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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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    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 12, 2024Feature

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    Thank you to Pixeduo Studios and Crytivo for the copy!

    The solo developer at Pixeduo Studios describe To Pixelia as the “ultimate” life sim. It is an extremely robust entry into the life sim genre, too. The game starts as you arrive in the city of Pixelia. You’ve traded your life in some unknown town for the hustle and bustle of the city. Create your story on your own terms through carefully crafting your character. Choose hairstyle and color, clothing to wear, and even personality traits that will play a role in the game. 

    You need to care for your character’s needs through food and drinks, using the toilet, bathing regularly, sleeping, and even entertaining them through different activities. Buy or rent property and decorate it how you like. Start your To Pixelia life with a basic job and work your way up the ladder towards your dream career. Engage in different hobbies for fun, and drive around on a fun motorcycle or in a cool car. Cook meals, fight your rivals, and so much more! 

    The Ultimate Life Sim

    The open-world nature of the game makes for a fun time exploring. You aren’t limited to just a few areas, but instead have a wide, open city. Fill in your map by visiting each of the available shops and businesses and see what all there is to do. Grab wallpaper and floor tiles to redecorate with, buy groceries from the market, cheese store, and butcher, and even buy a motorcycle or car to make getting around easier. There’s a gym, music store, recording studio, florist, basketball courts, library, academy, internet cafe, casino, and SO many more places. It’s easy to get lost without using the map, but it’s so hard to get bored in a place like Pixelia. 

    And like many life sims, you do need to care for your character’s needs, or they’ll refuse to accomplish anything. Grab slices of pizza from the pizza cart, or perhaps a steak dinner from the restaurant would satisfy you more. Of course, To Pixelia gives you the option to buy ingredients and make different recipes too. Not only do you get a satisfying homemade meal, but you get to increase your cooking skills too! Make sure you bathe regularly, too, and entertain your character with dancing or other leisure activities. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? 

    What to Do For Fun

    As for the fun stuff, you can visit the casino to play some games. Perhaps you’ll win some money, or perhaps you’ll run into a streak of bad luck and lose some money. Visit the nightclub in the unsavory portion of town to engage in some dancing fun. Maybe even head over to the shops and pick up some stuff to grow your own plants in your apartment. Walk around the city talking to everyone you meet to build friendships and even get close to someone in preparation for when marriage is added to the game. There’s even pets you can get so you have that fluffy companion to come home to every day. Or take a reckless drive around town on your hot new motorcycle, unless you prefer a sleek car instead. Both are available for purchase. 

    Careers

    Not only are there a great many different features in To Pixelia, each of those features is incredibly in-depth. The jobs and careers portion is probably my favorite of any game. Start by visiting the Job Office to apply for a starter job. There is only one to begin with, waiting tables, but there are a couple more options later on. Starter jobs don’t require any specific skills, so are perfect for just earning income to pay bills. The best part is the jobs don’t take place off-screen or in a cutscene. You actually do them! To wait tables, you wait for orders, relay them to the chef, then deliver the orders to each person. The cleaning job at the hotel entails walking up to each dirty spot and sweeping or wiping it up. The experience is far more engaging and rewarding than having it happen off screen! 

    However, you won’t be stuck waiting tables or cleaning the hotel forever. You also get to choose a dream career to work towards. Choose to become a business guru, renowned artist, rockstar, elite fighter, basketball star, bestselling author, supermodel, family person, the president, or even a criminal mastermind. As you live your life balancing work and leisure, you can also take time to fulfill tasks that level up your dream career path. For example, I chose the bestselling author path, and I can spend time reading books on writing and practicing writing in order to hone my craft. Practice makes perfect after all!

    Home Design 

    You start out with a super dingy, fairly small apartment, but it’s not your forever home. In fact, To Pixelia has several different apartment options for you to rent or buy. And you can decorate each one! Grab some fun wallpaper and floor tiles to match to give the place a makeover. Add some necessary furniture to meet your character’s needs. Then, throw in some accessories to make the place feel more like home. Rugs will brighten up a room or help give it some depth. Outfit the kitchen with an oven and fridge so you can get down to business cooking, but don’t forget the microwave for easy reheating! Even make room for a computer and hobby items like a guitar or keyboard. Get creative with your decorating to turn your apartment from a place to simply live into a place to enjoy.

    You can find To Pixelia listed on Steam now! Go ahead and Wishlist the game so you get notified when it releases. Which, it’s set to release later this year!

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  • svgJun 5, 2024Indie Highlight

    Farmwand is the absolutely charming indie game by developer Irreverent Software that nails the nostalgic storybook feel. It’s a farm sim at its heart, but has some magic sprinkled in. Explore a world inspired by classic fairytales as you get to know the locals, brew potions, discover magical creatures, and more. The world is ripe with a deep lore for you to uncover while you get to know the townspeople or spend leisurely days on your farm!

    You play as a fresh graduate of the Wizarding Academy. You’re finally ready to face the world and start your own life. Settle on a lovely plot of land where you can start your very own farm where you can grow dozens of crops, raise chickens and cows, and plant some beautiful flowers. But simple farming isn’t all there is to the game. You can fully customize your character and your home. Utilize spells and potions throughout your adventure to help you solve puzzles or even help (or annoy) the townspeople. They’ll also come in handy to defeat enemies out in the world! 

    Of course, you’ll have a chance for a more chill experience with talking to the townsfolk and building relationships. There are creatures and characters, non-magical and magical, to interact with. Some of them might even catch your fancy and make the perfect partner! Collect various resources across Farmwand to use in your crafting recipes. And don’t forget about the pets. You can befriend cute critters and magical creatures who will need your love and care. Dress them up in adorable outfits, and just show them your love through pets and hugs. They love it! 

    Demo Now Available

    The two person team over at Irreverent Software have been hard at work building this beautiful game. They’ve just released a demo that lets you take a look at the character customization options. I’ve been following the development of this game for some time now and I’m so excited to have the chance to see even just a touch of what’s to come. And this demo is adorable! 

    While a simple and short demo, this is a great look at how you’ll start Farmwand. You’re greeted by Augustus Mysticus Turnip, who interviews you about your character. You’ll choose important things like your name, age, and preferred pronouns. You’ll also choose things that I assume will affect how your game plays or what your character is like. For example, you get to choose which academy you graduated from and each one seems to have a specialty. 

    Plus, your major will likely affect what skills you’re good at in game. You also get to pick some background information, how you prefer to play the game (chill, challenge, or what I assume is the middle road), and whether you’re ok with insects or not. My guess is that the last choice will determine if you see insects in your gameplay or not, which is cool! My favorite choice to make, though, is your house. There are 4 different adorable options and I love them all. And of course you get to design your character by picking skin color, facial features, body shape, hair style and color, and clothing. 

    I won’t spoil everything about the demo because you should go grab it! It’s free on Steam, where you can also Wishlist the game. 

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  • svgMay 30, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Embark on an exciting journey in Our Life On Water, a gorgeous life sim RPG set in a fictional country. Developed by Different Tales, the same studio that published Havendock, you arrive in the village of Sahakom, a place inspired by the real-life floating villages of the Mekong River region. Your role is to become the Rivertalker, which is the link between the living and the spirit world. But you’ll also get to just enjoy the slow, laid-back life of living on the river, too. 

    Spend your days exploring your new river home. Gather bamboo and trash, recycle, craft items, and build river houses. Even go fishing, tend to crops in your container farm, and raise some animals! Our Life On Water includes a lovely social scene, too. You can engage in village life by attending council meetings and social events. Bring people closer together within the community, make friends, and even fall in love. The village is in danger, though, and your choices will impact how it evolves. Part of caring for the village involves exploring the river by boat, swimming, and diving in order to find mystical artifacts that will help you gain the favor of the river spirits. Those spirits will help you rebuild the village into a prospering, beautiful home! 

    Release Date

    Our Life on Water is set to release on Steam sometime. You can add it to your Wishlist now while you wait for the release date!

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  • svgMay 29, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Step into the shoes of the dutiful gardener Golembert for this pretty indie farming sim called Golembert. The last thing he remembers is the sound of cannons before something slammed into his head, knocking him out. 100 years later, he wakes up on a deserted island and gets right back to gardening! Join him as he beautifies the area, meets new friends, and more. 

    This lovely game is a garden management game with an overarching storyline. You get to build your dream garden using a variety of pots, fields, garden beds, and decorations. Create your ideal lush landscape by carefully caring for each plant and removing weeds. There’s more to Golembert than gardening, though. Renovate your run-down island, brew potions, discover recipes, and help your fellow inhabitants! Perhaps those inhabitants will even become your friends. While gardening is the prime objective and favorite activity, Golembert can’t help but contemplate what happened to him 100 years ago. Work to uncover those secrets and many more to restore peace!

    Release Date

    Golembert is coming to Steam, but there is no release date listed yet. You can add it to your Wishlist, though!

    Botany Manor is another relaxing gardening game perfect for the cozy gamer.

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  • svgMay 23, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Begin your new life as Chief Farmer in Sky Harvest by Hamzah Kirmani. Your grandfather once held that title, and excelled at the job. Now it’s your turn to honor his legacy. Play as Zach or Zoya and work hard to transform the floating sky island from an overgrown mess into a lush farm full of produce. However, farming isn’t all you’ll do! 

    Sky Harvest is an open-world adventure game that takes place in the whimsical town of Magica. There, you’ll rebuild your floating sky island farm, but you’ll run your own little bistro. Cook tasty dishes for your customers, or even just for the love of cooking. Forge friendships with the locals to unlock unique perks. Plus, complete quests or go fishing! You can even equip your trusty jetpack to explore the far reaches of Magica to uncover secrets and simply explore.

    Release Date

    Sky Harvest is set to release on Steam sometime in 2025. There is currently a demo available, and you can add it to your Wishlist now!

    Don’t forget to check out Tales of Seikyu, too!

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  • svgMay 23, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Fishbowl, developed by imissmyfriends.studio, is a captivating slice-of-life game that delves into the coming-of-age tale of Alo. Step into Alo’s shoes over the span of a month as she embarks on a journey into the working world in a bustling new city. Every decision you make as you navigate your new position in life matters. At its core, the game is a heartwarming narrative centered around solitude, forging friendships, and grappling with loss; it’s an experience designed to be cozy and wholesome.

    Immerse yourself in a solitary yet interconnected existence by engaging in various activities. Work from home editing videos for a social media star by playing an engaging arcade-style matching game. As well as embrace the mundane routines of daily life, from scrubbing dishes to tending to your balcony garden. However, Fishbowl also presents a sentimental journey through Alo’s past. Explore your late grandmother’s possessions, solving puzzles along the way. Uncover childhood mementos that offer glimpses into your childhood. More importantly, stay connected with your circle of friends and family through heartfelt video calls. These interactions and conversations are especially important as they deepen the storyline! 

    Release Date

    Fishbowl currently has no release date. However, there is a demo on Steam. It’s also set to release on PlayStation!

    Coffee Talk 2 and Tavern Talk are both wonderful visual novels, too.

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