5 Favorites for February 2024: Things to keep you smiling through winter

“5 Favorites” is a new feature here at Pixelvania Publishing. On the last Friday of every month, I’ll be posting 5 FAVORITE THINGS I’ve recently (or not-so-recently) enjoyed, in case you’re looking for something neat to experience.

When the days get windy and cold, I prefer to stay in. But you gotta keep your brain busy! Here’s 5 things that have kept my mind occupied and happy during the season of brrrrrr!

🍿 Good Night Oppy

(Movie: PG, Prime Video. IMDB)
A fascinating and strangely touching documentary about the Mars Rovers “Opportunity” (AKA “Oppy”) and “Spirit”, whose missions were only expected to last 90 days…but the ‘bots themselves lasted for YEARS. CGI by ILM mix with interviews with team members to create a mind-expanding watch.

🎮 Tiny Island

(Game: Free browser game on Itch.io)
Simple to pick up, difficult to master…and by master, I mean, “get a high score.” I recommend loading up on trees and houses. Hate sailboats.

🎮 Cursed Treasure 2 Remastered

(Game: Steam or free browser game on Kongregate) One of the most satisfying tower defense games ever made. Great sounds, graphics, gameplay, kinda funny. I…have sunk many an hour into this game.

📺 King of the Hill

(TV Series: TV-14, Hulu)
The OG. One of my all-time favorite TV shows. Like, when I talk about these characters, I talk about them as though they were my real neighbors. A great watch on Hulu. (P.S. Dale Gribble was right!)

📱 Weather Kitty

(Phone app) I’m not one for paying apps, but my hubby decided to go for it and it was some of the best money we ever spent. Cute kitties help you check the weather!! Pay for the app, and you can pick themes per season (the Halloween set was a big hoot last year!).