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  • svgSep 12, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Build Your Camp Through Teamwork

    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.

    Tools Up is another fun couch co-op.

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  • svgJul 15, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Farm, Ranch, Build, and Explore with Co-Op

    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.

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  • svgJul 12, 2022News

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    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.

    Available this Summer on the Nintendo eShop

    Kirby’s Dream Buffet will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch as an eShop exclusive (digital only) this Summer 2022.

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  • svgJun 9, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Day of the Devs 10th Anniversary showcased a more in-depth look at Roots of Pacha, a farming simulation game set in the stone age. You can check out the video with the developers Soda Den below! They also announced that their Steam demo just launched today and will continue for the rest of the Steam Next Fest 2022 (ends June 20th, 2022).

    The Roots of Pacha demo will be eight in-game days which amounts to approximately two hours. The community will have a chance to get two more days by unlocking fires in the Demo Festival Challenge (lighting fires). Players have already unlocked the Pacheems Statue and a Bunny Hat (as seen in screenshot) in the challenge so you’ll have to join now if you want to take part! Furthermore, the developers have allowed the capability to save during the demo, to start multiple runs, and to play in co-op.

    Free Limited Time Demo During Steam Next Fest 2022

    You can check out the Steam demo here. If you;re interested in what’s new, you can read their latest blog which includes mentioning that they have made “significant strides in the character customizer, including more skin tones, hair colors, hairstyles, and another outfit.” Don’t forget, Roots of Pacha will be releasing sometime later this year on PC and all consoles.

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  • svgJun 1, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Make Potions, Master Spells, Manage Your Social Life

    Creator Chucklefish has just announced today that their magical school RPG, Witchbrook, now has a Steam Page right here! This game has been high on our wait-list for being the Harry Potter to our Stardew Valley.

    In Witchbrook you get to create your own character and enlist as a witch-in-training at Witchbook College. There, you can develop your magical abilities by attending classes, completing assignments, and earning badges to graduate at the top of your class. You’ll be learning to brew potions, fly brooms, improve your botany skills, and master spells.

    School life will also include socializing with others, and even bringing dates to the prom! Yes, you can go on romantic dates with a colourful cast of characters. All with hopes and dreams that you can help them realize on your way to graduation and beyond.

    New Witchbrook Steam Screenshots

    As the release date is “still brewing”, the game will likely not launch this year. Furthermore, it’s too early for any console release confirmations. However, a Steam Page is a great next step! Speaking of which, it shows that online multiplayer is in the works!

    As you can see below, new screenshots have been added with this announcement and we get a closer look at seaside town Mossport. Outside of the academy, you can take part in other activities such as photography and gardening. Mossport boasts many boutiques, cafes and seasonal markets!

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  • svgFeb 3, 2020Animal Crossing

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    There’s only one thing that can make playing Animal Crossing better, and that’s playing it with friends! Therefore fans of the franchise will be pleased to know that New Horizons features both local and online multiplayer. In a recent notice from the official Nintendo website in Australia, it was announced that:

    Official Nintendo Announcement

    • Up to eight players can reside on an island at once.
    • Four residents of the same island can play together simultaneously on a single system (presumably with each player requiring a joycon).
    • Eight players can play together on one player’s island via online multiplayer or local wireless.

    *Up to 8 players with registered accounts on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console.

    Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of user accounts registered to or copies of the game used on one console.

    One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island. Alternatively, up to eight people can play together on one island via local wireless or online play. Local wireless play requires one console and one copy of the software per player.

    This is how Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer works!

    So to clarify, that’s three different ways to play with friends:

    • Up to 4 residents of the same island can play together simultaneosuly on one console.
    • Up to 8 people can play together (each with your own console and copy of ACNH) using local multiplayer.
    • Up to 8 people can play together (each with your own console, copy of ACNH, an internet connection, and a Switch Online membership) using Online Play.

    Whilst not yet officially confirmed, gameplay from Nintendo Treehouse E3 2019 and trailers suggest that local multiplayer (using one console) will work in the following way:

    New Horizons Local Multiplayer Using One Console

    • Through the Call Islander app on the Nook Phone, it is possible to invite other characters that have already have a home for themselves in the town.
    • Up to 3 players can be invited this way for a maximum of 4 local players on the same system
    • One character is set as the main player, indicated by the flag over their head. Initially it is the player who used to app to invite someone, but can be switched at any time (easy switching between characters)
    • All characters in local coop must stay within the same field of view. If the main player moves such that another player is moved off screen, that player will *poof* back next to the main player.
    Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer

    Switch may require Dock mode for New Horizons Local Multiplayer

    It is not yet confirmed or denied by Nintendo, however it is to assume that the Switch will need to be docked, with each player owning a joycon, in order to play with others using one system.

    In regards to online multiplayer, developers have stated that the Nintendo Switch Online App will likely be compatable with the game. This could mean that voice chat will be available when playing online, making gameplay easier and more fun .

    It seems that Nintendo have put a lot of effort into co-op play in Animal Crossing New Horizons, something that has made New Leaf so enjoyable for many years after its release. Trading with players from all over the world and exploring other towns has breathed new life into New Leaf even 7 years after its initial release.

    New Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch and Joy-Cons

    Make sure to pre-order your copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons and to invest in a sufficient number of joycons, as Animal Crossing New Horizons will be coming to Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.

    The new Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch Edition is also now live on Amazon!

    More Animal Crossing New Horizons News

    Check out all the adorable merchandise announced so far for New Horizons, including this adorable AC themed Gardening kit and this super cute Choco Egg that comes with some of your favorite characters!

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  • svgDec 21, 2019News

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    For those of you that have been following along on Re:Legend’s progress, a cooperative JRPG simulation game by Magnus Games, this will probably be the most important news and update of all! I’ve been playing the game since its release on Steam Early Access in late August and have been enjoying the quests, but it was taking me a bit of time to get accustomed to the controls and to play around with everything the game has to offer from farming, crafting, fishing, taming Magnus, and more!

    In With the New, Out With the Old

    With update 16.0 available now, it brings much needed bug fixes and a large overhaul of the multiplayer feature. It also brings brand new and exciting content with a side of very bad news for early players. So let’s get that bad news out of the way right now; everyone’s save files have been wiped and we’re all starting from scratch. This is what the developers had to say on that matter: “We understand the frustration of the save wipe, but with the full rework of many systems in the game, the old save files were hard to recover.”

    The Everdust Desert

    With that said, new players will probably have a much better experience with more polish and rework to the game, and interactive tutorials. In this new major content update, we’ll be getting new items, new recipes, new armor, new quests, new NPCs, and much more! The largest focus is on the new biome; The Everdust Desert. This whole new Desert biome will have more than 30 maps and quests to explore, and 30 new tamable Magnus too.

    Season’s Greetings Magnus Tamers

    As for festivals and events, we got a limited time pop-up island for Halloween, now we’ll be getting one for this holiday season as well. What we know so far is that we’ll be able to explore a frozen landscape with new Magnus, and old ones with a new festive look, as well as some seasonal decorations. We can see in the trailer above that the new festival may coincide with this new island event because, in Japan, lighting up floating lanterns and placing them in the water is celebrated during the fall and sometimes also during New Year’s to guide the spirits of their ancestors and ward off evil. Perhaps I’ll take part and say goodbye to my previous avatar.

    I’d like to hear from you what you think about all of these changes for Re:Legend and if you’ll be playing during the holidays. The developers have mentioned that they have taken steps to safeguard save files for the future so it should be fine to fully dive into the game now! You can even get Re:Legend at 15% off here, as part of Steam’s Winter Sale.

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  • svgDec 17, 2019Quick Bits

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    Melbits World is a cooperative puzzle platformer by Melbot and released for the PS4 as a PlayLink title back in February 2019. Thanks to the developers, I was lucky enough to test Melbits World Pocket the mobile version of the game. This was without the multiplayer feature and not to be confused with the mobile companion app for the PS4 game. I really enjoyed customizing my adorable virtual pixies with accessories and leading them to the end of several challenging levels.

    Therefore, when Melbot recently announced that Melbits World is out now on PC (as of December 16th, 2019) and coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 19th, 2019, I got really excited to delve back into this charming world. A world all about “spreading the good vibes across the Internet.” Now due to the collaboration with publisher Plug in Digital, you can get the Melbits World on Steam (controller support only) for a 34% discount until December 23rd, 2019, and the Nintendo Switch version for only $12.59!

    In Melbits World there are 4 worlds, each one with 9 levels where you can dodge evil viruses, collect seeds, rotate platforms, and utilize springs. It’s a family-friendly game you can play with up to 4 players and collaborate and communicate with each other! To find out more about Melbot’s upcoming projects, check out my article on the Melbits POD; a toy for mobile devices.

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