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.
In Ooblets, you will get to fully customize your character with a ton of different styles and accessories. Then, spend your days renovating your farm. Turn your ramshackle home into a beautiful place with numerous design items and pieces of furniture you can collect.
Grow some otherworldly crops, make them into treats, and sell them in your shop located in town. Raise weird, magical creatures called ooblets to participate in dance tournaments. Build your team of ooblets and level them up to win the card-based dance-offs with wild ooblets or other ooblet trainers.
You’ll also get to explore numerous unique regions, all of which have different characteristics and plant life to discover. Forge new friendships with the townsfolk, and help the mayor save Badgetown. Perhaps even join a club that suits you. Play mini games and take part in daily challenges, such as dance-offs, quests, and earning badges. You may even unearth some secrets along the way!
September 1st Release for Nintendo Switch
Wholesome Games announced on their official Twitter that Ooblets is not only releasing on Nintendo Switch on September 1st, but that version 1.0 will also be available. Unfortunately, no release date has been released for the Steam version, though you can add it to your wishlist. Xbox players can also find the game here. You can also find it on the Epic Games store.
You can check out our coverage of previous Ooblets updates here. For another game that takes place in an alien world, check out One Lonely Outpost, or Peridot for more creature collection.
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!
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.
Fly on a Magic Broomstick, Explore an Open-World Island, and Deliver Packages to Friends
Not only are we getting Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara in 2022 from studio Chibig, but we’re also getting Mika and The Witch’s Mountain! Together with developers Nukefist, Chibig will basically be bringing us Kiki’s Delivery Service as an adventure game. Who wouldn’t want that?
In Mika and The Witch’s Mountain, you play as Mika the witch delivering packages to townspeople on a magic broomstick! Since you’re still in training, with every successful delivery, you will earn upgrades to help you navigate this sandbox island. Not only will flying be a bit of a challenge, but so will be protecting your packages from the elements!
On the island, there are also secrets to uncover along with the overall narrative. Even the townspeople will have interesting stories to tell as you get to know them better!
Coming in 2022 on Steam and All Consoles
You’ll be able to soar the skies later this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (Steam).
Full Version Includes New Areas, Wildlands, Shopping, Card Battles, Friendly Neighbours, Mini-Games, Farming, Dancing, Rollerskating and More!
During Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase (May 2022), we were treated with a never-before-seen Ooblets trailer. Announcing, version 1.0 coming to the Switch this Summer! That means that the adorable creature-collecting dance-partying adventure simulation game will be leaving Early Access and releasing in full!
A lot of updates have been added since Ooblets launched in 2020. Most recently the additional feature of running your own store. In case you have been waiting for the full version of the game and haven’t kept up with news, Ooblets will now have new levels and a complete campaign. For example, Port Foward includes a boardwalk where you buy tokens to play arcade games/mini-games. Furthermore, Pantsabear Hill is an area which is covered in snow, puzzles, and Pantsabears. You’ll also have many more accessories, clothing, furniture, and over 45 Ooblets to clutter and decorate your farm with.
Ooblets 1.0 Coming to PC, Xbox, Switch This Summer
You can find Ooblets’ official Nintendo Switch listing right here. There isn’t a more specific date other than Summer 2022, however the developers, Glumberland, assure players that “unless something goes really wrong” they will have one soon.
Here are some of my favorite farming games currently available, or coming soon, for the different consoles.
It seems that these days new farming games are coming out left and right. And because most single-person or small-team indie groups tend to build their games on PC, we get a lot of these awesome farming games on PC first. Compared to ten years ago, Steam is overflowing with farming games! Sometimes they come to console later, but some will remain exclusive forever.
But there is good news for everyone who has a preference for console gaming, or who doesn’t have a game-worthy PC right now. We’ve put together a satisfyingly large list of farming games that are either already available on console, or are confirmed to be coming to console at a later time.
Here are some console games that contain farming, growing or gardening mechanics, and they are all available on at least one dedicated gaming machine that is currently still in production. But they are not all in the same genre, and the emphasis placed on farming is different in each game, so these lists represent a variety.
I hope you’ll spot some of your favorites here, and maybe even have a few more to tell me about, so we can continue to make this list longer and longer.
Farming Games You Can Play Right Now
Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Switch and PC/Steam
For the ones who are not familiar with Doraemon Story of Seasons, it is a crossover game that combines the best out the beloved farming sim Story of Seasons and the more adventure driven Doraemon.
Farming Simulator (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, various versions)
Take on the challenges of the modern farmer! Explore a huge open world including a detailed North American environment, loaded with farming activities, over hundreds of acres of land. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.
For those with their head in the ‘clouds’, who have not yet played or heard of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, it is an aesthetic open-world adventure game. It was initially released for PC and PS4 on July 18th 2017. It was released for Switch on 17th May 2018.
Farming games are on the up rise. Everyone is starting to enjoy our favorite laid back and relaxing video games. The latest addition to the Farming Sim genre is Farm Together. A multiplayer or single player ( however you prefer to farm ) game made by Milkstone Studios. Farm Together released just a few days ago, and it is already stealing the heart of Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon fans.
Slime Rancher, developed by Monomi Park, is a first-person farming simulation game with adorable pink slimes. Search for special treasure pods throughout the Far, Far Range and discover each slime’s unique secret style. Once discovered, you will be able to re-style every slime of that type whenever you choose!
The Stillness of the Wind is a beautiful and unique take on the traditional and very popular farming game genre. The game focuses on Talma, an elderly woman who is spending her late days on her farmstead growing food, making cheese and tending to animals. The Stillness of the Wind packs everything you come to except from amazing farming games, such as Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons to name a few
Harvest Life is taking a cute approach to the oh so adorable farming life simulation genre. In this game the player will of course do some extensive farming, taking care of livestock and exploring the gorgeous environment. But beyond it’s usual farming features, the game also delivers an intriguing story line.
In the Stardew Valley multiplayer mode, players can invite friends to their game and even provide them with their own little cabin. The Co-Op mode quickly became a fans favorite way to enjoy the much popular farming-sim.
My Time At Portia has officially been released on PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch! In this article, we are going to look at the key differences between the PC and Console versions as of the initial launch. Even though the two versions are very similar, there are some very noticeable differences on the console.
Get ready to build a whole new world to your liking, and save the realm from Hargon. Hargon is back again and wishes to plunge the world into darkness and simplicity, striping the inhabitants of the land their ability to craft anything.
Graveyard Keeper appears to be a darker game than what you would normally expect on your daily visit to myPotatoGames, but a closer look at the game reveals that its not much different from beloved franchises like Stardew Valley and other simulation games in the genre.
Forager was released April 18th by Indie developer HopFrog and published by Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle is the same company to work on other popular titles such as Mineko’s Night Market and Inkenfell. Within a short week, Forager has already begun to take over the internet through streams and videos. It has also already received many very positive reviews!
Plantera is a farming-style clicker game that was released in 2016 by indie developer, VaragtP. With a “Very Positive” rating and over 3,000 reviews on Steam, it is easy to see why the developer has announced plans for a Plantera 2. Once finding out about this, myPotatoGames approached the developer to find out more information about the popular indie game sequel.
Little did I know when I started to play Little Dragons Cafe that I’d become so invested in the story line and characters. A small family of a mom, brother, and sister run a cafe together. One day, mom gets sick and you find out that she’s half dragon. An old man appears and tells the brother and sister that if they run the cafe together and raise this baby dragon well, their mom will be cured.
In case you haven’t heard, Ooblets is an extremely adorable farming SIM/creature collection game in the style of such classics as Animal Crossing and Pokemon. Only in this game, you don’t need to necessarily catch your creatures, instead, you grow them in your awesome garden! Your little friends will help you do many things as you explore the expansive lands before you.
The story is set in the world of Umbra, a world that has been affected by a catastrophic event that has ceased the world from rotating (thus the title Earthlock). The horrible event, known by the people as the Deadly Halt, has left the world in disarray.
Terreria is a game about adventuring, building, resourcing, and generally just doing anything you want, whenever you want and how you want it! The randomly generated worlds of the game keep gameplay fresh for weeks, months, and years to come.
“Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life. Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game. The game takes place on Junk Planet, a planet that was bombarded with so much junk, it was completely ruined. It’s here that a peculiar pair meet by chance and their story begins.”
Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a monsoon, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life.
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS)
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns just came out, but this is whole different game within the same franchise. It combines the best you know from Story of Seasons and turns it into an adorable RPG Adventure Game. Popolo Crois comes with an engaging story line, and interesting characters that you will meet along the way.
Ever Oasis sports a team structure during dungeon crawling that’s reminiscent of Xenoblade. It seems like gameplay focuses mostly on combat when you’re in these dungeons. Other than that, mission and story structure are about what you’d expect from the average RPG.
“Establish a new life in a new country, developing relationships, cultivating the land and adventuring with comrades on an epic quest that begins with a humble tumble. Designed for beginners and series veterans alike!”
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is the sequel to the immensely popular Story of Seasons for 3DS. It features a richer gameplay and a huge open world to explore. Harvest Moon fans have long considered this game a worthy successor to the popular farming franchise.
“Your parents recently offered you a chance to renovate the abandoned family farm, but reviving a successful ranch requires rebuilding the town. Can you find the materials and blueprints that allow you to create the best community in the land?”
The ‘Welcome Amiibo’ update to New Leaf brought with it a variety of new features, including a campsite area, much like the one seen in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. With the Welcome Amiibo update coming to New Leaf in the same period of time that Animal Crossing Pocket Camp was meant to release, it’s blatantly obvious that the two titles were supposed to have the connectivity that Nintendo had teased
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered!
We’ve been following Staxel for quite some time now, which you can see in our article about the demo. Plukit, the developers, were kind enough to give myPotatoGames a copy of the full-release on Steam to review with the new updates. If you’re looking for a great sandbox game to spend hours and hours building and farming, look no further! Feel free to relax and explore a plentiful island, and build a wonderful town that villagers will want to move into.
Garden Paws, created by Bitten Toast Games, has it all in this simulation/adventure! You can garden, farm, fish, mine, run a shop, tame wild animals, decorate yourself and your home, build new stores and homes for the town, and much more! Constant quests to either progress the town or to help out some villagers makes it so that everything you do has a grander purpose, aside from just being cute that is.
Players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she tames the island by defeating demons in gorgeous, mysterious natural settings, she will also find a home in a mountain village. This is where she will prove herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has an emphasis on the artistry of cultivating rice, and the craft behind the agriculture.
For those of you out there who are like us and just can’t wait to get your hands on Re:Legend, we have excellent news. Developed by Magnus Games Studio, Re:Legend is an online co-op adventure game that features all the goodies we’ve come to love so much at myPotatoGames (i.e. farming, crafting, creature collection). This amazing title is going to be available to try out very soon, and we’ve got everything you need to know about being a part of the early access trial.
For those that may have missed it, Picontier is a slow paced and relaxing life sim game. The game contains aspects of farming, building, fishing and crafting. There will also be a light combat element, for those that seek the rewards of a dungeon master. Picontier is currently in the works, and the developers are pushing for a release of 2020.
Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands (Switch)
I am happy to say that Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands has a release date of October 2019! Furthermore, it is releasing worldwide both digitally and physically. This open-world adventure and simulation game is developed by Lemonbomb Entertainment and published by rokapublish. Now they have also teamed up with Merge Games to bring the title to all current generation consoles! Stranded Sails will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 simultaneously on the same release date!
Summer in Mara is centered around the main island Qälis, a small town with different Qüidos, humans, cat-children, and a few Elit. In this city, you can see the mixture of cultures scattered all through Mara. In Qälis, you will meet people, trade with them, and discover lots of secrets about Mara’s exotic and ancient structures. You’ll be able to befriend all of these villagers but you’ll also be able to craft, grow livestock, and plant trees and crops!
Mineko’s Night Market is an upcoming cat-themed crafting adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and is essentially about friendship, choices, and of course, cats. The indie game is being developed by Meowza Games,and being published by Humble Bundle, who will also publish upcoming games Forager and Ikenfell.
Littlewood is a new village simulator game coming to early access next month on Steam. myPotatoGames was able to sit down with developer, Sean Young, and get some exclusive details about this highly anticipated game. As an extra bonus, below are some never before seen screen shots of the game! This is all quite exciting so let’s jump into it!
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch – Available in Japan already)
Story of Seasons Reunion of Mineral Town is a remake of the much beloved and highly praised Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town. The game will be coming to Switch later this year and we have the first gameplay footage!
Rune Factory 5 is the sequel to the much beloved and extremely popular Rune Factory 4 – a game initially released on the Nintendo 3DS and now coming to Nintendo Switch with all new visuals and game features.Fans of the series are excited to learn more about Rune Factory 5 for Nintendo Switch. To satisfy the need and hunger for more details on the sequel, Marvelous released a a short Rune Factory 5 Teaser at the end of todays stream. Check out the adorable little video below!
Developed by Peachy Keen Games and published by Whitethorn Digital. Calico is a magical, relaxed and family-friendly simulation game where players are given an opportunity to run their very own cat cafe.
The game is expected to be released on Steam at some point during Summer 2020. The game will most likely release on the following platforms shortly afterwards:
Macintosh operating systems
Calico came about due to the game developer’s obsession with cats, magical girls and fluffy animals. However, wanting to create a game that would appeal to everyone, she also included creatures such as lizards, birds, deer, raccoons, dogs, turtles, red pandas, foxes, etc.
She then shares about how she wanted to publish a game that would make players feel ‘soft, happy, cuddly and cozy’. If that wasn’t wholesome enough, she has said in an interview that she just wanted to create a game where the only goal is to have the best time possble.
However, simply running the cat cafe is not the only things that players can do. The game also incorporates enjoyable aspects from other popular gaming franchises such as Animal Crossing. Similarities between Calico and Animal Crossing include the simulation aspects of both games, and the ability to place furnitire and decorations in your buildings. A perk about Calico however, is that the animals will not leave, the shop never closes, and crops never die.
Calico Key Features
As all animals are interactive, players can explore the village to find cats and other animals, including raccoons, deer, dogs, turtles, red pandas, foxes, lizards, etc. The animals can be befriended, petted and played with
Players can ride on giant cats ( as you do? ?)
Run your café by filling it with animals, furniture and yummy café eats!
Use magic potions to change your animals and environment
Meet magical girls, witches and other townspeople who you can help and befriend
According to the Steam Website, Calico won’t playable until at least Summer 2020. However, there’s no need to be disappointed, as you can play these cat-themed games in the meantime to tide you over 🙂
For more updates on how the game is progressing, check their Twitter here.