Wholesome Direct Showcases Over 50 New and Upcoming Relaxing Indie Games

Featuring over 50 recent and upcoming indie games, the Wholesome Direct showed a lot of promising indie experiences meant for comfort.

May 26, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, video games have been one of the best ways to escape from these weird, unsettling circumstances. With the success of games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, now more than ever has especially been a great time for relaxing, non-stressful games to shine, with Wholesome Games showcasing a ton of soothing indie games on the horizon over the next year.

As previously announced, Wholesome Games today broadcast its Wholesome Direct, a video presentation showcasing a ton of indie games and titles from indie developers/creators that mainly highlight experiences that are calming, non-stressful, and feature positive themes and gameplay. Highlighting both recent and upcoming indie games, the nearly 40-minute presentation has a lot to offer for indie games across consoles and PC. You can check out the full presentation below:


Over the course of the presentation, Wholesome Games showcased trailers and new gameplay footage for upcoming titles such as SpiritfarerOobletsSkateBIRDChicory, and more. The broadcast also shared reveals of brand new indie titles that are coming primarily later this year or next year, along with updates on several recent indie hits such as Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) and more.

Given that major gaming industry events such as E3, Gamescom, and more have either been postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, instead most publishers and developers have turned to hosting virtual press conferences and showcases to debut new, upcoming titles. So far that has included the Summer Game Fest event from Geoff Keighley (which is running from May through August), and the Guerrilla Collective that will showcase even more indie games over the course of three days in June. Given that we likely won’t have in-person conventions or events for some time, thankfully indie games are stilling getting their moment to shine in a summer full of gaming announcements and new reveals over the next several months.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

Read more of Ryan's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know