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This video game is all about writing ‘kind’ letters to other online users

The first month of 2020 is officially coming to an end and a number of people just can’t seem to wait for it. With the Australian bushfire crisis, the spread of the Coronavirus, the eruption of the Taal Volcano, and the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant all happening in January, it’s not surprising that a lot of people just want this month to end and start anew in February. Though this may be the mindset of many, finding happiness in this somewhat “doomed” world can be a difficult feat to conquer, especially when there are still so many issues–both externally and internally–that still needs resolving. However, it’s not impossible. In fact, one way we can instill a semblance of positivity today is by spreading love and kindness.

Simple acts like helping your mother with the household chores or giving your sibling the last piece of pizza are enough to lighten the mood and make living every day a little easier. And if you want to share your positivity with others who are not in your group of friends or family, then you can join the online game Kind Words (Lo Fi Chill Beats To Write To).

In this multiplayer game, online users can write letters of encouragement and support to members in this community. They can also share their concerns on the game and have other people reply to them with kind words and heartfelt sentiments.

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Moreover, the game allows players to send stickers and reply to people who have sent them letters.

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In the Steam website, PC Gamer describes the game as one that’s “incredibly sweet, with a surreal but reassuring atmosphere”. Online users have also shared their reviews of the game on Steam. One person wrote, “It’s like screaming into the void and the void answers back, but with kind words.” While another attested to the game’s positive effects: “I didn’t expect much but I feel genuinely happier after playing this for just 40 minutes, it’s
incredible. [My] Faith in humanity [is] restored!”

There is so much good that can come out of life when we choose to spread good rather than evil–and this game is proof of that. So if you do choose to join Kind Words, remember Mother Teresa’s saying, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”.

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