Crunch Magic game recommendation engine links to Steam

Figuring out which game to play or purchase can be challenging. Though its last update landed on January 15, Crunch Magic's goal to recommend new games to players is welcome during this troubling time (which we call "February").

Developed by a small team based in Norman, Oklahoma, Crunch Magic takes players through a series of personality quizzes. Each answer rewards players with a Legend of Zelda-like heart. The engine connects to players' Steam accounts to pull information on their game library, which it uses to force players to "save" games during a mini-game placed between sets of questions.

YouTube user ZackScottGames recently detailed the game recommendation engine in the video above. Unlike him, we found our hearts depleting right away as we began saving games, forcing us to make tough decisions as the mini-game went on. Carrying out the entire 10 to 15-minute game, even if you only have a few games in your Steam library, should still result in some fresh recommendations. It helps that the game itself is fairly enjoyable, and each listed game is linked to its appropriate page on the Steam store, making it even easier to spend money on Steam. Just what we needed.

[Thanks, Clay!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.