by a collective of studios whose credits include the mighty PUBG, Mini Life is a welcome tonic for gamers in search of a gentler, friendlier gaming experience.
Your goal in the game is simply to make a name for yourself by customizing your character and interacting nicely with your fellow players. The potential for self-expression is practically limitless, with more than 3,000 fashion items and over 20 billion possible customizations.
Yep, you read that right: 20 billion.
Plus, you get your very own mansion and garden to personalize and fill with furniture and decorations, to impress your virtual neighbors.
But it’s not all about looking cool and pimping out your crib. Mini Life is a cross between an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) and an SNG (Social Networking Game), so the emphasis is very much on interaction and cooperation.
You’ll be able to interact with players from around the globe in a number of different ways, including real time chat. And your social experiences are upgradeable, so that the more you chat the richer the game becomes.
Alongside the sort of casual interaction that a fully open-world multiplayer game affords, you can also rub shoulders with other players at the Night Market, which runs on a fully featured trading system.
And as the words “Night Market” suggest, Mini Life has a constant day/night cycle, plus weather effects. Think Animal Crossing combined with The Sims, but massively multiplayer, and with some extra goodies such as neat AR feature that lets you take photos with your avatar, blurring the line between real life and Mini Life.