Wholesome Direct

Wholesome Direct list of games

Today was the very first Wholesome Direct by Wholesome Games! Wholesome Direct is a game showcase of, you guessed it, wholesome games.

Growing up, I enjoyed playing games, mostly sim builder games, but as I grew up, online games became more popular and the reign of the FPS and MMO began. I wondered if this was the end of my game playing days because neither was something I was interested in. It was only in recent years that I got back into games because I found the vast world of indie games. It’s been amazing to find so many games I’ve been interested in, as well as awesome communities.

I was excited when I heard about Wholesome Direct and watched it as soon as I woke up this morning (it was live at 3 am in my part of the world) and it was incredible seeing this combination of games that I would never have imagined when I was younger.

There were so many games listed that I wanted to find out about, so I thought I’d provide an easy list of all the games that you can sort and filter as you like. Let me know if you’d like any more columns added.

Here is the list for Wholesome Direct 2021

Game NameDescriptionRelease dateTwitter
Button CityButton City is a game about a group of friends trying everything they can think of to save their local arcade from being shut down.2020buttoncity
Errand BoyErrand Boy is a fantastical action-adventure game told through 5 interweaving adventures and heroes with one purpose: save the town.2021treegames
OobletsOoblets is a farming, creature collection, and town life game where you explore the world of Oob, participate in dance battles, manage a farm, customize your house and character, and collect ooblet friends.2020ooblets
Kind WordsKind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) is a game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room.Out nowpopcannibal
SnackoSnacko stars former big city kitties Momo and Mikan in a new life on a seemingly deserted island. Unravel its mysteries while you rebuild a community, farm, fish, and explore the island and beyond.2021snackodev
ChicoryIn Chicory, you're a dog wielding a magic brush! Use your painting powers to explore, solve puzzles, and make friends in this adventure game.TBDchicory
The Spirit and the MouseAfter a fateful encounter with a mysterious Spirit, courageous little mouse Lila resolves to help troubled villagers the best she can in The Spirit and the Mouse.2021SpiritAndMouse
SpiritfarerSpiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. As ferry-master to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and guide them across mystical seas before finally releasing them into the afterlife.2020ThunderLotus
Sayri: The BeginningThe best recipe for survival is friendship, as an adorable alien teams up with local creatures to find their way in Sayri: The Beginning. Use teamwork and telekinetic abilities to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.2020sayriadventure
Mondo MuseumDo you have what it takes to design and curate the world’s greatest museum? Fill your exhibit halls with extraordinary artifacts, hire staff to keep things running smoothly, and do everything you can to expand your visitors’ horizons in Mondo Museum.2020KitfoxGames
Bird AloneBecome best friends with a lonely bird figuring out what life is all about, and face the heaviness of growing up together in Bird Alone.2020georgebatch
Little Witch in the WoodsLittle Witch in the Woods is a heartwarming life sim about Ellie, a witch's apprentice. Make potions, study magical creatures, and help the local townspeople in Ellie's journey to become a full-fledged witch.2021SunnySideUp_DEV
ToemTravel by bus and take in all the sights on your trip to see the magical phenomenon called TOEM. Capture special moments with your camera and share them with the world!2021SWMGames
Tokotoko: Hako & FriendsSee your drawings come to life in Tokotoko: Hako & Friends. In this all new story mode, you'll solve puzzles with real drawings to help Hako find the other Tokotokos and become an artist.Out Nowtokotokogame_
When the Past was AroundWhen the Past was Around is a point-and-click adventure game about love, loss, and all the joy and pain in between.2020MojikenStudio
A Space For The UnboundA Space For The Unbound tells the story of two high school sweethearts in 1990s Indonesia investigating the supernatural forces threatening their small town.2021ASFTUgame
Book of TravelsBook of Travels is an intricate fairytale world where you can roleplay without the restraints of linear quests and plotlines, forming friendships and overcoming obstacles as you go.2020MightAndDelight
Garden StoryTraverse and rebuild a broken island, protect its inhabitants, and make friends with a fruity cast of characters in Garden Story.2020gardenstorygame
Dépanneur NocturneExplore an unusual corner store late at night to find the perfect gift for your girlfriend in Dépanneur Nocturne.Out Nowkoopmode
CalicoCalico is a community simulation game that gives you an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures.2020CalicoGame
Rainy SeasonRainy Season is the story of an ordinary family spending time at home during a storm. Listen to the rain, spend time with your family, and see for yourself how an ordinary day can lead to extraordinary moments.2020Inasa_Fujio
Wayward StrandWayward Strand is a heartfelt interactive story. Play as teenage journalist Casey Beaumaris as she visits an airborne hospital for the first time.2020WaywardStrand
HoaHoa is a platforming adventure game with hand-painted art inspired by Studio Ghibli. Explore meticulously crafted scenery, make friends with magical creatures, and collect memory fragments as you piece together the long lost history of Hoa.2020hoathegame
KeyWeKeyWe is a cute, co-op postal puzzler starring Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds working in a whimsical post office.2021KeyWeGame
Tracks of ThoughtTracks of Thought is a self-exploration game that helps you better understand yourself and others. Discover where you belong on a train bound for an unknown destination.2022TracksOfThought
Melon Journey 2Melon Journey 2 is a story-exploration game about revisiting a town full of adorable animals with eccentric personalities. Beneath its cute surface lies a tale of crime and corruption centered around... melons2020froachclub
Weaving TidesDive into a magical woven world on the back of your own carpet dragon in Weaving Tides! Explore the textile landscape, solve puzzles, and unravel the great mysteries of a long-forgotten past.2020followfeathers
A Fold ApartA Fold Apart is a puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship in a world of folding paper.Out Nowlrgthunder
SkateBIRDGrind on bendy straws, kick-flip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks in SkateBIRD. Above all else, skate birds try their best!2021glassbottommeg
UnpackingUnpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.2021UnpackingALife
Sylvan MeadowsSylvan Meadows is a village simulation game with RPG elements. Keep a little outpost running while bonding with its inhabitants. Make friends, solve problems, and take a nap in the meadow when you're done.TBDparanoodles
HavenPlay as two lovers settling on an unknown world in Haven. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, and fight only if you have to.2020thegamebakers
Tracks - The Train Set GameCreate colorful railway systems, decorate beautiful towns, transport commuting passengers, and even ride your train in first-person in Tracks - The Train Set Game.Out Nowtracks_game
FrogsongFrogsong is a heartfelt adventure where it's okay to be small. You'll make new friends, explore beautiful environments, and embark on a journey to find your place in the world.2022frogsonggame
Later DatersIn Later Daters you’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of seniors who are all excited to meet you.Out Nowbloom_digital_
Cloudzy!Clouzy! is a farming game about filling the world with cute clouds and positive emotions.2021tinymoonteam
Creature ResortCreature Resort is a resort management game where your guests are creatures from all over a colorful and mysterious fantasy world.TBDcreatureresort
Pushy and Pully in BlocklandPushy and Pully in Blockland is a colorful co-op arcade game that will take you and a friend through ever-challenging levels. Recover your spaceship and escape Blockland.Out nowResistanceStdio
Onsen MasterOnsen Master is a hot spring management game. Players must revitalize various onsens across the fantasy island of Izajima.2020onsenmastergame
Old Friends Dog SanctuaryWelcome to Old Friends Dog Sanctuary, where love never grows old! A game about friendship for people who love dogs.2020playoldfriends
Critter CoveBecome captain of your own ship crewed by fun, quirky characters in Critter Cove: a tropical seafaring adventure.2021crittercovegame
Roots of PachaRoots of Pacha is a co-op farming and life sim game set in the Stone Age. Carve your path in the earliest days of civilization.2021rootsofpacha
A Monster's ExpeditionA Monster's Expedition is an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans!2020Draknek
The Other SideNavigate an intricate world filled with mind-bending yet fun puzzles, find clues about the identities of our spirit friends, and help them reach The Other Side.2020FlorianVltmn
BattleCakesGet ready to explore Pasteleria, an enchanted kingdom that’s jam-packed full of magic and mystery in BattleCakes, all-ages snack-sized RPG.2021volcanobean
Alchemic CutieAlchemic Cutie is a relaxing RPG set on beautiful Wimba Island. While taming wild jellies, you’ll meet villagers, enter jelly competitions and uncover the secrets of the island.2020alchemiccutie
PekoePekoe is a tea-making simulation game about a countryside town of cats and tea houses.TBDkittencupstudio
Ollie-OopOllie-Oop is a game about a skateboarding dog who goes on an adventure to find his friend Reggie.2021ollieoopgame
To The Rescue!Take care of unique dogs and find the right homes for as many of them as you can in To The Rescue!, a dog shelter simulator.2021totherescuegame
Rolling HillsRolling Hills is a life sim about opening your own sushi restaurant in a cozy village. Assume the “roll” of a budding sushi chef as you work to improve the lives of your neighbors and make new friends.TBDrollinghills
HimigHimig is a game about experiencing calm, everyday moments while making memories and finding joy in the little things.2020onionblaze
Orange IslandOrange Island is an authentic 8-bit action-adventure game with heart.2020orangeislandok
Misc.Misc. is an adventure game starring Buddy and BagBoy, two tiny beings made of miscellaneous items.2020FluminusStudio

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