1. Adorable Home
Adorable Home might seem an odd choice as we're all locked indoors, but this idyllic game is about every millennial's dream: owning their own house. Let the game's chill background music soothe you while you make bentos, decorate your home, and adopt cats and dogs.
2. Tsuki Adventure
I personally love this game! You play as a sort of 'guardian angel' for Tsuki, an adorable tiny rabbit who moves back to his hometown after the death of his grandfather. Tsuki Adventure is a casual game where you can just check in whenever, and you'll find your carrots have grown, Tsuki has unlocked a new location, or a new diary entry awaits.
3. Hungry Hearts Diner
Hungry Hearts Diner focuses on a grandmother who runs a small, quiet Japanese diner. In addition to typical cafe management mechanics like cooking food and serving it to customers, there's also a storyline and characters' history that will slowly unfold.
4. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is the chillest, purest game anyone could've wished for. It has all the same elements of the cult favourite Harvest Moon, but in adorable pixel graphics set to a calming soundtrack (I even listen to the soundtrack while I work - it's that peaceful).
5. Furistas Cat Cafe
6. Rakko Ukabe
Rakko Ukabe is a calming, aesthetically pleasing game where you put out food by the seaside to draw over 100 types of different otters in. Each one has their own personality type and you can interact with them before they leave and go back to their home.
7. Cats Are Cute
8. Perfect Slices
9. Tofu Girl
10. Hidden Folks
Hidden Folks is a quirky, minimalistic hidden object game. All of its interactive levels are hand-drawn by creator Adriaan de Jongh. You'll be able to unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles to find the hidden folks.
A multiple award-winning game, Desertopia is a relaxing and therapeutic idle simulator where you cultivate a desert island into a vibrant and lively place at your own pace. Watch wildlife roam and make decisions that will keep your land a safe and healthy place.
12. My Oasis
Players have said that the idle clicker game, My Oasis, has helped them be less anxious and even helped them fall asleep at night due to its calming music. The game's virtual island acts as a zen garden where you expand and create new life such as trees, flowers, and animals.
13. Color Puzzle Game
If puzzles and aesthetics are things that please you, Color Puzzle Game is one you'll want to check out! You'll spend hours arranging coloured squares until they form a perfect wallpaper that can be downloaded for use.
14. Miya's Everyday Joy of Cooking
Join 20-year-old Miya as she uses cooking as a means of self-care while living in the hectic city life of Seoul. You'll get to decorate Miya's room for her cat, Nacho, and play simple puzzles to make simple recipes. Miya's Everyday Joy of Cooking is inspired by the Korean manga and webtoon 밥먹고 갈래요? (Are You Going to Eat That?) by Omyo.
15. Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure is an easy-to-learn physics-based game that will have you rescuing runaway llamas, leaping over terrifying chasms, and outwitting the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain. You can even challenge friends!
The Movement Control Order (MCO) has taken a toll on many of us. Here's what some experts say can help: