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Top 50 Game Trends in July

From Building Virtual Nightclubs to Understanding Humanity in War

— July 29, 2018 — Tech
Gamifying aspects of everyday life is a relatively new concept in the gaming industry but the July 2018 gaming trends show that developers and studios are becoming more adept at making mundane activities interactive and compelling.

Attending nightclubs has been an entertaining experience for decades now but very few people may find it fun to actually run these nightclubs. This is the problem Rockstar chose to address in its latest update to Grand Theft Auto V. The new update to the game allows players to create a virtual nightclub within Grand Theft Auto Online and tasks players with building an exciting venue to attract the denizens that inhabit the virtual world.

Also featured on this list is a new and introspective take on the war genre of video game. Set in World War I, Adrian doesn't feature any combat or intense action. Instead, the game focuses on the stories and experiences soldiers carry. The point of the game is not to defeat an enemy or survive an attack, but instead, tasks players with capturing and understanding the humanity and despair involved in war.
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Early Access Gaming Tests
Early Access Gaming Tests
Xbox's New 'Skip Ahead' Lets Users Test Potential Future Features
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Procedural Space-Exploring Games
Procedural Space-Exploring Games
The Voyageur Game Features Unique Alien Cultures
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Popular Opinion-Gauging Quizzes
Popular Opinion-Gauging Quizzes
MajorityRules Isn't About Getting the Right Answer
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47
Human Body Puzzle Games
Human Body Puzzle Games
Homo Machina Turns the Human Body into a Puzzle with Fritz Khan's Artwork
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VR-Integrated Arcades
VR-Integrated Arcades
Dave & Buster's VR is Finally Becoming a Reality Across the US and Canada
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Revamped Retro Arcade Games
Revamped Retro Arcade Games
Tetsuya Mizuguchi Updated Tetris to Be More Visually Engaging
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44
Family-Friend Sports Betting
Family-Friend Sports Betting
The Versus App Lets People Make Sports Picks Without Betting
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43
Store-Running Dungeon Exploreres
Store-Running Dungeon Exploreres
The Moonlighter Indie Game Has Players Exploring and Selling
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Disney Family Gaming Contests
Disney Family Gaming Contests
The Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Will Pit Families Against Others
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Interactive Anime Game Controllers
Interactive Anime Game Controllers
The Poke Ball Plus Controller Immerses Players in the Action
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Super-Speed E-Sports Monitors
Super-Speed E-Sports Monitors
The MSI Oculux NGX251 is a Performance Monitor for Serious Gamers
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Internet Treasure Hunts
Internet Treasure Hunts
'Internet Caching' Hides Easter Eggs Around the Web
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Pride Month Streaming Initiatives
Pride Month Streaming Initiatives
Twitch is Using Pride Month to Support LGBTQ Streamers
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Pizza-Making Indie Games
Pizza-Making Indie Games
'Good Pizza, Great Pizza' Encompasses Pizzeria Life in a Charming Way
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MOBA-Specific Gaming Laptops
MOBA-Specific Gaming Laptops
The Asus Strix Hero II is for MOBA Players
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HR Management Games
HR Management Games
'From Ivan' is Essentially a Greeting Card Game in a Soviet Style Company
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Choice-Filled Dungeon Games
Choice-Filled Dungeon Games
Sir Questionnaire Lets Players Talk Their Way Out of Encounters
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Gamified Wine Tasting Apps
Gamified Wine Tasting Apps
WineGame Turns Bottles into a Blind Wine Tasting Experiences
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Video Game Training Grounds
Video Game Training Grounds
Fortnite Playground Helps Players Prepare for the Competitive Game
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Interactive Music Mobile Applications
Interactive Music Mobile Applications
Gismart's Apps Foster Creativity in Beginner Musicians
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30
3D-Printed eSports Chairs
3D-Printed eSports Chairs
IKEA, Unyq & Area Academy Created a Customizable Gaming Chair Design
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AR Trading Monster Updates
AR Trading Monster Updates
A New Pokemon Go Update Allows for Friends Lists and Trading Pokemon
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Crypto-Based Gambling Sites
Crypto-Based Gambling Sites
'Onlot' Rewards Players in Cryptocurrency
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Inclusive eSports Festivals
Inclusive eSports Festivals
The GIRLGAMER eSports Festival Focuses on Inclusiveness in Gaming
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Cat-Collecting VR Games
Cat-Collecting VR Games
'Neko Atsume' VR Turns Up the Cuteness of the Original in a VR Landscape
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Introspective War Games
Introspective War Games
Adrian is a World War One Game That Lacks Combat or Action
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eSports Business Degrees
eSports Business Degrees
Beck College is Now Offering an eSports Managment Degree
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Conservation Gaming Campaigns
Conservation Gaming Campaigns
Minecraft's Update Aquatic Helps Players Support Real Oceans
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Voice-Controlled Indie Games
Voice-Controlled Indie Games
'One Hand Clapping' Requires Players to Sing or Hum Along to Play
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Chewing-Controlled Video Games
Chewing-Controlled Video Games
Tic Tac's Chew & Play Experience Uses Snapchat Lenses
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Impressively Powerful Gaming Phones
Impressively Powerful Gaming Phones
The ASUS ROG Gaming Phone Packs an Impressive Processor
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Meditative Wandering Games
Meditative Wandering Games
'Shape of the World' Prioritizes Experience Over Action
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Perspective-Warping Puzzle Games
Perspective-Warping Puzzle Games
'Perspectivo' is a Mind-Bending Puzzle App
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Virtual Nightclub Building Games
Virtual Nightclub Building Games
Grand Theft Auto Online Lets Players Build a Virtual Nightclub
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Portable Console Power Banks
Portable Console Power Banks
The Anker PowerCore 13400 Charges the Nintendo Switch and More
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Plot-Based Chess Adventures
Plot-Based Chess Adventures
'Chessaria' is a Fantasy Game That Uses the Mechanics of Chess
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Twisted Webcomic Games
Twisted Webcomic Games
'Rapture Rejects' is Based on 'Cyanide & Happiness'
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Improved VR Controllers
Improved VR Controllers
The ValveVR Knuckle Controllers Feature Ergonomic Designs and New Sensors
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12
Hand-Drawn RPG Indie Games
Hand-Drawn RPG Indie Games
Nepenthe Uses Unique Art to Bring Players into its World
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11
Competitive Hacking Games
Competitive Hacking Games
Hackermud Pits Players Against One Another in a Simulated Hack Off
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10
Sci-Fi Survival Horror Games
Sci-Fi Survival Horror Games
Signalis Blends the Supernatural into a Mysterious Sci-Fi Setting
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Pinball-Themed Arcade Bars
Pinball-Themed Arcade Bars
The Craftcade Pinball Bar Boasts Arcade Games and a unique Decor
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Portable Gaming PC Desktops
Portable Gaming PC Desktops
The Lenovo Legion C530 Cube Can be Brought with You Anywhere
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Post-Apocalyptic Gaming Memorabilia
Post-Apocalyptic Gaming Memorabilia
The Pip-Boy 2000 Construction Kit Contains Fallout 76 Replicas
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HD Retro Gaming Consoles
HD Retro Gaming Consoles
The Polymega Console Plays All of Your Favorite Classic Games
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Arcade Cabinet Console Holders
Arcade Cabinet Console Holders
The PixelQuest Arcade Kit Works with the Nintendo Switch
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AI-Integrated Console Concepts
AI-Integrated Console Concepts
This PS5 Concept Reacts and Remembers User Preferences
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Nostalgic Next-Gen Consoles
Nostalgic Next-Gen Consoles
The 'PlayStation V' Concept Draws Inspiration from Previous Consoles
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Gold-Awarding Gaming Apps
Gold-Awarding Gaming Apps
Players Have the Chance to Win Real Gold with Planet Gold Rush
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Handmade Retro Arcade Consoles
Handmade Retro Arcade Consoles
Love Hulten's 'OriginX' is Styled After the Original Pong Cabinet
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