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Top 55 Gaming Ideas in May

From Gamified AR Lenses to Haptic Feedback Jackets

— May 27, 2018 — Tech
The top May 2018 games explore everything from mixed-reality formats to how certain parts of the real world can be gamified to make it a better place. In the same way that many gamers put a great deal of care into creating the perfect hardware setups for play, personalization is also a key theme that's now allowing gamers to receive highly tailored tips from a voice assistant companion.

A new wave of games is emerging that encourages introspection, anxiety relief and even projects for the greater good. This year for Earth Day, the location-based nature of Pokemon Go was leveraged for garbage collection event and at the same time, provided rewards for participating fans.

Recently, Snapchat launched 'Snappables' as a series of in-app AR games that can be played with friends, adding a new layer of interactivity to its classic lenses.
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VR Home Run Derbies
VR Home Run Derbies
'Home Run Derby VR' Lets Plays Mash Dingers in Real MLB Parks
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Time-Managing Platformers
Time-Managing Platformers
Plug Me Takes Influence from Classic Platformers But Offers a New Twist
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53
Frantic Typing Games
Frantic Typing Games
The Exit84 Game Combines Catchy Tunes with Frantic Action
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52
Alien Translation Games
Alien Translation Games
Heaven's Vault Created its Own Language For Players to Explore
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51
Healing-Focused Indie Games
Healing-Focused Indie Games
Healer's Quest Puts Players in a Thankless Role on a Grand Adventure
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50
Multi-Genre RPGs
Multi-Genre RPGs
'For the King' Blends Multiple Gameplay Styles in a Beautiful Environment
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49
Nordic-Inspired Survival Games
Nordic-Inspired Survival Games
Dead in Vinland Builds an Impressive World With Engaging Characters
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48
Rogulite Action Indie Games
Rogulite Action Indie Games
Sword of Ditto Makes Multiple Playthroughs an Absolute Delight
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47
Bird Romance Indie Games
Bird Romance Indie Games
'On The Fly' Blends Multiple Game Styles to Tell a Charming Story
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46
Love-Focused Game Jams
Love-Focused Game Jams
The Heartbeat Symposium Aims to Explore Intimacy in Gaming
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45
Story Driven Card Games
Story Driven Card Games
Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is PvE Focused and Tells a Story
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44
VR Home Run Games
VR Home Run Games
The MLB Home Run Derby VR Lets Players Play on Realistic Iconic Fields
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43
Co-Op Ship Maintenance Games
Co-Op Ship Maintenance Games
39 Days to Mars Tasks Players with Maintaining a Dying Vessel
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42
Puzzling Hotel Escape Games
Puzzling Hotel Escape Games
'The Spectrum Retreat' is a Full Version of the BAFTA-Awarded Title
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41
Social Interaction Indie Games
Social Interaction Indie Games
The Bustories Game Has Players Chat with Random Strangers
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40
Nightmare-Inspired Horror Games
Nightmare-Inspired Horror Games
The InnerFriend Explores Haunted Memories in Tainted Worlds
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39
Model-Created Mobile Games
Model-Created Mobile Games
Tyra Banks Released an America's Next Top Model Mobile Game
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38
Atmospheric Text-Based Horror Games
Atmospheric Text-Based Horror Games
Desert of Vice Combines Elements of Kafka and Lovecraft
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37
Haptic Feedback Jackets
Haptic Feedback Jackets
Disney's Force Jacket Aims to Make VR and AR More Realistic
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36
Anxiety-Reducing Virtual Reality Games
Anxiety-Reducing Virtual Reality Games
Medical VR Solution is a VR Game for Kids, Facing Surgery
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35
Introspective Experience Games
Introspective Experience Games
'The Stillness of the Wind' Explores a Solitary Life on a Farm
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34
Upgradeable Gaming PC Systems
Upgradeable Gaming PC Systems
The Chuwi HiGame Mini PC is Powerful Enough for Resource-Heavy Games
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33
AI-Generated Gaming Tips
AI-Generated Gaming Tips
The Call of Duty Alexa Skill Feature Offers Personalized Video Game Tips
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32
Disturbingly Beautiful Indie Games
Disturbingly Beautiful Indie Games
'You Left Me' Uses Surreal Artwork to Show Mental Decline
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31
Atmospheric Horror Games
Atmospheric Horror Games
The Ellen Horror Game Uses Music and Sound to Evoke Fear and Unease
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30
Modern Text-Based Adventures
Modern Text-Based Adventures
The Pilgrimage Crafts an Amazing Game World in Simple Lines of Text
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29
Blockchain Betting Platforms
Blockchain Betting Platforms
The AstorGame Platform Functions Off Security and Smart Contracts
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28
Gaming-Focused Smartphones
Gaming-Focused Smartphones
The Black Shark is Purpose-Built for Elite Mobile Phone Gaming
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27
Women-Only eSports Race Competitions
Women-Only eSports Race Competitions
SimBin Studios Caters to Women with Women and Wheels
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26
Alien-Inspired Puzzle Games
Alien-Inspired Puzzle Games
+iQeI/Q (This Game Is For Aliens) Challenges with Language Barriers
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25
Gamified AR Lenses
Gamified AR Lenses
Snapchat 'Snappables' Can Be Altered by Touch, Motion and Expression
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24
Gamer-Friendly Hotel Rooms
Gamer-Friendly Hotel Rooms
Alienware's Room 2425 at the Hilton Panama is Decked Out in Gaming Gear
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23
Premium Gamer Laptops
Premium Gamer Laptops
The 2018 Alienware 15 and 17 Gaming Laptops are "Mechanically Engineered"
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22
Dreamy Puzzle Games
Dreamy Puzzle Games
'The Garden Between' Crafts Gorgeous Worlds with Innovative Gameplay
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21
Monster-Managing Indie Games
Monster-Managing Indie Games
Lobotomy Corporation Explores Unique Gameplay and Interesting Stories
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20
AI-Powered Word Games
AI-Powered Word Games
Google's Semantris Game Showcases Sophisticated Machine Learning
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19
eSports Betting Services
eSports Betting Services
eSports Betting Tipster Offers Better Bet TIps for Gaming Events
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18
Satirical Canine Games
Satirical Canine Games
The Dogness Game Has Players Breed the Perfect Canine Companion
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17
High School eSports Leagues
High School eSports Leagues
The PlayVS Startup Wants to Use eSports as an Educational Tool
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16
Esports Organization Partnerships
Esports Organization Partnerships
Immortals and Mountain Dew are Partnering for eSports Content
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15
Gamified Cleanup Events
Gamified Cleanup Events
Pokemon Go is Hosting a Garbage Collection Event for Earth Day
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14
Middle Eastern Esports Stadiums
Middle Eastern Esports Stadiums
Dubai is Entering the eSports World with the Dubai X-Stadium
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13
Zero-Gravity Platformers
Zero-Gravity Platformers
'Spectrum Break' Tasks Players with Thinking Outside the Box
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12
Sci-Fi Chess Games
Sci-Fi Chess Games
Disney's Holochess Makes the Most of Apple's ARKit for AR Gaming
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11
eSports Industry Events
eSports Industry Events
The Esports Academy Will Help New Players Enter the Competitive World
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10
Ultra-Fast Gamer Laptops
Ultra-Fast Gamer Laptops
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 Laptop is Prepared for Intensive Use
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9
Hassle-Free VR Console Controllers
Hassle-Free VR Console Controllers
The 'MoveShock' Controllers Offer an Intuitive VR Experience
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8
Refined Gaming Laptops
Refined Gaming Laptops
Gamers with Sophistication Should Take Notice of the GS65 Stealth
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7
Hybrid Gaming Music Festivals
Hybrid Gaming Music Festivals
The Hyperplay Festival Will Bring Together eSports and Live Music
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6
Creative Sketching Dating Games
Creative Sketching Dating Games
Doodle Date Fuses Two Unlikely Genres into a Humorous Game
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5
Cave-Exploring Indie Games
Cave-Exploring Indie Games
Smaex's ONE Evolves a Basic Concept with Tight and Interesting Gameplay
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4
AR Air Hockey Tables
AR Air Hockey Tables
Sony Created an Augmented Reality Air Hockey Game for SXSW
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3
Accurate Fitness Smartwatches
Accurate Fitness Smartwatches
Suunto 3 Fitness Watch Has a Lightweight and Stylish Design
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2
eSport Bar Chains
eSport Bar Chains
Kappa Bar is Sweden's Largest Gaming Bar Chain and Plans for Expansion
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1
Atmospheric Pixel Art Games
Atmospheric Pixel Art Games
The Librarian Fuses Puzzles and Exploration with the Paranormal World
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