Ready for another base builder? Because we have SteamWorld Build today! This is another strategy sim where the world is dying, and it’s up to you to pioneer a new city. Featuring a Wild West theme, and some creative steamfolk (essentially robots) taking the place of generic humans, this game offers a unique story. Your goal is to build a thriving city, uncover lost space-age technology, and make sure your citizens have their needs met!
SteamWorld Build offers an in-depth base-building and management experience with five distinct maps to choose from. Dig deep into the underground world full of ancient technology that might help society survive. Collect ore while you’re down there, and gather resources above ground to help craft your successful society. Even attract some wealthy robots and engage in trades at the local train station. Ensure you keep your own good flowing to create a prosperous city. And don’t forget to manage your steamfolks’ needs. Their survival is key, but their happiness is just as important!
Autonauts is a quirky little game with adorable low-poly designs. It combines the best aspects of farming, crafting, production, and resource management into one fun game. You’re a space explorer, and have set out traveling the universe to colonize new planets and automate production.
Start your Autonauts adventure by collecting sticks and stones. Your colonization plan begins with the bare basics! Craft simple tools using blueprints, and slowly build up your army of workerbots. These bots will help you in your efforts to colonize the universe. Use a visual programming language to teach your bots so they can be tasked with different jobs. Teach them how to cook, build, fish, farm, and care for your animals. Even expand your endeavors further by creating colonists that your workerbots can help through their jobs!
Now, Autonauts has some fun features that have been added since release. There are tons of bot scripting abilities, plus refinement updates that were requested by players. There’s a faster way to share bot codes, too. Upgraded storage transporters help level up your production. Then, there’s the Settlement Mode, which challenges players further. You’re must build a Metropolis with only 300 bots!
Have you ever watched a post-apocalyptic movie or show and felt a spark of joy at nature slowly reclaiming vast cities? Well, Cloud Gardens might be perfect for you! It’s a chill game where you grow the plants that take over decaying urban dioramas. It’s a charming mix of sandbox toy, gardening sim, dystopian landscape builder, and puzzle game.
Cloud Gardens lets you engage in the freedom of sandbox mode with its lack of goals, or take on the multi-chapter campaign mode to complete tasks. Strike a balance between nature and manufactured by placing different items in the scene. The objects encourage plant growth, but each object needs to be covered in plant life before you can continue.
Once you’ve created beautiful landscapes, you can then download looping videos of them to commemorate your work and share it!
Make Friends, Mix potions, Cast Spells, Spend Time Witch Your Cat and Tend to Your Garden
Kitori Academy has gone through many changes since we’ve last reported on it. During today’s Guerrilla Collective 3 and Future of Play Direct, the developers at Cubenary showcased a new trailer for their magical life simulator. Live the adventures of a wizard apprentice with your fluffy kitty spirit companion!
In school you’ll attend your garden of vegetables, catch and collect spell-creatures, learn to brew powerful potions, and craft charms. Outside of the academy, you can discover secrets, catch bugs, fish, forage, and cook.
Launching on Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in 2023
Koa and The Five Pirates of Mara is a 3D platformer created with the combined efforts of the following three indie game studios: Talpa, Undercoders, and Chibig. In this mash-up, you’ll get to play as Koa and her best friend Napopo from Summer in Mara (extra chibi-fied), with levels that are reminiscent of adventure game Mail Mole.
Unlock an archipelago one after the other and dodge traps, fight pirates, solve puzzles, and find collectibles! All islands throughout the world of Mara have a variety of biomes like “sandy beaches and bubbling volcanoes”.
Build Your Own Town and Garden with WALL-E, Cook with Remy, Fish with Goofy, and so Much More!
Disney Dreamlight Valley is an upcoming free-to-play multi-platform life-simulation adventure game. Although the words “free-to-play” may have given you pause, the Gameloft assures players that there will be no main-campaign “pay-walls”. However, players will have the option to buy expansions to enhance their gameplay. With that out of the way, what is Disney Dreamlight Valley all about?
Play as your own unique, customizable character in a place called Dreamlight Valley where Disney and Pixar characters lived in harmony, that is, until the Forgetting. Night Thorns have grown everywhere now, destroying wonderful magical memories and displacing its inhabitants. In every realm, there’s a Disney or Pixar character that needs your help to go back home. The realms all have their own challenges, puzzles to solve, and villains to encounter.
How is the game compared to Animal Crossing and The Sims? Well in Dreamlight Valley, you can build your own fully customizable neighbourhood with creative landscaping and thousands of decorative items (all Disney/Pixar-themed, of course). Once you bring new characters to town, have them settle down, become their friends, and restore the valley to its former glory. This means you can do things like garden with WALL-E, cook with Remy, and fish with Goofy. The game has a real-time day and night cycle, but the shops will remain open 24/7!
Early Access Launch this Summer, Full Release in 2023 on All Platforms
Later this year (Summer 2022), fans who purchase the Founder’s Pack or have an Xbox Game Pass subscription will get Early Access to the game, along with exclusive rewards and limited-edition items that can be carried over to the full version (exclusive goodies such as in-game currency, cosmetic items, etc). For now, you can click on the links provided above to Wishlist the game on your platform of choice.
Microsoft assures us that this year’s X019, their global celebration of everything Xbox, is going to be the biggest we have ever seen! For those of you that aren’t attending in person in London, UK from November 14th-16th, 2019 at the Copper Box Arena, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! During this 3-day event, I’ll be watching and giving you the scoop on the most ‘potatoey’ games. You can also watch as well as all key moments, mainly Inside Xbox, will be live-streamed on Mixer, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch.
Xbox FanFest (for attendees with tickets) will start off the event Thursday (tomorrow) at 7pm GMT/2pm EST/11am PST to get hands-on with some games. Inside Xbox will start to live-stream shortly after for the rest of us at 8pm GMT/3pm EST/12pm PST. According to a recent Tweet by Xbox, we can expect the following:
12 Xbox Game Studios titles (including new reveals and PC)
New PC and Console game reveals for @XboxGamePass
Big Project xCloud news
Some games and developers that are confirmed to be on the show-floor that I’m most excited to watch are here (click on each link to learn more):
Microsoft is the largest press conference this year at E3 2019 with having shown over 60 games. This included 14 games from Xbox Game Studios and over 30 games premiering on Xbox Game Pass at launch such as Riverbond. Microsoft also talked about what’s next for Xbox. This included Project xCloud and their new console (Project Scarlett) coming the holidays of 2020.
Xbox Game Pass
Now there’s Xbox Game Pass for PC for $9.99/month which launches in open Beta today. They have already created 100 games and included the entire Master Chief Collection. You can get everything with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99/month. Meaning, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold Membership, and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Joining Xbox Game Studios’ family is Double Fine Productions that created games such as Psychonauts. A brand new trailer of Psychonauts 2 was revealed. Xbox also announced that they will be partnering with the legendary team at Smilegate to bring CrossFire to console.
New Games for 2020
Here are some ‘potatoey’ games we wanted to highlight as well as some interestingly cute additions to some AAA games. See below for screenshots and all of the release dates for both Xbox One and PC. We here at myPotatoGames are so excited that there were this many indie games to showcase. We also can’t wait to find out more and try them out.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps releasing February 11th, 2020
Minecraft Dungeons, an all-new action/adventure game coming Spring 2020 with 4-player local/online cooperative
World Premiere: Build, care for spirit friends, explore, and learn how to say goodbye by releasing the spirits into the afterlife in Spiritfarer
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, an imaginative hand-drawn game coming to Xbox Store in 2020
Xbox Game Studios: Microsoft Flight Simulator with very realistic visuals is coming in 2020 for PC/console
World Premiere: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga covers all nine films and is coming in 2020
Way to the Woods, is about a deer and a fawn on a journey through an abandoned world of the unknown to get home and is coming in 2020
Totem Teller is about guiding a muse and gathering listeners and seeking tellers in beautiful, broken places and is coming in 2020
Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions Expansion available June 13th
Gears Pop! Pre-register now on iOS and Android
Stay tuned with us here for more posts on E3 2019 press conferences and more happening now and until June 13th, 2019. We’ll bring you the best of wholesome, cute, and casual games! Of course we’ll also be on the lookout for Animal Crossing Switch! Check out our The Sims 4 Island Living announcement from EA Play yesterday.