Disney and Pixar characters once lived in harmony in picturesque Dreamlight Valley. That is, until the Forgetting happened. Memories were severed by the growth of Night Thorns, and the inhabitants were left with nowhere to go. Feeling hopeless and lost, they locked themselves inside Dream Castle.
Now, it’s your job to return that magic to Dreamlight Valley. Play as a unique, customizable character. Spend your time gardening, cooking, fishing, and so much more. Embark on an adventure to restore the magic to Dreamlight Valley. Unlock the doors of the Dream Castle to return the characters to their homes. Forge friendships with characters and experience their rich backstories. Discover secrets as you complete quests, and earn rewards. You will even be able to design your own home and design the valley however you wish!
Early Access Available November 6th
Dreamlight Valley will be free-to-play when it releases in 2023. Early Access opens November 6th, but that isn’t free. However, players can choose from three Early Access packs: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, or Ultimate Edition.
Standard Edition will include 2 wearable items, 9 furniture items, 3 design motifs, and 8,000 moonstones currency.
Deluxe Edition will include all Standard Edition cosmetic items, plus 10 decoration items, the Celestial Sea Turtle companion, 7 wearable items, the Deluxe Jersey and matching Mickey Mouse Donut Headband, 3 design motifs, and 14,500 moonstones currency.
Ultimate Edition will include all Standard and Deluxe Edition cosmetic items, plus 15 decoration items, the Royal Fox companion, 2 wearable items, the Ultimate Jersey and matching Mickey Mouse Donut Headband, 3 design motifs, and 20,000 moonstones currency.
For another upcoming magical life sim game, check out Witchbrook.
Forge Friendships with Disney and Pixar Characters in this Life-Sim
We have even more great news from the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for those that love games that include established beloved cartoon characters from other franchises. Disney Dreamlight Valley is a simulation and adventure game where you create your very own avatar and solve puzzles and encounter challenges in order to rescue Disney and Pixar characters and bringing them back home.
With the help of the new residents, you can collect, craft, and rebuild the Valley. The neighbourhood is yours to fully customize with creative landscaping and thousands of themed decorative items. This even includes the interior of your very own home where you can use bought items or the Touch of Magic tool to create your own designs. Furthermore, you can hangout with NPCs such as Goofy, Rapunzel, Buzz Lightyear, Moana, and more while fishing, cooking, gardening, etc!
Releasing in Early Access September 6th, 2022 on all Platforms
Disney Dreamlight Valley launches on all platforms September 6th, 2022 in Early Access. You may be wondering how you can play an Early Access game on the Nintendo Switch. The answer is with a Founder’s Pack. More on that will be announced in detail at a later time. For now, you can Wishlist the game on the Nintendo eShop here, or get more information on the other platforms here. The full launch date (out of Early Access) is still sometime in 2023.
You can also expect to be able to continuously check back for more in-game content with its live service. Meet new characters in the Valley, check out the latest clothing and furniture collections in Scrooge’s Store, and complete challenging in-game events! Hopefully, Disney Dreamlight Valley will be our latest fixation for a while to come since Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Like Coral Island, Summer of Gaming 2022 is still in full and with it came an announcement of an Early Access date for yet another one of our highly anticipated games, Dinkum. Explore tropical eucalyptus forests, scorching deserts and cool billabongs on an Island inspired by the wild Australian outback. Take care of giant wombats, but watch out for those crocs and other predators!
You’ll not only have your farm to worry about, but the entire town with businesses and attractions! To bring in more visitors, you will need to build fences, flower beds, street lamps, beehives, windmills, hedges, fountains, and more. There will even be insects, fish, and minerals to add to your museum’s collection.
Dinkum will have online co-op where your friends can help you construct buildings, shop at your stores, go fishing, race Emus, fight crocodiles much more!
Coming to PC Early Access on July 14th, 2022
Right now you can Wishlist Dinkum on Steam here. Other platforms are still TBA. You can watch the official announcement trailer below and stay tuned for more!
This month you can put on your witch’s hat, gather ingredients, and craft potions and spells!
Little Witch in the Woods is an adorable pixel adventure RPG created by small indie studio SUNNY SIDE UP. We’ve been keeping a close eye on their progress, and now we finally have an official Steam Early Access launch date! Don’t worry if you don’t have a PC, last year Microsoft announced that Little Witch in the Woods will be coming to Xbox Game Pass as a “Day One” release!
Play as an apprentice witch named Ellie and settle down in an enchanted forest! In Little Witch in the Woods, you can cast spells, craft potions, befriend creatures, fish, explore new areas, and find magical items! Seriously, anyone else super excited to look like Hermoine Granger and go catching some mandrakes?
Steam Early Access Date is May 16th, 2022, and Xbox Game Pass in 2023
The Steam Early Access Date is just around the corner so if you don’t want to miss it, you can Wishlist the game here. SUNNY SIDE UP have said that their intention is to have the full version of the game ready for release sometime in 2023. Presumably, that is when we’ll see the game on Xbox.
Become the best Temtem tamer and explore the six islands of the Airborne Archipelago! Thanks to a new announcement trailer, we can do just that very soon as Temtem will be available in Early Access January 21st, 2020 on Steam here and Humble Bundle here. The developers note that the Early Access will contain the following: “50% of the story content, three different islands (each with its own unique biomes), co-op campaign, player customization, breeding, Luma hunting, and a competitive rule-set.”
Don’t worry if you’re not a PC gamer as Crema still has plans to launch Temtem on all major consoles sometime in Q4 2020.
Neon Noodles is a simulation and management game created by Vivid Helix. Much like Automachef, you’ll need to put together an efficient food factory, with a cyberpunk atmosphere, so that your robot chefs can get to work! Neon Noodles will be available on Steam Early Access here on November 29th, 2019. Furthermore, you can try out the free demo/open beta on Steam (Windows only) and expect regular updates to the game!
About Neon Noodles
Set in a dark and mysterious cyberpunk world, you are put in charge of the futuristic food factory known as Neon Noodles. Inspired by the open-ended machine-building puzzle games of Zachtronics such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory, you design and build your own fully automated kitchen to prepare meals using robot chefs. Guacamole, bibimbap, ramen, spaetzle, paella and many more recipes are waiting for you to be optimized.
Automate your robot chefs through an intuitive replay and record system where you control the robot that creates the program, then edit it later if needed.
Customize your cooking loops to be as simple, elaborate or streamlined as you want and compare your wits with other players around the world on the global leaderboards
Solve endlessly replayable open-ended puzzles with over 100 recipes from around the world consisting of 200 unique ingredients.
Travel the world and master the art of cooking through technological advancement in a cyberpunk setting filled with mysteries.
It seems that the developers are planning to bring Neon Noodles to consoles, release TBD. You can check out those details, and more, on their official website here.
As we draw closer to the night of All Hallow’s Eve, a chill settles in our bones and also our beloved world of Ethia. From behind the mists, a mysterious Island has made itself known to the denizens of Ethia by spreading darkness and scares. Where did this island come from, why did it reveal itself? All is left in the dark for now, unless there are adventurers that are willing to explore and brave the terrors to come.
Players will be able to explore a brand new island in the high seas of Ethia, where something spooky is flitting about terrorizing unlucky trespassers. All of you can look forward to new items and a new area to explore, and for those that are interested in Shadow Magnus then get ready your taming items. The Halloween event island will have a higher chance of spawning the eerie Shadow Magnus, so take the opportunity to stock up. However, you might need to progress the game a bit, if you’re a beginner, before reaching the Island. Just keep going and you might even see some surprises in the isle!
In Parkasaurus you’re in charge of an amusement park, and the attraction is dinosaurs! Design and construct exhibits to keep your dinosaurs and guests happy in this management/tycoon game created by WashBear Studio. To learn more about the basics of the game, you can check out my previous article here. Parkasaurus is currently on Steam Early Access here and it just received an update worth checking out for this Halloween. Below you’ll find all of the new items that have been added, which can only be bought from the in-game stores at night!
Check out the Gem Store at night to buy your own Scary Pumpkin to invite an entire new crowd; Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts. Here’s the thing, Zombies love balloons, and Ghosts love dinosaur gazing. Who knew? All you need to do is purchase a Pumpkin from the Gem Store at night.
Smashing pumpkins in real life is such a mess, how about you let your dinos smash for you? Toy balls are out, pumpkin tossing is in.
We all know the true meaning of Halloween is dressing up in scary, hilarious, and weird costumes. Your dinosaurs want in on the fun – so check out the range of Halloween hats you can find in the Hat Store at night. Let your dino best friends pretend to be a witch, or maybe a space-dino.