All Games from the Wholesome Snack – Indie Games Direct 13.11.2021
The Wholesome Snack Games Direct was host on the 13th November 2021. The wholesome game directs has been happening once a year since 2020, Wholesome Games summer 2021 direct had over 70 indie games to showcase. They have a large following of indie game lovers, 14k subscribers on Youtube and 73k followers on Twitter.
Who are Wholesome Games?
Wholesome Games is an independent organisation founded by Matthew Taylor, it’s made to shine a light on indie games that are thoughtful, change lives and overall, make people happier. The meaning of ‘Wholesome’ is subjective, yet fits in all those categories. The Wholesome Snack is what you would call a mini direct, in total there are 12 titles for Wholesome Snack announced this November, however, there are many more titles to come as they frequently post on their Youtube Channel & Twitter page, more indie games that are to be released.
All Wholesome Snack Game Titles
After losing your job you end up in a small town far away from home. As luck would have it you get to stay in an vacant witches house and start building your new life. Build your own garden, grow plants for your potions and spells and build friendships with the town’s folk.” – A Garden Witch’s Life Steam Page –
A Garden Witch’s Life is a farming sim RPG, developed by Freetime Studios. The game follows a young Witch settling in a small town after losing their job, they are unable to do anything else but build a new life. They plant crops for their enchanting spells and meet the townsfolk. ‘The World will gradually open up to you’ as you restore the magical garden, customise your home, learn new potions, spells and connect with nature.
TheGarden Witch’s Life is to be released on Steam and the release date is TBA.
Find inner peace in a small, open-world game. On these carefully handcrafted islands, you can take a nap on a giant monster, feed baby dragons, take care of the fauna and flora… …but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget.” – Aka’s Steam Page –
Aka is a beautiful open-world game developed by Namra Games, there are lots of things to do that include vast exploration, cooking, swimming, hiking, crafting and more! However, while you do your day-to-day activities, you come across demons and ghosts, from your past who may need your help to complete their quests!
To be released on Nintendo Switch & PC.
— Namra (@BarthelemyNamra) November 2, 2021
Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit. – A Short Hike Steam Page –
A Short Hike is a beautiful exploration game developed by Adamgryu. You get to meet Claire, a young bird who needs to make an important phone call but has no connection from where they are, so they need to make it to the summit, where they can get a good connection…but what’s the rush? There’s so much you might discover on the way, like playing a new game called ‘Stick Ball’, going fishing or finding some treasure!
There’s a lot to do in the relaxing game ‘A short Hike’ available NOW on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Castaway on an island paradise complete with a cast of friendly frogs. Enjoy sandbox island life and explore at your own pace, solving sticky situations for your new friends and trading your way to fixing your ship! – Trading Time: A Croak Tale Steam Page –
Trading Time: A Croak Tale is an Adventure Game developed by Half Past Yellow, about a traveller who’s been stranded on an island after a vicious storm, but…this island isn’t normal, it’s an island inhabited by frogs?! Explore the island at your own pace, solve puzzles and complete quests, enjoy your new island life until you have enough resources to fix your boat and find your way home.
Trading Time: A Croak Tale is coming soon to PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Immerse yourself in a relaxing, minimalist, and colourful exploration adventure. Flow with Naiad across a mysterious river and interact with its fauna and flora to discover little secrets. Enjoy a wholesome experience with an original and dreamy visual style. – NAIAD Steam Page –
NAIAD is a puzzle-adventure exploration game developed by HiWarp. You must head out on a relaxing journey to reach the ocean, the minimalistic and beautiful aquatic game consists of 16 ‘episodes’ of swimming through a relaxing world filled with obstacles and freshwater friends.
It’s Mail Time! As a newly trained Mail Scout, put on your pack, grab those letters, and deliver them across Grumblewood Grove! The forest animals eagerly await the sight of your mushroom hat in this cozy, cottagecore light-platformer adventure! – Mail Time Steam Page –
Mail Time screams Studio Ghibli Vibes, Mail Time is an adventure-open world platformer developed by Kela van der Deijl, about a young Mail Scout who’s working to deliver letters around Grumblewood Grove. This Cottagecore world has been described as a ‘fairytale’ and is filled with vibrant colours, fantastic dialogue, stunning visuals and beautiful music. It’s a perfect world to relax and vibe in.
Mail Time will be released on Steam and will be up on Kickstarter very soon.
Bring kindness and light to the people of Sainte-et-Claire as Lila—a tiny mouse with a big heart! Explore a quaint French village, make electrifying new friends, and do good deeds for those in need in this lush narrative adventure game. – The Spirit and The Mouse Steam Page –
The Spirit and the mouse is a 3D-Platformer developed by Alblune, it’s about a young mouse and spirit that want to help the people of Sainte-et-Claire. Scurry around the beautiful French village at night, solve puzzles and help the local villagers with their quests and discover the secret behind the people of the village.
The Spirit and the mouse is to be released on PC, the date is TBA.
Saddle up and build your own horse ranch! Raise foals, care for your horses and train them as you explore the western wilderness! Participate in cross country competitions and become your town’s champion. Befriend the villagers who’ll help you on your adventure at the Ranch of Rivershine! – Ranch of Rivershine Steam Page –
The Ranch of Rivershine is a light-hearted horse riding simulator, developed by Cozy Bee Games. The Ranch of Rivershine will throw you into a world of love and relationship with your very own horse. Train your horse, grow a herd, make new friends, build your own horse ranch and get a new best friend!
This is to be released on PC, the release date is TBA.
Play as a tiny lil’ mushroom who’s lost in the forest and can’t find its way home. Explore unique areas freely at your own pace, chat with friendly inhabitants, and take on different adventures to get back home!” – Mushi Come Home Steam Page –
Mushi Come Home is an adorable open-world game developed by Some Humble Onion, it follows the story of a young mushroom who’s lost in an overgrown forest and needs help to find their way home! They might also find some friendly creatures along the way!
Mushi Come Home is to be released on Mac & PC
Take a deep breath and plunge into an immersive world of lush vegetation and glistening waters with Furple the cat & Finn the fish. Travelling together through woodland and river, help them return home in time to fight off the white wolf that is threatening Furple’s family. – River Tails: Stronger Together Demo Page –
River Tails: Stronger Together is a 3D-Adventure platformer, developed by Kid Onion Studio. A playful feline and a cunning fish set off on a journey, to get past various obstacles and meet a lot of new friends along the way.
Wander through a perfect endless wetland! Catch tadpoles, enjoy peaceful sceneries and find lost poems while restoring fallen stars in the empty night sky. – Paradise Marsh Steam Page –
A game about nature, constellations, poetry, contemplation, collecting, pond pebble skipping and exploration. Paradise Marsh is a ‘short contemplative game developed by Lazy Eti, you get to catch small creatures, add to your adventure journal, collect lost poems and much more! This is a game filled with tranquillity and peace.
Paradise Marsh is to be released the 3rd February 2022 on Steam and Mac OS
You’re a curious little kitty with a big personality, on an adventure to find your way back home. Explore the city, make new friends, wear delightful hats, and leave more than a little chaos in your wake. After all, isn’t that what cats do best? – Little Kitty, Big City Steam Page –
Last on the list is Little Kitty, Big City which somewhat reminds you of Stray that will also be releasing next year 2022. Little Kitty, Big City is an adventure-exploration game developed by Double Dagger Studio. It follows the life of a cat looking to find its way home, along the way they meet many creatures, people and keep themselves occupied with activities on the way. With tons to do, this kitty is sure to have an eventful trip. Little Kitty, Big City is a light-hearted game for cat lovers and animal lovers alike, or perhaps those looking for a relaxing adventure.
Little Kitty, Big City, has yet to be given a release date however, will be released on Steam and Mac Os.
Wholesome Indie Games like these are exactly what we need for the future, games that teach players a valuable lesson, make them smile, laugh and have something beautiful to share at the end of it. Gruesome games and sad endings are good too, but we need a little sunshine every once in a while.
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