In our Wholesome Snack recap, we go over the games that were detailed during this stream that has a special focus on cute and wholesome games with an indie aesthetic.
Back in May 2020, the Wholesome Games Direct detailed a bunch of upcoming indie games. As the name implies, these games had a focus on a wholesome theme and the stream was filled with a ton of super-cute games.
Now, a new "Wholesome Snack" stream has launched and brought some updates for these games along with the reveal of two new titles: Land of Screens and Date Night Bowling. Read on for our quick Wholesome Snack recap!
Wholesome Snack Recap — Game Updates
A big portion of the Wholesome Snack stream was dedicated to updating us on games that we had seen in the last stream. These bite-sized bits of info don't have anything earth-shattering, but every developer here had some kind of new announcement or new trailer to show off.
Kitfox Games has been announced as the publisher for pupperazi, an upcoming game that's all about snapping pictures of cute dogs a la Pokemon Snap. You can add pupperazzi to your wishlist on Steam.
The Wholesome Snack stream had a special reveal for viewers: Snacko will have an "Island Cultural Center" akin to the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players can use this new building to donate the various items they find throughout the game. Don't forget to add Snacko to your wishlist on Steam!
Garden Story will be part of the Indie Arena booth at the end of August 2020. A few events for the game will be hosted over that weekend. Furthermore, Garden Story has been announced for the Nintendo Switch. For now, you can add Garden Story to your wishlist on Steam to get ready for its 2021 release date.
Another new trailer for #WholesomeSnack! This time it's Lonesome Village, a fantasy adventure that mixes puzzle solving and social simulation. Think Animal Crossing meets The Legend of Zelda!@OgrePixel | https://t.co/b8fUqv10JV pic.twitter.com/mSCc1FBcNe— Wholesome Games (@_wholesomegames) August 25, 2020
Lonesome Village has released a new trailer for the game that's all about solving puzzles to rescue kidnapped villagers and interact with them in your town. You can play a tech demo of this game right now on itch.io.
That's not all, though — Lonesome Village will be coming to Kickstarter soon! Be sure to get notified when the game's Kickstarter campaign launches.
Éloïse is live on #WholesomeSnack sharing information about her upcoming game, Lemon Cake!— Wholesome Games (@_wholesomegames) August 25, 2020
🍀 Restore an abandoned bakery & expand your store
🍞 Bake your favorite pies, cakes, donuts & cookies
🍓 Manage your menu & keep customers happy!@EloiseGameDev | https://t.co/8HTXRyqpfl pic.twitter.com/8JZ0uFurNF
A new trailer has been released for Lemon Cake, a game that's all about managing your very own bakery. As with most of these other games, you can add Lemon Cake to your wishlist on Steam.
The super-cute game Button City has detailed the members of the Fluff Squad, the team of adorable animals that you will be controlling throughout the game.
- Sorrel – "Leader of the Fluff Squad. She loves to do metal yoga and get hyped."
- Lavender – "Cute and kind, she's super creative and loves to draw and write."
- Chive – "Quick-witter and smart, she hacks together awesome tech."
- Fennel – "The newest member of the Fluff Squad, he's ready to prove himself."
Wholesome Snack Recap — New Games
Aside from updates on past games, the Wholesome Snack stream has also revealed two new titles: Land of Screens and Date Night Bowling.
Land of Screens
Land of Screens is a point-and-click adventure with an interesting concept — how can you navigate the real world when you've spent ages stuck watching social media? Players will have to navigate terrifying social situations like walking through a hotel lobby, attending a family reunion, and surviving a party full of strangers.
As with most of the other games detailed in the Wholesome Snack Recap, you can add Land of Screens to your wishlist on Steam.
Date Night Bowling
Date Night Bowling is exactly what it says on the tin — a game about going on a date to a bowling alley. Players must use their bowling skills and smooth moves to impress their date, including scoring a coveted plushie from the claw machine and tossing popcorn into your date's mouth.
And that's a wrap on the Wholesome Snack Recap! Most of these games will be coming out later this year or in 2021, so be sure to add the ones that interest you to your wishlist and be ready for launch day!
What do you think of the games we covered in the Wholesome Snack recap? Do you have a particular favorite in the bunch? Let us know in the comments below!