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  • svgJun 20, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Set off on an exciting adventure across an open world featuring 100 islands ripe for exploration in Moonstone Island! While adventure is a major aspect, this adorable game, developed by Studio Supersoft and published by Raw Fury, also includes a little bit of everything. It’s a creature-collecting life sim with fun deckbuilding and also unique puzzles and mazes, some farming, and resource collecting too. Get to know the locals, brew potions, collect Spirits, and work on completing your alchemy training!

    Following the long-standing traditions of your village, you move to a sky island to complete your alchemy training. Pick from any of the 100 different islands to settle on. Then, you can start your new adventure by building a cozy home to call your own.

    Use over 200 pieces of fun furniture and decor to make your home the coziest around. If you grab the Decorator’s Pass, you’ll gain access to all of the DLC cosmetics that have been added since launch, and more that are to be added later. Plus, you can start your own garden full of crops and flowers to use in your alchemy or to tame Spirits with.

    Don’t forget to go talk to the cast of diverse and intriguing NPCs while you’re at it. You’ll become a valued member of the community and can even find someone to fall in love with and marry. You’ll not only experience a newly added wedding scene, but you can move in with your new spouse, too!

    When you’re not spending your time at home, take the chance to go explore Moonstone Island. Travel via balloon, broom, and glider to see some unique biomes. Tame and befriend over 70 extraordinary Spirits (a roster that has only grown bigger since the PC launch) while you uncover secrets about your new sky-based home. Battle other Spirits with your own in engaging encounters where you’ll use a deck of cards as the battle system.

    Solve unique mazes and puzzles, then battle against fun dungeon bosses, and earn rewards. Earn helpful new upgrades, useful loot, and island secrets. You can also take on the newly added INFINIDUNGEON for an unending challenge!

    This game is perfect for the gamers who love Pokemon, Stardew Valley, and even Slay the Spire. The combination of collecting Spirits with a card-based battle system makes for a cozy, but engaging experience. Yet, it has that cozy no-rush aspect (with farming) like Stardew Valley has. So, complete your quests and explorations at your own pace with no time limits!

    Moonstone Island is NOW AVAILABLE on Switch!

    It’s now finally out on Nintendo Switch, so you’ll be able to take it wherever you go!

    For PC players, you can also check it out on Steam.

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  • svgJun 20, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Times & Galaxy is a vibrant and quirky interplanetary adventure game developed by CopyChaser Games. You play as the brand new intern at the Dorp system’s favorite regional holopaper, Times & Galaxy. You’re even the very first robot reporter to write for a newspaper, too, so don’t waste this opportunity to become something incredible! Take on different assignments, journey to other planets, interview witnesses, and construct engaging, informative articles. If you work hard, you might be able to prove you belong on the staff full time. 

    During any given cycle, you have the choice between a few different assignments, all with their own intrigue. Cover a mysterious shuttle crash, let the world know about the intersolar cat show, or even attend a ghost funeral. Choose your assignment, then set off to a new planet to take in the scene. Interview sources. Investigate the scene and dig up clues as to what happened. Then, use the information you gathered to write your story using the Build-a-Story™ tool. Your tone and the quality of the article matter for your success, as does your ability to gather all of the relevant information. Were you a diligent reporter bot, or did you slack on gathering clues? 

    Of course, Times & Galaxy isn’t all about interviews, gathering clues, and publishing articles. Your fellow staff all live and work on the Scanner, the spacebound newsroom. Then, between assignments, you can explore your workplace and get to know your fellow crew members. There are over 20 colorful and unique employees for you to get to know, including writers, photographers, pilots, and more. Encounter aliens of all kinds right in your newsroom as your fellow employees hail from all corners of the galaxy, and also possesses their own personality and stories for you to get to know. 

    So, take off on an exciting interplanetary adventure full of fun characters and use your investigative abilities to dig up the best and juiciest information for stories. Your future as a reporter depends on it! 

    Release Date

    Times & Galaxy is finally releasing everywhere, too! June 21st you’ll be able to pick up a copy of this excellent game on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

    If you want more newspaper fun, try News Tower!

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  • svgJun 20, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Everafter Falls is a cozy farming sim that lets you rediscover the simple life. You once lived in this quaint place, actually, but a terrible accident happened. When you wake up from that accident, you learn your previous life wasn’t actually real. It was all a simulation! You no longer remember your adorable animal neighbors, the charming little farm you called all your own, nor any of the inviting flowers and cool breezes you used to enjoy. You remember none of it! 

    There’s nothing to do but to get back into the swing of things, though. So rejoin life in the quaint town of Everafter Falls. Reacquaint yourself with your old friends. Learn how to farm and fish again. Your cute pet will help you along the way, and so will automated drones. They can help with expanding your inventory and caring for your crops. If you crave some action, then take up your trusty old sword once more to fight your way through the dungeon! Earn upgrades to better defeat dungeon enemies and use those automated drones to help you fight for even more success. 

    The question is, is Everafter Falls really as peaceful as it seems? 

    Release Date

    Everafter Falls is available everywhere now! The game launches today and you can find it on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch

    Vampire Rancher is another adorable farm sim you should take a look at!

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  • svgJun 6, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Play as a down-on-his-luck duck detective on his latest and greatest case about a… salami? That’s right! This fully voice acted, goofy detective game is Duck Detective: The Secret Salami and you’re searching for answers about what happened. Use your skills to investigate potential crime scenes and interview a cast of quirky suspects. You need to learn the hidden secrets of each person you interview in order to accurately judge who’s involved and who isn’t. Judge everyone you encounter on first impressions and make deducktions about the case as you gather information. The results of this cozy mystery rely on you and your skills, after all! 

    Release Date

    You can find Duck Detective: The Secret Salami now on Steam, Switch, and Xbox!

    And if you haven’t, take a look at the next Detective Pikachu game!

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  • svgMay 9, 2024Reviews

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    Whisker Waters is a cute fishing-focused RPG where you play as a cat in a world of other cats, bears, and birds. Explore a lovely world full of beautiful vistas as you take on some serious fishing expeditions. Learn how to master the art of fishing through a variety of mini games and tool upgrades. Gather quests from the folks who inhabit the towns, and build relationships with them. Even learn the distinct narratives each area you visit possesses! 

    Finally, a Fishing Focused Cozy Game

    I know there are tons of different fishing games out there, but none ever seemed to quite scratch that cozy, casual gaming experience itch. Many focus on just fishing, or the RPG games only use it as a side activity instead of the main activity. Whisker Waters ticks all of those boxes, though. Fishing is the name of the game, though you’re also exploring the world, getting to know other people (or animals, really), finishing quests, and solving mysteries. It’s the fully-involved type of game I’ve wanted. 

    I find the fishing aspect of this game quite interesting, too. As the Steam page says, fishing is easy to learn, but difficult to master. And that holds true. Casting your line into the water is as simple as a few clicks. You can aim where in the water you want the bobber to land, and how far away from the shore it lands. Then, when a fish is hooked on your line, simply line up the pointer with the green bar and keep it in the green bar to reel in your catch. Easy! It’s when the mini games start showing up where things get a little more complicated. There’s a whole host of different mini games you might encounter while fishing in order to get the fish. Untangle from the reeds, pull the fish out from the rocks, sudden whirlpools, and more. It’s a pretty engaging experience that can change depending on the fish you’re catching, which kept me on my toes. 

    There’s More to Love

    Start your adventure with a very lovely intro story scene that really sets the stage for this adventure. You also get to customize your very own cat character. In Whisker Waters, You can choose from several different fur colors and patterns, ear and eye shapes, and even the size of the fluff on your face. It’s possibly the cutest character creator I’ve come across. Plus, as you play the game you do come across accessories you can equip to your character to make it even more unique. 

    The environments are gorgeous, too. From the lush grass and greenery to the beautifully clear ponds, lakes, and rivers, it’s easy to get absorbed in your surroundings. Plus, there are some unusual creatures wandering around. And the fish are also well done. There’s a variety of them to be found across the different fishing spots in each area. They’re all unique looking from the surface, which helps with quick identification when trying to fish for specific types. 

    What I Had Problems With

    This truly is a lovely game that could benefit from some optimization efforts. I initially struggled playing because the camera moved so wildly and it triggered my motion sickness. I finally figured out it was because you can control the camera with the mouse, but the camera also moves on its own as you move your character. It really needs to be one or the other, and preferably mouse-controlled over movement-based. The camera also gets stuck on objects, or zooms into your back so close because of objects behind you that you can’t see what’s going on. Better camera operation would greatly improve the gaming experience. 

    I would like to see the quest system of Whisker Waters receive some reworking, too. They’re fine and interesting on their own, but once you’ve accepted them, good luck. You better have read and memorized exactly what to do and where to go, because the quest log does not give you hints on how to complete nor are there map markers for fetch quests. For the fishing quests where you have to catch certain fish, it’s fine, as your fishing log records what areas, types of water, and time of day the fish can be found. Otherwise, you just have to run around and hope for the best. 

    Final Thoughts

    I enjoy this game, truly. It’s adorable, playing as a cat is great, and the focus on fishing is refreshing. It does have some issues, but I’m confident the developers will remedy many of the problems players have brought up. In fact, they’ve already released a hotfix patch to address some of the easier issues. I look forward to what other fixes they have in store for Whisker Waters!

    I give it:

    You can find Whisker Waters on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation now!

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  • svgMay 1, 2024Snack Size News

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    Endless Ocean Luminous lets you explore the tranquil waters of the ocean. Start your watery adventure by customizing your very own diver. Use the character customizer to pick a color scheme for diving suit.  You can even utilize stickers and emotes! Dive into the Veiled Sea, an unexplored region, to discover new sights that change with every dive. Use your scanner to identify and learn about over 500 different species of marine life. Some of them are thought to be extinct, or even mythical. Play solo or connect to Nintendo Switch Online and play with up to 29 other people in one session and take a leisurely swim or focus on cataloging the sea life as fast as you can!

    Release Date

    You can find Endless Ocean Luminous on Nintendo Switch now!

    Beyond Blue is another gorgeous ocean exploration game!

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  • svgApr 22, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Tales of the Shire has been drip-feeding gamers teaser images and short videos via their Instagram since September of last year. From the snippets and absolute lack of information about the game, people have speculated that it would be a cozy game that takes place in the Shire with our favorite halfling people (obviously). Otherwise, there has been no real information on what the gameplay is going to be like, until now! Wētā Workshop has teamed up with Private Division to bring this lovely-looking game to life. If you’re unfamiliar with Wētā Workshop, they’re responsible for creating many of the memorable props, weapons, armor, and costumes for the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. 

    Now, they’re bringing us a cozy hobbit experience with Tales of the Shire! In this game, you get to live the life of a hobbit in the serene landscapes of the Shire. Start by creating your very own hobbit. Then, spend your idyllic days gardening, fishing, or cooking meals for fellow hobbit friends. Even forage for fruits and herbs or trade with locals. Explore the picturesque forests and lakes that surround your home. Plus, take advantage of the grid-less placement mechanic to decorate your very own hobbit hole! Place furniture and decor wherever you like to create your perfect home for you. 

    This is sure to be a great cozy game for those of you who loved The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and always wanted to experience the charming, relaxing life of the hobbits!

    Release Date

    Tales of the Shire is coming to Steam, Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S sometime this year!

    The art of the hobbits reminds me vaguely of Fae Farm, without the vibrancy!

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  • svgApr 3, 2024Snack Size News

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    The LEGO Group and Epic Games has announced that Fortnite creators will now be able to create their own LEGO Islands within Fortnite. One such new island that has been added to the Fortnite platform is an adorable little game called LEGO Cat Island Adventure! This new LEGO island is a cozy animal sim set on an island paradise full of cute little kitties. Set out on a playful adventure raising one of those adorable cats as your very own companion. Spend time together, build some stuff, and then complete tasks to make your furry friend happy. They’ll let you know if they aren’t! 

    Release Date

    LEGO Cat Island Adventure is available now wherever you play Fortnite

    Of course, if you prefer real LEGOS, don’t forget about the ACNH sets! Or check out LEGO Worlds on the Switch.

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