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  • svgMar 28, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Ready for a chill sandbox gardening game? Then Plantabi: Little Garden is just the game for you! Developed by Adrian Corpuz, this adorable little game is all about decorating and building a beautiful little garden. Of course, you need to fulfill orders for customers too, because earning money allows you to buy even more! 

    Unlock new plants as you help the shop owner fulfill orders in Plantabi so you can raise a number of different types of plants. In fact, there are over 90 different plants to collect. Each plant needs to be lovingly cared for, so water and fertilize it to make it happy. Even equip each plant with a helpful orb that has unique abilities to help the plant thrive. Pick from a variety of decorative pots to perfectly design and enhance your gardening space. Plus, decorate with different items to personalize the garden into a relaxing oasis! 

    Release Date

    Plantabi: Little Garden is available now on Steam!

    Taking Root is a more realistic plant care game, if you prefer that!

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  • svgFeb 29, 2024Reviews

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    I got to experience the closed beta version of this game thanks to the developer and publisher!

    If you missed the last time I talked about Time & Galaxy, then let me get you up to speed! This game is a vibrant, quirky visual novel where you play as the galaxy’s first robot reporter. You’ve just begun your internship at the renowned holopaper, Times & Galaxy, and you need to prove your worth. Take on different assignments and brush up on your journalism skills as you investigate the scene of a crash, interview contestants in a contest, or gather quotes from onlookers. Then, use the Build-a-Story tool to create your piece! 

    Gameplay

    Times & Galaxy is a visual novel, so you just need WASD keys to move, and your mouse to click. Interact with your crewmates, as well as the people you want to interview using the mouse, and that’s it! It’s simple and easy to play, which is perfect for focusing on the engaging dialogue you’ll come across.

    I was immediately captivated by this game. Every single character design is unique. Personalities are different from each other. Plus, you interact with over 100 different characters across the whole game. I experienced a limited closed beta version, so did not encounter all 100+ characters, but if you like visual novels, you need to! The characters I did get to interact with were fun to get to know. Some were grumpy, some upbeat, and every other flavor of personality you can think of. And all of the dialogue was interesting. Not a single conversation made me bored, so there’s clearly been a lot of thought and care put into this game. You can even flirt with people, or robots, or aliens! You, a robot, exhibiting flirting skills was possibly the highlight of interacting with folks, too. 

    I really enjoyed traveling to the different locations in Times & Galaxy, too. Each assignment let me see a small peak at the different planets in the galaxy. Not to mention, each assignment was super unique. One was a shuttle crash site where I examined the shuttle and interviewed people. Another was a cat show fluff piece where I got to visit with the cats and talk to their owners. I don’t think there’s a single thing in this game that I can call boring. It’s quirky, fun, humorous, and overall just great. 

    Visuals and Soundtrack

    If you aren’t as charmed by the beautiful visuals as I am, then we need to talk. They are vibrant without being overwhelming and just fit the story and setting so perfectly. I couldn’t imagine playing this game without these lovely graphics. They’re clever and add so much life to what is ultimately a limited view of the galaxy. You spend most of your time on the ship or at specific places for your stories, often a single room or area. So, it’s important that the visuals (and dialogue) make an impact. And they do! 

    Pair everything with the great soundtrack and Times & Galaxy has really nailed what it was aiming for. The music fits each scene and situation perfectly. It doesn’t overwhelm, either. You’re not listening to the same track over and over again. Nor is anything obnoxious. Each track fits well where it is and sits perfectly in the background like it should. 

    Final Thoughts

    If you don’t have Times & Galaxy on your Wishlist already, what are you waiting for? It’s so charming and funny. The characters and situations are fun. The visuals are gorgeous. The soundtrack is great. What more could you ask for from a game? 

    I give it:

    You can find Times & Galaxy on Steam!

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  • svgFeb 22, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Set out on a vibrant interplanetary adventure as the very first robot reporter for the Times & Galaxy. You’re just a simple intern for the solar system’s most trusted holopaper. You might be able to keep your job if you do it well, though! Take this unpaid opportunity to get the scoop on exciting situations like shuttle crashes, intersolar cat shows, even space ghost funerals. Write great stories and impress your coworkers, and you just prove you’re worthy of the newsroom. 

    Your job in Times & Galaxy is to get the necessary interviews (there’s over 100 characters!), find clues, and investigate the scene. There’s always more to a story than what appears on the surface, too. So whip your conversational and investigative skills into shape to get all the answers. Then, piece together your story with the Build-a-Story tool. Your choices impact the quality and tone of your story, plus how your editor and readers interpret the article. The reputation of the paper is at stake, too. When you’re not busy with assignments, get to know a unique cast of humans and aliens that serve as your crewmates and coworkers. Or spend some time in the Garden where you can plant seeds to restore its beauty and take a relaxing break. 

    Do you have what it takes to become more than just an intern?

    Release Date

    Times & Galaxy is listed on Steam and set to release some time this year! There is currently a demo available.

    Little-Known Galaxy is another interstellar game coming soon to Steam.

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  • svgJan 18, 2024Indie Highlight

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    Reel Life sends you on a journey jumping from country to country in a world based on getting lucky at the slot machine. Spend your days however you wish in this easy-going point-and-click farm sim. There’s no end goal or time limit, so play however you want to. Farm, fish, forage, and mine for items. Or even hit up the slot machines in search of a big payout. As you earn money, purchase additional plots of land across the world, build houses, barns, and crafting stations, too! Decorate your farms with furniture, decor, and garden items to create the perfect cozy home. Even get to know the people you come across in the world, and who knows, you might find love! Or maybe just a good friend.

    Reel Life currently features one town, some farming content, and cooking. Developer Bad Genes Productions has plans for so much more, too. Coming soon to this charming game is character customization, home upgrades and decorating, crafting stations, farm buildings, and eight holidays per year per country! Then there’s relationship content, traveling merchants, and new countries for you to travel to. You’ll also be able to help NPCs find love with each other and buy houses in other countries. There’s a lot of great content coming to this game in the future!

    How will you spend your days?

    Release Date

    Reel Life is currently available on Steam. You can also find the rough estimate for new content releases in the Steam page’s updates section. 

    Another Farm Roguelike, Solarpunk, and Little-Known Galaxy are some more unique farm sims!

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  • svgJan 4, 2024Snack Size News

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    In Peachleaf Pirates, you find yourself washed ashore on a mysterious, quirky island paradise. You have no memory of what happened or how you got there, but the island has a lot to offer you. Split your time between exploring and homesteading. Discover that there’s more to your new island home than first meets the eye in this quirky point-and-click RPG!

    Spend your days solving puzzles and getting to know a cast of goofy characters as you work to help the locals save the Peachleaf tree. Evil threatens the life of the tree, and it’s up to you to save it. You’ll also plant and harvest a number of crops, but Peachleaf Pirates doesn’t make farming painless. Greedy little goblins will steal your precious crops, and the tropical climate makes plants prone to diseases. So, keep an eye on your farm! You can also raise some fantastic creatures on your farm, like bees, hens, and bizarre dinoflies. Then, delve into the jungle temple dungeon to collect treasures and fight enemies. 

    Release Date

    Peachleaf Pirates is available now on Steam

    Be sure not to confuse this game with the lovely romantic otome game Peachleaf Valley!

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  • svgNov 23, 2023Snack Size News

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    What’s better than running a bath house for spirits? Maybe running an adorable mountain-side spa for cute critters! Capybara Spa is an adorable point and click simulation game where you do just that. Restore a run-down spa and run an efficient business to please your customers.

    In Capybara Spa, you’ll grow different fruits like lemons, oranges, strawberries, and blueberries to feed as snacks to your guests. You’ll also need to craft different soaps that your guests request to keep them happy. Work on increasing the popularity of your spa to unlock new decorations and amenities like tubs and fruit gardens. Even expand your business to accommodate more animals. You’ll encounter turtles, frogs, otters, and ducks as your business grows. Plus, you can employ butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and ladybugs to help run the spa more efficiently! 

    Can you run a successful and relaxing spa?

    Available Now

    You can find the adorable Capybara Spa on Steam now!

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  • svgAug 28, 2019News

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    Growbot, a colorful point-and-click indie game about a robot named Nara saving her home, is inspired by classic adventure games like Loom, and modern adventures like Machinarium. Growbot is in development by Wabisabi Play for Windows, Mac and iOS, and releasing sometime in 2020. Furthermore, you can wishlist it now on Steam right here!

    A Tale of Flower Power With Twisted Roots

    Growbot is a 2D point-and-click adventure about a robot saving her home from a dark crystalline force. Set upon a beautiful biopunk space station, you play as Nara, a growbot in training to become a captain. When your station home is attacked by rapidly growing crystals, it’s down to you to save it. 

    Key Features

    • Explore a beautiful space station and repair its strange machinery.
    • Interact with fantastic plants and aliens.
    • Use your Brain(apilla) to solve puzzles.
    • Collect the sounds of flowers and combine them to create powerful shields.

    Meet Some of the Growbot Characters

    You meet this adorably anxious little water dragon when you enter the underwater floor. He requests your help to free his friends, whom are trapped within a broken down maze. 

    This is Mavis the psychic squid with her favorite toy frog! Mavis believes she has prophetic dreams, wherein she converses with peeps from galaxies close and far. Sometimes these dreams seep into her waking reality and cause a bit of confusion, but it’s nothing her unthinking hat can’t tackle. 

    These little skittish Colour Brites can be found and collected along the way in the game and returned to the Coral Reef.

    You’ll have to help these Light Sprites reach their destinations to collect the remaining Colour Brites. Learn more about your new home’s ecosystem of alien flowers and strange creatures right here and help return the color and its inhabitants to the Coral Reef.

    For another point-and-click game with a robot, check out our article here: ENCODYA – A Futuristic Dystopian Adventure Now on Kickstarter.

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  • svgAug 24, 2019News

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    ENCODYA is a point-and-click adventure game set in a dystopian future by sole developer Nicola Piovesan, an award-winning filmmaker. What inspired him to create ENCODYA was the “creativity of Studio Ghibli, the setting and atmosphere of Blade Runner and the humor and game style of Monkey Island”. Although this reminds us of the 1999 animated film Iron Giant and we’re loving it. You can back this game on Kickstarter now, and for another 24 days, right here! The game will release for PC, Mac and Linux (Steam and GOG) with a plan to later port it for mobile and consoles.

    About ENCODYA

    It’s 2062. Tina – a 9 years old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian – on a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. The protagonist is an urban jungle kid, which has learned to live alone, scavenging dumpsters of the dystopian city, eking out a living of scraps. Her funny robot always with her, programmed to protect the girl no matter what.

    Key Features

    • 6+ hours of gameplay
    • 2 playable characters
    • 30+ non-player characters
    • 50+ locations
    • 500+ lines of dialogue
    • Randomization of objects and locations
    • Original art and assets
    • Custom sound design
    • Original soundtrack
    • Professional voice actors

    Kickstarter Rewards and Stretch Goals

    Besides the game itself – with lots of bonus digital features such as wallpapers, concept arts, videos, soundtrack and more – there are many cool extras: film posters, blu-rays, t-shirt and even a retro style physical copy of ENCODYA in a box! But the most attractive rewards are the ones that will place the backers into the game itself! See your name in the Neo Berlin phonebook or on a neon sign, or be in a poster, or even become an NPC with whom the player can interact and talk!

    Finally, the stretch goals are as follows: translation to 3 extra languages (Italian, German, Spanish), one extra hour of gameplay (new puzzles, locations, characters), and the last goal having yet to be revealed.

    If you’re still unsure about backing this project, you can try out the demo here or see below for more details. For another point-and-click adventure game darker in tone, check out our article here: Roki: Explore A Dark Yet Wonderful World.

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