There’s no lack of farming sims, I know. Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, Coral Island, Fae Farm, Paleo Pines, and so many more different iterations are out there for everyone to try. Farming has almost completely become synonymous with “cozy gaming” lately. What there is a lack of, is good phone game options for on-the-go gaming. Sprout Valley recently came out for both iOS and Android, and is a great paid option. It’s adorable and simple. However, if you’re looking for a free game to try, Harvest Valley might be right up your alley!
Harvest Valley is a simple farming sim where you can pick your own character from a few presets. You’re the new owner of a run-down farm, and it’s up to you to restore it and make it great! Clean up piles of debris to make room for farm plots and useful equipment. Plant watermelons, potatoes, and a variety of other crops to sell. Even travel to neighboring farms to help out NPCs with different farming tasks like planting, watering, and vegetable sorting.
You can find this cute farming sim on Android and iOS now!
Sprout Valley is a sweet little farming simulator where you play as Nico, an adorable cat character. Take a step back from your busy life to live a simple life growing the garden of your dreams. Spend your days gathering resources and growing crops. Harvest and sell your crops, and use the resources you find to improve your relaxing island life. Even discover friends and interesting events as you live your life on the island!
Square Farm is a cute puzzle game about the charming little plot of land you’ve just bought. On that plot is a fertile square field. You’ve now set out to master the skills of square farming in order to earn a bountiful harvest. Even raise animals to help earn more money and make your farm a success!
Square farming is easy to understand. Square Farm provides the seeds that come in different odd shapes. Each crop comes in its own set of shapes. You’ll have to fit the different shapes together to fill in a line, column, or 3×3 square. When you fulfill one of those requirements, the crops will be harvested! If you fulfill multiple requirements in one go, you’ll harvest higher quality crops.
Progress through the different seasons and raise seasonal crops for better profits. With the money you earn from your harvests, you’ll be able to upgrade your home, buy farm animals, and helpful tools to help you profit more. Square Farm even has a small town for you to visit. There, you’ll find a handful of characters to interact with. Bring them flowers you’ve grown to increase your friendship levels and learn their stories.
Square Farm is a laid back, relaxing experience with forgiving mechanics. There’s no penalty for not clearing every block on the screen. You’ll only earn money from the crops you’ve harvested, of course. That just gives you time to master the placement of your crops!
Some of you might be familiar with mobile game developer Foxie Ventures. They’ve put out games such as Virtual Sim Story, Wolf Tales, Dino Tamers, and Horse Riding Tales (which is also available for free on Steam). A few months ago they put out incredibly cryptic ads to sign up for their new game, Star Equestrian. Now, Foxie Ventures has released this new mobile game, and of course I’ve been playing!
Star Equestrian is a beautiful open-world MMO adventure game that centers around, you guessed it, horses. You play as a character you create, with a name you choose, and experience a traumatic riding injury. Once recovered, you don’t allow that accident to keep you from horses, and re-establish yourself as an experienced equestrian.
Explore an open world where you can collect items like carrots and lettuce to feed your horses. Go in search of your lost horse, Snowdrop, and complete quests for the residents of Evervale to see if they have any information on him, too. Ride around practice arenas, sprint across cross country courses, and participate in show jumping to improve your horse’s skills. You’re not only chasing down your lost horse, but chasing your dream of becoming the best rider, the Star Equestrian.
You’ll also get to build your very own ranch, where you can customize the interior of your home and build stables to house your horses. And what I think helps set Star Equestrian apart from some other mobile horse games is the ability to interact with your horse. You can pet them to help raise the bond level, which unlocks certain skills. It makes the game feel a little more personal and cozy. I have high hopes for this game, as so far it ticks what I want out of a horse game (quests, competitions, story, and interaction).
Available Now for iOS!
Star Equestrian is currently available for iOS devices through the Apple App Store. There are plans for the game to be available on Android via the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the game will be released for Android, though. You can pre-register on the Play Store to have it automatically downloaded when it is available!
If you love Animal Crossing, but are looking for a completely new game, then check out mobile game Cozy Islands – craft & build by Tetrox Limited. This game is a relaxing management sim with Studio Ghibli looks available on Android systems. You arrive alone on the beautiful, overgrown island of your childhood where you will work as the sole inhabitant to make this new space your home.
Collect, Craft, and Quest
Complete daily tasks from the bulletin board, and finish recurring quests for the jolly traveling merchant who visits. Mine rocks, chop trees, clear bushes, and collect flowers for resources. Use your newly collected resources to rebuild the island for yourself and restore your childhood home to its former beauty.
Play Cozy Islands at your own pace and complete tasks in any order you wish. The super casual game-play is perfect for players looking to break away from forced story lines and game-play
Open Beta Available
While the game is still in early development and has no full release date, it is in open beta and available to play. Developer Tetrox Limited even has big plans outlined for the future. Those plans include access to unique auto generated mystery islands for players to travel to and explore.
Cozy Islands will also have other cultures based on real-world experiences for players to enjoy. Lovable villager characters to settle in on the island and make friends with will make an appearance too. And perhaps even more exciting is the plan to add cute animal companions for players to acquire. These companions will work to help players with their daily tasks.
If you enjoyed the terraforming of Animal Crossing, mixed with the other features, check out Pixelshire, where you get to build your own home, design the homes of neighbors, and arrange the town as you like.
Pocket Love is a mobile game where you can move into a tiny adorable home of your dreams! Start by creating your character and even your partner avatar, then choose to adopt either a kitten or a puppy. Once settled in, you’ll have thousands of customization options to choose from with regards to furnishing and decorating your home! Right now, you have the option to include Easter-themed items such as bunny plush toys, egg-plant trees, chocolates, and flowers!
Available Now for Mobile
Pocket Love is developed and published by HyperBeard and is available now! It’s still in the Beta version with a lot more to come but now is the perfect time to try it out with the Easter Event ending in 6 days. You can download the mobile game with Android here or for iOS here.
The developers behind Pokemon Go and Pikmin Bloom, Niantic, have recently announced their latest AR (augmented reality) game with uniquely original virtual pets, Tamagotchi-style like Melbits. Peridots are creatures that are near extinction and need our help to survive and thrive to adulthood!
This new adorable species comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, with the possibility of breeding them with other players around the world to create even more types! You can even have them resembling cheetahs, dragons, unicorns, or anything else you can imagine! To help your Peridots grow up, you can pet, play, feed, and teach them tricks. Furthermore, you can take walks and travel the real world with your pets and discover new places and items together. Also, to save these memories, take photos and videos!
Cats & Soup is the cat-overload game that cat lovers have been craving for.
If you love cats and food, this little indie game might just be your new obsession. Cats & Soup just like the name already suggest is all about our little lovable fur friends and tons of food.
The game takes you into an adorable 2D world that is so charming and playful you simply want to spend your time with your new friends. You start outlay decorating your very own home and style it to the liking of your cats.
The cool cat house becomes the center of your game and this is also where you will take some zen cooking lessons to make some soup with your kitties.
Cats & Soup Play it Now
Cats & Soup is currently available on Android and iOS devices for free. The game currently has more than 100k five star reviews and if you are looking for a game that will eat some or all of your time, Cats & Soup has got you covered!