Congratulations! You’re a newly minted Mail Scout in the cozy forest of Grumblewood Grove. It’s your first day on the job, and you’re full of unbridled enthusiasm for your new adventure. With your cute little mushroom hat and a bag full of mail, it’s up to you to deliver all of the letters to the inhabitants of Grumblewood Grove.
Start your new adventure by fully customizing your Scout! With over 46,000 combinations, you’re sure to find a unique character just for you. From skin tone to backpack type, you’re in control of it all. As for the recipients who are eagerly awaiting their mail, you shouldn’t dally, but Mail Time is a relaxing adventure. Run through the forest, jump over obstacles, and even use letters to glide your way around the forest to reach your destinations. Explore 8 different colorful areas and meet 15 unique characters with their own stories and charms.
Mail Time even has upgrades. Collect Mail Scout badges while you’re out delivering mail. Those badges will allow you to upgrade your gliding ability, and with upgraded jumping abilities, imagine the heights you can reach! Don’t worry about fall damage, either. There’s no fall damage, so if you fall, just pick yourself back up. There’s also no time limits or other pressures to complete this beautiful game. You can play as fast, or slow, as you want.
Relax and enjoy delivering the mail!
This cozy little cottagecore adventure is currently available on Steam. It’s coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, too!
Explore a Charming Open World and Battle Unique Monsters
Cassette Beasts is a classic creature collection and monster battle game, with a twist. Featuring beautiful art and unique creatures, the game takes place on the remote island of New Wirral. The island is inhabited by strange creatures and a group of brave people who are plagued by attacks from these creatures. They’re ready to fight back, though.
The residents of Harbourtown use cassette tapes to transform for battle against the aggressive monster inhabitants, and so will you! Use your cassette players to record a monster on tape. Then, play the tape back in order to transform into the creature you’ve recorded. Cassette Beasts isn’t a solo adventure, and you don’t need to fight alone, either! Build friendships and travel the island with a companion. As you get to know your new friend, you’ll unlock the ability to fuse monster forms. Monster fusion will produce a new, unique creature, as well as increase your strength to gain the upper hand in battle. The strength of your relationship will determine how well your fusion works.
Explore an incredible open-world with your battle companion. Solve puzzles and find dungeons to complete. Use some of the cassette beast abilities in human form and fly, glide, dash, swim, climb, or even become magnetic. Ultimately, you’re looking for a way off the island, and the only way to do that is to fight your way through and explore every nook and cranny for answers!
Steam, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch
This cute spin on creature collection and monster battles is currently available on Steam. It will be available on Xbox and Nintendo Switch starting May 25th, 2023.
Wylde Flowers is a beautifully crafted farming sim (and you can read my review here) where you play as Tara. She’s a city girl who arrived in Fairhaven to help her ailing grandmother with the family farm. It needs a lot of restoring, and Grandma Hazel just can’t do it alone. Plus, Tara’s a witch! Grandma Hazel is too, and teaches Tara about her new powers. So, Tara’s got a full plate. Learning to be a witch, restoring the farm, building relationships with the townspeople, and solving the mystery of Fairhaven is a full-time adventure.
Developer Studio Drydock even continues to impress the fanbase by actually listening to their criticisms and wishes. The first free update was released in December 2022, and gave players the ability to continue changing the seasons for continuous farming fun after the story is over. They also added more dialogue and the ability to go on dates with the person you married.
And come February 24th 2023, Studio Drydock will be releasing another free update! Violet is getting to live out her dreams and is opening a brand new boutique. You’ll be able to craft new outfits for Tara, from other dresses, sweatpants, overalls, and more, you’ll get to dress for any occasion. No more farming in heeled boots and a short dress! There will also be a Photo Mode, so you can capture special moments with friends and save memories from Tara’s life in Fairhaven. There’s even a special wedding to attend, and several more secret treats to discover in-game.
Coming February 24th!
In just two short days we’ll have Violet’s Boutique! If you haven’t played Wylde Flowers yet, you can find a demo on Steam, where you can also Wishlist the game. It’s also on Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch!
From developers Splashteam, and publishers tinyBuild (the team responsible for Graveyard Keeper), comes Tinykin, a cute, cartoony 3D puzzle platformer. Milo the astronaut has re-discovered Earth! As he arrives on planet Earth, he realizes things aren’t as they should be. Milo is curiously small. Time has also stopped, and Earth is stuck in 1991. Even more mysterious is that everyone has disappeared!
Play as penny-sized Milo the astronaut as he skateboards around on his tiny soap-board, jumps up obstacles, and hovers around. Explore cities built by ants, beetles, and other insects, all located inside a giant house. Discover the stadium in the bathtub, restore the nightclub in the couch, and strike it rich at the casino under the bed!
Capture hundreds of strange creatures known as tinykin, and use their different abilities to solve puzzles and explore the house. Meet the society of insect characters along the way to hear their stories. Also collect upgrades for Milo’s bubble-pack, build a museum, and finish Ridmi’s mysterious machine. Do all of this all while seeking answers to Earth’s biggest mystery and help Milo find his way home.
Coming Later This Month
Tinykin releases August 30th. You will be able to find it on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X Series, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5. There is currently a demo available only on Steam and Xbox.
During a recent live-stream on Twitch of Bitsummit, the Indie Game Festival, from Tokyo Game Show 2019 we got a closer look at the gameplay of Giraffe and Annika! This adorable 3D adventure & rhythm-based action RPG with a cat-eared protagonist is coming this year (2019) on PC! You can even wishlist the game now on Steam right here. Giraffe and Annika and developed by atelier mimina and published by Sony Music Entertainment and they have confirmed that there will be a PS4 and Switch release sometime later.
About Giraffe and Annika
Join the cat-eared heroine Annika on her adventures in the mysterious island of Spica! Tasked by the young boy Giraffe, she sets off to find pieces of the stars. Solve the islands hidden mysteries!
Adventure! Explore the mysterious Island of Spica! Uncover hidden secrets on the island!
Rhythm! Defeat bosses with the beat! Synchronize your attacks to the music to overcome challenges!
Comic! See the world of Giraffe & Annika brought to life in beautiful, manga-inspired style!
Dungeons! Challenge five unique dungeons on the island to recover the star fragments and help recover Annika’s memories!
Collectibles! Find cute cat collectibles hidden all over the island! Expand your gallery and unlock prizes!
Way To The Woods is a beautifully hand-drawn 3D adventure indie game.
At this years E3 presentation it was revealed that the gorgeous indie title “Way To The Woods” will be releasing next year. Created by solo developer and artist, Anthony Tan, WTTW is an adorable game about a lovely deer and her little fawn. They partake on a grand and perilous journey to find their way back home, to the woods. Only a trailer was played at the convention so far, so we did our research to get you the scoop on this upcoming charming and wholesome game.
The health system in Way to the Woods though…
As if the graphics and theme of the game aren’t cute enough, the health system literally revolves around staying close to your fawn. If for some reason you are overcome by the threats that are presented on your way to the woods, the world will begin to grow darker. This is sign that you are in too much danger.
You must then return to your little one, so that your light may be replenished. That is what is offered in lieu of a health bar. A health system doesn’t really get more heart-felt than that! The games developer wanted to make sure that the players are able to remain immersed in the amazing world that lay before them, and avoiding any UI is the perfect way to achieve exactly that.
A bit about Way to the Woods…
Being that it is possibly the cutest game ever made, we absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on it! Unfortunately, we will have to wait until next year for that to happen. The games graphics are all hand drawn by the developer himself, which certainly reflects in the amazing detail and wonderfully charming aesthetic presented throughout the game. WTTW is a third person adventure game, with whimsical puzzles and cute interactions all along the way. Way To The Woods will be releasing on both PC and consoles.