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bloodrose wrote

It sounds like you're hitting on your dopamine pretty hard with games and food a business cooked for you (even non-fast food hits the sweet spot to keep you hooked). It sounds like you're trying to help your anxiety with dopamine. You can mimic the purchased food by cooking your food with added fat and sugar. While not a great idea for your long-term health, it's a help to your pocket book. I read somewhere recently that preserved meats can cause manic-type feelings. If you are eating jerky, bacon or sammiches, try ditching them and see if it helps your anxiety. /End unsolicited advice.

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noordinaryspider wrote (edited )

It might also help to check out some games with different licenses if all you know is the big names from the big corporations.

I'm more of a forum junkie, but an analogy would be if you aren't comfortable with the time you spend on Minecraft, you might prefer spending that time on Minetest.

https://www.minetest.net/

By the time you get your Minetest world set up to look "enough" like your old Minecraft world, you might have learned a thing or two about Minetest mods and met some interesting people and discovered some other common interests.

Maybe you'll want to spend some of your leisure time on hobbies that help you feel better about yourself. Not instead of gaming. Not even instead of playing Minecraft when you don't want to play Minetest.

Just because they are there.

Anyway, this exists:

https://onpon4.github.io/articles/libre-games.html

if you want to look at it and the lookalike games are on her "rejected games" page and fairly easy to locate.