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About Glitch

Glitch is a browser based MMO (Massively multiplayer online) game created by video game developer Tiny Speck and originally released in 2011. The game received a lot of love after being closed down in 2013, when all its artwork and some source code was made accessible under the public domain. A 2D browser based game, Glitch was heavily focussed on multiplayer gameplay. It intentionally moved away from the obsession games have with combat and opted instead to focus on cooperative crafting and gathering. There are many excellent quests to complete too and many different activities that keep the game’s world in a permanent state of change. Players could improve and build on the world, making the world grow through cooperative building. The entire game is also “positive.” Instead of war and death it caters for growth, by planting trees, cooking items and including similar activities. Glitch was a free to play game but was monetised through purchasable content mostly used for character customisation.

For more great games like Glitch, with MMO gameplay and lots of resource gathering, building and constructions, see our list on the next page…



Games like Glitch





Harvest Moon

When Harvest moon was first released it was ont of the most innovative titles gamers had ever seen. It was released in 1996 for SNES.

In Harvest Moon, it’s your mission to build a farm and make it successful by doing the necessary jobs and chores around the farm.

Harvest Moon became a cult classic and is now available for less than $5 on iTunes.

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Rune Factory

Rune Factory is a Harvest Moon spin-off. Much like that game, Rune Factory has you building and maintaining a farm. You’ll be looking after lifestock and crops and trying to turn the farm into a success.

Rune Factory is full of dungeon and enemies and beautiful lands on which to develop your farm. As you play you’ll be fishing, creating items, cooking, setting up festivals and more. Rune Factory is available on PS3 and Wii.

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Happy Street

Happy Street is one of the most Glitch-like games on mobile devices. This title is super cute and allows you to create a village with the goal of making all the inhabitants happy (it doesn’t get much cuter than that).

The game follows Billy, Pepin and Zoe as they set out on adventures. You’ll be resource gathering, doing jobs, creating items and building your village.

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Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times

The theme here is actually a little different. This game for DS is a fantasy adventure that features a lot of different simulation aspects.

The game has also been called Enchanted Folk. In it, you master spells to earn your magician’s license. To get there you’ll have to go through Magix Academy, which contains over 150 students.

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is the biggest massively multiplayer online role playing game of all time. In the game you create your own characters and customise them as you see fit. You then enter a fantasy world and interact with the other characters, both NPCs and humans. There are tons of different areas to explore, quests to complete and many different player versus player modes.



Wartune is a free to play RPG that plays inside the browser so you don’t need to download it. The gameplay is fairly standard fantasy role playing game affair, with turn based combat. The game was released in 2013 and quickly became very popular, partly because it is very easy to pick up and play.




Rust is game from independent video game developer Facepunch Studios, who also created the famous Gary’s Mod. The game is based on a combination of Minecraft, DayZ and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.




Ingress is a real time augmented reality MMO created by a startup company within Google.

In Ingress, the Resistance and the Enlightened are in competition to control the portals through which exotics matter can be obtained. The portals are located at real world locations around the globe.



Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings online is a massively multiplayer online role playing game for PC set in Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle-Earth. Made by video game developer Turbine, LOTRO is a free to play MMORPG with subscription options that grant the player certain perks. The gameplay is of the typical MMORPG genre style. You play an avatar which you move around the fantasy world engaging and interacting with other characters, both player characters and NPCs.




The Blockheads is one of the many games that followed in the wake of Minecraft. In Blockheads, you craft and build items and worlds inside a sandbox. The Blockheads is one of the more versatile of the Minecraft-esque games, with lots of different kinds of blocks, excellent texture details, a climate system that makes your world come to life, frozen poles and other features. It is this detail and complexity that makes The Blockheads such a great game.




tarbound is a new game released through Steam. Even before its release Starbound had tons of followers, and then it went and made its way into the top ten played games no Steam. “What made it so popular?” I hear you ask. Well I’ll tell ya what. . .

The deal with Starbound is that it’s Terraria.

True story.



Wild Star

Wildstar is a science fiction and fantasy themed massively multiplayer online role playing game that is set on Nexus, a fictional planet in which Eldan, a powerful and mysterious race, have mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind advanced technology.

There are two modes of playing WildStar: via monthyl subscription and by buying an in-game item that works as a pass for 30 days.



Animal Crossing

A classic Japanese sandbox RPG game with life simulation elements.



Assassins Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most popular franchises in the history of games. In Assassin’s Creed games you stealthily explore an open world that merges adventure with stealth and action to create an unforgettable single player experience. Games in the Assassin’s Creed series tend to have a historical story with different titles in the series covering the Renaissance, the American Revolution and the Crusades.



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Paul Harrison

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Sperry · December 16, 2016 at 3:10 am

Not one of these games is remotely like Glitch. They are all combat or conflict based. That is not Glitch in any sense of the game.

    Paul M Harrison · December 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Sperry. Maybe try Animal Crossing, Kingdom of Loathing, Miramagia, and Small Worlds. Hope that helps.

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