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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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  • 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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  • svgMar 28, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Ready for a chill sandbox gardening game? Then Plantabi: Little Garden is just the game for you! Developed by Adrian Corpuz, this adorable little game is all about decorating and building a beautiful little garden. Of course, you need to fulfill orders for customers too, because earning money allows you to buy even more! 

    Unlock new plants as you help the shop owner fulfill orders in Plantabi so you can raise a number of different types of plants. In fact, there are over 90 different plants to collect. Each plant needs to be lovingly cared for, so water and fertilize it to make it happy. Even equip each plant with a helpful orb that has unique abilities to help the plant thrive. Pick from a variety of decorative pots to perfectly design and enhance your gardening space. Plus, decorate with different items to personalize the garden into a relaxing oasis! 

    Release Date

    Plantabi: Little Garden is available now on Steam!

    Taking Root is a more realistic plant care game, if you prefer that!

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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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  • svgJan 17, 2024Snack Size News

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    In Good Job! you are the clumsy child of the company’s CEO and you must climb the corporate ladder. To do that, you need to complete different puzzles in multiple ways through experimenting with the interactive environments. Gently wheel a projector through the door, or catapult it through a wall, for example. However you choose to accomplish tasks, you’ll need to work to prove your worth to make it to the top of the company and make dad proud! 

    Your duties in Good Job! vary from fixing the office’s internet connection to cleaning up unidentified goo. There’s always the chance to bump into your coworkers or knock over some priceless items while you toil around the office, but don’t worry! What’s important is you getting the job done at all. Completing jobs will get you that much closer to the executive suite. Plus, you can replay levels to complete puzzles faster and with less damages. The office also doesn’t have a strict dress code, so you can collect over 100 different outfits that range from business casual to Viking chic. And if you don’t want to play alone, get a friend to join you so you can split responsibilities between the two of you. 

    Ready to make your way to the top of the company? 

    Release Date

    Good Job! is available now on Nintendo Switch!

    Like games like this one, but want a more frenetic gameplay experience? Try Innchanted, Moving Out, and Camped Out!

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  • svgJan 10, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Neva is the moving tale of a young woman named Alba. Play as Alba as she sets out on an emotional journey about identity and growth. With her wolf companion by her side, she’s searching for a new home. The world is being overcome by dark forces, and those forces also threaten to overwhelm the pair at every step. Determined to defeat the darkness, you and the wolf cub will explore a dying world in search of a new home. As your journey goes on, the cub will grow from a rebellious cub, to an adult who seeks to forge his own adult image, challenging the relationship he has with you. Although you love your wolf companion, his growing up strains your friendship. It will take love and compassion to overcome all obstacles.

    Armed with courage, steadfastness, and fortitude, will you make it to a new home safely and together?

    Release Date

    You can find Neva on Steam where you can add it to your Wishlist. There is currently no release date, though. It’s also been announced for Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. 

    Mirth Island is another heartfelt adventure.

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  • svgDec 20, 2023Feature

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    We’re another week closer to Christmas and I can’t wait! I love going around the neighborhood looking at people’s decorations. I think that’s part of why ACNH having lights in trees feels so satisfying to me. What else is super exciting about the Christmas season, is the new gaming systems and games you get! And with Steam Decks being fairly popular, what better way to celebrate the approach of the holiday with some gift ideas for that system? 

    The following list only features games that have been Steam Deck verified, to save the gamer in your life some troubles and heartache!

    My Time at Sandrock

    My Time at Sandrock is the long awaited sequel to My Time at Portia. And just like the prequel, this one takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 330 years after the Day of Calamity destroyed a lot of modern technology. You accept the role as a builder of Sandrock, a desert community. Gather resources to build machines, befriend locals, fight enemies, and lead the town to economic prosperity! Uncover the backstories for over 30 NPCs while you forge friendships with them. Complete side quests, play fun minigames, and even team up with a friend to play the game together! 

    APICO

    APICO is a lovely game where you leave your boring city job and return to Port APICO, where you grew up, and return to your beekeeping roots. The APICO islands feature a set of lush, beautiful environments for you to explore. Each biome has its own breed of bees for you to discover. Gather resources to use in your studies or crafting. Make and sell Apicola (honey) and other beekeeping items you will discover. Play fun beekeeping minigames, without the stings! More importantly, breed different cross breeds of bees and discover 30 new species to help repopulate the APICO islands with. Plus, uncover the secrets of the islands while you explore. 

    I even have a review of APICO here, if you want more information!

    Cornucopia

    Cornucopia offers the same comfortable features players have grown to love from the farming game genre, but in a lovely 2.5D pixel art style. You plant 52 types of fruit trees, 15 types of berry bushes, and grow 52 different crops, including their different artisan varieties. Sell crops or cook them up in one of 200 different recipes! There’s also logging, fishing, mining, and pet breeding to occupy your days. Also enter the pets into competitive races or use them to help you fight monsters. Then, kick back and relax with some crafting and decorating.  Unlock furniture and decorations to turn your farm into your favorite getaway. Make friends with Cornucopia’s NPCs, too. Who knows, maybe one of the over 47 NPCs will catch your fancy! Romance them, go on dates, and unlock their romantic cut scenes. Even marry one, start a family, and decorate their room in your house. 

    While the Iron’s Hot

    Play as a simple journeyman blacksmith in While the Iron’s Hot. You’re looking to become a master blacksmith. This game features an exciting combat-free experience. Journey to the mystical lands of Ellian where you’ll meet a cast of quirky characters. Explore tunnels full of puzzles and resources. Master every step of the blacksmithing process. Smelt ore, turn metal into ingots, and shape them into useful items. Use your skills to repair machinery to open up new areas to explore. Craft equipment that helps you explore new regions. Even work hard to restore the defunct blacksmithing town of Stal. Revitalizing the village just might prove to Eillian’s artisans that you’re worthy of being a master blacksmith!

    Loddlenaut

    In Loddlenaut, you play as an interstellar custodian who has been hired by the spacefaring mega corporation GUPPI to clean up their mess. They’ve inundated GUP-14 with pollution, and want you to restore the planet. This is an open-world ocean adventure where you’ll get to explore this beautiful alien planet, along with the corporate ruins of GUPPI. You’ll find remnants of their buildings, ships, and machinery that have all sunken to the bottom of the game’s ocean. Use your bubble gun, clean up the trash, remove oil spills, and uncover clues about the past inhabitants. Unlock better gadgets to help you clean up different types of ocean pollution. Recycle the trash you collect and use it to craft items. Even befriend cute little axolotl-looking creatures called loddles!

    Did you get a new Switch instead? Or perhaps you got one for someone and want some games to go with it. Either way, check out my list of 5 Farming Games for Your New Switch!

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  • svgDec 20, 2023Reviews

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    Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is an interactive narrative game that tells the tale of a young artist getting a painting ready for a gallery exhibit. Step into her shoes as she goes about her daily life cooking a simple breakfast, observing her grumpy neighbor, and finishing her masterpiece. Things aren’t all what they seem on the surface, though, as you’ll soon learn by unlocking familiar memories that relive the past. 

    The Story

    I won’t give away the entire storyline as that takes the fun out of getting to play on your own, but it’s an incredibly beautiful one. Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery starts as this unassuming, easy-going little interactive narrative. You play as the young woman artist who’s trying to finish her grand masterpiece for a gallery submission. You cook a simple breakfast, prepare coffee, and work on an application at an easy pace. The quiet background music and the apartment that suits an artist’s spirit add to the overall relaxing nature of the game and story. Then you start experiencing some memories that flood back to the young woman. They’re comfortable, but emotional and their cutscenes look very Studio Ghibli inspired. There’s even some plot twists that keep you on your toes. Overall, it’s an engrossing story that I absolutely loved experiencing. 

    The Game

    While it’s an interactive narrative at its heart, Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is also a puzzle game. In order to finish the painting, you must find the woman’s missing paints. They’re locked away in different parts of the scene, and you need to solve the different puzzles to get them. None of the puzzles are super difficult, though, allowing the game to keep its relaxed tone. Plus, the controls are easy to use, and the game is only about an hour of play time. So, it’s a short and easy experience, but such a worthwhile one. You even get to physically paint the woman’s masterpiece, which was fun! 

    Final Thoughts

    If you like the idea of visual novels, but want more of a role than just clicking through dialogue like in the Coffee Talk games (which I also recommend to people), then this game is absolutely for you. Besides, it’s gorgeously done, has a great story, and isn’t super hard. It’s perfect for a relaxing hour or so. 

    I give it:

    You can find this game on Steam, Epic, Itch.io, Switch, PlayStation, Google Play, and Apple App Store!

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