Summer in Mara captured my imagination right away with its promise of farming, crafting, and island hopping in a tropical archipelago setting. Talk about a fun idea for a game. Its alien-looking inhabitants caught my eye, as did its kid-hero protagonist. Their illustrated portraits are downright gorgeous.
I think a lot of us are in a frayed state of mind right now. We're seeking games that can let us unwind and give our worried brains a rest, if only for an afternoon. Summer in Mara is that kind of chill game.
You can pet the dogs. You can feed the pigs. The wholesome vibes run deep.