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Cozy Wholesome Games Coming Out This July 2024

We’re now entering hot gamer Summer, it’s officially July and that means a whole new month of games to look forward to. There’s plenty to get excited for from puzzle playing RPGs, to wholesome life and farm sims as well as a new special virtual pet, productivity game!

 

The Last Alchemist

by Vile Monarch, Marvelous Europe

Welcome to the wholesome science-fantasy world of The Last Alchemist, a third-person alchemy simulation game about the blazing pursuit of science and friendship. Embrace your weird and wonderful role as the world’s last Alchemist! You will craft your workshop from the ground up, practice alchemy by solving puzzles, befriend and understand the Agari folk, and roam a vibrant world packed with brilliant resources to bring home and make use of.

Test, Combine, Transform. Extract Essences from everything you collect, fuse them together and solve Alchemy puzzles to obtain the Properties you need to discover the wonders of this charming world.

Release Date: 12 July 2024
Platform: PC – Steam

 

Horticular

by inDirection Games, Slug Disco

Horticular is a relaxing garden-builder that begins with mysterious gnomes summoning you. Their wish? For you to breathe new life into a long-lost garden, abandoned by its previous caretaker. Enter a magical world where you build up and expand a lush garden at your own pace. In your journey, you attract adorable animals to inhabit every corner; uncover helpful upgrades; and assist quirky characters for rewards and story development—all while juggling decay and fending off corruption sent by your

Build and expand the garden of your dreams with hundreds of unlockable surface types and items. You set the pace and what to do next, whether it be developing a new vegetable area, progressing a lucrative story arch, or just sitting back and admiring your creation.

Release Date: 12 July 2024
Platform: PC – Steam

 

Magical Delicacy

by inDirection Games, Slug Disco

Play the young witch Flora and discover a bustling town in this Metroidvania-inspired wholesome cooking game. Cook meals and potions in your customized kitchen by carefully selecting the right ingredients. Navigate the town in casual platforming to meet the townsfolk, take up their orders, and learn about this world of magic.

Flora travels to a distant town to fulfil her dream of becoming a proper witch. She opens up shop in Grat, a harbour town built upon cliffs, where adventurers settled to chart an unexplored island full of mystery. As she engages in the town’s thriving economy, she stumbles upon two members of opposing covens. The witch Cassia and the magus Tauno have a lot to teach Flora, but they also know how to use her in their dispute about magical beings.

Release Date: 16 July 2024
Platform: Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

Flock Game

by Hollow Ponds, Richard Hogg

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game where players take on the role of flying shepherds, each tending to their own unique herd of adorable flying creatures.

The game is an ode to the joy of flight and discovery. Starting with a small herd of hover-sheep, you nurture and fly them toward fresh, untouched pastures. Along the way, you will discover the secrets of the beautiful uplands and its wild creatures. As your flock grows and your sheep get woollier, you can use the wool you shear from them for hats, cardigans, and even socks!

Release Date: 17 July 2024
Platform: PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

Dungeons of Hinterberg

by Microbird Games, Curve Games

Welcome to Hinterberg, a new tourist hotspot in the idyllic Austrian Alps! You play as Luisa, a burnt-out law trainee taking a break from her fast-paced corporate life to conquer the Dungeons of Hinterberg. There are plenty of dungeons to find and adventures to be had in Hinterberg – will Luisa be sent packing on her first day, or remain to become a Master Slayer? Only one way to find out…

Snowboard down a glacier, zipline through the forest, climb a mountain, or have a coffee by the lake… There’s no shortage of places to discover while you’re out looking for your next dungeon! Read more about Dungeons of Hinterberg here.

Release Date: 18 July 2024
Platform: Xbox Series X|S, PC – Steam

 

The Star Named EOS

by Silver Lining Studio, PLAYISM

The Star Named EOS is a story-rich puzzle adventure built around photography. Explore a beautiful hand-drawn world as you photograph some of the most precious yet fleeting moments in life. As you recreate photos from the past, you will slowly uncover the truth of a family mystery, and the love hidden within fragmented memories will eventually become clear.

As the young photographer Dei, the player sets off on a journey following in the footsteps of his absent mother. One day, Dei notices something strange in the photos that threatens to overturn everything he’s ever believed in. With the guidance of his mother’s voice ringing from deep within his heart, he takes the first step on a journey to discover the truth of his mother’s absence. Read more about The Star Named EOS here.

Release Date: 23 July 2024
Platform: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PC – Steam

 

Ova Magica

by Skinny Frog, Top Hat Studios

Welcome to Clover Town! Ova Magica combines the best of the JRPG, farming, and monster-taming genres with life-sim elements – to bring you a wholesome game inspired by the classics. An ode to some of your favourite games, from Stardew Valley and Slime Rancher to timeless classics such as Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, Pokémon, Grandia, Jade Cocoon and Azure Dream!

After moving to take care of a farmstead in a quaint little hamlet called Clover Town, you’re introduced to something that changes your life forever: Blobs! Blobs are cute, wobbly, and rotund creatures which hatch from eggs. Treat them with care and they can become your greatest companions!

Release Date: 23 July 2024
Platform: PlayStation 4|5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC – Steam

 

Été

by Impossible

Été [pronounced /ay·tay/, French for “summer”] is a relaxing painting game made for people who love exploration and creativity. Step into the shoes of a budding painter who travels abroad to Montreal for a summer. Unleash colour with your paintbrush to freely explore the city and capture its everyday wonders on canvas. Befriend locals by fulfilling their inspiring commissions or prepare an original expo in your very own art studio.

Use gorgeous watercolour to paint the world in 3D and reveal its wonders. Roam around peaceful open city scenes and bring them to life by filling them with colour.

Release Date: 23 July 2024
Platform: PC – Steam

 

Weyrdlets

by Weyrdworks

Weyrdlets is a virtual pet game that harmonizes relaxation with productivity. Collect adorable items, customize your pet and its home, and bring your loving companion to your desktop to boost real-life tasks, enriching your daily routine with a touch of joy and motivation!

Embark on a heartwarming journey with Weyrdlets, where joy meets productivity. Adopt a lovable companion in this community-driven virtual pet simulator. Interact, decorate and bring joy to not only your gaming but also your working experience. Experience adopting a unique virtual pet with quirky abilities. Just like in reality, engage in lifelike interactions – pet, grab, feed and play with your companion both in-game and on your desktop!

Release Date: 23 July 2024
Platform: PC – Steam

 

The Garden Path

by carrotcake, Mooncat Games

The Garden Path is a slice-of-life sim about the joy of gardening, designed to be picked up and played in short and sweet bites. Whether you’re fishing, growing, trading, or making new vegetable friends, a wonderful and wistful adventure awaits when wandering The Garden Path.

Designed to be played in short bursts as and when you wish, time in The Garden Path runs in concert with the outside world. Stop by to wander your garden whenever the mood takes you, and find new travellers, events, activities, and distractions waiting for you each day. Take your time, play for a little while, and experience it all at your own pace. Invite your friend to play in local co-op and spend time together in the garden.

Release Date: 30 July 2024
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

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