Cozy games are among the most popular titles these days, thanks in large part to the runaway success of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” The latest installment in the “Animal Crossing” franchise landed online and on store shelves precisely when much of the world was going into lockdown in the spring of 2020. For many, its gentle aesthetic and casual gameplays was the perfect balm for an otherwise chaotic world. Now, almost three years later, many of us are looking for a new game to scratch the same itch.
“Fae Farm” may be just the game we’re looking for. Based on the trailers and available information, “Fae Farm” begins much like “Animal Crossing” or “Stardew Valley,” with a focus on farming, crafting, and building relationships with the local townspeople. Later, the game introduces a combat element as players explore the land of Azoria, discover ancient magic, and travel fantastical realms.
Best of all, “Fae Farm” offers solo play as well as local or online multiplayer of up to four players, on the same map. The portal to Astoria, a world of friendship, farming, and fighting, opens in the spring of 2023.