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  • svgJun 6, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Camper Van: Make it Home explores a wholesome experience that proves that life can be simpler, while still being satisfying and beautiful. The point of this relaxing game is to set out on a journey of personal discovery while turning your cozy van into a cozier camper van. Build and decorate the interior of the van to suit your on-the-go life and decor tastes as you solve satisfying puzzles. 

    Interact with each piece of furniture in your van to learn all the possibilities each piece has to offer. Camper Van also has some fun puzzles for you to try out when organizing your items. It’s a small space, so finding a spot for everything will take some skill and a keen eye. Complete different missions to earn new decor and advance to new destinations. You’ll get to see snowy landscapes, beautiful beaches, and lush forests. Plus, you aren’t traveling alone. You have an adorable pet friend accompanying you, and yes, you can pet them! 

    Release Date

    Camper Van: Make It Home is coming to Steam at some point. You can add it to your Wishlist now, and even try out the demo!

    Cozy Space is another great home designing game, without the puzzles!

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  • svgJun 5, 2024Indie Highlight

    Farmwand is the absolutely charming indie game by developer Irreverent Software that nails the nostalgic storybook feel. It’s a farm sim at its heart, but has some magic sprinkled in. Explore a world inspired by classic fairytales as you get to know the locals, brew potions, discover magical creatures, and more. The world is ripe with a deep lore for you to uncover while you get to know the townspeople or spend leisurely days on your farm!

    You play as a fresh graduate of the Wizarding Academy. You’re finally ready to face the world and start your own life. Settle on a lovely plot of land where you can start your very own farm where you can grow dozens of crops, raise chickens and cows, and plant some beautiful flowers. But simple farming isn’t all there is to the game. You can fully customize your character and your home. Utilize spells and potions throughout your adventure to help you solve puzzles or even help (or annoy) the townspeople. They’ll also come in handy to defeat enemies out in the world! 

    Of course, you’ll have a chance for a more chill experience with talking to the townsfolk and building relationships. There are creatures and characters, non-magical and magical, to interact with. Some of them might even catch your fancy and make the perfect partner! Collect various resources across Farmwand to use in your crafting recipes. And don’t forget about the pets. You can befriend cute critters and magical creatures who will need your love and care. Dress them up in adorable outfits, and just show them your love through pets and hugs. They love it! 

    Demo Now Available

    The two person team over at Irreverent Software have been hard at work building this beautiful game. They’ve just released a demo that lets you take a look at the character customization options. I’ve been following the development of this game for some time now and I’m so excited to have the chance to see even just a touch of what’s to come. And this demo is adorable! 

    While a simple and short demo, this is a great look at how you’ll start Farmwand. You’re greeted by Augustus Mysticus Turnip, who interviews you about your character. You’ll choose important things like your name, age, and preferred pronouns. You’ll also choose things that I assume will affect how your game plays or what your character is like. For example, you get to choose which academy you graduated from and each one seems to have a specialty. 

    Plus, your major will likely affect what skills you’re good at in game. You also get to pick some background information, how you prefer to play the game (chill, challenge, or what I assume is the middle road), and whether you’re ok with insects or not. My guess is that the last choice will determine if you see insects in your gameplay or not, which is cool! My favorite choice to make, though, is your house. There are 4 different adorable options and I love them all. And of course you get to design your character by picking skin color, facial features, body shape, hair style and color, and clothing. 

    I won’t spoil everything about the demo because you should go grab it! It’s free on Steam, where you can also Wishlist the game. 

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  • svgJun 3, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is perhaps the pinnacle of cozy productivity programs. Not only can you create to-do lists to keep track of your busy schedule, but you can use the journal option to just let things off your chest. There’s even a Pomodoro timer built into the game. If you’re unfamiliar with the Pomodoro timer, it’s a technique that breaks your work down into manageable intervals that are separated by breaks. This allows you to be productive while also ensuring you take appropriate breaks for stretching, food, and water! 

    What makes Spirit City: Lofi Sessions so much more than just a simple productivity tool are all the added extras. You get to customize your own character using a variety of hairstyles and colors, clothing options, and even accessories. Plus, you get to decorate your room! Choose from fun paint colors or wallpapers, flooring options, and fun furniture options to create the perfect cozy room.

    Hop between activities, change the time of day, and pick one of several background noise options like chirping birds of gentle rain. You’re not alone in your comfy room, though. You’re accompanied by an adorable spirit companion named Lenny, and as you earn experience points to level up, you’ll unlock new companions who each come with a number of different colorways to unlock. You just have to follow the hints to find them! 

    The Update

    The developers at Monocube Games recently released an excellent update to Spirit city: Lofi Sessions, too. They have added three new spirit companions for you to discover, bringing the total up to 18! And of course they each come with different color options. Plus, you can now customize your character with bunny ears and a variety of adorable tank tops to reflect those summer vibes.

    There are now 7 different bubble tea drinks you can decorate your desk with, too. Half walls can have a different paint color or wallpaper than the rest of the walls now, so you can further customize your room. Perhaps the most exciting part is the addition of rotational playlists, though! These playlists will change periodically. Currently, there is a limited-time playlist perfect for Spring, which is great if you need some background music to get that spring-cleaning done. 

    Where You Can Find It + Giveaway

    Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is listed on Steam, and is actually on sale until June 6th! Of course, you can add it to your Steam Wishlist to save it for later, but now is a great time to grab it. You can also try your hand at grabbing a copy for free by going over to my Twitter page and entering the giveaway!

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  • svgMay 30, 2024Indie Highlight

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    If you aren’t familiar with Tavern Talk, you really should go take a look at it. I had the chance to play the demo back in November and just absolutely enjoyed myself. The game is a charming mix of D&D fantasy elements and the chill, laid-back drink mixing and interactions that make Coffee Talk so lovely. It is perfect for those who love fantasy-themed games, but are looking for something that branches away from the usual fighting and saving the world. 

    In Tavern Talk, you are the owner of the Wayfarer’s Inn, a popular pit stop for adventurers crossing the land of Asteria. As the owner, you’re in charge of everything, including being the barkeeper! However, your drinks aren’t simply ales and wines, but magical potions that will alter the fate of the drinker. In fact, adventurer’s come to you before they embark on important quests and tasks to bolster their abilities to help their outcomes. But you’re also a dealer of quests, yourself. As you speak to your patrons, you’ll gather bits and pieces, rumors, and hints of what’s going on in the world beyond your doors. Arrange those pieces of information into tangible quests for your patrons to complete to further the story and discover what fate awaits the world around you. 

    Release Date

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting Tavern Talk for a while now, and today they’ve announced the release date! You will be able to grab the game for yourself June 20th from Steam! You can still check out the demo in the meantime, and add this beautiful visual novel to your Steam Wishlist! There are also plans for a Switch release, too.

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  • svgMay 30, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Embark on an exciting journey in Our Life On Water, a gorgeous life sim RPG set in a fictional country. Developed by Different Tales, the same studio that published Havendock, you arrive in the village of Sahakom, a place inspired by the real-life floating villages of the Mekong River region. Your role is to become the Rivertalker, which is the link between the living and the spirit world. But you’ll also get to just enjoy the slow, laid-back life of living on the river, too. 

    Spend your days exploring your new river home. Gather bamboo and trash, recycle, craft items, and build river houses. Even go fishing, tend to crops in your container farm, and raise some animals! Our Life On Water includes a lovely social scene, too. You can engage in village life by attending council meetings and social events. Bring people closer together within the community, make friends, and even fall in love. The village is in danger, though, and your choices will impact how it evolves. Part of caring for the village involves exploring the river by boat, swimming, and diving in order to find mystical artifacts that will help you gain the favor of the river spirits. Those spirits will help you rebuild the village into a prospering, beautiful home! 

    Release Date

    Our Life on Water is set to release on Steam sometime. You can add it to your Wishlist now while you wait for the release date!

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  • svgMay 30, 2024Indie Highlight

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    If you’ve been looking for another enchanting game about magic and just being a witch or a wizard, then perhaps Hollowmoor is for you! This cozy magic life sim developed by Small Town Ghosts, sets you on a new adventure. You’re a budding witch or wizard just trying to manage your farm and live life. Explore the world, gather items, and much more! 

    Hollowmoor uses charming pixel graphics and features a relaxing color palette to make the overall feel super relaxing. The town is a sleepy, but bustling little hamlet where you’ll meet 20 different characters. Get to know their stories and even complete orders for them. Build enough of a bond, and you could even date someone! Of course, you’re the only witch or wizard in town, so all the ingredients you need for brewing potions is up to you to grow. Nurture a variety of crops and care for different mythical creatures to get all you need. Or go explore the world to uncover the secrets it holds. Take a train to a nearby town, explore the ruins of a magic school, and much more in this fantastic little game. 

    Release Date

    You can find Hollowmoor listed on Steam. There is currently no release date available, but you can go ahead and add it to your Wishlist! 

    If you’re looking for a short, witchy visual novel-type sim game, check out Witchy Life Story! It’s fantastic!

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  • svgMay 29, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Interact with nature through music in Echo of the Waves, a beautifully hand-drawn watercolor exploration game. Play as Zephyr, a young cartographer and musician who hails from a distant ocean. Zephyr has set out on a journey to discover and preserve the ancestral bond to nature. Play music while you work your way through the colorful islands of the archipelago to uncover the secrets hidden within nature! 

    When you immerse yourself in the breathtaking world of Echo of the Waves, watch as the environment comes alive. Use Zephyr’s musical instrument to interact with your surroundings, unveiling magic and awakening dormant creatures. Then, shift through different layers of the world to discover hidden secrets like portals and symbols. Even document your journey using Zephyr’s notebook, and relax to a lovely soundtrack as you take in the beautiful scenery. 

    Release Date

    Echo of the Waves is coming to Steam sometime. You can add it to your Wishlist now while you wait for the release date to be announced! 

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  • svgMay 29, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Have you ever wanted to run your very own shop? That’s exactly what you do in Cozy Keep by developer Unbossed Games. You’re a shopkeeper in a fantastical realm where you’ll engage with many aspects that come with running a shop. Trade with other merchants, deal with thieves, take care of customers, pay taxes (or maybe don’t, your choice), and keep your shop stocked with the best items. Of course, you want to run a prosperous business, so buy low and sell high! 

    Start your shopkeeping adventure with a new to you building! It needs a little cleaning and some furniture, but it’s all yours. Add some decorations to make the place more appealing, too. You aren’t stuck just running your shop, though. Cozy Keep offers much more variety to your gaming day through crafting, hunting, fishing, exploring, and resource gathering. You even get to run a farm! The items you gather, the stuff you craft, and the crops you grow can all be put up for sale in your shop or used for your survival. Nothing goes to waste here. 

    Release Date

    Cozy Keep is listed on Steam, but has no release date available. You can add it to your Wishlist, though, and check out the demo! 

    Wonder Wandelier is an adorable shop-keeping sim where you craft and sell wands!

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