This year’s comprehensive live stream showcases cute, cozy, and lighthearted games from a variety of independent developers and publishers. While some titles and updates, like Ooblets, much anticipated, the live stream also revealed a significant amount of brand new titles, many of which have demos to play now.
Wholesome Direct 2021 launches after last year’s show, marketed as an alternative to mainstream E3 presentations. Instead of focusing on the industry’s AAA blockbusters, many of which are violent, gory, and adult-directed, the Wholesome Direct program focuses on smaller, more docile titles that might otherwise be subject to abuse. skip.
One of the show’s biggest titles is Ooblets, a farming and life simulation game now available in early access. Developer Glumberland has announced the release of version 0.8, which brings a new Port Forward area for players to explore, as well as new minigames, cosmetic items, in-game systems, etc. Version 1.0 of the game play is still TBD, but now there is a new update.
Other interesting titles include gecko gods, A puzzle platformer where you play as a gecko and explore an island once inhabited by a lost civilization. The trailer showcased some of the game’s puzzles, seemingly inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildTemple. The game also has a unique visual style and a huge world to explore. It is scheduled for release in 2022.
One of the surprises of the show was the release The beasts of the island of Maravilla. Available shortly after the show ends, this adventure game allows players to explore the island’s habitat and photograph its wildlife. The photo mechanism is similar to the recently released tool Pokemon Snap, but The beasts of the island of Maravilla has its own secrets for players to discover.
All over 75 games shown during the live stream can be found at Healthy game website.