Solarpunk is a first person game that you can play solo or together with friends. While it is an open-world crafting survival, it’s also a cozy adventure full of resource gathering, building, exploring, crafting, and farming. Harness the power of sunlight, water, and wind to automate your homesteading processes.
Take advantage of the modular building components to build the home of your dreams. Build your floor plan from scratch by placing each floor tile. Set up walls, windows, doors, and roofs to complete the plan. Add stairs for a multi-story set-up! Solarpunk also has a variety of decorations for you to use to create the coziest home possible. Then, you can place farm plots to grow your own fruits and vegetables to consume. Each crop satisfies a different amount of hunger, so growing a variety of them can be useful. You can also trade your bounty to the merchant for other goods.
Don’t forget to build your own airship so you can explore Solarpunk’s numerous sky islands. You’ll find caves, mountains, lakes, and rivers across the world. Different resources can be found on different islands, too. Or if you’re more of the farmer type, raise and breed different animals. Treat them well, and those animals will reward you with resources! There’s no exploitation here, only coexistence. So be sure to provide them with enough food, water, and space.
You can find Solarpunk on Steam where you can add it to your Wishlist. There is no official release date listed yet.
Loftia has some promise for a cozy MMO, also with solarpunk elements like harnessing alternative energy sources!
Ready for another game that’s perfect for Halloween? Well, here’s Witch It, a fun video game rendition of hide and seek!
Enter a vibrant and magical world in Witch It, where you can explore humble villages and exotic islands. However, the goal of the game is hide and seek! Play as a hunter, whose job is to fearlessly seek out those pesky witches hidden throughout the map. Use a variety of skills and tools to detect, trap, and slow down witches. Or play as a mischievous witch, hiding from the hunters! Use your skills to mimic items on the map, fly away, disorientate, or distract the hunters as you run from them. Interact with props that use dynamic, physics-based movement to help you easily traverse the maps and find hiding spots.
Personalize your characters with fun shirts, hats, and accessories. Unlock these items simply by playing Witch It and leveling up! In fact, you can gain levels by playing one of several game modes. Hide and Seek is the classic, standard game mode, but there’s also Mobification, Hunt a Hag, and Fill a Pot. In Mobification, you play the standard Hide and Seek, but witches who are caught join the hunters in seeking out the rest of the witches. Hunt a Hag is a one way game of tag where all skills and projectiles are disabled. Then there’s Fill a Pot, a 2v2 competitive experience where witches must fill cauldrons with specific props before the timer, or their lives, run out! There’s even a Creative mode that allows you to build your own maps to play on.
Play with friends, or load up public servers to play with strangers across the internet!
Grab some friends and hop into a chaotic multiplayer co-op game of gathering resources and crafting railroad tracks to travel across the world in Unrailed! Encounter different inhabitants as you journey across more than five biomes in an endless procedurally generated world. Master challenges as you encounter them to keep your train moving.
Unrailed! is a co-op game, so working together is of course important, but make sure to polish your communication skills! There’s only one of each tool necessary for gathering resources, so you and your friends will need to coordinate in order to succeed. You’ll also need to upgrade your train to prepare for the challenges you’ll face. Get an atomic engine, upgrade your crafting car, or upgrade one of the many other options.
Frenetic co-ops are nothing new. In fact, some of the funniest co-op games are these chaotic co-ops like Overcooked and Moving Out, where you need to work together with other players. However, you’re often creating more obstacles by being in each other’s ways. And Abracadabrew isn’t much different. This game just offers a fresh new take and setting to the genre.
Become the Best Witch!
Abracadabrew is a charming and adorable local couch co-op game. Gather up to four players and experience some frenetic fun. You and your friends will need to use your memory skills to brew as many potions as possible before dawn. Frantically run around each level to find the necessary ingredients hidden around the room, and be sure to communicate with each other to be successful!
Experience the fun and chaos of running around for ingredients to brew potions in 25 unique levels. Each level has its own environments and layouts, with more levels to come. Every Abracadabrew level is randomly generated to provide limitless replayability, also. Unlock 20 different playable characters as you play through the game, too. You’ll even engage in intense boss battles where you’ll need to brew the correct potions in order to win. Prove you’re the best at brewing potions and battle for the top spot on Abracadabrew‘s leaderboard.
Abracadabrew is an especially great game for families and friends to play together as it is made up of entirely family-friendly content. It’s perfect for all ages to play!
This adorably charming couch co-op game is available now on Steam!
Farm Your Friends is like Among Us, but farming. While you won’t be sneaking around a spaceship to sabotage the other players, you are trying to become the best farmer through hard work and sabotage. Gather up to 8 people and see who will outwit the rest to become the best farmer!
As a fast-paced, competitive multiplayer game, Farm Your Friends isn’t one to relax with. Players will run around planting crops and harvesting them when they’ve grown. Or, you could skip all of that and just steal the crops from your opponents! You’ll be able to choose from different traps, too, in order to protect your precious farm. Place a land mine to turn players to ash, a carnivorous plant to eat your enemies, or even a fun spring-loaded ground tile to fling opponents away. Perhaps even forming alliances will help you win, too. Defend your farm at all costs!
The fun doesn’t end, or even begin there. Each player will be able to customize their character by choosing from a variety of costumes, similar to Overcooked’s character choices. Plus, farming and sabotage aren’t the only things to worry about. Farm Your Friends also has random events like being struck by lightning or attacked by a shark.
Release Date TBA
Unfortunately, this cute and frenetic multiplayer has no release date available. However, you can Wishlist it on Steam to keep up to date with it!
For another frenzied co-op game, check out Camped Out!
For players who enjoyed the multiplayer chaos in such games as Overcooked and Moving Out, here’s your next fun couch co-op! Camped Out plays up to 4 players and your goal is to set up camp before dark falls. Work together as a team with family or friends to set up each camp and unlock more campsites. Players will rush to set up tents, build a campfire, and gather enough food in time to get into bed before night sets in.
Each character in Camped Out has a camper’s backpack that holds a tent, lantern, and some shared tools. Each player also has a cook pot to cook their nightly meals in. You are in control of where to place things, so choose wisely or they may hinder you! Chop wood, gather stones, and go fishing in order to get the campsite ready. Just don’t leave materials lying around or they may disappear.
Coming September 22
While a demo is available now on Steam, the game will be available fully on September 22nd. Camped Out! Will be on Steam for PC and Switch consoles.
The Ranchers is an open-world country-life sim for 1-4 players online. Ranch, grow crops and fruit trees, cook with many recipes, craft machines like in My Time at Sandrock, build your house from scratch, go fishing and hunting, enter mines and fight monsters. All of which can be done, including quests, in multiplayer!
The game has more realism and creative freedom that makes it unique. Example, you can decide how to cut down a tree. Meaning, by using an axe, your car, explosives, or even guns. The animals you get to raise have the usual cows and chickens, but also ones not seen in typical farming sims like peacocks and turkeys. Pets include cats and dogs but if you back the game now on Kickstarter, you can have a pet tiger!
There are many villagers around to meet and befriend. You can also find love, move in together, and start a family. There are various vehicles you can drive to make deliveries, transport your animals, explore, and visit said friends. They all have different speed, handling, acceleration, passenger capacity, storage capacity, and fuel needs. Types of vehicles range from bicycles, motorcycles, yatch, scooter, etc!
Launching in Late 2023 for PC and Consoles
The Ranchers is in development by RedPilzStudio. You can Wishlist it now on Steam Early Access for release in Q3 2023. Some time a little later, the game will release on all consoles.
Race, Dodge, and Eat Strawberries as Kirby with your Friends
Nintendo has just released a trailer for a short-but-sweet new Kirby game coming very soon. Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a colorful racing obstacle course multiplayer game like Fall Guys but all food/desert-themed. Yum!
What we know so far is 1-4 players can roll around in sets of 4 matches with a final round being “a fruity fight atop a floating platform.” It does not specifically say whether the multiplayer is only online or if it’s local. However, the disclaimer at the bottom of the game listing saying “sold separately” has me thinking it’s the former.
While dodging things like giant ice-cream cones, gaining speed and power-ups, etc, you’ll also have to collect strawberries along the way. Reaching the end of the levels will tally up and reward the tubbiest Kirby and its adorable. The trailer below shows that there are Waddle-Dees in the race but they look like they’re only NPCs and not playable characters.