Wholesome Direct Highlights Upcoming Indie Titles
Wholesome Games put out a new Wholesome Direct video, highlighting numerous upcoming indie titles. Following a similar format to Nintendo Direct presentations, the 35-minute video featured quick looks at the games, which include a number of titles of potential interest to RPGamers.
The first of those is Bluecurse Studios’ Snacko, a farming sim starring former big-city cats Momo and Mikan. The two decided to build a new life on an apparently deserted island. Players undertake various activities such as farming and fishing as they build up a new community and learn more about the island. Snacko is being developed for PC and is currently undergoing a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The second RPG-adjacent title shown is Chicory: A Colorful Tale from Finji and developers Greg Lobanov, Alexis Dean Jones, and Madeline Berger. Chicory is a top-down adventure where players look to restore colour to the world using a magical brush. The game is being developed for PC.
Also shown is Thunder Lotus Games’ Spiritfarer, a simulation adventure about death. Players control a ferrymaster to the deceased, exploring the world with their own boat, guiding spirits through their situation to let them move on into the afterlife. The game is set to launch later this year for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Little Witch in the Woods is a life-sim RPG from Korean developer Sunny Side Up. Players control Ellie, a witch’s apprentice who moves to a new town. Over three years in-game, players make potions, study creatures, and assist the locals while trying to become a full-fledged witch. The game is expected to launch for PC in 2021.
Book of Travels is an online multiplayer RPG from Might and Delight. The game primarily evokes exploration and calmness, focusing on everyday situations in its fantasy setting. Players create their own character and set out to freely explore its open world. Book of Travels is being developed for PC, Mac, and Linux and is planned to launch in October 2020.
Picogram’s Garden Story is an adventure RPG that puts players in the role of Concord, the newly-appointed village guardian. Concord has to deal with various problems such as a mysterious Rot that is affecting the previously flourishing island the village is on. However, he is able to call upon the aid of those he has helped and made friends with. The game is currently being developed for PC and Mac.
Other games highlighted in the Wholesome Direct include Button City, Errand Boy, Ooblets, Kind Words, The Spirit and the Mouse, Sayri, Mondo Museum, Bird Alone, TOEM, Winding Worlds, TokoToko, When the Past was Around, A Space for the Unbound, Depanneur Nocturne, Calico, Rainy Season, Wayward Strand, and Hoa.