Games I’m Most Excited About From Wholesome Games Direct 2022

The Wholesome Direct 2022 showcase dropped this past weekend and with it a whole host of upcoming indie games! This year I participated as one of the Wholesome Games content creator partners by co-streaming the event on my Twitch channel, and y’all I was blown away by all the amazing games on the horizon! But, just in case you missed my live reactions, here are some of the games that I am most excited for from the Wholesome Direct 2022!

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Cozy Games to Curl Up with this Weekend (or Whenever)

As we navigate the demands of our everyday lives, most of us are looking for ways to relax and unwind. Between the hustle and bustle of modern living, it can be hard to set aside time for self care. But, its important to take a few moments for yourself. And what better way to relax than with some cozy games.

In an industry full of intense competitive games, sometimes gamers are looking for something chill to lose themselves in. So I’ve compiled a list of relaxing cozy games you can curl up with during your day.

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Nanoreno 2022 Games You Should Play

Hey Blerdy Tribe, NaNoRenO 2022 has come and gone and this year there were a total of 185 submissions! For those of you not familiar with NaNoRenO, its an annual month-long game jam held from early March to early April, in which developers are challenged to make a visual novel from start to finish. Each year newbie and veteran devs alike put their skills to the test to create their own unique projects–and over the years I have seen some phenomenal games come out of the jam! There are a ton of phenomenal games to play, and I definitely recommend searching through them all when you have the chance–but for today’s post I’ve compiled a list of the games that caught my eye from among the NaNoRenO 2022 submissions!

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Check out the Tiny Games Bundle—A collection of short games by tiny game creators!

tiny games bundle is a collection of themed short games by a team of itch.io creators. Their objective is to support small creators and normalize the idea that tiny games have value.

Shorter games provide a space for creators to explore unconventional ideas. They give players a chance for concise and unique gameplay experiences that can only be made by creators with the freedom to experiment.

They want to encourage people to support the creators of shorter games so that they can continue to make more tiny experiences for people to enjoy. Each game is playable within half an hour. The bundle is just $10.00!

The bundle’s theme: tiny games to make magic with ✨

Creators

  • npckc: Creator of casting hearts, tiny games bundle founder, logo/card designer
  • clover: Creator of Drinking Tea (with the Trans Boy You Secretly Have a Crush On), tiny games bundle founder
  • Autumnotopia: Creator of Making Friends
  • BáiYù: Creator of Lotus: The Self-Made Witch
  • Heiden: Creator of Tomorrow for Mar

Disclaimer: After publishing this article, there were allegations brought up against one of the developers featured in the tiny games bundle. This post is an objective overview of the bundle and not an endorsement of any wrongdoing on the part of the developer in question. Please respect my space by not using my accounts/platform as a means to voice your concerns to the creators of the bundle.

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Women and Femme Identifying Indie Devs You Should Know About

Hey there Blerdy Tribe! Today is International Women’s Day, the day when we spotlight the achievements of women and femme identifying individuals past and present. I’m sure many of you are or know some phenomenal and inspiring creators who are out there everyday shining their light on the world.

Everyday here on Blerdy Otome, I strive to spotlight members of the wonderfully diverse gaming community whether that’s with my reviews, lists, or through exclusive interviews. And today, I wanted to spotlight some of my favorite women and femme identifying creators within the indie games community! Each of these amazing creators is dedicated to creating a more inclusive community, by sharing their own unique stories and characters through their games and I want to shine a light on the fantastic work that they do!

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