It’s that time again, time to look at the gaming news that stood out to us this weekend! This week it’s about Hidden Through Time Viking DLC, Mosaic Nordic Game Awards, LoneFarm: farming on a floating farm, Harvest Moon One World Box Art, first song of Haven soundtrack, Ever Forward by My Time at Portia developer, Revival Recolonization coming to Steam first and Early development: Ova Magica.
Hidden Through Time Viking DLC
Paula reviewed Hidden Through Time a while back ( find her review here). Now, Crazy Monkey Studios has brought us DLC to expand the gameplay. The Viking Tales is available for $1.99 and holds 10 new handcrafted levels and over 400 new objects to create your own tales with in the map editor. Players can look through elven villages and viking fishing parties to find all sorts of secrets.
Mosaic Nordic Game Awards
Krillbite Studios, the people behind Mosaic, just won a special mention at the Nordic Game Awards! Ash review Mosaic a while back and interviewed the people behind Mosaic (read her interview here) , so we want to take this opportunity to congratulate the team with this mention!
— Krillbite Studio (@krillbite) May 28, 2020
LoneFarm: farming on a floating farm
With the Wholesome Direct under out belt (find our wrap up here) there’s another indie initiative that’s worth a mention: LoneFarm. Robert Otiz is the developer behind this game that looks like our cup of tea.
Lonefarm is a first person farm management game. You will be in charge of harvesting the best crops and you will drive your beautiful VW Bulli from ’76 to town to sell to the locals. You can also decorate your little cabin with bought furniture, paintings or decorations. And explore the small islands that are full of exotic plants and secrets!
No release details in sight, but a good one to keep an eye out for. So, I will keep you posted!
Harvest Moon One World Box Art
Recently we mentioned the upcoming new Harvest Moon game, and now we can take a look at the new Box Art to get a feel for how the game will look!
First song of Haven soundtrack
We have had Haven on our radar for quite some time now, and it was good to see it featured in the Wholesome Direct as well. This week it was announced that the Original Soundtrack is fully composed by French electro musician DANGER. Listen to the first single “4:42 Still Free” from the album below!
Ever Forward by My Time at Portia developer
A game announcement that caught my attention is the one for Ever Forward, made by Pathea, the people behind My Time at Portia.
In Ever Forward players impersonate Maya; a twelve-year-old girl lost on the edge of dreams and reality. As they unveil the mysteries of her subconscious, the players will unlock her memories step-by-step and progressively face her fears and sorrows. By facing challenging puzzles and exploring breathtaking environments, they will slowly reveal the secrets buried in Maya’s heart.
Pathea have released a demo for Ever Forward on Steam ( that you can find here) and are set to bring the game to Steam first, and consoles later this year.
Check out the touching trailer below.
Revival Recolonization coming to Steam first
You know that Paula and me (well, Paula especially) are huge Civilization fans. So this announcement caught our interest. A game that has been around for many, many years is now getting a real revival: Revival Recolonization is coming to Steam first, and will land on consoles too.
Revival is an ever-evolving 4x strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth. The world and its rules can change at key moments, creating a deep and highly replayable experience. Think Civilization meets Horizon Zero Dawn. Where a lot of the game’s mechanics revolve around tribes and their diplomatic relationships
For now, the game is expected to come to PC first and consoles later, but it’s one to look out for I think.
Early development: Ova Magica
Still a long way off, but initiatives like this deserve a mention. Another cute farming sim is in the works: Ova Magica. Developer Claudia from Germany proudly presented her reveal trailer this week and I must say: looks very good. A kickstarter campaign is to follow in 2021, so I’ll keep an eye out!