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  • svgJan 10, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Neva is the moving tale of a young woman named Alba. Play as Alba as she sets out on an emotional journey about identity and growth. With her wolf companion by her side, she’s searching for a new home. The world is being overcome by dark forces, and those forces also threaten to overwhelm the pair at every step. Determined to defeat the darkness, you and the wolf cub will explore a dying world in search of a new home. As your journey goes on, the cub will grow from a rebellious cub, to an adult who seeks to forge his own adult image, challenging the relationship he has with you. Although you love your wolf companion, his growing up strains your friendship. It will take love and compassion to overcome all obstacles.

    Armed with courage, steadfastness, and fortitude, will you make it to a new home safely and together?

    Release Date

    You can find Neva on Steam where you can add it to your Wishlist. There is currently no release date, though. It’s also been announced for Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. 

    Mirth Island is another heartfelt adventure.

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  • svgDec 13, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Marvin’s Mittens isn’t strictly Christmas themed, but it perfectly captures the wonder and joy of playing in the snow! This game is a 2D platformer that captures the nostalgia of a childhood spent playing in the snow. Explore the world, and collect magic snowflakes in a hand-drawn environment. 

    Explore a soothing world free of enemies and danger as you run around Marvin’s Mittens on a joyous adventure. Use your sled to race across snowy landscapes until Mom calls you back home. Collecting snowflakes will let you increase your jump height, allowing you to access more and more as you progress. Find shortcuts to new areas, and revisit old levels to discover what you couldn’t access before. Even sneak up on wildlife to record them in your journal. 

    Ultimately, you’ll learn the secrets of snow elf magic and uncover the mystery of your missing mitten while you explore!

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    This charming game is fairly old, actually, but I dug it up because of its perfect winter-themed fun. You can find Marvin’s Mittens on Steam!

    I personally enjoy the winter DLC from Overcooked 2 for a little chilly fun!

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  • svgJun 8, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Explore a Peaceful Forest and Meet New Villagers

    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!

    Available Now!

    This cozy little cottagecore adventure is currently available on Steam. It’s coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, too!

    Want more mail delivery goodness? Check out Lake, Flying Neko Delivery, and The Courier!

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  • svgMar 30, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Cook Tasty Treats, Potions, Grow Ingredients, and Explore

    In Magical Delicacy, you play as the young witch Flora. She travels to a distant town to fulfill her dream of becoming a full-fledged witch. Flora opens a cozy little shop in the harbor town of Grat, where adventurers settled to chart out adventures to an unexplored island full of mystery. Flora cooks up some tasty treats, as well as magical potions for her patrons, all while growing her own ingredients in her backyard or gathering them from nooks and crannies in town.

    The game offers a unique mechanic, too. While platformer games aren’t unique in and of themselves, Magical Delicacy incorporates platforming into the town exploration. So, instead of a flat walking or running back and forth through the maps, you’ll jump around, climb old bell towers, and delve into dark caves. You can even upgrade your platforming skills to move faster or better. Discover new routes and hard-to-reach places, or even open up new shortcuts back to the shop with upgrades. And don’t forget to uncover the secrets and mysteries the town has to offer.

    Meet a number of unique townsfolk and take their orders or make deliveries. Interact with the merchants of Magical Delicacy, where you can buy ingredients if you don’t want to gather them from around town. Learn magic from the two leaders of opposing covens, Cassia and Tauno. Upgrade your cooking tools, and unlock new rooms in your shop. Discover new cooking recipes. Decorate and organize things to fit your style, too.

    Coming 2024

    This charming little game will come out some time in 2024. You can Wishlist it on Steam now. It will also be available day one on Xbox Game Pass. It will be available for Xbox Series S and Series X.

    Looking for more witchy games? Take a look at Wylde Flowers, Sun Haven, or Witchbrook!

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  • svgJan 18, 2023Indie Highlight

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    Guide Lila the Mouse Through a Heartwarming Adventure

    After a terrible thunderstorm passes through the French village of Saint-de-clare, and bestows one unlikely creature with a new power and a new friend! The Spirit and the Mouse follows Lila, the mouse, as she works with her new ally, Lumion the spirit, to restore peace and balance to their village. Lila will also need to befriend the Kibblins, to help in her quests. Kibblins are playful electricity spirits who are running wild through Saint-de-clare, and will be the key to solving the village’s electricity problem. By helping the Kibblins and the villagers, Lila will be able to return Lumion to where he came from too

    The Spirit and the Mouse is a rich, narrative-focused adventure game where you play as adorable Lila. Explore every dark corner and each little hidden spot you come across to complete objectives and collect items you’ll need to aid you in your journey. Meet the villagers, listen to their problems, then go find the Kibblins to solve the problems. You’ll complete cute mini-games to appease the Kibblins, as well as help you complete your quests for the villagers. Use Lila’s new-found electric powers to help solve puzzles and travel around Saint-de-clare. You’ll also want to collect energy and happiness to unlock new abilities through your journeys. 

    Available Now!

    You can find the adorable The Spirit and the Mouse on Steam, Nintendo Switch, GOG, and Epic Games right now.

    For more fun games where you play as an animal, check out Stray, Kitaria Fables, and Aka.

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  • svgAug 19, 2022Indie Highlight

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    Solve Puzzles and Mysteries

    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

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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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  • svgNov 26, 2019News

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    Described as a ‘humorous light platformer’, fans of felines will be delighted to know that a platform game with RPG and puzzle elements featuring cats is coming to Nintendo Switch this week. Developed by DeqafStudio and published by No Gravity Games, the game will be playable in 13 different languages including, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Hungarian.

    Not dissimilar to Mario and Zelda games, the aim of Strike Force Kitty is to train a team of four kitties to save a princess. The concept of the game might sound all too familiar, (you have to fight bosses along your journey). However, the game is unique and appealing due to its cute and humourous nature.

    Features of the game include:

    • 350 unlockable costumes for your kitties
    • Multiple big bosses to battle
    • Cute graphics with RPG and puzzle features
    • Over 30 different artifacts
    • Bespoke art, music and animation to provide hours of entertainment
    • Funny and easy to play
    • Cats. ?

    The game’s usual price is very affordable at just USD$4.99. However, if ‘pre-purrchased’, it can be obtained for the bargain price of USD$3.99 here.

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