Exploring, Crafting, Farming, Fishing, Bug Catching, and More
Relive your youth during your summer holidays by helping out at your grandparent’s farm, fishing, bug collecting, and foraging! What’s unique about this farming sim is the level of interaction with your tasks. For example, you can herd a scattered flock of sheep or play fetch with your pets!
Another exciting feature, reminiscent of The Good Life, is the ability to transform into a dog and a cat! At night, in your dreams and with the help of a magical hat, you’ll have work to do and the farm to protect. As a dog, you fend off the wolves, and as a cat you chase off pests.
Of course, your companions are also helpful during the day. Your dog can support you in farming tasks like sheep herding, among other things you can train it to do. Your cat can discover new missions and hidden places.
Free Demo Available on Steam Now
Everdream Valley is developed by Mooneaters and published by VARSAV Game Studios. The game is coming soon to Switch and PC, although we don’t have exact dates. However, you can try out a demo for it now on Steam here.
More farming fun
take a look at One Lonely Outpost the next big farming game like Stardew Valley on another planet.
Brew Potions, Manage a Shop, Negotiate Prices, Find Love
Since we last heard about Potionomics, an alchemy-crafting, potion-selling sim, a lot has changed. Developes at Voracious Games now have publisher XSEED/Marvelous backing them up! Now, there’s also deck-building and romancing elements in the mix, in case the game wasn’t perfect enough. Not to mention you practically have Archimedes (the owl, not the inventor) by your side.
You play as witch Sylvia who’s inherited her uncle’s potion shop, along with a huge debt. Players must hone their negotiation skills, outsell crafty competitors, and appease the pickiest customers with the best products in Rafta. Decorating your shop is not only stylish, but can help you to increase your sale prices and provide better quality potions! Gathering ingredients and learning new recipes will also be essential.
Furthermore, certain merchants and shopkeepers will be yours to romance, as recently revealed. Characters such as Muktuk the walrus, Saffron the faun, Luna the moth-human hybrid, and 7 others! You can check out the latest trailer below.
Potionomics available now
Potionomics is now available on Steam and has gathered mainly positive reviews. You can get this adorable and magical narrative-driven, deck-building shop simulator on Steam here. There’s no news as of yet if Potionomics will be coming to consoles, although chances are great with XSEED as the publisher.
Decorate, Manage, and Make Money with Your Own Inn as a Bear
In Bear and Breakfast you play as a bear named Hank and renovate an abandoned shack into an inn to attract tourists. The game is as relaxing as you would come to expect from a bed and breakfast in the middle of the woods.
Each room can be individually customized completely from furniture to fixtures. This includes bedrooms, lounges, kitchens and dining rooms, bathrooms, and more! While exploring the woods for goods, you’ll meet other strange characters, trade items with them, and uncover a story-rich plot.
Play as Sylvia, a witch who’s taken over her uncle’s potion shop after his untimely death. It’s now up to her to keep the shop running and carry on her uncle’s legacy. Luckily, Sylvia isn’t alone. With the help of her friends she’ll learn to negotiate, outsell her competitors, and perhaps make her shop the number one shop in Rafta.
Learn the necessary skills to negotiate with customers by befriending villagers and other merchants who can teach you better ways to run the potion shop. Use those new skills to manage Sylvia’s stress as you choose the correct cards to settle on the right price. You’ll also learn to create the potions you’ll be selling. Just be careful what ingredients you add to them, because you could end up with some awful concoctions!
While not everyone you encounter will be helpful, as some aren’t friendly, there’s also a chance for romance waiting for you. You’ll get to choose from nine incredibly unique characters for your romantic partner. Choose one to date or date them all to find which one you like best!
Coming to Steam October 17
After 6 years creating the game, developers Voracious Games are excited to announce that Potionomics will be available for PC via Steam on October 17th. You can currently add it to your wishlist.
With Complete Creative Freedom Build to Your Heart’s Content and Invite New Villages to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour
Publisher Team17 and developer Wonderscope just released a new announcement trailer for the release date of Hokko Life! A lot of new features and updates have been added since receiving the feedback of fans and now the game has it all! You can craft, mine, fish, catch bugs, build, gather resources, farm, and befriend the anthropomorphic animal villagers!
The greatest game feature is the extensive item editing and customization options! You get to design and place every single building in town, including homes, from the exterior to the interior. Redecorating is made easy as you can freely move anything anytime anywhere. The same goes for individual items such as furniture! You can modify every separate piece of decor with different shapes, sizes, colours and textures.
Coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC September 27th, 2022
Hokko Life has been in Steam Early Access for a little over a year now and it’s finally time for the launch of the full version! The Animal Crossing-like life and farming simulation game is officially coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 27th, 2022!
Recall the Scents, the Sounds, and the Sensations of Summer
I was instantly captivated when I saw the hand-painted watercolor art style of developers UN JE NE SAIS QUOI for the first time. Now we have an official announcement from the small indie team from France with a new trailer for their upcoming narrative adventure game Dordogne.
In Dordogne you play as Mimi a 32-year-old woman looking back at her childhood memories of summers spent at her grandmother’s house. With that, there will be puzzles to solve and beautiful landscapes to explore. Moreover, forest walks, climbing, kayaking, and cave explorations are some of the activities you can enjoy while a peaceful soundtrack is playing along.
Filling Mimi’s journal is the focus of the game so you’ll have to collect photos, sounds, objects and words. Each playthrough is unique because you’ll get to choose how you fill those journal pages so as to reflect your personal experience.
In HARVESTELLA, players will be able to tend to their crops, befriend the townsfolk, explore various cities and dungeons, cook to replenish HP and increase stats, and take care of animals. There are adorable fantasy creatures to love in this world. For example, those round red chicken-like birds are called Cluffowl. You can even pet and receive rewards from your chubby kitty with antlers, the Totokaku.
Not only are there all four seasons in this game, but a new mysterious one called the season of death, Quietus. During this period, crops wither and the dust of death prevents people from even walking outside. You’ll have to progress the story to unearth why this keeps happening for longer periods of time each year.
Available November 4th, 2022 on Switch and Steam
HARVESTELLA is available to pre-purchase on Steam here, and listed on the Nintendo eShop here. The launch date is set for November 4th, 2022. Therefore, players will not have to wait very long to get their hands on this game!
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!