Nearly 100 indie games will be featured during Saturday’s Wholesome Direct, the Nintendo-style indie game showcase that highlights “thoughtful, uplifting and compassionate” games.
The hour-long broadcast is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT on twitch and youtube, the latter you can watch here, embedded above. It’s the third year for Wholesome Direct, which debuted in 2020 after the cancellation of in-person industry events like GDC and E3. It returned in 2021 with a second broadcast that highlighted 75 indie games across genres.
The Wholesome Direct isn’t just exclusive reveals and new footage; There will also be developer interviews on the debuts and release dates. Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley, C offee Talk Episode 2, Terra Nile, SCHiM,
“One of the goals of Wholesome Games is to change the way we think about which games are taken seriously,” Wholesome Games organizers said in a press release. “For many years, the most critically acclaimed titles have been those with the darkest themes and grittiest depictions of life, but there is also a whole world of hopeful video games with rich storytelling, innovative gameplay, and beautiful graphics and sound.”