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    Staxel Plucked Out of Early Access

    Full Game Launch

    Developed by Plukit, Staxel‘s team started with Bart van der Werf and Conor Goodman. Bart was originally a programmer with Chucklefish and worked on Starbound. They originally started Staxel in 2014 then releasing it to early access January 2018. The game is now out of early access and retails for $20 USD with a 25% discount during launch.

    Staxel main character standing on their farm with a field full of crops and their cat  and dog

    Staxel is a farming voxel based sandbox game heavily influenced by games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. You’re able to customize your character and the farm you live on. Customizing even runs into the town! Not only do citizens ask you to build amenities, you can build homes for new citizens. Of course, the process can be a bit of a grind to get the required materials for different home designs.

    Also there’s more to Staxel than farming or befriending the town people. With an assortment of bugs, fish, foragables, and mineraly things to collect. Staxel has a decent sized map with an abandoned mine to explore, and islands to discover!

    Probably one of the highlights of Staxel is that it can be an online multiplayer. That way you won’t be alone when you have to grind for those counters and floors when you want Rosemary to move to town. You’re able to live on the same farm or be neighbors with the people you invite. If you’re like me and don’t have someone to play with fortunately you start off with a puppy or kitty to keep you company.

    Staxel possible pet variations of the cat and dog
    Possible pets

    Over all I really like Staxel. This is going on the growing list of games that I can’t put down and will keep coming back to. Although I can see how it wouldn’t be for everyone because of the art style and how much you have to grind for items. If those things don’t bother you, then this might be a game for you.

    Staxel is currently on sale for just $14.99 in the Humble Store. Pick up your copy here and enjoy!

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    The Mommy Gamers Podcast Episode 177: Of White Russians and Crunchy Doritos

    This week Marcia and Carrie bring some Doritos to the podcast to discuss the trending lady-like Doritos topic. As you’d expect they chomped down on their Doritos in the most non-ladylike fashion. Keeping with the junk food theme the ladies also chat about a nutritional study claiming pizza IS a healthy breakfast choice. Gaming talk covers Staxel, Super Lucky’s Tale, Halo 5 and a lot more.

    Listen to Episode 177 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast for that, and the story behind the white russian in the picture for this episode. Hint: It has to do with breast milk…again.

    If you missed the live stream recording of this episode here’s the video on YouTube:

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