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  • svgFeb 16, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Take Photos, Play Minigames, and Complete Quests

    Alekon is an amusing journey through your imagination where you’ll take photographs of eccentric creatures known as fictions. Each fiction embodies a different concept, from Rainy Day to Micro Management. You’ll wander through the different fantastical realms insearch of the fictions. Interact with them to get them so they’ll strike one of their collectable poses.

    That’s right, collectable poses! At its heart, Alekon is a creature collection game, but you’ll also collect photos of the different poses the fictions will strike. There are over 50 creatures for you to find, all with unique personalities, quests, dialogue, and collectable poses. Complete the quests and minigames each one gives you in order to befriend them. You’ll do anything from tuning crystal harps, planning parties, or telling ghost stories in order to help the fictions. Solve puzzles with a variety of tools like donuts, magnets, or lantern-lighting fireflies.

    The game has no disheartening fetch quests, no boring grinding, and no unskippable cutscenes. Plus, each quest reward is a unique game mechanic or piece of content, making Alekon an especially relaxing game. It also features a nostalgic N64-inspired soundtrack to accompany you on your photography adventure. There’s no fighting, either, making this the perfect cozy game. 

    So, get creative and take pictures to your heart’s content!

    Available Now!

    The whimsical and adorable Alekon is available now on Steam!

    For more photography games, check out Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, The Beasts of Maravilla, or Petit Island!

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  • svgJan 19, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Take on the Role of a Young Wildlife Photographer

    In The Beasts of Maravilla, you play as a young, aspiring wildlife photographer Marina Montez, who is on a mission to explore the island of Maravilla and discover the extraordinary creatures living there. Her goal is to restore the waning magic of the island. To do that, she needs to prove magical creatures are real and restore humanity’s belief in the magical! Therefore, armed with her grandfather’s camera, and his journal of Maravilla, Marina must run, climb, explore, and solve puzzles to find the wondrous beasts of the island and photograph them.

    Discover the 50 different creatures of the Beasts of Maravilla, located in three distinctive ecological zones. Traverse the Singing Jungle, the Glimmering River, and the Painted Plateau in search of the perfect shots. You’ll have to coax out the unusual behaviors of creatures to fill your photo book, but that shouldn’t be an issue! Simply play hide and seek with the otter-crocodile, or be the wing man for a love struck bird-monkey, and so many more. Use your photography skills to get the best shots possible, and don’t be afraid to be creative. Adjust the angle, height, and zoom of your camera to get the perfect shot.

    Available Now!

    You can find Beast of Maravilla on almost all of the major platforms. Find it on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Epic Games. It’s also coming soon to PS4!

    For more photography fun, check out Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, Toripon, or Wilderless.

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  • svgAug 18, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Farm and Dance Your Way to Success

    In Ooblets, you will get to fully customize your character with a ton of different styles and accessories. Then, spend your days renovating your farm. Turn your ramshackle home into a beautiful place with numerous design items and pieces of furniture you can collect.

    Grow some otherworldly crops, make them into treats, and sell them in your shop located in town. Raise weird, magical creatures called ooblets to participate in dance tournaments. Build your team of ooblets and level them up to win the card-based dance-offs with wild ooblets or other ooblet trainers.

    You’ll also get to explore numerous unique regions, all of which have different characteristics and plant life to discover. Forge new friendships with the townsfolk, and help the mayor save Badgetown. Perhaps even join a club that suits you. Play mini games and take part in daily challenges, such as dance-offs, quests, and earning badges. You may even unearth some secrets along the way! 

    September 1st Release for Nintendo Switch

    Wholesome Games announced on their official Twitter that Ooblets is not only releasing on Nintendo Switch on September 1st, but that version 1.0 will also be available. Unfortunately, no release date has been released for the Steam version, though you can add it to your wishlist. Xbox players can also find the game here. You can also find it on the Epic Games store.

    You can check out our coverage of previous Ooblets updates here.
    For another game that takes place in an alien world, check out One Lonely Outpost, or Peridot for more creature collection.

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  • svgMay 15, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Full Version Includes New Areas, Wildlands, Shopping, Card Battles, Friendly Neighbours, Mini-Games, Farming, Dancing, Rollerskating and More!

    During Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase (May 2022), we were treated with a never-before-seen Ooblets trailer. Announcing, version 1.0 coming to the Switch this Summer! That means that the adorable creature-collecting dance-partying adventure simulation game will be leaving Early Access and releasing in full!

    A lot of updates have been added since Ooblets launched in 2020. Most recently the additional feature of running your own store. In case you have been waiting for the full version of the game and haven’t kept up with news, Ooblets will now have new levels and a complete campaign. For example, Port Foward includes a boardwalk where you buy tokens to play arcade games/mini-games. Furthermore, Pantsabear Hill is an area which is covered in snow, puzzles, and Pantsabears. You’ll also have many more accessories, clothing, furniture, and over 45 Ooblets to clutter and decorate your farm with.

    Ooblets 1.0 Coming to PC, Xbox, Switch This Summer

    You can find Ooblets’ official Nintendo Switch listing right here. There isn’t a more specific date other than Summer 2022, however the developers, Glumberland, assure players that “unless something goes really wrong” they will have one soon.

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  • svgApr 14, 2022Mobile Game

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    Raise, Breed, Go on Adventures with Adorable Pets

    The developers behind Pokemon Go and Pikmin Bloom, Niantic, have recently announced their latest AR (augmented reality) game with uniquely original virtual pets, Tamagotchi-style like Melbits. Peridots are creatures that are near extinction and need our help to survive and thrive to adulthood!

    This new adorable species comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, with the possibility of breeding them with other players around the world to create even more types! You can even have them resembling cheetahs, dragons, unicorns, or anything else you can imagine! To help your Peridots grow up, you can pet, play, feed, and teach them tricks. Furthermore, you can take walks and travel the real world with your pets and discover new places and items together. Also, to save these memories, take photos and videos!

    Pre-Register Now for Mobile

    Niantic plans to soft-launch the game for both iOS and Android sometime this April. You can pre-register now for Peridot on mobile here on Niantic’s official website!

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  • svgJan 23, 2021Indie Highlight

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    The adorable life sim + creature collection game Ova Magica is looking for your help!

    Ova Magica is a super cute indie game that has everything a life sim lover could want. This captivating life sim has farming, crafting, resourcing and even a bit of creature collection with turn based battles! The developer of the game has recently announced that she is ready to launch the Kickstarter campaign for the game, allowing others to be a part of the creation of this wonderfully charming upcoming adventure.

    Harvesting some sweet honey!

    Why back on Kickstarter?

    For those unfamiliar with the platform, Kickstarter (in this instance) allows developers to reach out to the gaming community to monetarily aid in the production of a game. In doing so, the “backer” entitles themselves to some pretty sweet goodies, as well as the knowledge that they helped something amazing become everything it was meant to be.

    Perfect place to share a meal.

    From what has been shared by the developer so far, I can only imagine that the funding is for publishing, because the game looks absolutely perfect. The adorable graphics and expansive features list make Ova Magica a rare gem that I personally have been looking forward to for quite some time.

    Click here to check out the Kickstarter now!

    Ova Magica Features Showcase

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    You can find plenty more information on the game by clicking the Kickstarter link above!

    For more cute life-sim games with a touch of creature collection, check out what’s new in Ooblets.

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  • svgAug 27, 2020Indie Highlight

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    Wishlist this absolutely adorable farming game now to get notified of launch.

    Ova Magica is a super cute farming indie game that is currently in development. This captivating life sim has farming, crafting, resourcing, fishing, bug catching and even a bit of creature collection with turn based battles. Its basically all the best genres wrapped in one endlessly charming package!

    It’s blob battlin’ time!

    Recently, the developer has been hard at work getting the word out about her unique and wonderful title. This included creating an in-depth new trailer to give a close look at how the game is coming along. Not only that, it appears that Claudia (our solo developer) has also signed on with Top Hat Studios to publish her game.

    It appears certainly appears that things are going quite smoothly for the development of Ova Magica, which is super awesome considering how amazing the game looks already. Ova Magica will be releasing on PC and consoles (including Nintendo Switch) in 2022.

    Ova Magica New Trailer

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    There is plenty more information on the new Ova Magica Steam page, but you can also check out the games official website. And be sure to follow the developer on Twitter.

    Click here to wishlist Ova Magica on Steam now!

    For more great indie farming games currently in the works, check out my coverage of Witchbrook.

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  • svgMay 29, 2020Indie Highlight

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    Ova Magica is an absolutely adorable upcoming farming sim with loads of charm!

    I am always on the lookout for upcoming adorable Indies that have major potential, and a super cute aesthetic to boot. Well, Ova Magica certainly appears to have it all. This captivating life sim has farming, crafting, resourcing and even a bit of creature collection with turn based battles! It’s like all of my favorite game features have been rolled into one delightfully darling package!

    Ova Magica

    What you should know about Ova Magica.

    One important thing to keep in mind is that, while Ova Magica may look absolutely perfect, the game is still heavily in development. However, the developer, who goes by the name of Claudia, has reached the point where she is comfortable enough to release a wonderful reveal trailer to the world, which can be viewed below.

    Also, given all the amazing features listed above, it comes as no surprise that the developer has mentioned taking inspiration some of my favorite games of all time; Harvest Moon, Pokemon, Azure Dreams, Stardew Valley and Grandia. We can expect to see many other features from our favorite classic titles, like bug catching, fishing, seasons and weather effects, shooting stars on beautiful nights, and even dating and relationships.

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    A little date by the beach.

    A bit of plot.

    From what I could gather, the game takes place in an adorable little town modeled after the developers hometown in Germany. At the start of the game, you will pick your starter “blob” that will aid you in your journey. You will also be placed on an abandoned farm and will be tasked with building it up with resources and the tools that you learn to make along the way.

    Much like Pokemon, as you advance through the game, the creatures at your command will grow and become stronger, learning new skills for battle. You will also be able to breed the creatures to help add to your little precious army, with over a thousand possible outcomes.

    Ova Magica
    Do some bee keeping with your companions.

    You will be able to customize your farm using many helpful tools meant to expand and expedite the horticulture process. You will even be able to decorate the interior of your home, much like Stardew, but with a much healthier focus on cutesy graphics.

    Ova Magica Reveal Trailer

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    All this to say, Ova Magica is one epic indie that I will surely be keeping an eye on from here out. If you’d also like to stay tuned to see more, be sure to follow the developer on Twitter.

    Also, there is mention of the game coming to Kickstarter in the not too distant future (early 2021). That is one event you won’t want to miss if you’d like to be a part of the creation of Ova Magica.

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    A bit of cute concept art.

    If you would like a closer look at the development process as it unfolds, you can also find the game on itch.io.

    For more awesome upcoming farming and life-sim games, check out my coverage of Coral Island, a farming sim with an environmentalist twist.

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