As we energy by means of the tons of of new game trailers throughout not-E3 this weekend, it is rapidly grow to be clear that there are a ton of upcoming PC video games aimed immediately at followers of Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, and Pokémon. Town life sims, farming and crafting sandboxes, and creature gathering video games are popping up like freshly watered crops.

That’s not a criticism. It’s nice, actually, contemplating Animal Crossing and Pokémon video games (with one exception) by no means come to PC, and we’re all the time looking out for brand spanking new cozy life sim and farming video games like Stardew Valley. Already, game showcases like Guerrilla Collective and particularly Wholesome Direct have delivered up a ton of life and city sims crammed with farming and critter gathering.

So if that is your scene, this is 10 barely Stardew-y, nearly Animal Crossing, partially Pokémon video games we have seen thus far at “E3” this yr.

Puffpals: Island Skies

The curiosity in Puffpals is sky excessive, and never simply because the game takes place up within the fluffy clouds. Its Kickstarter marketing campaign was an enormous success, pulling in over $2 million in fan-fundage, and I can see why: It appears to be like utterly cute. Puffpals is crammed with farming, cute animals, and features a character creation software that goes nicely past what Animal Crossing gives.

Potion Permit

Imagine Stardew Valley however you are an alchemist turned physician. When numerous city residents fall unwell, you may must diagnose them and brew up a potion to make them higher. Head into the wild to assemble substances, battle some harmful wildlife, and luxuriate in actions like fishing or visiting the pub.

Wholesome: Out and About

A healthful game so healthful that healthful is definitely in its identify. It’s not due out till 2023 however when it arrives you can backyard, cook dinner, play minigames, construct friendships, and attempt to restore your pricey previous granny’s home.

Critter Crops

Who says cozy city life cannot be somewhat spooky? Sylvie the witch was banished from her village and now needs to quiet down on a mysterious island, develop critter crops like bats, ghosts, and mummy mushrooms, and make buddies with cute spooky strangers.


As a cat fed up with the 9-to-5 grind in Snacko, you head out to an island for some leisurely farming, fishing, and constructing, attracting different colourful characters who wish to do likewise. Thing is, the island you have settled on is cursed, so you may additionally attempt to unravel a thriller and observe down an historic goddess who can offer you solutions.

Garden Witch Life

In Garden Witch Life, you progress into the house of a former witch and begin tending a magical backyard. Farm, brew potions, cook dinner in a cauldron, improve your home, and discover the historical past of the island whereas turning into part of its magical group.

Moonstone Island

Moonstone Island leans extra in the direction of Pokémon as you tame and acquire weird however cute critters and pit them towards enemies in turn-based fight. But there’s nonetheless loads of city life to get pleasure from, and you’ll construct your property on any of the over 100 procedurally generated islands.

Ikonei Island

This stunning island is not solely pleasant and you will have to deal with pirates and monsters. But there are creatures to bond with and sources to assemble to assist restore the island and construct a cushty hamlet for your self. There’s a two-week open beta starting on Steam if you wish to test it out.

Ova Magica

It’s not coming till subsequent yr, however Ova Magica payments itself as Stardew Valley meets Pokémon, in order that’s a powerful begin. (There’s a brief have a look at it within the above video at 1:07:19.) Collect and prepare cute creatures known as blobs, plant and have a tendency crops (the blobs may also help with that), and grow to be buddies (or extra, if what I imply) with the locals.


Why keep in a single city when you’ll be able to head out into the world and discover new ones? Travel the globe in an cute airship in Townseek and fly from city to city, buying and selling items and valuables wherever you land. Fish, farm, mine for sources, and acquire uncommon artefacts in your adventures.

Special point out: Haunted Chocolatier

Although we did not see a brand new trailer this June videogame announcement season, we might be remiss to depart out Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone’s subsequent game, Haunted Chocolatier. It’s the identical sort of factor as Stardew Valley besides you make chocolate. And your home is haunted. Barone says that fight might be a much bigger focus for him on this game, and that he’ll “approach some things differently this time around” in the case of romance.