Best Indie Game From Wholesome Direct 2022

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Now more than ever I feel like I want to play a game that allows me to relax and peace zone out on the couch. After finding Wholesome Direct last year, I knew that this would be what I needed to see if I wanted a catalog of games that would make me smile. This year’s presentation offers a larger selection than last year with almost 100 games to play and a wish list. The following tries to limit my favorites to 25, but trust me, there are more than I expected. How much I will be right spin? This is a court -free place, thank you very much.

Little Bear Chef

Little Bear Chef key art
(Image: BananaBox)

Why I’m happy: This is a bear that is too small to be put in a frying pan trying to cook! Also, about the way he looks when holding a knife …

developer: BananaBox

Release date: 2023

How to support: Follow me on Twitter!

Visit

Game Visit
(Image: Interactive Care)

Why I’m happy: According to legend, you can relax and glide in the wind from a place called Tāwhirimātea, and it looks very nice and cool.

developer: Interactive Care

Release date: TBD

How to support: Follow me on Twitter!

Paper Animal RPG

Game Paper Animal RPG
(Image: Azurexis Studio/Cuddling Raccoons)

Why I’m happy: Rungokno. Next Mario paper I’m here for “paper” games, especially those that have funny characters like this.

developer: Azurexis/Cuddling Raccoons Studio

Release date: 2023

How to support: Follow me on Kickstarter!

Paper Strips

Paper Trail folding mechanics
(Image: Newfangled Games)

Why I’m happy: The storyline of this game is really fun. Treat the screen like a foldable paper that can be moved to make way for your character? A fan of puzzle games in me became this.

developer: Newfangled Games

Release date: 2023 (Q1)

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Usagi Shima

Usagi Shima roti lucu
(Image: pank0)

Why I’m happy: You. beg. For. Collect. SKIN! Decorate the abandoned island to get the rabbits to visit you.

developer: pank0

Release date: TBD

How to support: Newsletter Subscription!

Pulo Petit

Petit Island Cat
(Image: Xelo Games)

Why I’m happy: You’re a cat taking pictures on a tropical island to keep you, get ready, grandfather memories. yes already. Please. thanks.

developer: Game Xelo

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Atlas Kokopa

Kokopas Atlas
(Image: ian Labs, Hitcents)

Why I’m happy: Another cat going on an adventure! This time, space cat!

developer: Esthetician Labs, Hitcents

Release date: 2023

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Melatonin

Game melatonin
(Image: Half Sleep)

Why I’m happy: Game rhythm. A rhythm game that navigates through dreams and reality. Did I mention it’s a rhythm game? Full of pastel colors? Gimme.

developer: Half Sleep

Release date: 9/16/2022

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Freeride

Freeride Who You Really Are
(Image: Flightyfelon Game)

Why I’m happy: Action RPG? Personality test? Why not both! “You will not be told when to make a decision. You will not be judged in terms of Good or Evil. You will only face the consequences of your actions.”

developer: Games Flightyfelon

Release date: 2023

How to support: Check out the website to join the first round of tests on Steam!

Lovebirb

Game Lovebirb
(Image: ymous Penguin Studio)

Why I’m happy: “Where’s the birb you’re going to swipe after your heart aches,” isn’t what I thought I should have thought, but now it’s there!

developer: Anonymous Penguin Studio

Release date: 2022 (Q4)

How to support: Follow me on Twitter!

Chicken Journey

The key art of Chicken Travel
(Image: loonyware)

Why I’m happy: A platformer with cute chickens. That’s it, I’m having it.

developer: loonyware

Release date: 2022 (Q4)

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

How to Say Goodbye

How to Say Goodbye
(Image: ARTE France/Florian & Baptiste)

Why I’m happy: A puzzle game where you manipulate reality to help ghosts cross over to the “other side,” which is bound to fully feel and delve into dealing with adversity. “Excited” is probably not the right word, more like “get ready for this with me and cry.”

developer: FRENCH ART/Florian & Baptiste

Release date: 2022 (Q3)

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Harmony’s Odyssey

Harmony's Odyssey
(Image: MythicOwl)

Why I’m happy: A 3D fantasy adventure game with puzzle elements and funny cartoon witches. I signed up.

developer: MythicOwl

Release date: 2022 (Q3)

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Fall of Porcupine

Fall of Porcupine
(Image: BUNTSPECHT.GAMES)

Why I’m happy: Comments on an unhealthy health care system? good. Gooood.

developer: BUNTSPECHT.GAMES

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

SCHiM

SCHiM
(Image: Ewoud van der Werf)

Why I’m happy: I was really intrigued with the idea of ​​jumping into the shadows to get through the game. I felt that the puzzle element of the concept was going to kick my ass.

developer: Ewoud van der Werf

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

ODDADA

The music is based on the ODDADA game
(Image: Sven Ahlgrimm, Mathilde Hoffmann)

Why I’m happy: Stack the house in the house to make music. I’ll play this for hours on end.

developer: Sven Ahlgrimm, Mathilde Hoffmann

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Mika and the Mountain Witch

Mika and the Mountain Witch
(Image: Chibig)

Why I’m happy: This is as close to a Kiki’s Delivery Service a game like I would get. In addition, the animation is very good.

developer: Chibig

Release date: 2023 (Q1)

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Puzzles for Clef

Puzzles for Clef
(Image: Weasel Token)

Why I’m happy: Magic. Funny art. riddles. And the promise of “something else” if dug deeper. I am ready to discover all the secrets of this game.

developer: Weasel Token

Release date: 2023

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

The Tale of the Frog

The Tale of the Frog
(Image: Norman Company/Mythcarver Games)

Why I’m happy: I love the number of games that incorporate elements of rhythm games into RPGs. also. You really are a frog.

developer: Norman / Mythcarver Games Company

Release date: 2023

How to support: Check out the website!

PuffPals: Island Skies

Puffpals Island Skies
(Image: Fluffnest Inc.)

Why I’m happy: You have me on PuffPals if I am really honest. It’s a healthy living simulator with a nugget of fluff. bless.

developer: Fluffnest Inc.

Release date: 2025

How to support: Follow me on Twitter!

Love, Ghostie

Love, Ghostie
(Image: Janbeh Games)

Why I’m happy: You are a ghost trying to make a beautiful ship canon. There are gothic giraffes. I don’t have enough heart emojis for this.

developer: Janbeh Games

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Hamsters on Rails

Hamsters on Rails
(Image: Virtual Arts Studio)

Why I’m happy: There are wagons and tracks that can be connected and customized, silly -faced hamsters. Thanks for the next game “oops it’s been five hours and I haven’t woken up yet”.

developer: Virtual Art Studio

Release date: TBD

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Roti & Fred

Roti & Fred
(Image: Sand Castles Studio)

Why I’m happy: It immediately looks like a platforming sitcom where you have to maneuver two penguins, and really wish there was only one. Damn bread. Or Fred. Which is what makes me fall the most.

developer: Sand Castles Studio

Release date: 2022

How to support: Wishlist on Steam!

Kaichu: The Kaiji Dating Sim

Kaichu dating Sim
(Image: Squiddershins)

Why I’m happy: It’s dating cards with giant monsters that hook up and smooch. It’s all I need in life.

developer: Squiddershins

Release date: 2022 (Q2)

How to support: Check the website for Wishlist on Steam!

Seal World

Seal World
(Image: Seal)

Why I’m happy: Chonky seal. Should I say more? eat. swim. rest. Like a seal.

developer: The seal

Release date: Available now!

How to support: Buy on Steam!

(Featured image: pank0/Sand Castles Studio/Xelo Games)

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