The spirit of the forest has transferred you to the parallel dimension of Firefly Cove. You’re warmly welcomed by the citizens of this magical town where whispers of a legend come true. Some legends say there is one powerful enough to restore the balance of nature spirits, become a dragon kin, and uncover the secrets of the dragon ruins. Will that be you? Can you learn magic, become a great magician, and make this mysterious place your home?
Hotaru Village is where you find your new home in Firefly Cove. There, you can befriend the villagers and learn the stories. You can even go on adventures with them. Take part in seasonal village celebrations throughout the year like Dance of the fireflies, too. Develop different skills like farming, foraging, mining, magic and more. Even hone your magical abilities like water-bending, and show those skills off to the Dragon Temple.
Firefly Cove is even co-op! Team up in multiplayer mode to restore balance to nature spirits with your friends. Cross-play and split-screen are both available.
Firefly Cove is coming soon. You can find it on Steam, where you can add it to your Wishlist!
Use Your Honey Magic to Fight Robot Invaders, and Grow Your Farm
Honeymancer is an adorable pixel graphics RPG and farm sim game, but with a slight twist. You play as the isolated Bear Witch. She uses a special Honeymagic, and wields it against evil robot invaders to defend the forest and protect nature. As long as you have honey to fight with, you’ll be successful!
On the little plot of land you call home, help make your bee buddies happy, and they’ll produce the honey you need for your magic. Of course, that means you need flowers! Plant a thriving garden of them so the bees can collect nectar from them. The more flowers you have planted, the more honey the bees can produce, and more honey means more magic use!
Use your Honeymagic against the invasion of evil robots. They come in waves, and each wave is tougher than the last one. The robots are trying to destroy the forest by cutting the trees down, and it’s up to you to stop them. Protect the forest and the trees by defeating each wave of robots. And don’t forget to befriend the other creatures in the forest. They’ll help you unlock new spells, decorations, flowers, and more!
Now, I know that many of us who look toward the cozy video game genre aren’t looking for combat in their games. Stardew Valley is an obvious exception, since the combat is minimal and not a necessity, and Honeymancer’s combat is integral to the game. However, between the cute pixel graphics, adorable art, and the fun magic, players should give it a try. Plus, the developer has added a button to the demo (and will be in the full game) to turn off the smooth camera feature to help those of use who get motion sickness from it!
Honeymancer currently has no release date available. However, you can find it on Steam to add to your Wishlist for notification when it does become available! There’s also a demo on Steam you can download and try out.
With Halloween quickly approaching, I think this is another lovely game to get into the Halloween spirit. Featuring beautiful art with a vibrant, but dim ambience, Strange Horticulture is another gorgeous game with a slightly spooky feel to it.
Run a Plant Store and Solve Puzzles
Welcome to Strange Horticulture, your very own plant store where you are the owner! You’re a horticulturist living in the peculiar town of Undermere surrounded by mountains and forests full of hags. As you meet the distinctive and varied cast of local customers, you’re quickly thrown into the weird and occult mysteries of Undermere.
Spend your days exploring the lands surrounding your mysterious little town, but be sure to take care of where you journey. Not everywhere is safe! Discover clues and determine which places are safe and which places you ought to avoid. And who knows, you may gain powers you’d never dreamed of, or lose your mind. Tread carefully.
While you search for plants to sell in Strange Horticulture, you’ll learn more and more about their uses. You’ll be able to consult your trusty encyclopedia and any clues you discover while exploring to learn about the plants you encounter. Identifying each plant opens up the possibility of using it and its special effects to influence the story. Make hallucinogens or even poisons to use to advance the story and see what mysteries you can solve.
Fields of Mistria is a 2D farming and life simulation RPG currently in early stages of development. The developers say they were inspired by titles such as Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, and Rune Factory. Therefore, Fields of Mistria is definitely on our radar. The game will initially be for PC, but other ports are a possibility as the development of Fields of Mistria continues. See below for what we know so far!
About Fields of Mistria
You’ve arrived to this region ready to start a new life after learning of an unusual opportunity. The village of Mistria, tucked between forest and sea, has offered a generous plot of land to any capable adventurer willing to help rebuild and defend it after an earthquake causes widespread damage and unseals ancient monster-filled ruins nearby.
Create your character with dozens of customization options.
Farm, Fish, Mine & Craft your way to revitalized town.
Follow the storylines of 30+ townspeople.
Defeat monsters and discover treasures as you explore ancient ruins and uncover the secrets of the town’s past.
Find your ideal match and start a family with one of 10 possible marriage candidates.
On the official website here, we get our first look at the concept art of two characters that we have the option to marry in-game; Celine and Balor. Celine loves nature, gardening, and studying plants, whilst Balor is a rogue-turned-merchant with a mysterious past! We here at myPotatoGames are excited to see what other characters the development team have in store.
Looking at the beautiful artwork by artist Matt Cummings, makes us anxious to start our adventure and discover all of these intriguing locations! Anyone else getting Claude Monet vibes from these images? Because we’re really digging the impressionism paintings here. Although the gameplay itself will be designed with a pixel art-style, we still think we’re in good hands.
Developed by FaceIT and published by Noodlecake Studios, Summer Catchers is an upcoming indie game that we here at MyPotatoGames have our eyes on. With breathtaking pixel art and a soundtrack that’s already won awards, this game looks beyond promising.
About Summer Catchers:
In the North country, there lives Chu, a girl who has never seen summer. Tired of the snow and ice, Chu builds a wooden buggy and heads off to the south, on a quest for summer. What awaits her in this vast, creature-filled world?
Summer Catchers is many things but, at its core, it is a 2D racing game. You will travel through 8 levels with different environments. Along the way, you will update your buggy with new looks and new abilities.
You will also encounter various creatures. Some of these creatures aim to keep you from reaching the south. To defeat them, you will have to equip the right tools right at crucial moments. You will also meet creatures that want to befriend and help you on your journey.
Completionist Play: You may find a replay necessary if you want to find all the hidden bits in this game!
Upgrades: Stylish upgrades are available for your car along with unlockable abilities.
Discovery: Not only is the beautiful world explorable, there are also events and mysteries for you to discover.
Variety: This game has it all. It’s an arcade game, a rhythm game, a racing game, a puzzle game, and it has a story!
Watch the trailer:
Summer Catchers is set to release Tuesday, July 16th on Steam. The soundtrack will also be available as DLC.
Summer Catchers wasn’t the only upcoming Indie Game revealed at E3. Click here for more anticipated, MyPotatoGames approved indies! For more summer-themed games, check out upcoming Summer in Mara and Leilani’s Island.
Playtonic Games have just made a surprise announcement about their next project! They wanted to take a fresh approach to Yooka-Laylee and added new mechanics and gameplay to this brand new game! If you don’t already know about Yooka-Laylee in general, you can check out our last article about recent updates to the Nintendo Switch and PC versions. Now, we present to you Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, a wacky and adorable adventure and platforming game!
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair isn’t a direct sequel and the developers assure us that they still have plans for the future of the Yooka-Laylee universe. Also, David Wise and Grant Kirkhope, as well as Playtonic’s own in-house composers Dan Murdoch and Matt Griffin have worked together on another amazing soundtrack for this game! Take a look at the reveal trailer and read on to find out more.
There are 2D and 3D elements to Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – so we hope you’ll find some joy! Also, don’t worry – we have always said we’d love to have another go at 3D platforming, but it wasn’t the right fit for our second project.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a 2D Platforming Adventure Hybrid. Master Yooka and Laylee’s medley of moves and traverse through charming and challenging 2D levels packed to the brim with collectibles, vibrant environments, and a bumbling batch of baddies to battle. Then, pull up your adventuring boots and explore a sprawling 3D overworld that boasts a wealth of puzzles, game-changing secrets, special challenges and a cast of colourful characters to chat to. You’ll meet some familiar faces, and some new ones, as you help Queen Phoebee restore order to the Royal Stingdom.
Release Date and E3 2019
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be releasing simultaneously on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, sometime in 2019! Team17 will be launching physical versions as well as digital ones. The developers have announced that they will have a lot more news for us during this year’s E3, which is only a couple days away now! Meaning, this game may be releasing quite soon! We here at myPotatoGames will be keeping an eye on this game as well as others during E3 so stay tuned with us!
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]orager is an upcoming indie game that is being developed by HopFrog and will be published by Humble Bundle, who will also publish Ikenfell and Mineko’s Night Market. Forager was initially released for free on itch.io, where it was well received. After a year of development, the game will soon be available to buy from Steam, the Humble Store and the Nintendo eShop. Whilst no set release date has been specified, the game is scheduled for release during fall 2018, meaning we should hopefully be able to play it very soon!
Described as an “idle game that you want to actively keep playing”, Forager is a 2D open world game inspired by exploration, farming and crafting games such as Stardew Valley, Terraria and Zelda. The game contains a variety of lands and biomes to explore and players can craft, gather resources, uncover secrets and even build a base.
Gather, collect and manage resources.
Craft useful items & structures.
Build and grow a base out of nothing. Buy land to expand and explore.
Level up and learn new skills, abilities, and blueprints.
Solve puzzles, find secrets and raid dungeons!
Achieve anything you want! The choice is yours, you set your own goals to work towards!
New lands and biomes (Deserts, Graveyards, Snowy Mountains, Volcanoes, and more!)
Combat mechanics have been added! (Dungeons, Bosses, Raids, Night time invasions, etc).
NPC interaction. Find quirky companions to trade or talk with.
Farming mechanics, including caring for animals and the harvesting of all sorts of crops and herbs.
Archaeology mechanics. Play as a professional secret-finder as you raid ruins, dig for artifacts and display your findings in your own museum!
Alchemy & Rune Inscription mechanics. Allowing you to go all in on the crazy wizard fantasy, destroying big masses of resources with a single bomb or creating trees out of nothing with a powerful spellbook.
16+ new skills to learn and master, in a free-form upgrade system that allows you to customize your experience as you see fit. This brings the number of skills up to 64 total, each unlocking new items, structures or gameplay modifiers!
Random events have finally been added!
New resources, objects, structures, animals, puzzles, secrets and more! More EVERYTHING!