Run a Courier Service While Uncovering Secrets in The Courier
With the incredible popularity of cozy games such as Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, it comes as no surprise that others have tried creating their own versions of comfortable, cozy games. A large part of that has been various flavors of farming games. However, for players looking for something different, there is The Courier. Created by indie developer Crescent Moon Games, comes a mail delivery and puzzle game with a cozy, mysterious atmosphere.
Welcome to the island of Orda, a very peculiar and mysterious place. You play as a woman who is the courier of the island. She runs her very own mail delivery service on this curious island. Follow a compelling story line as you interact with the residents of the island. Uncover the many dark secrets of the island and deliver mail. The more mail you deliver, the more secrets about Orda you’ll discover.
Explore an open world full of beautifully crafted areas. Sling newspapers at the front steps of home. Also solve exciting environmental puzzles. Use different vehicles to get around the island as you deliver mail to residents. Explore on foot, by bicycle, by boat, or even by hang glider. Complete challenges, missions, and even mini games. Spend time fishing, walking dogs, mowing lawns, or even shearing sheep.
Coming Fall 2022
Although there is no specific release date for The Courier as of yet, we hope it’s soon! The game is expected to release on Steam, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
In this adorable new entry to the franchise, join Doraemon, Noby, and friends on a brand new planet for some more farming fun. Use different gadgets to help you grow and harvest crops, tend to the animals, and much more. Spend your days building and designing your farm or fishing on the beach. Explore the underwater areas to harvest pearls. Even fly above the clouds to discover special farms where you can grow and harvest rare crops.
Perhaps even more exciting about this Doraemon Story of Seasons game is the addition of co-op play. So, play solo, or kick back and relax with a friend as you both design, farm, fish, and explore to your heart’s content!
Doraemon Releases November 2nd
Bandai Namco published a new trailer to announce the upcoming release of the game. You will be able to get Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom starting November 2nd, 2022. It will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Steam.
You can find the previous Doraemon Story of Seasons game on the Nintendo Switch store, Steam, and the Playstation store (where it is on sale for $14.99 until 9/1/2022).
For other Story of Season games, check out our other articles here.
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.
Explore, Fish, Farm, Befriend, and Build as Momo the Purple Cat
Play as Momo, a kitty that craves a new rural lifestyle, and travel with best friend Mikan to a deserted island. However, the island you’ll settle on is cursed and attracting monsters! Players will have to explore dungeons, mines and new regions, all while revitalizing a ruined village.
To help along the rebuilding effort, farm, cook, craft, fish, and give gifts. Send job postings to other furry friends and invite them to live in your community! You can even take on part-time jobs yourself. Snacko also has quite the extensive decorating mechanic with snap-grids and free rotation to all buildings and items. With a free camera, you can easily move, place, dye, or put away any object anywhere.
Coming Soon to PC, Switch, PS4/PS5
Snacko is developed by Bluecurse Studios and published by Armor Games Studios. They recently announced with their new trailer below that their cute cat sim adventure is also coming to PlayStation. The game is releasing soon in 2022 on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5.
Stray is a third-person cat adventure game where you get to navigate a ruined cybercity with droids and dangerous creatures. You’ll befriend small flying drone B-12, and together, escape said derelict place! The narrative and atmosphere may be a little dark but the gameplay is quite casual as a platformer.
Stray is approximately 5 hours long with an ancient mystery and puzzles to solve. Although, you can spend a lot of your time climbing and jumping on rooftops, balancing on wires and beams, and just generally being a cat. Moreover, you may find toys to squeak, bottles to shove off ledges, other kitties to boop, and snoozes to take.
Out Now on PC and PlayStation 4/5
Stray is developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. It is available as of today (July 19th, 2022) for PC (Steam) and PS4/PS5 exclusively — for a limited time.
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.
As always, this adorable sim features plowing fields, harvesting crops, and tending to the animals, all with the help of Doraemon’s gadgets. However, the most exciting and new addition is the local play feature! Meaning, you and a friend can now build a ranch together!
Releasing in 2022 on PC, PS5, and Switch
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom is published by Bandai Namco and developed by Marvelous. The game will launch on PC, PS5, and the Nintendo Switch later in 2022. We’ll be sure to post the links to the listings when they’re available!
Find Items, Explore an Island Filled with Frogs, Solve Puzzles, Farm, and Fish
Time on Frog Island has a new trailer via the Guerrilla Collective 3 announcing its release date this summer! This adorable adventure game starts like most of our beloved island sim games; a shipwreck. This particular and peculiar island is filled with frogs!
Seek out or trade for materials to fix your boat, solve puzzles, find hidden treasure, and go exploring! While running around, fishing, farming, concocting new brews, and talking to frogs, you’ll learn new abilities and new ways to help you traverse the island.