With COVID-19 effecting people all over the world, and millions of people in isolation, we thought we'd set up a little area where you can participate in solo or group activities, ideas to pass the time, and it's all free!
Cal has been making some stuff on Photoshop for you to download and play, give them a go! New ones added frequently! Share them with friends and family and see who has the better eye for detail!
Everyone's favourite card game for 'terrible people', Cards Against Humanity, can now be played online with your friends, or your family (if you're feeling chaotic)
War Brokers is a first-person voxel team shooter. There are sometimes missions that theme combat rounds beyond straight deathmatch, like stopping the enemy launching their missiles. It's now expanded to include a battle royale mode as well.
If battling trainers is the part of Pokemon games you enjoy, Pokemon Showdown is for you. You can jump straight into matches against other players without having to level up or care for your pokemon beforehand. If you die, you don’t need to go back to the pokemon center and rest up either—you can jump straight into a new battle.
An isometric shooter in which you can battle with your friends against an opposing team, or fight in a free-for-all with everyone. Power-up stations placed in the arena grant different weapons. There are a couple characters to choose from off the bat, and plenty more to unlock as you bump off your enemies.
A classic boardgame brought into your browser. Catan helped usher in the golden age of boardgames as it grew more and more popular outside of Europe.
Planet is a meditative browser game about building worlds, a quiet, relaxing planet-molding game where you don't need to worry about sewerage management.
Watching Shows/Movies with others
Just because you can't be with people, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy content together. Simply use the screen share function in Skype, and use that Disney+ sign up you've treated yourself to!
Don't forget to click the 'Share Computer Sound' toggle!
How well this works will depend on both parties internet connection, but you can still chat to each other over Skype whilst you watch content together.
Screen sharing in Skype
You can share your screen during an audio or video call in Skype on Android (6.0+), iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).
How do I start screen sharing during my Skype call?
Verify you're on the latest version of Skype, then start screen sharing during your call:
on desktop and web - Select the screen sharing screen sharing button button. (screen sharing with
Skype for Web is only available in Chrome)
If you're using Skype for Mac on macOS 10.15 (Catalina), Skype requires access to Screen recording in the Mac System Preferences to share your screen during a call. You will either get a Skype notification directing you to Settings, or you will need to grant Skype access for Screen Recording in macOS Catalina System Preferences. Please go to Mac System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Screen Recording, and grant access to Skype.
Android - Tap the more button then the screen sharing button.
iPhone and iPad - Tap the more button then the screen sharing button. In the confirmation window, select Skype then Start Broadcasting.