This 12 months’s Healthful Direct livestream featured cute, cozy, and calm video games from quite a lot of indie builders and publishers. Whereas a number of titles and updates, like Ooblets, have been anticipated, the livestream additionally revealed a substantial quantity of brand-new titles, lots of which have demos obtainable to play proper now.
Healthful Direct 2021 comes on the heels of final 12 months’s present, which marketed itself as a substitute for mainstream E3 shows. As a substitute of specializing in the trade’s AAA blockbusters, lots of that are violent, gory, and adult-oriented, the Healthful Direct present spotlighted smaller, extra docile titles which may in any other case be missed.
One of many present’s largest titles was Ooblets, a farming and life simulation recreation that’s currently available in early access. Developer Glumberland introduced the discharge of model 0.8, which brings a brand new Port Ahead area for gamers to discover, in addition to new minigames, beauty objects, in-game methods, and extra. The sport’s 1.0 launch continues to be TBD, however the brand new replace is accessible now.
Different attention-grabbing titles included The Gecko Gods, a puzzle platformer the place you play as a gecko and discover an island that after housed a misplaced civilization. The trailer confirmed off among the recreation’s puzzles, which appear to take heavy inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s shrines. The sport additionally has a novel visible model and a big world to discover. It’s slated for launch in 2022.
One of many present’s surprises was the discharge of Beasts of Maravilla Island. Obtainable instantly after the present ended, this journey recreation permits gamers to discover an island habitat and take images of its wildlife. The photograph mechanic is much like the recently-released Pokemon Snap, however Beasts of Maravilla Island has its personal secrets and techniques for gamers to discover.
The entire 75+ video games proven in the course of the livestream could be discovered on the Wholesome Games web site.