Source: Sunny Side UpOn May 26 at 1PM ET, Wholesome Games released the Wholesome Direct 2020 video showing 54 “cute and cozy” indie games that will release on various platforms within the next few years. If, like me, you’ve been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and are looking for something similarly relaxing to play then you really ought to give these games a look.
Every game listed during the Wholesome Direct
Over 50 indie games were shown during the Wholesome Direct. Here’s a brief description of each one, along with the release date, and the platforms they’ll be releasing on.
Button City — Steam (2020)
Source: Sub Liminal
You play as Fennel the fox who is trying to work with his friends to save the local arcade from being torn down. It’s inspired by 90’s kids’ movies like The Little Rascals and The Mighty Ducks.
Errand Boy — Epic Games Store & Xbox One (Q2 2021)
Source: Tree Interactive
You play as a little monster who runs errands for the creatures in his town. Bring joy to others as the world around you is falling apart.
Ooblets (early access) — Steam (Available Now)
This is both a life simulator and a creature collection game. Participate in dance battles, collect the little Oob creatures, customize your character, tend your plants, and explore this charming world.
Kind Words — Steam (TBD)
Write nice letters to real strangers and unlock goodies for doing so. This game is all about lifting up those around you with a kind word.
Snacko — Steam (TBD)
Source: Bluecurse studios
A farming adventure game where you play as a cat and discover a once-populated island. You get to fish, collect materials, and raise animals while playing as a 2D cat in a 3D world.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale — Steam (TBD)
This adventure RPG has you playing as a little dog with her paintbrush. Color has been taken from the world and players get to color in various locations like pages of a coloring book.
The Spirit and the Mouse — PC (2021)
Source: Alblune Games
This exploration game has you playing as a mouse named Lila, who does her best to help a friendly spirit bring happiness to the people in her village.
Spiritfarer — Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows (Late 2020)
Source: Thunder LotusGames
Play as Stella, a ferrymaster, whose job it is to help the deceased find their way into the afterlife. Care for your spirit friends and explore this beautiful world.
Sayri: The Beginning — PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows (2020)
Sayri has crash landed on an alien world and must make new friends to survive. Team up with other creatures to solve puzzles and overcome challenges in this adorable game.
Mondo Museum — Steam (2020)
Source: Kitfox Games
This curator simulator allows you to build your dream museum. Choose where various exhibits go and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Bird Alone — iOS (2020)
Source: George Batchelor
Become good friends with a lonely bird as you create art, plant a garden, and talk about life.
Little Witch in the Woods — Nintendo Switch, PC