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  • svgDec 20, 2023Snack Size News

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    Make Room is an adorable little sandbox simulation game where you create small dioramas. Choose from over a hundred different objects to craft the perfect reading nook, cozy kitchen, or comfy bedroom. Freely place each item exactly where you’d like it to go. Choose from a number of different colors to make the perfect aesthetic. Even pick what the outside of the room will look like, resize objects like trees, and more! 

    Release Date

    This lovely little room maker, Make Room will release sometime next year and can be found on Steam!

    Paralives boasts better room-building than The Sims if that was your favorite part of that game. Or there’s Tiny Glade, that’s just building cute little buildings and such!

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  • svgDec 14, 2023Feature

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    Christmas is fast approaching! I don’t know where the year has gone, but it’s been full of a load of great new games. Some I’ve played, and many more I’m hoping to play at some point. I bet many of you will receive a lovely new Switch for Christmas, too. And that means you’ll need games for your brand new console. So, here’s a short list of some great new farming games to go with your Switch.

    Roots of Pacha

    Roots of Pacha is an absolutely adorable farming and life simulation game by developer Soda Den and publisher Crytivo. You get to customize your very own character and be a member of a thriving stone age community. Discover ideas to improve the village, grow and harvest crops from seeds you find in the wild, befriend a variety of cute animals, get to know your fellow tribes mates, and much more.

    Fae Farm

    Fae Farm is a beautiful farming sim where you cultivate crops, craft items to decorate your home with or sell, and care for adorable farm animals. Befriend a varying cast of townspeople, and even romance some of them. Plus, you even get to venture into the faerie realm, where you’ll see faeries and fantastical creatures not seen in the human realm. Even delve deep into the mines to collect resources, fight enemies, and uncover mysteries!

    Palia

    Palia is a free-to-play cozy MMO all about farming, cooking, fishing, and exploring. Immerse yourself in a beautiful new world full of interesting characters and compelling storylines. Expand your homestead and build a gorgeous home for yourself. Craft a number of different furniture and decorative items to make your home suit your tastes. You can play solo or with friends, or even party up with strangers, and play at your own pace!

    Paleo Pines

    Paleo Pines is a charming dinosaur farming game. Customize your character, and embark on a journey to a peaceful little island where pioneers live peacefully with affectionate dinosaurs. On the island, evolution went a different direction – “survival of the kindest” – and resulted in a world where humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony. Much to the delight of the residents of the island, you’re the last known descendant of the Flute Whisperer. Together with your Parasaurolophus, Lucky, you’ll build a ranch, make friends with residents, and discover the history of your lost ancestors. Tame other dinosaurs using your flute-playing skills. Build enough trust with them and they’ll help you with your farm chores!

    Wylde Flowers

    In Wylde Flowers, you play as Tara as she starts her new life in the town of Fairhaven, located on a small rural island. She may be a city girl turned farmer with little outdoors experience, but she has the can-do attitude needed to help Gramma Wylde take care of the family farm. Learn how to plant and care for crops, mind animals, and gather materials like mushrooms and wood. You’ll also learn to fish, craft items, and all about magic! Craft potions to help you on the farm, or in your quests. Fly your broomstick around town. Even control the weather and the seasons!

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  • svgDec 14, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Have you been wanting to care for a host of houseplants, but don’t have the green thumb or the space necessary? Then Taking Root could be perfect for you!

    Taking Root is a cozy and casual game all about taking care of houseplants. You’ll take time to water them, and prune the plants as necessary. Ensure their growth by preparing the perfect environment for them. This game takes “realistic” seriously, too, as the plants all grow in real time. Then, you can even propagate offshoots and cuttings of your plants to create a flourishing at-home garden! Sell your cuttings to earn some money that you can use to decorate your space, too. There are over 100 pieces of furniture and decor items for you to choose from. Plus, furniture is customizable. 

    Taking Root is sure to be a comfy and cozy gardening experience!

    Release Date

    You can find this lovely game on Steam, where you can add it to your Wishlist. However, there is no release date listed. It’s just expected to release sometime next year.

    Want more gardening? Try Garden Galaxy and Botany Manor!

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  • svgDec 14, 2023Snack Size News

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    Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery combines the idea of an escape room with a classic interactive narrative story. Experience a vivid, emotional story about a young artist who’s on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission. She’s missing the necessary colors to bring her painting to life, and you’ll need to search for them. There’s more than meets the eye, though, as you soon discover. 

    With a 360 degree panoramic view of the small apartment, you can explore the young artist’s sacred space full of art and comfort. Behind the Frame will have you painting her masterpiece by filling in the canvas. Search for the missing paints by solving mild puzzles. Even learn about the grumpy old artist neighbor in an exciting, but relaxing experience.

    Release Date

    Behind the Frame is available now! You can find it on Steam, Epic, Switch, PlayStation, Google Play, Apple App Store, and Itch.io

    Coffee Talk and Tavern Talk are a couple of fun visual novels I think you should check out.

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  • svgDec 13, 2023Reviews

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    Step into Percy’s shoes as he embarks on an adventure to find his missing relatives in Bilkins’ Folly. With your beloved dog Drayton by your side, explore a series of odd islands while digging up buried treasures and solving puzzles. There’s something weird and foreboding going on with the disappearance of your grandfather and mother, and you’ll need to discover what it is!

    The Visuals

    Bilkins’ Folly awed me with its beauty and witty charm. The character designs and scenery are absolutely delightful. Colors pop without being overwhelming. Animations are done well, and move smoothly. The dog moves and feels like a real dog, and the setting transitions beautifully from one area to the next. The whole thing is visually just charming and gorgeous. 

    Drayton and Other Characters

    Bilkins’ Folly almost immediately equips you with a trusty companion named Drayton. What I really love is that the Drayton is useful and not just an annoyance. He doesn’t simply follow you.  He’s a lovely dog that will sniff out buried treasure as you walk by it. Plus, as you level up his skills, he can help out in more ways. IWhat really endears me to Drayton is that he never got in my way. Being able to walk through him helped with that, but it was refreshing to have a useful companion that wasn’t a hindrance. 

    And yes, you CAN pet the dog!

    Characters look, and act, different from each other, too. There’s no mixing up someone with another character. Each one has their own engaging backstory. They also speak their own version of “Simlish” speech and I love it. It sounds like utter nonsense, but lends a bit of levity to the whole thing. 

    Puzzles

    You know what else awed me? My apparent lack of puzzle solving skills. I thought I was a great puzzle solver, but Bilkins’ Folly proved me to be otherwise! There are so many different types of puzzles and riddles, though, you’re bound to have a great time. From seek and find items, riddles, maps showing where to dig, cryptograms, and so much more are in this game. 

    There’s not really a way to be permanently stuck, either. The game is set up so that even if you come across a puzzle now, it may just need to be solved later. Your tools or hints may not be complete until later. That leads to a lot of running around, but it’s great for sight-seeing! The running around does get exhausting, though. 

    Final Thoughts

    If you love vast amounts of puzzles, Bilkins’ Folly is for you. The delightful visual and fun characters make for an engaging game, too. Plus, the overarching story is interesting and gives the whole thing an ultimate goal. It’s a great combination of elements! 

    I give this: 

    You can find Bilkins’ Folly on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation now!

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  • svgDec 13, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Marvin’s Mittens isn’t strictly Christmas themed, but it perfectly captures the wonder and joy of playing in the snow! This game is a 2D platformer that captures the nostalgia of a childhood spent playing in the snow. Explore the world, and collect magic snowflakes in a hand-drawn environment. 

    Explore a soothing world free of enemies and danger as you run around Marvin’s Mittens on a joyous adventure. Use your sled to race across snowy landscapes until Mom calls you back home. Collecting snowflakes will let you increase your jump height, allowing you to access more and more as you progress. Find shortcuts to new areas, and revisit old levels to discover what you couldn’t access before. Even sneak up on wildlife to record them in your journal. 

    Ultimately, you’ll learn the secrets of snow elf magic and uncover the mystery of your missing mitten while you explore!

    Release Date

    This charming game is fairly old, actually, but I dug it up because of its perfect winter-themed fun. You can find Marvin’s Mittens on Steam!

    I personally enjoy the winter DLC from Overcooked 2 for a little chilly fun!

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  • svgDec 13, 2023Snack Size News

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    Are you looking for a simple, but gorgeous exploration game with no combat? Then Submerged: Hidden Depths is perfect for you! This game is a self-described third-person “relaxploration” adventure where you simply explore a the ruins of a world. You take on the roles of Miku and Taku. Miku is cursed with a mysterious power that she’s determined to use for good, and Taku simply doesn’t want it to tear them apart. 

    Submerged: Hidden Depths will take you on a relaxing, low-stakes journey through the submerged ruins of a drowned city. There, you’ll discover the crumbling remnants of skyscrapers and streets as you search for the secrets of what happened. You’ll encounter obstacles along the way, and will need to solve puzzles to overcome them. You’ll simultaneously learn the story of the brother and sister pair as you explore the ruined city, too. Plus, you can collect items and upgrade your trusty boat! 

    Ready for your laid-back adventure?

    Release Date

    You can find the game on Steam, Epic Games, PlayStation, and Xbox now. And while Submerged: Hidden Depths is a sequel, it’s not necessary to have played the first game. However, you can find the first game, Submerged, on Steam, too!

    Eastshade is another beautiful walking simulator.

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  • svgDec 13, 2023Indie Highlight

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    In As Far As The Eye, you play the role of the wind guiding the Pupils as they journey to the center of the world. It’s your job to manage their resources, their buildings, and their whole lives. Direct them to a bigger and better life in order to make it to their destination while surviving life and the rising waters that threaten them. Ensure they survive and thrive!

    The roguelike tribe system gives As Far As The Eye a fresh feel each play through you take on. Plan out the route the Pupils will take to reach the center of the world. Not every route spells disaster, but each one holds its own special discoveries. Explore and search points of interest along that path to discover long lost treasures, and even meet allies along the way. And before you head on to the next spot, harvest resources, build your mobile village, and stock up on necessities! 

    As Far As The Eye reminds me a lot of dotAGE, which I absolutely loved. They both lack enemies, and instead pit you against random events that threaten the survival of your people. You overcome these events by preparing your people, in this case the Pupils, appropriately. Instruct the Pupils to conduct research that will improve their skills in agriculture, crafting, scientific and mystical arts. You’ll also want to improve your Pupils through the job system, as well as upgrade buildings for better results. 

    Will your Pupils survive?

    Release Date

    You can find this charming game now on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch!

    The Wandering Village is another beautiful nomadic base-building game!

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