GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

Howdy pals, it’s Zainabb here with this month’s cosy gaming news, ideal for the sudden cold weather we’re having in the UK. I hope your new year has started with plenty of cosiness, whatever that looks like for you. All I want to do is collapse into about 400 cushions and play games on my Steam Deck while watching horror films—so that’s what I’m going to do this weekend! (more…)

Building Healthy Habits in Forage Friends with Pie Trap Studios’ Priscilla Firstenberg

Building Healthy Habits in Forage Friends with Pie Trap Studios’ Priscilla Firstenberg

My first impression of Pie Trap Studios’ upcoming game Forage Friends was not “Wow, what a cute mobile game!” It was, in fact, “Holy shit, look at those cute baskets!” (more…)

GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

GYGO Cosy: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

Howdy, I’m Zainabb and I’m here to bring you this month’s cosiest gaming news in the first of Sidequest’s reimagined GYGO! Honestly, at the moment, I am pretty much only playing cosy games because I’m exhausted all the time and I appreciate the way that cosy games frequently allow me to turn off my brain and feel comforted. (more…)

Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Once again, October is upon us, heralding all things eerie and ominous: the wind whistling through barren trees on a rainy night; gourds, both ornamental and eaten; bony, oversized lawn ornamentation from a beloved multinational home improvement/lawn and garden center; a preponderance of frightful films, books, and games; and more. (more…)

Review: Mail Time Delivers Cute, Cosy, and Queer Gaming

Review: Mail Time Delivers Cute, Cosy, and Queer Gaming

Here at Sidequest, we love “cosy games” (and figuring out what their cousin, “wholesome” games, even are). For me, a disabled gamer, cosy games provide low-stakes escapism when I’m poorly—in particular, chill games with little missions to complete allow me to feel like I’m making progress on something when I can’t get out of bed. That was my experience with Mail Time, a self-described “cottagecore” game that I played during a recent mega-flare where my hands were trembling too badly to do anything beyond gripping my Steam Deck propped up by cushions. (more…)