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The Return of Minimalistic Game Play Apps

 Is it in the graphics? The background music? The characters? What is it that really makes video games so addictive? Why do often fall victims to eye-straining, back-aching games?

If you want a game that both adults and kids – even toddlers – can understand and enjoy make it simple. “If you can’t beat em, join ‘em,” right? Minimalist games have been on a rise these past few years because of how easy they are for players of all ages.

In an article from The Kernel, titled “The Psychology of Game Addiction”, they state that “Gaming addicts are more or less on their own, and have to fight their addiction by figuring out what makes the real world so unappealing when compared the bright lights of the computer screen. And the rest of us have to keep an eye on games manufacturers stepping over the line from entertainment to exploitation.”

But just as long as we don’t let it take over our lives, video game addiction shouldn’t be a problem. After all, what are our smart phones, tablets and computers for (aside from doing work and studies)?

Here are some no-sweat games from the past few years that we obsessed over, no matter how difficult they were to beat: