Everything announced in the Wholesome Snack 2023

Wholesome Snack: The Awards Edition is back for another year, with a showcase full of cozy and indie games coming in 2024 and beyond.

Wholesome Snack 2023: key art of Eastward's new DLC Octopia

Since the disappearance of E3, The Game Awards has quickly become the most important date in the gaming community’s calendar. While much of the main event concentrates on titles from studio giants like Nintendo and Xbox, there is something for indie fans to look forward to again with the return of Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition. If it’s anything like last year’s mini Wholesome Games showcase, we’re in for a treat.

This year’s Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition is, once again, part of the larger Day of the Devs showcase courtesy of Double Fine and iam8bit. During last year’s short presentation, we got a better look at what would go on to be some of our favorite 2023 releases, including Fae Farm, one of the better farm games of the last 12 months, Spirittea, Mineko’s Night Market, and Mail Time.

Where can I watch this year’s Wholesome Snack?

The showcase debuted on December 6 at 09:00 PT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT, but you can rewatch the stream right here.

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Wholesome Snack 2023 highlights

Here are all the lovely wholesome indie announcements for upcoming games on Switch and mobile in 2024 and beyond.

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Communite – coming to mobile

Communite is an adorable multiplayer experience where you can join your friends – your community – to build a world together. As you grow, new buildings and types of tiles become available to you, along with some NPCs. The game comes to iOS and Android, so you can play with everyone no matter their phone type.

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Go-Go Town! – coming to Switch in 2024

Zany town builder-upper Go-Go Town! makes its way to Switch in 2024, where you take on the task of revitalizing the town. There are agents at your disposal to help as you find materials, craft food, and machines, and make some good old cash – now with added couch co-op! Check out our Go-Go Town! preview here.

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Snacko – coming to Switch in 2024

Head out on a farming-themed cat-venture in Snacko as Momo and Mikan, two cats who gave up the city life. As you get into your new life, you discover the secrets of the island, remove the curse, and rebuild the community. There’s also fishing, too!

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Usagi Shima – available on mobile

Usagi Shima gets a big new update today, bringing a beach location, ocean-themed decorations, and outfits. It’s an idle game where you’re the caretaker of an island filled with adorable rabbits.

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Baladins – coming to Switch in 2024

Baladins, inspired by classic tabletop roleplaying games, confirms a release in 2024 on Switch. In it, you and up to three friends can embark on whimsical, fantastical journeys, in bite-size one-hour sections where your story is yours to choose.

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Eastward: Octopia DLC – coming to Switch in 2024

Yay! Eastward’s Octopia DLC heads to Switch on January 31, 2024. We got a first look at it during Nintendo’s latest Direct in a trailer that shows off farming and life simulation as John and Sam settle down a little in the new area of Octopia. The DLC includes animals and crops to tend, along with meals to cook. Take a peep at our Eastward review here and see why we’re so excited for the DLC.

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Bugaboo Pocket – coming to Switch in 2024

If you like bugs, then you’re in for a treat with Bugaboo Pocket – it’s coming to Switch and it lets you discover plenty of critters, learn about bug-pinning, and all that good stuff. In it, you can have virtual bug pets from land, sea, and sky that you raise from little pupas into full-grown bugs, all to save Beetleback Ridge.

There you have it, the news that we’re in for a 2023 installment of Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition. If you’re more of a Roblox fan than you are cute and cozy games, be sure to check out our guides to Roblox promo codes and Roblox game codes, with the latter including Anime Adventures codes, Sakura Stand codes, and plenty more.