Mobile gaming trends over the last few years have shown that more and more gamers are getting on board with pocket-based pastimes, encompassing people of all ages and introducing new demographics to the gaming world.
A hefty PC or console game is good fun, but can be a time sink and require hours of non-stop concentration, whereas mobile games allow the player to dip in and out as they please. The ability to fit in bursts of gaming between busy and productive lives has meant that more and more players are picking up their phone to socialise, play with others, and compound their gaming skills.
Nordcurrent specialises in the kind of game that can be picked up and put down at a moment’s notice. These addictive, simple-to-understand games have a finely tuned difficulty curve and constant rewards for even the most casual of players, making them a great gateway into gaming for millions of new fans. Pocket Styler, for example, has already received 11 million downloads since launching in May 2021, highlighting the appeal of games that offer a different experience to the typical gaming fare.
Potentially healthier than endless social media scrolling, games like Pocket Styler give players something to do in their downtime without encroaching too much on their lives. Daily challenges keep things fresh, and real-time competition with millions of other players means the game can easily become a social experience, full of positive reinforcement and like-minded people. Pocket Styler focuses on the positives, allowing players to befriend each other, ‘like’ and vote for looks, and it rewards players that achieve the top scores each season. It provides a rare safe haven where anyone can pick up their phone and not be bombarded with negativity by way of the news or social media.
Nordcurrent’s dedicated development team have created a number of games that appeal in a similar way, but offer different experiences for players of all ages, gaming ability, and interests. If fashion isn’t your thing, their other games like Happy Clinic and Murder in the Alps are built around completely different vibes, but have a similarly meditative yet competitive approach. Happy Clinic is more of a fast paced game, with a complex female protagonist who is responsible for maintaining, building, and working in the clinic in question. Murder In the Alps, meanwhile, is a fully interactive crime novel set in the 1930s, which throws you deep into a twisting tale of mystery and murder. It’s like carrying a novel around in your pocket, but one you can dip into whenever the mood strikes you.
Best of all, many of these games never really end, meaning that if you find yourself storming through them, there will always be more content to explore. Pocket Styler has a new season every few days, where a high enough score will reward you as that season’s Trendsetter, along with exclusive collaboration releases with fashion designers in the real world. Their other games, like Cooking Fever, for example, have over 1000 unique dishes to prepare over 27 locations – with more on the way.
For people looking to break away from the intensity of other games, Nordcurrent’s offerings allow them to experience many genres from time-management to adventure mystery, all from their phone and at no cost. For those interested in fashion, cooking, detective shows, and many more hobbies, these games can provide a positive sanctuary that is always just a click away. And isn’t that better than mindlessly doomscrolling on social media for hours?
Many of Nordcurrent’s games can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play – and you can start playing Pocket Styler right now.