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    Book of Travels: First Look

    illustration of farmers relaxing in the field

    Well, well, well, what have we here? Another absolutely gorgeous game? Correct! Book of Travels is a brand new game from Might and Delight, a small studio out of Sweden with a knack for creating art. I’ve been eyeing this game for a few months now and am happy to be able to try it out and give you my two cents at launch! So, let’s dive right in.

    Venture out into a living, breathing fairytale world. Craft a character with its own unique personality and explore the open land however you choose. Set your own goals and shape your adventure alone or with the others you find in this serene online TMORPG (tiny multiplayer online).

    Might and Delight

    What is this game?

    Book of Travels is a multiplayer game but you won’t see as many people as you’re used to like an MMO. Instead, the game focuses on roleplaying and individual playstyles giving you the freedom to craft your own journey in the world. You will run into many randomly occurring events that make your play-through of the game unique and different every session.

    The game takes inspiration from “old-world fairytales, Eastern mythology, and early industrial eras.” There are tons of special secrets, items, and features to unlock as you play. 300+ abilities, magical skills, and passive feats to unlock and master will give you numerous ways to experience the game.

    And of course, this game is a playable piece of art. It has click-to-walk movement like old-school RPGs but with 3D depth.

    A solid first impression

    One early annoyance is that while the game launches from Steam it then launches a launcher for you to press play and then you have to also log in when the game itself launches. While none of this is difficult it’s just more steps in a process that should be more seamless. Hopefully, it’s something that changes in the future.

    Character creation for Book of Travels is an interesting process that felt more akin to creating a character for a tabletop RPG than your usual MMO or modern RPG. You immediately have portions of your character to flesh out on your own, completely freeform, to get you in the right mindset of creating an actual character outside what they look like or what their skills are. It’s a great first step to setting the mood.

    Character Creation screen for Book of Travels - first portion with the explanation of "Form"

    After getting into the game proper, it was interesting to see how the mechanics would work. Visually the game looks 2D until you start moving around into the back and foreground. The transition is so smooth and it absolutely amazes me. Sometimes pathing gets a little odd because of terrain that isn’t actually traversable but you’re never waiting on it long.

    As you might expect, if you’ve ever seen me play a game, I immediately went off into my own direction exploring instead of going where I was told to go. So I haven’t gotten past the first few areas. However, I’ve gotten pretty good and picking out what in the scenery is an interactable item! I did eventually make it onto the path the game wanted me to go down. I talked to every person and pet every animal along the way too. Which made me realize I wanted a space in a journal or something to write notes since there’s already functionality in the game to put your own text in things like background/appearance/etc. it’d be nice to implement something for us to keep notes on our character for what/who we encounter.

    Should You Add Book of Travels to Your Library?

    I had a great introduction to the game and there’s a lot for me to continue uncovering in the hours of gameplay to come. You should definitely head over to Steam and add it to your wishlist/follow it. Give Book of Travels a shot if you enjoy roleplaying games or if you think the art is striking. If you do give it a go, be sure to leave me a comment about your experience! Book of Travels releases October 11, 2021. I will report back once I’ve gotten further into the game, so look for a part two!

    Hokko Life Coming Soon to Steam Early Access

    Hokko Life Steam Early Access

    As a lifelong fan of the Animal Crossing series of games I’m keeping a very close watch on Hokko Life. It looks like it could be the answer to all of the prayers of PC players wishing they had an Animal Crossing type game to enjoy. Hokko Life is being created by ex-Sony developer Robert Tatnell. I’m so exited about this upcoming game I decided to hop on board and support his Patreon.

    About Hokko Life:

    Hokko Life is a creativity-filled community sim game that invites players to escape the hustle-bustle and relax in their new home of Hokko. Build the town of your dreams with Hokko Life’s creativity tools, which allow you to customize and design furniture, clothing, and much more! Those creative juices not flowing? Why not relax and while away the hours at a local fishing spot; out hunting bugs; or tending to your garden!

    Hokko Life Announcement Trailer:

    Features:

    🔨 CRAFT:  Head to the forest or the abandoned mine to chop; mine, and dig for resources. Take what you’ve collected back to town and craft them into materials you can use in your own designs.

    📐 DESIGN:  Gather your materials and head into the workshop to put your own spin on every item in the game. Use the design table to build your own furniture, combining different shapes and materials in a simple but powerful editor.

    🎨 PAINT:  Pop on your overall, get out those brushes and throw some colour down. You can design wallpaper, flooring and even T-Shirts for you and the villagers to wear. Get everyone in town wearing your own unique designs!

    🏠 BUILD & DECORATE:  Enlist the help of the resident builder and start expanding the town. Place buildings wherever you like and get them ready for new villagers to move to town. Customize these new homes inside and out; choose designs and place furniture to make a home your new friends will love.

    🌱 FARM:  Turn any plot of land into a place to grow vegetables and other plants, use your green fingers to grow and sell the best produce.

    🎣 FISH:  Spend a quiet morning at the various fishing spots around the world of Hokko and build your fishing collection. Fish have unique habits, so you’ll need to vary your approach, with each catch providing it’s own challenge when you reel in.

    🦋 BUG HUNT:  Fluttering and scuttling about the world of Hokko you’ll find a whole range of insects for you to catch and build your collection with; keep a eye out, you never know what might be hiding in that bush!

    Steam:

    The Hokko Life Steam page is live now for those interested in adding the game to their Steam Wish List: https://store.steampowered.com/app/824000/Hokko_Life/
    Hokko Life has a planned early access release date for sometime this year with the full game hopefully launching early 2021.

    BLAZE THE DEAD – ZOMBIE ARMY 4 LAUNCHES TODAY

    1946. Europe lies in ruins, torn apart by “Plan Z.” The zombie Führer has been cast into Hell but Hitler’s hordes are back for more!

    From the makers of Sniper Elite 4 and Strange Brigade, ZOMBIE ARMY 4: DEAD WAR rises today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! The brand new installment in Rebellion’s cult horror shooter series is available both digitally and in boxed copies*.

    While I realize this isn’t a family-friendly title I personally am an adult who enjoys playing pew pew zombie games with my friends. This one has my attention largely because of the up to four player co-op option. There’s something about venturing out to survive hordes of zombies with a crew that makes my heart happy.

    Watch The Launch Trailer:

    Zombie Army 4: Dead War is out NOW! Get your copy here today!

    Zombie Army 4 features:

    • A harrowing Story Campaign for 1-4 players
    • Huge new levels across Southern Europe and beyond…
    • Epic weaponry, powerful skills and elemental enhancements
    • 100 levels to rank up – build the slayer you desire
    • Gorge on the goriest X-ray Kill Cam ever
    • Horde Mode returns – bigger, better and tougher!

     ZOMBIE ARMY 4 SUPER DELUXE EDITION

    In addition to the main game, the Super Deluxe Edition grants access to tons of additional post-launch content. That includes:

    • 3 new Campaign Missions
    • 4 new Character Packs
    • 9 new Weapon Bundles
    • 5 new Weapon Skin Packs
    • 4 new Character Outfit Packs

    ZOMBIE ARMY 4 DELUXE EDITION

    In addition to the main game, the Deluxe Edition outfits survivors with a crate-load of additional extras, all available Day 1, including:

    • Undead Airman Character Pack
    • Solid Gold Weapon Pack
    • The Undercover Karl Character Outfit Pack

    For more information, please visit ZombieArmy.com

    *Boxed copies available on PS4 and Xbox One

    **This post contains affiliate links. The Mommy Gamers earns revenue when you make purchases using these links. All revenue is used on boxed wine and video games. ~ Jax

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    Thanksgiving Served up In Automachef

    Get into the holiday spirit with new recipes and more in the new free update for the resource management puzzler.

    Automachef is getting into the holiday spirit with the launch of a free Thanksgiving themed update available today. The update includes three new levels, Thanksgiving related recipes and a new machine for budding Automachef engineers.

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