Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff
A good friend of mine told me about this adorable little game they had been playing (early access) called Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff (you can find it on steam). I checked out the steam page and wasn’t immediately drawn to it because my plate is already quite full with games, but I decided that the price point was pretty good, and why shouldn’t I check it out for a bit.
Adorable, is the first word that comes to mind. There’s a few races to select, and then a tutorial of sorts to work your way through. You can play with friends, create your own server, or use one of the ‘official’ game ones (a lot like ARK). There’s combat, housing, farming, and a number of other systems in place – it is created by a very small team (I believe it’s basically a two person team), but the bits I’ve played so far have been very relaxing and fleshed out. There’s quests and exploration and it was just a really nice break from the other games I’ve been playing.