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  • svgNov 1, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Looking for a relaxing and strategic game to play? Look no further than Growth! In this gorgeous hex-grid based strategy game, you explore and populate a procedurally generated world. Campaign mode puts your skills to the test by having you grow your own idyllic landscape. During your explorations, navigate around obstacles like mountains as you transform the landscape from a wasteland to lush forests, beautiful meadows, and many more biomes. Expand these biomes to discover 8 different animal species, each with their own abilities. Those abilities will help you further explore and create a beautiful map full of different landscapes. And with a super replayable gameplay loop, paired with intuitive gameplay, this game is perfect for filling up a few minutes of free time or relaxing after work. So what are you waiting for?

    Available Now

    You can find Growth on Steam now!

    Equilinox let’s you nurture your own flourishing ecosystems. Or if you like Zoo Tycoon type games, check out Fantastic Haven.

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  • svgOct 26, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Station to Station is all about creating railway connections. Your world starts with a handful of rural structures and it’s your job to expand and connect the world. Engage in challenging puzzles like optimizing trade routes. Solve logistical conundrum. Also test your resource management skills by completing optional challenges. Achieve stack bonuses and use unique mechanics tied to each biome for even more fun. 

    As you build railway connections, watch as the landscapes of Station to Station change and grow into lush environments full of life and color. Convert dull environments to lively deserts or transformed mountains. Moreover, experience a world of abundant flora and fauna in beautiful voxel-style art. So, sit back and relax with this gorgeous train game!

    Available Now

    You can find Station to Station, with all of it’s intriguing vistas, on Steam now!

    Try Overcrowded: A Commute ‘Em Up for some more train station fun!

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  • svgOct 5, 2023Reviews

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    Lonesome Village is a relaxing puzzle-solving life sim where you play as the adorable Wes, a coyote. Wes is looking to solve the mystery of this empty village and the tower that popped up. You’ll enter that tower to complete a number of different puzzles in order to free the villagers trapped on each level. As you do that, the story of what happened will unfold, and it’ll be up to you to stop the evil that threatens it all. 

    The Pros

    There is no doubt that Lonesome Village is uber adorable. The art is wildly cute, and each character you save is some variety of animal. Each has a great individual design. Even the main character, who’s a little coyote character dressed like Link. Even the overworld designs of each area you can explore are cute. Overall, this game is visually great. 

    The puzzle tower is a fun concept. You’re tasked with rescuing the villagers of the world, and to do that you need to complete a puzzle on each floor. Completing the puzzle releases villagers from the statues they’ve been encased in. Sometimes it’s just one character, sometimes it’s a whole family of characters. The puzzles aren’t super hard, which is perfect for having a relaxing game play experience. Some of them make you think harder than others, but none of them had me stumped for too long. I enjoyed the variety of puzzles, too. It wasn’t repetitive rehashing of the same ones over and over. 

    The day/night cycle doesn’t affect things like sleep, either. I found that to be a nice touch. It adds ambiance and life to the world, but doesn’t lock you into a specific way to play. There’s no running to bed to beat the inevitable 2am pass out, like some other life sims!

    Coronya and Quests

    I’m afraid that despite mostly liking Lonesome Village, my cons list is longer than the pros. True to early Legend of Zelda vibes, you’re equipped with a mirror item that allows you to talk to your fairy companion, Coronya. This is a great way to have a reminder of what you were doing as far as the story goes, as there is no quest log. However, she likes to pop up from time to time at the shrine levels of the tower. These levels require you to find the item the shrine requests and place it there in order to open the door to the next floor of the tower. 

    Coronya likes to pop up on these levels to talk to you about what the item is and how to get it. That’s cool, and often useful. However, she then returns to wherever she comes from, and must discuss EXACTLY what she just said, word-for-word, via the mirror. She’s also adamant about telling you that you must save everyone in the tower, so don’t forget to do that! It’s all so unnecessary. The point of the game is to release people from the tower. And I certainly don’t need an exact repeat of what was just said, right after it’s said. I would have preferred a quest log. 

    Which brings me to the fetch quests you get from villagers. Lonesome Village’s newly released inhabitants will have quests for you to complete. It’s how you’ll earn hearts to continue through the tower. Talk to a villager and they immediately launch into their quest, then it immediately opens your inventory so you can complete the quest, even if it’s your first time hearing about the quest. Just be sure to write down what it is you’re looking for if you go accept multiple quests. Again, there’s no quest log to keep up with what needs to be done. It made for a frustrating time when I’d pick the game back up and had to go around talking to people to figure out where I was in my fetch quest endeavors. 

    There is No Autosave and Storage is Lacking

    I repeat, there is no auto save. Maybe I’m spoiled by modern games, but I expect autosave to be the standard in games these days. Having the ability to also save at will is great too, but autosave has saved me so much trouble over the years. Lonesome Village doesn’t even have the sleep to save mechanics like Stardew Valley. Instead, you have to visit one of the statues scattered across the map to save. I don’t have words for the frustration I felt when I thought I’d saved, but hadn’t and closed the game. I was set back several floors of the towers, and several villager quests. 

    Backpack size is woefully tiny. Access to the storage chest isn’t super convenient. There’s a chest in your house, your tent, and in the tower elevator. Sifting through storage is fiddly, at best. Everything shows up in a line that you have to scroll through to find what you need. The backpack is the same way when turning in quest items. Plus, there is one hotkey slot, so you have to go into your backpack, choose the item you want to hotkey, then use the item. It makes switching tools cumbersome and slow. 

    Final Thoughts

    I’d still recommend this game overall. It’s cute and chill. There’s no rush to complete things, so you can play at your own pace. Plus, there’s no stamina drain or health to lose, adding another layer for a stress-free experience. 

    I’d rate Lonesome Village:

    You can find Lonesome Village on Steam, Epic Games, GOG, Switch, and Xbox now!

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  • svgSep 27, 2023News

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    Play as Percival “Percy” Bilkin in this beautiful adventure puzzle game, Bilkins’ Folly. Percy is a treasure hunter on a mission to find out what happened to his mother and grandfather, both of whom mysteriously disappeared years ago. The problem is, his ship just got wrecked in a major storm, and now he has to find a new ship, reunite with his crew, and then resume his investigations. And of course, dig up hidden treasures along the way.

    Bilkins’ Folly is a lovely narrative adventure that follows Percy and his trusty dog companion, Drayton. You’ll team up with your canine friend to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Percy’s family. Spend quality time with Drayton to level up your bond and earn points to spend on new skills. These skills can be used to clear puzzles. Also use Percy’s cartography skills to customize your map. This will help you solve puzzles, some of which you might need to come back to later in the game! 

    Socialize with the inhabitants you encounter, just remember they’ll remember how you treat them. Recruit aspiring sailors to join your crew. Fish for fun sea creatures and even enter treasure hunting contests to earn rewards. Play a number of different minigames in Bilkins’ Folly, too, like sheep herding, lock picking, and more!

    And yes, you can pet the dog. 

    Coming Soon

    Bilkin’s Folly is set to release in just 5 short days on October 2nd! You’ll find it on Steam, GOG, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation.

    A Tiny Sticker Tale is an adorable adventure game you should also check out!

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  • svgJul 5, 2023Snack Size News

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    A Little to the Left is a charming little. At its heart, it’s about tidying up common household items, but features puzzles hidden among those items. Solve over 75 unique logical puzzles, each with multiple possible solutions and intuitive designs. It’s the perfect game for those of us who gain satisfaction from a well organized space. Organize the infamously messy junk drawer, remove the abundance of stickers on the fruit, tidy up the canned food in the pantry, and so much more! 

    Available on Steam and Nintendo Switch now!

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  • svgApr 20, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Take Photographs and Complete Minigames

    The Star Named EOS is a beautiful first-person narrative puzzle adventure game about photography and capturing the fleeting moments of life. You play as Dei, a young photographer following in the footsteps of his missing mother. His mother was often away from home traveling, leaving Dei to imagine the adventures she was having using the photos and letters from her. However, Dei notices something odd about one of the photos his mother has left him, and he realizes maybe things aren’t all they appear.

    Guided by a voice deep within him, Dei embarks on an adventure full of photography and mysteries. The Star Named EOS features a relaxing journey that can be completed at any pace. Dive into a gorgeous hand-drawn world, collect props, and be sure to interact with absolutely everything you see. You never know what you’ll come across. Use your very own camera to take beautiful photographs, complete a number of challenging minigames, and solve new challenges to recreate old photos.

    Experience a fully voice acted story full of heartwarming love and memories. Rediscover the beauty of the world through the lens of a camera. Step back in time through the Polaroids left behind by Dei’s mother, and experience an emotional story full of mystery. The Star Named EOS is a wonderfully crafted cozy game worth a play.

    Coming Soon

    Unfortunately, this beautiful game has no release date listed. You can find it on Steam, where you can add it to your Wishlist to be notified when it does come available.

    For more photography games, check out The Beasts of Maravilla Island, Toripon, or Petit Island.

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  • svgApr 6, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Collect Creatures, Battle Beasts, and Solve Puzzles

    Join two young runaways as they unearth the mysteries of a lost realm in The Wild at Heart. Explore a world reminiscent of old storybooks, rich with history and full of beautiful scenery. Discover dark caves, beautiful woods, fascinating coastlines, and ancient shrines that hold untold secrets. The Deep Woods is full of mystery and secrets for you to uncover.

    As you explore the stunning landscapes, collect a herd of Spritelings to help you in your adventures. Spritelings are quirky little magical creatures who can help you break things, collect loot, connect paths, and fight beasts. The Spritelings’ unique abilities will be especially helpful for fighting. You’ll also be able to fight the supernatural creatures of The Wild at Heart with your trusty vacuum, the Gustbuster!

    The Wild at Heart has a useful crafting mechanic, too. Gather needed resources like magic crystals, scrap, electrical components, and more. Build new structures, create useful items, or upgrade what you have. Don’t forget to make yourself a light source! The shadows at night hide malevolent beings. You may want to stick around a campfire until the morning!

    Available now!

    The Wild at Heart is available now on pretty much every platform. You can find it on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox, and the Humble Games Store. There are physical copies available for Nintendo Switch and PS4!

    For a similar experience, check out Lost in Play, a cute game that delves into the imaginative world of a child’s mind.

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  • svgMar 16, 2023Indie Highlight

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    A Combination of New and Familiar

    Jump into the fantastic world of Togges, where an endless wall keeps the known universe safe from the dangers of the unknown. The leaders of each domain maintain the balance, and the King protects all of existence. 

    It’s your job to solve puzzles and use the living blocks, called Togges, to do so. Spread and stack the Togges around the vibrant world to keep the threat of the void at bay and save the galaxy. Complete 7 massive levels, but take your time. There’s so much to discover and look at in the world. You’ll discover a futuristic city in the Savannah, and explore the whole kingdom that’s made out of carrot cake. There’s no lack of interesting and fun things to find in Togges.  Make friends all around the cosmos as you adventure, too. Each character has a unique story for you to listen to, packed with humor. 

    Along with the 7 main levels, Togges has 30 bonus levels for you to puzzle through. Use the different abilities of the different colored Togges to solve puzzles, as well as find all sorts of collectibles. This game takes inspiration from fan favorites like Katamari, Pikmin, and Super Mario Galaxy, and boasts about being a revival of the golden era 3D platformers, so it’s sure to be packed with loads of fun.

    Available Now!

    This colorful and beautifully designed game is available pretty much everywhere now! You can find Togges on Steam (where it’s on sale until March 23rd!), Epic Games, GOG, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and Xbox.

    For more platformer fun, check out Frogun and Pile Up.

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