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  • svgMay 9, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Monterona is a charming city building game by developer Slava Korolev. Similar in feel to games like Townscaper and Summerhouse, this game lets you build beautiful cityscapes while experiencing grandma’s stories. Unlock different buildings and decor as your progress through the game. And even explore different cities! 

    This is another one of those perfectly cozy games that has no goals and no pressure. You simply build winding streets, lush gardens, and tranquil canals to create a gorgeous city. Monterona features an uneven grid system so you have the freedom to build how and where you want. Unlock new buildings and objects to help further your creative ideas. And as you build and create, listen to stories about grandma’s hometown. You can even go visit other players’ creations and explore their cities by walking through the streets! 

    Release Date

    Monterona is coming to Steam at some point. There is no exact date listed. However, you can add it to your Wishlist now to keep an eye on it!

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  • svgMay 8, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Koro Neko is a relaxing, wholesome, puzzle game with delightfully cute graphics. Play as sweet little Koro, a poor black cat trapped in a jar by the Strawberry the witch. Plus, Strawberry tries every trick in the book to lock away Koro’s family, so Koro is responsible for freeing everyone from the jars they’ve been trapped in! 

    Begin your tiny, vibrant adventure solving over 100 puzzles in Koro Neko. There is no timer, no limited number of moves you need to solve a puzzle in, and no pressure! This game will tickle your brain while letting you totally relax. You’ll explore different worlds like a playground in the forest and desert filled with flowers as you work to free your family from their jars. Each world has a new mechanic for you to learn, too, keeping the game fresh and fun. Solve puzzles and thwart Strawberry the witch from the comfort of your home!

    Release Date

    Koro Neko is coming to Steam sometime soon. There is no available release date. 

    I also recommend taking a look at Neko Odyssey and Meowjiro if you love cat games!

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  • svgApr 25, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Pixadom is an upcoming cozy 2D pixel art social game. This cute game will be fully browser-based and takes inspiration from classic retro games like Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda, but also draws inspiration from the ever popular Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing. This community-driven game set in a colorful fantasy world will be full of fun activities to try out with your friends! 

    Explore the different areas of the Pixadom world and take in some pretty sights. Go shopping for new character customization items, as well as visit a cafe, hang out at a nightclub, and visit other shops. Play mini games with friends to socialize and have fun. Attend weekly events with your friends and make new friends through interacting. You can also battle monsters! The road map promises even more fun activities like fishing, gardening,  pets, quests, crafting, mounts, player housing, and boss fights. 

    Release Date

    Pixadom is currently in early development, but does release progress updates so you can follow along on their Youtube channel or website!

    Utopia No. 8 is an upcoming social MMORPG and so is Galactic Getaway!

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  • svgMar 7, 2024Reviews

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    Minami Lane, developed by Doot and Blibloop, is a wholesome little street management game set on a Japanese-inspired street. Build homes to attract new villagers and ensure their needs are met by providing food and entertainment options. Green spaces like parks and hot springs beautify the street, which makes everyone happy, too! Decorate each building by picking from a set of colors, and strategically place your buildings to create an inviting environment. Complete missions or engage in sandbox mode to get creative!

    Gameplay

    Minami Lane is one of those short, but sweet games that lives in your brain just waiting for you to pick it back up and play again. There’s not a lot to the game overall, and it’s about a 2-4 hour playtime type of game. However, it’s so pretty, so cute, and just perfect enough to keep your attention and drag you back for more. It’s easy to pick and learn. You can use only your mouse to accomplish things by clicking. There’s no complicated controls or convoluted mechanics. 

    The game is perfectly laid-back in concept and actuality. You can pause the day, let it run normally, or even speed it up if you prefer. Plus, you can check the missions for the level at any time. What I found really neat was being able to save each villager’s request for a change to the street, which helped me better accommodate them. For example, some villagers prefer more egg in their ramen, and some wanted more daisies at the florist. I could save each of those comments and come back to them after the day ended so I could update the inventories of each shop. No guesswork or having to make use of my trusty notebook! 

    The color palette really adds to the charm of Minami Lane, too. It’s soft and pastel so it’s easy on the eyes, but nothing is muddled looking. This extends to the color choices you can make for your buildings, too. Nothing too bright or flashy is available, though I would love to see a larger color palette option for buildings. You can even pick a color for the park, which changes the colors of the trees so you can go for a cheery springtime cherry blossom look, or fun fall cozy look. Throw in the soundtrack with its peppy, but pleasant sound and it’s a perfect mix of visual and aural. 

    Final Thoughts

    I loved every moment of this game. The simplicity, the adorable graphics, the ease of use. All of it. Plus, you get to pet the cats that show up and they make that great little “brrrt” activation noise. Everything about Minami Lane is charming and wonderful, and I can’t recommend it enough! 

    You can find Minami Lane on Steam now!

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  • svgFeb 22, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Welcome to Minami Lane! This lovely little life sim by indie developers Doot and Blibloop is a short, but wholesome play. It lets you build your very own street where you can decorate and manage shops. Build cozy homes to attract villagers to your street. Choose from a number of different colors for the roof and walls to create the perfect look. Your villagers need more than just a comfortable place to live, though! 

    Keep the villagers of Minami Lane happy by meeting several of their needs. Beautify the neighborhood with decorations, shops, and attractions. Parks add a beautiful pop of natural color and provide the perfect spot to relax. Ramen shops serve up delicious steaming bowls of food. Boba shops give villagers tasty treats to boost their mood. There are other shops your villagers may want, too. Plus, each shop has its own inventory and effects on the neighborhood. Play missions for a challenge or sandbox mode to focus on the creative side of building. 

    Release Date

    Minami Lane releases in just 5 short days on Steam! Grab the demo now to prepare for the release on February 28th. 

    If you prefer a free-form building game with no objectives, try Tiny Glade!

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  • svgFeb 8, 2024Reviews

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    A Tiny Sticker Tale by developer Ogre Pixel (the same devs who made Lonesome Village) is a cute and cozy little adventure game with a heartwarming story. Play as Flynn the donkey, as you explore Figori Island. You’re there to search for your father. Things aren’t quite what they seem, though, as everything is a sticker! You’ll complete quests and manipulate your environment to solve puzzles by using the stickers you collect. Move a bridge to get across the river. Find a bird’s egg. Even decorate your very own home with cute decorations! 

    The Story

    There isn’t much of a story to A Tiny Sticker Tale, actually. You start the game by hopping off a boat onto Figori Island. There, you speak to a rabbit NPC who teaches you how to manipulate the stickers in the world, but also mentions you’re looking for your father. That’s it. That’s all the backstory and information you get about why you’re here in the first place. Of course, having a story at all isn’t necessary for a successful game, and I don’t think the lack of story impacts this game. Nevermind that the game is a solid two hours of gameplay, so it’s not bogged down by too much exposition or cut scenes. 

    Gameplay

    A Tiny Sticker Tale is simple to learn and easy to play, which makes it a great little palette cleanser between heavier games. You move around the island, collect stickers, solve puzzles, and complete quests that are often fetch quests. That’s it! There’s no complicated mechanics. Nothing is hard to understand or do. It’s a great game idea that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s reminiscent of my childhood and using sticker books for entertainment. 

    The characters you encounter add life and warmth to the world. They each have a reason for needing help that makes you feel good about performing good deeds. But what really adds to the overall heartwarming feel of A Tiny Sticker Tale are the graphics and soundtrack. The cartoony nature of the art is charming and adorable. They’re inviting and easy to look at, while the soundtrack sits perfectly in the background accompanying you on your journey. 

    Final Thoughts

    Overall, A Tiny Sticker Tale is an enjoyable experience. It’s a cute little game worth the few hours it takes to play! 

    I give it a

    You can find A Tiny Sticker Tale on Steam and Switch!

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  • svgFeb 1, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Play as the adorable raccoon Rocco as he prepares for winter in Seasons of Rocco by developer Vivid Visions Studios. Rocco looks to you for guidance, so you’ll need to spend the fall seasons assisting him in gathering what he needs to survive the winters. Explore a tranquil world searching for fruit amid the colorful leaf piles. Take them back to his Tree House to sort them for later use. Be sure to gather enough to sustain Rocco over a long winter! 

    When spring comes in Seasons of Rocco, venture out as Rocco to explore a landscape now exploding with blooms and growth. Plant seeds you collected from the fruit eaten over the winter so you can have a bounty come next fall. That’s it! This game is a chance to step back and relax while you explore gorgeous landscapes and relish the beauty of different seasons while preparing for them. 

    Release Date

    Seasons of Rocco is currently available on Steam and is free to play!

    This game reminds me a lot of Smushi Come Home, which is another cute and relaxing game that focuses on exploring and gathering.

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  • svgJan 24, 2024Snack Size News

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    Princess Peach: Showtime! is a cute entry in Nintendo’s Mario franchise. This time, you take on the role of Princess Peach as she embarks on her very own adventure full of mystery and abilities. One day, Princess Peach and some Toads attend a show at the Sparkle Theater, but before they can enjoy the performance, The wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch show up to cause chaos. Now it’s your job as Peach, accompanied by the theater’s guardian Stella, to save the play from the villains! 

    Use the power of Stella’s ribbon to go up against the Sour Bunch in order to reclaim the stage. Stella’s ribbon isn’t enough, though, and you’ll need to employ some other abilities to help. Princess Peach: Showtime! will have you transforming into Swordfighter Peach, Detective Peach, Pâtissière Peach, Kung Fu Peach, and many other transformations to save the day. Each transformation brings unique abilities that will help you dispatch the Sour Bunch, as well as overcome obstacles, and return the show to its rightful stage! 

    Release Date

    You won’t have long to wait for Princess Peach: Showtime! This adorable entry in the Mario franchise comes out March 22nd on Switch.

    If you haven’t, take a look at Paper Mario: The Origami King and my personal favorite, Super Mario Odyssey!

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