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Looking for simple online co-op games, maybe spectator mode?

TzyrTzyr Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey guys and gals,

So a friend of mine has asked me for suggestions of games to play and I have to admit, I am stumped. My friend has never really played video games before, nor had any interest; but, since she saw how passionate I am about games, she is willing/wants to try, so has asked for some games for beginners.

Now, this would normally not stump me, but the problem is that we can only play online, and limited to simple web based games and games that can be played on a netbook (for that is all she has access to).

And though we will try games on yahoo and skype, most (if not all) these games are against each other. I'd love to introduce her to co-op games cause I think that would be more fun, plus I enjoy those more when I play multiplayer games.

One idea that would be great is that I love adventure games (like those Lucas Arts games) or puzzle games like Machinarium, cause games like that are fun to play with someone since though only one might control the game, it is fun for both to try to figure out what to do next. Are there any of these adventure games that have co-op, or at least a spectator mode?

I saw one idea by lonelyahava in the recent Long Distance Relationship thread about simply pointing a webcam to the screen sounded cool, which I will definitely try out when I get a webcam; but was wondering if there were any other adventure games that we could try in the mean time?

RPGs could work as well, if we could play them together, but I don't want to overwhelm her...

And a final question if I may. In steam, are you able to gift someone who's from another continent? Or are there rules against that?

Thanks ahead for any suggestions.

TL;DR: Looking for fun co-op games that can be played online on a netbook.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You could use UStream or something to stream the adventure game. You'd need a good connection but otherwise you'd be cool. And you can gift anyone anything on Steam.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'd humbly suggest the game world in my sig. You can buy the game itself from or Impulse for $10, then visit the site to download the extra files for our world.

    When I lived overseas for 6 months, this is how my wife and I spent time together. It'll run fine on a netbook, and there's no subscription fee to play.

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  • TzyrTzyr Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Hmm...though I might not use UStream, you have given me idea TychoCelchuuu. At work we use meeting software that allows you to share your desktop. I'll see if I can find any free (most likely not) or relatively inexpensive programs out there to try out.

    Thanks for the suggestion spool32, though I think that might be a bit too advanced for her. Of course that does not mean I won't check it out though.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited March 2011

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